Speakers Profile - Colin James

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Colin works in industries as diverse as finance, petroleum, retail, information technology, aviation, banking, and pharmaceuticals. His corporate clients include Exxon Mobil, Oracle, Bankers Trust, Commonwealth Bank, ANZ Bank, Telstra, Optus, CSL, AT&T, Merck Sharp and Dohme, Roche Products, Estee Lauder, Clinique, among others. In addition, Colin works extensively with th e Commonwealth and several State Governments as well as providing reduced cost services to select non-government organizations.

Training programs are tailored in close consultation with the client to meet the client's specific objectives. Within this approach, Colin's offerings include: Leadership, Change Management, Persuasion and Influence Skills, Marketing, Strategic Planning, Team Performance Training, Negotiation Skills, Executive Presentation Skills, Facilitation Skills, Customer Service, and Personal Development Programs. Courses range in length from several hours to 18 day programs, subject to client requirements.

As a Conference Facilitator, Colin conducts events ranging from international conferences with 1000+ delegates through to strategic workshops for Executive Teams. Amongst the many conferences Colin has facilitated was the recent forum on Spinal Cord research with Christopher Reeve. Colin has been described by Derek Williams (President of Oracle Asia Pacific), as the "World's best Facilitator".

Colin's approach is distinguished by the intellectual depth he brings to each engagement, underscored by sophisticated delivery methodologies which incorporate Accelerated Learning techniques. Extensive evaluations of his training programs show demonstrable return on client investment, reflected in measurable learning transfer. His long term relationships (up to 10 years) with clients result from their satisfaction with these returns.

In the training Industry itself, Colin is recognized as the 'Trainers' Trainer'.
Colin conducts advanced development programs for professional trainers and facilitators throughout the Asia Pacific and the US. He is also sought out as a keynote and conference speaker and facilitator, bringing a fresh, challenging approach to the business of marketing, selling, persuasion and influence. Colin was a keynote speaker at the 15th Annual Convention of the National Speakers Association of Australia, held in March 2005.

Having studied Law in South Africa, he arrived in Australia in 1982. He is a Director and Principal Trainer of Altmore International, the training company he established in 1989. Before establishing Altmore, his career development spanned the diverse fields of broadcasting, retail fashion and marketing.

Colin's approach to his work, as to his life, is premised on the values of honesty, directness, integrity and reliability. Within this, Colin brings a profound commitment to realizing, in collaboration with the client and each participant, outcomes which enhance the personal as well as the professional capacities of people.