Online Courses to Help You Experience

a Unique Career On Your Terms

Accelerate your transformation to a career path and daily work you control

Increase Income


Boost Well-Being

Do you ever feel that you missed the masterclass on how to manage an amazing career?


The career path that I am on will not lead to the compensation and rewards I want


My current job or chosen field does not leverage my unique talents and I feel underutilized


External forces shape my career journey and I feel a lack control over my destiny and daily work


There are opportunities to further monetize my talent and increase security but I have not taken the next step


My current job is compromising my well-being and a transition is essential to boosting my health


My brand, talent, and experience is not as well-known as it should and this is filtering out potential opportunities

Take back control of your work life with a path and transition designed exactly for you


Allocate your energy and talent to opportunities that will deliver the rewards you are seeking


Refine your strategy that will leverage your unique talents and accelerate a transition

Boost Well-Being

Feel confidence and peace that you are on a path that aligns with your values, passion and talents

Areas of Focus

Architecting a strategic, actionable plan to accelerate a transition to your next role

Identifying a target (discipline/role/organization) where you can offer a unique value proposition


Outlining a professional development plan to grow key competencies

Clarifying your unique value proposition that aligns with your designed career path

Strategies and options to maximize monetization of your talent through a portfolio of incomes streams 

Branding to improve visibility and credibility in your industry field of practice

Our work-life consumes a significant part of our time. The paths we choose and travel impact our wealth, health, and happiness.

Managing a successful career can be challenging given the demands of our personal life and external forces.

As a parent, leader, and professional, I relate to how important it is to shaping a career that brings financial success, alignment with your family life, and boosts well-being.

In 2008, I authored the first version of the Career Strategy Framework, as a guide to help fellow colleagues at Microsoft manage their careers.

Over the course of my 30+ year career, I have recreated myself multiple times to travel the path that brings out my best self.

I am here to help you do the same. I love working with people and have deep expertise in the technology sector.

Hi, I’m James Gray

Connected with thousands of professionals at Microsoft leading workshops, coaching and speaking at events

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Extensive experience coaching people in the technology sector for 15 years

What Others Say About Working Together

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Your Plan to Accelerate and Experience Your Potential

1. Get access

Get ongoing access to a single course or membership that provide access to all courses

2. Take the courses

Each course explores a different set of strategies to increase income, expand options and boost well-being

3. Reach Your Potential

Boost your brand value and transition to your next career experience that aligns with you strategic roadmap 

Love the most important product of your life – your career

Most people are on a career path that does not maximize their impact and the rewards they desire. So I’ve created courses and offer coaching that helps people execute a strategy unique to their talents and dreams. With a strategic compass and confidence to navigate your journey, you will accelerate your career impact.

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As a coach and working professional, I know you who want to be in control of your career with compensation that provides security and options that offer freedom. In order to experience that way of life, you need a career strategy aligned to your unique strengths, a path that offers the rewards you seek and an action plan to elevate your brand.

The problem is a single book or formula does not exist how to manage a career in today’s modern world which makes you feel frustrated or pausing a transition. I believe that the strategies, best practices and routines for managing a career don’t have to be learned by time alone or only accessible to the privileged. 

I understand that transitions can be complex, take mental energy and time. Which is why I have coached professionals for over 15 years to share my vast experience and simplify the process.

Here is how we do it:

STEP 1: Select coaching package that aligns with the time horizon to support your transition or transformation.

STEP 2: We will collaborate through a private, secure video and chat collaboration platform to work through your obstacles and design an action plan.

STEP 3: Accelerate your transition or earn the rewards you are seeking as you execute on the action plan.

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