About Obi

Hi, I’m Obi James

The world of work is a fast moving one. It’s my job to ensure that leaders stay ahead of the curve.

I am a Finnish-Nigerian Inclusive Leadership Expert committed to creating inclusive cultures of shared leadership and empowered relationships where every individual can thrive. Having developed leaders and teams in high-profile, global companies such as Bloomberg, Morgan Stanley, the NHS, Greater London Authority (GLA) and the Bank of America, I know that the success of an organisation is dependent on a healthy distribution of power and influence.

The traditional model of leadership relied on a top down hierarchy, often with one individual being responsible for the bulk of the decision making, but standards of great leadership are changing. So how do we transition from the old model of authority, to a new, more inclusive and sustainable one?

This is where my team and I come in.

It’s crucial for future leaders to develop agency and step up, which is why our Self-Leadership Programmes are designed to empower them on this journey.

Current leaders also have to make room for diversity and co-creation. That is why our ‘Leader as Coach‘ Programmes equip leaders with the skills needed to let go, share power, and harness the diversity of their people for greater creativity and innovation.

Transform your leadership, ignite diversity, and shape a more inclusive tomorrow, starting from today.

Order my book, Let Go Leadership – how inclusive leaders share power to drive high performance.

“A must read for every experienced leader wanting to make an impact on diversity, equity and inclusion”
-Pamela Hutchinson OBE, Global head of D&I, Bloomberg
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Feedback from our clients

15 +
Years Leadership & Organisational Development Experience
750 +
Relationship & Team Transformation Workshops
5000 +
Combined Coaching & Facilitation Hours
2000 +
Individual Contributors & Team Leaders Developed

“As an experienced leader it isn’t often that a leadership book makes me stop, think, re-read and reflect but Let Go Leadership did just that. I challenge any leader to read this and not find a paragraph that could have been written for them.”

– Melanie Seymour – Advisory Board, Women in Banking & Finance

Let Go Leadership – How inclusive leaders share power to drive high performance.

In this leadership book, Obi demonstrates that a truly inclusive world can only become a reality when you can unreservedly embrace the diversity of those around you. It is not enough just to surround yourself with a diverse team: only through inclusive leadership will you be able to successfully harness the collective wisdom, creativity and talent that diversity offers.

The book places inclusion firmly in the hands of the leader, challenging your existing leadership practice whilst identifying and tackling the tendencies that can derail your efforts towards diversity and inclusion.

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