What we do

James Shone is a leading and inspirational educational speaker, visiting schools to talk to pupils, parents and teachers about his passion to inspire confidence in every individual

Workshops for Pupils

Ranging from 20 minutes to one hour, James presents a highly engaging, relevant and challenging talk. This includes James’s personal story of overcoming a major setback, discussions on mindset and self confidence, videos and lots more. The presentation is suitable for all pupils over the age of 11 and time will be included for questions and answers at the end of each session when possible.


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Workshops for Staff

James presents to any number of staff followed by a time to respond to how the school’s pastoral care provision might best be altered. James’s highly motivational talk includes his personal story of overcoming a major setback and includes a whole variety of topics and videos such as growth mindset, multiple intelligences and praise.


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Workshops for Parents

James is often asked to speak to parents after speaking to either staff or pupils within a school. He seeks to encourage parents to recognise that education is about the whole individual and not just academic performance. Ultimately we want parents to work hard to uncover their children’s real strengths and are real believers in schools and parents working together for the best interests of young people. These talks can be arranged at a time that is convenient for both parents and the school and can be coordinated to follow a staff or pupil presentation.


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Mentoring Resources
from I Can and I Am

I Can and I Am can supply free mentoring resources for use in schools. These can be used on a one to one basis by any staff member and pupil using a simple to use and highly engaging 4 session programme. Incorporating many of the 'I Can and I Am messages’ this resource is invaluable for any pupil experiencing low confidence or self esteem.


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Workshops for Businesses

James can tailor make a presentation for any sized business team and provide a focus on any of the key messages of I Can and I Am. These are relevant to many business sectors including leadership, team building, customer service and confidence. His refreshing approach and engaging manner will provide a welcome change from many of the more conventional business focused presentations.


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