James is the Founder of Unleash the Athlete and former Head of Leadership and Character Development at IMG Academy. He teaches the mental strength skills and leadership development tools to athletes, coaches, and top performers through interactive lectures and team building activities

UTA offers online courses, 1:1 and group coaching, and in-person clinics for coaches, athletes, and top performers in business. You can also hire James to speak at your event. See here for topics.


Using stories, improvisation, audience participation, and lots of energy, James provides an experience for the audience with clear takeaways for continued growth. Clinics like his “Do, Say, Be” formula for developing leaders and empowering them to take ownership in their personal development through goal setting, self-talk, commitment, and teamwork.

James enjoys working out, road trips with his dog, Tux, and reading. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Fresno State and a Master’s degree in Performance Psychology from National University.

Twitter@jamesleath / @UTAthlete


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