About I Can & I Am

I Can and I Am is a charity founded by ex teacher James Shone.
Our passion is to inspire confidence in every individual and enable them to get to know who they are and what they are able to do, rather than focussing on what they can’t.
The charity raises valuable funds to enable the messages of I Can and I Am to be spread to as many school children as possible across the UK.

what we do

Educational Services

Many young people leave school with a developed sense of “I can’t” and “I am no good”. James delivers a series of inspirational presentations to help redress this issue and these can be tailored to suit any sized group of either pupils, parents or teachers. His original, passionate, personal and light-hearted approach ensure that his presentations receive high praise wherever he goes.

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Corporate Services

James also runs tailor made sessions for businesses large and small where he shares his life changing story and discusses how best to respond to serious set backs. In delivering many of the key messages of ‘I Can and I Am’ James provides a refreshing alternative approach to discussions of leadership, team building, customer service and confidence.

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What people say

Our staff felt empowered after listening to him to make the most of what they have and to maximise their potential. What he manages to achieve as a blind person is truly admirable

His delivery was brilliant and really captured everyone’s attention.

I encourage any business, who believes in their people, to engage James’ services

I really must compliment you on your hugely inspirational talk which was received so well by all who attended

James Shone is a truly remarkable man, blessed with gifts of wisdom, encouragement and courage

James’ Blog

James is busy! He travels around both the UK and the world delivering the messages of ‘I Can and I Am’ to a wide audience. Keep up to date on his travels through this news section.

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Join the many hundreds of subscribers to James’ blog for some simple, thought provoking, and personal messages that may prove very useful in the battles of day to day life.

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