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James Evanow is a speaker, author and sea captain who shares his experiences at sea combined with his experience speaking and training in the United States and Canada on Emotional Intelligence and Leadership. He spent over two decades at sea and now teaches corporations and individuals how to release the anchors and chart a new course in their personal and business lives.







Anyone can take the helm when the sea is calm

– Syrus Pubilius~Sailor

What They Are Saying

James has been instrumental in assisting me with moving past barriers to achieve success with my personal goals. He employed effective strategies that enabled me to better engage with others on a personal level and in my professional speaking career. I invite you to connect with James to empower you on your own journey.

Linda Keppinger
Former Nike Executive

James Evanow is a dynamic and charismatic speaker who has a passion for helping people discover their true purpose in life. He can help you find fulfillment by developing awareness of your inner self, discovering goals and dreams which will truly make you happy, and teaching you tools for empowerment and achieving success.

Kathleen Petrone, Founder and President
Academy for Successful Speakers

James Evanow is a heartfelt speaker who combines passion for life, personal experience, and quick wit to deliver his message. His words are profound, and his insights into human nature are razor-sharp. I highly recommend James as a speaker for business events. He motivates employees, consultants, and other professionals to achieve their highest level of productivity and creativity.

Pat Rarus, Principal Consultant
Marcom Consulting Group


Taking Action

Taking Action

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The Pearl Of Essence

The Pearl of Essence

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The Pending Tsunami

The Pending Tsunami

One night when I was 5 years old, I remember a knock at our front door at a very late hour. When…

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James Evanow’s book Wisdom from the Sea is a collection of six stories that are geared for people who are dealing with friends, family, peers, or colleagues, to help them navigate through life’s turbulent waters.