Life Navigator and Mentor
Known as “Pathmaker of the Times,” this 70+ year-young futurist, corporate trainer, inspirational speaker, mentor and entrepreneur has created a unique formula for successfully navigating through our changing, uncertain, complex and demanding world.
James Wanless, Ph.D., grows people and organizations based on four core life values – how to be whole, creative, sustainable and wealthy. He is a vastly experienced modern day alchemist with a solid academic and professional background. He weaves diverse traditions and ways of life – ancient and modern, east and west, scientific and esoteric into practical solutions with a visionary eye. James Wanless not only thinks outside the box, his universal, integrative and expansive approach to life makes the box obsolete.
Dr. Wanless, a graduate cum laude of Occidental College, became a Professor of Political Science in 1972 and has since become a widely recognized expert in the art of integrating timeless wisdom into modern life on a professional and personal level.
A supreme navigation expert, he travels extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia working with progressive organizations and leaders from a wide range of industries. His list of clientele include such prestigious companies as Mitsubishi Corporation; Oracle, Inc.; Kaiser Institute; Stanford World Internet Center; Sun Microsystems; Ernst & Young; and Sanibel Island Resorts, to name a few.
Wanless’ unique life approach didn’t just stem from his seasoned academic and professional background. In 1974, he was faced with a challenging, life-threatening disease. Instead of capitulating to a forecast of handicap, he holistically and naturally healed himself. This experience profoundly transformed his life, refined his soul intelligence and molded his personal mission into becoming a “seer” and messenger for others progressing on their evolutionary path.
He eventually created the now best-selling Voyager Tarot deck – a holistic and multicultural roadmap of life he calls “The GPS of the Soul”. This, along with his companion book, Way Of The Great Oracle, led him to become an authority on creative and strategic intuition. He is now known throughout the world for these, along with his subsequent written works, Intuition@Work and Strategic Intuition for The 21st Century.
Dr. Wanless long ago turned to nature’s wisdom as his teacher for living a fully sustainable life in every area of existence. An avid naturalist, he created the Sustain Yourself oracle cards and accompanying book, Sustainable Life – The New Success, followed by his book, Nature’s 101 Secrets Of Success. Amongst his celebrated presentations, James opens a new world of understanding to his audiences with his popular Adventures With Greening Man.
His most recent navigation tool, The Fortune Formula, is a book and training program composed of “Ten Gold Rules for Having It All and being Rich For Life.” Through this educational vehicle, he has gathered together into one system, his accumulated wisdom for making effective changes in life to manifest our visions and dreams. A true “edutainer,” who teaches in a fast-paced, entertaining way, James Wanless is an inspiring activator with a charismatic presence, delivering a portfolio of unique and powerful tools to achieve proven results.