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James Burkitt

James is a director of Influence Consulting. He regularly leads workshops and coaches individuals, both in New Zealand and internationally, in the area of face-to-face communication skills. He works with professionals with frontline business development responsibilities from a wide range of professional service firms.

Private organisations and government agencies regularly use James to develop the influencing and presenting skills of their staff. Prior to joining Influence Consulting in 2004, James worked as a lawyer for 10 years, including stints in London, Singapore and Thailand. In his last legal role, he established and built the corporate practice for an international firm in Thailand, involving many aspects of business development and influencing. This real-world experience ensures that his coaching is relevant, credible and practical for his clients.

James holds a law degree.