A few months ago I had the privilege of interviewing this incredible man over Zoom, and it’s with a lot of thankfulness that I share that conversation with you now. James’ experience working with elders and mentors across multiple continents and cultures, his life growing up on the streets of Chicago, and his work with inmates at Folsom Prison, all of it has given him an unparalleled understanding of what men need to grow, change, lead, build, endure, and most of all, help themselves and the world around them.

James is a deeply experienced wisdom holder and expert facilitator whose leadership has been a critical force driving the growth and success of programs at both Folsom State Prison and San Quentin State Prison. He is the executive producer of the documentary, THE WORK, detailing Inside Circle’s program in Folsom Prison. He brings deep expertise in group process work and its application in varied settings. As a member of the Elder Council, James guides our vision for incarcerated and released men.

Connect with James

-Inside Circle: https://insidecircle.org/

-The Bravery: https://www.thebravery.org/

-Trailer for THE WORK: https://youtu.be/cca5QWdSTMQ

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