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We all face hard times. That's a fact. This is particularly true of leaders. The question is...How have you grown through the crucibles of your life? And, how can your stories of struggle inspire someone else to take another step?

About my Guest:

Dr. James Kelley

Dr. James Kelley, author of The Crucible’s Gift: 5 Lessons from Authentic Leaders Who Thrive in Adversity, brings a fresh perspective to leadership coaching and keynotes. His journey from a humble home in Portland, Oregon to earning his PhD and living near Dubai with his wife and four children is full of adversity. James also has a keen interest in the adversity that shapes great leaders around the world.


Whether it’s on his podcast, Executives After Hours, or giving a keynote speech at a conference, James loves to dive deep and share stories of how and why leaders need crucible moments to be a better version of the themselves. James believes that his unique journey filled with ups and downs, twists and turns, and a driving curiosity, equips him to bring great value to the world of executive leadership.

Connect with Dr. James Kelley at

Facebook: @james.kelley.73

Twitter: @ExecutivesAHour

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