Who is Lucian James (to offer such things?)
I'm a recovering academic, with a BA and MA in Modern Languages & Linguistics from Oxford University.
And I have over 20 years of experience working in fields of strategy, advertising, performance and media.
I’m a Certified NLP Coach licensed through the International Coaching Federation. I’ve studied at the Keeney Institute in Los Angeles, among many other places. I have a Certificat Supérieur in Transpersonal Psychology from the Association Française du Transpersonnel in Paris.
I’m a member of The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism, and the British Psychological Society.
In the words of Bruce Lee, in my work I borrow from everywhere and use what works. So the last decade has been about research and training in everything from Ancient Greek philosophy, to contemporary neuroscience, via the world’s wisdom traditions, performance psychology, and wherever else I can find something potent, spirited and useful.
I'm increasingly in Japan. In the last few years I've been spending time with the Yamabushi, the mountain priests of Esoteric Buddhism, with roots in Samurai culture, and whose ascetic practice is something like magic. In Japan I’ve also trained in Butoh therapy in Sapporo, and in various aspects of Zen.
I live in San Francisco, London and Paris, and I travel to wherever clients need my help.
When I'm not working, I like to run. Most recently, I ran the Tokyo Marathon in February 2018.