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2 Part Series – Part II: Julie interviews Dr. James Kelley on Worthiness and Adversity

Dr. James Kelley is the author of the book: The Crucible’s Gift: Five Lessons from Authentic Leaders Who Thrive in Adversity. The book is based on interviews from 140+ executives, from Fortune Two companies to entrepreneurs and everything in between. The book unpacks the journey a leader takes to become a more authentic leader, starting with their crucible moments as the springboard.

Against the laws of nature and human belief, in 2010, Dr. Kelley completed his Ph.D. in International Marketing at the University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia and ascended to higher education to work in Philadelphia. James spent time living in Japan, New York City, San Jose, Portland, and Chicago. At each stop James added work, life, and failure in his bag of experiences.

Today, James, his wife Mary, and his four kids live just outside of Dubai where he teaches, writes, and gives talks In addition, he is a professor of marketing at The United Arab Emirates University. You can learn more about Dr. Kelley and his book at:


Things We Learned From This Episode

  1. Life is happening for you, not to you
  2. You belong where ever you are at
  3. Failure, coupled with a learning mindset, breeds awareness and resilience



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