James Valentine, the father of a beautiful daughter, Savannah – who he credits with saving his life, is a Best-Selling Author, International Speaker, Wealth Consciousness Teacher, Hypnotherapist, and Mentor. James is also certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).
With almost 30 years in the transformational space, James specializes in mindset, heart activation, creating wealth, relationships, business success, and manifestation. After entering into the darkest period of his life, in his desperation for wholeness, he was able to identify and overcome emotional blocks that he had lived with unconsciously for most of his life.
Through this journey of self-discovery, he was able to implement his newfound knowledge of neuroscience, quantum physics, and ancient spiritual laws to see almost immediate positive results – letting go of fear, unhealthy relationships, self-sabotaging thoughts, and more.
Today, James lives in Vegas, experiences financial freedom, has the most successful relationship of his life, and travels all over the world helping his 6-7 figure client-partners achieve their personal and professional goals.
By asking the right questions and pulling back the veil of the subconscious, he helps awaken his client-partners to the authentic power within them to create the life they desire.
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We are thrilled to have you join us today, welcome to ValiantCEO Magazine’s exclusive interview! Let’s start off with a little introduction. Tell our readers a bit about yourself and your company.
James Valentine: My name is James Valentine. I am the Founder and CEO of Awakening To Love.
In my role, I serve as a personal development coach and consultant for several companies. As a coach, I help higher consciousness and heart-centered women entrepreneurs become successful six and seven-figure business owners who experience greater confidence and a feeling of being limitless while having a positive impact on the world. As a consultant, I both assess, identify, and address the mental and emotional challenges of some of the top CEO and their staff, propelling them to the next level in their life and business.
2020 and 2021 threw a lot of curve balls into business on a global scale. Based on the experience gleaned in the past couple years, how can businesses thrive in 2022? What lessons have you learned?
James Valentine: I personally thrived during the pandemic as did many of the high performers that I worked with. I believe history has proven that many of the top brands came into existence and flourished precisely during times like these. The lesson that I learned about how to thrive during times like these are:
- Believing that you can thrive. Many times we can get caught up and inundated with the events and opinions around us that affects how we think.
- Being flexible enough to pivot. During changing times, it can be as simple as asking the question: “How can I see this different?” or “What skill sets can I adopt to adapt to this time?”
- Massive action. There should be time for assessing where you are but action has to be taken continually until you find what works for this season you’re in.
The pandemic seems to keep on disrupting the economy, what should businesses focus on in 2022? What advice would you share?
James Valentine: I think it’s important to look at the circumstance objectively. We don’t want to deny what the facts are. At the same time, we have to progress forward and control what we can control. Again, I believe it begins with how you think.
There are the circumstances (that are neutral) and then there is the meaning, the thoughts I THINK about the circumstances. That alone determines what this experience becomes for me. Because it will then affect how I feel, the actions I take, and ultimately the results that are produced as a result of my thoughts.
How has the pandemic changed your industry and how have you adapted?
James Valentine: The big thing for me personally was the pandemic changed the way I showed up. I had to learn how to master the virtual/online space. The pandemic was great in that sense in that it allowed for additional tools and skill set to be added to the toolbox. The greatest entrepreneur is the one who is the most well-rounded and flexible.
What advice do you wish you received when the pandemic started and what do you intend on improving in 2022?
James Valentine: I think the greatest advice you can receive at the beginning of something like this is “Be patient”. I think what took many people off course was panic, wondering “what do I do now?”
In 2022, I intend on improving my skill set in the online space. We may be a year or two away from things going to normal so just as the conditions during the pandemic have become our new normal, there will be an adjustment back to the pre-pandemic conditions which will probably look like a hybrid of the two.
Online business surged higher than ever, B2B, B2C, online shopping, virtual meetings, remote work, Zoom medical consultations, what are your expectations for 2022?
James Valentine: I expect it to continue to rise briefly before leveling off at some point.
How many hours a day do you spend in front of a screen?
James Valentine: These are the questions you don’t really think about but are good to contemplate. I would say about 8-10hrs.
The majority of executives use stories to persuade and communicate in the workplace. Can you share with our readers examples of how you implement that in your business to communicate effectively with your team?
James Valentine: There are so many subtle nuggets in stories that speak directly to your subconscious. I use stories in my content and I may begin an individual or group coaching session with a story and ask the members what came up for them and use that to segway into my actual lesson. I think stories are invaluable.
Business is all about overcoming obstacles and creating opportunities for growth. What do you see as the real challenge right now?
James Valentine: I will always believe that most businesses already know enough to have some level of moderate success. I think the biggest challenge will always be the mindset and emotions that accompany how they interpret their world and business.
In 2022, what are you most interested in learning about? Crypto, NFTs, online marketing, or any other skill sets? Please share your motivations.
James Valentine: Me personally? I have a partner who is very versed in those types of things.so I lean on her for those things. I think for businesses overall, there is still some uncertainty around Crypto, so I would begin to intently look at the history and trends and make a decision whether this was a viable commodity or not…once and for all.
A record 4.4 million Americans left their jobs in September in 2021, accelerating a trend that has become known as the Great Resignation. 47% of people plan to leave their job during 2022. Most are leaving because of their boss or their company culture. 82% of people feel unheard, undervalued and misunderstood in the workplace. Do you think leaders see the data and think “that’s not me – I’m not that boss they don’t want to work for? What changes do you think need to happen?
James Valentine: I think they need to hire me! Really, they may need to take an honest assessment of their employees and make sure that they have a voice in the culture of the company. They should also add to that a mindset of continually being better. Whether that’s hiring a department, independent of HR, that does that for them or creating an employee council made up of individuals on all levels, that can make recommendations that will be taken seriously.
On a lighter note, if you had the ability to pick any business superpower, what would it be and how would you put it into practice?
James Valentine: Great question! Maybe to continually be the trendsetter instead of the one who assesses the trends and then use it to serve my clients powerfully.
What does “success” in 2022 mean to you? It could be on a personal or business level, please share your vision.
James Valentine: Success will always be for me: doing what I want to do and when I want to do it.
Jed Morley, VIP Contributor to ValiantCEO and the host of this interview would like to thank James Valentine for taking the time to do this interview and share his knowledge and experience with our readers.
If you would like to get in touch with James Valentine or his company, you can do it through his – Linkedin Page
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