Following a 16 year teaching career and a life threatening set-back, James Shone has become one of the most successful educational speakers in the UK today. James is a man who embodies a positive attitude to life, a determination to turn setbacks into springboards and a passion to increase self-confidence in young people. This led him to set up his charity ‘I Can & I Am’ and James now visits hundreds of schools and businesses a year delivering his powerful pastoral messages to pupils, parents and staff to great acclaim. His underlying message is always about ‘inflating balloons of self belief’. The charity also has a double decker bus which is used to visit schools and deliver workshops to further embed James’s vital messages.