Hello my name is James Powell and I'm a certified co-active coach for the LGBTQ community, brand & marketing expert and cause marketing specialist. -SEE BELOW FOR SPOILER ALERT- I love to share experiences around: mental health, diversity & inclusion, spirituality, LGBTQ+, leadership, personal growth, marketing, giving back/volunteering, advertising, spirituality, technology, working out, design & style. My professional experience seamlessly blends the profit and nonprofit sectors where I've worked to lead advertising teams & strategies for mega brands like Virgin, BMW, TAXI, Nike, Playboy, Best Buy, Crispin Porter & Bogusky, SickKids, M&C Saatchi, WE, Children’s Miracle Network and many others. I thrive in working with both brands and individuals to help them connect to their core values so that they can build outcomes that allow them to grow and thrive. I am an expert at looking at the bigger picture and helping to design systems, structures and process that facilitate ease, flexibility and performance. Outside of work I'm an avid reader, journal writer, runner, HIIT enthusiast, tech geek, proud dog Dad, uncle to four nieces, three nephews and a Big Brother to a Little Brother. SPOILER ALERT! And all of the above is what I WANT you to see. Beneath the surface it’s a very different story… a story of what happens when you teach a child that they’re not allowed to love. This is a story of faking it, wearing a mask, addiction, hitting bottom and reconstructing life. I recently started 'This Little Light Of Mine' to help with his mission for standing up to saying YES to love, mental health, emotional health and spiritual health for ALL people. This Little Light of Mine has hit the #7 spot of sexuality podcasts in Canada.