About James

Helping You Do Your Best Work.

Today’s competitive environment requires everyone to bring their best to work each day. So much of this depends on leadership. You have to know how to bring out the best in others, and in the process reach new levels of mastery yourself. Bringing out the best in those around you requires a mixture of the right tools, strategies, and motivation and that’s what this site is all about. This is a place for you to get equipped and inspired to lead others while pursuing mastery yourself.

James Robbins believes that you are gifted with enormous potential.  It’s his passion to help you and your organization leverage what you have in order reach new levels of excellence. James understands that it’s not always about having more information, and so he  helps leaders experience transformation. To do this he draws from the latest research in psychology, workplace motivation, and behavioral change, along with over 15 years experience leading organizations himself. He packages it all with easy-to-implement strategies and tools, to help you do your best work.

Author, Speaker, Motivation Specialist.

James is a rare mix of management consultant, change specialist, adventurer and motivational speaker. He speaks to audiences worldwide, helping them raise their performance to match their potential. He has been teaching leadership and peak performance for the last 17 years. Originally from Canada, James first career was in ministry before founding the The Robbins Group to help organizations increase their productivity and lower their employee turn over.


James talks with a woman in the Andes.

In 2012 James wrote Nine Minutes on Monday; The Quick and Easy Way to Go From Manager to Leader. The book went on to be named the 2012 Business Book of the Year by Canada’s Globe and Mail. It has since been translated into Japanese, Chinese, and Spanish. In 2013 the United States Government recognized James as a person with Extraordinary Ability under their National Interest Waiver program, which grants residency to individuals it deems an asset to the nation. This enabled James to bring his expertise and unique approach  to organizations in the U.S.A.


James speaks with leaders in Asuncion, Paraguay.

James’ style of teaching has set himself apart as a master communicator, combining stories from his adventures with practical truths that help audiences make simple changes that stick. Audiences are both inspired and equipped during his time on the stage. While James loves planning new adventures,  his greatest expedition is being married to his wife Kelly and raising their three teenagers. James lives in Saint Augustine, Florida.


John Maxwell and James Robbins speaking to business leaders in Asuncion, Paraguay.