Dispelling the Common Narratives of Parenthood With James Williams

James Williams
James Williams

James Williams is a coach focused on supporting leaders and teams to serve without self-sacrifice. He has service-based companies to teach their communities, their teams, and leaders. Prior to becoming a full-time coach, he had a 12-year career in live television as a visual effects artist. 

Along with his coaching, James has supported his wife and her team in building a 7-figure coaching and lifestyle business called I Heart My Life.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • James Williams’ experience of having his first child
  • The temptation to lead by judgment rather than curiosity
  • Challenging the narrative of needing energy to be present
  • How James stepped up with his wife’s medical emergency
  • Why unexpected challenges can be positives
  • Learning how to deal with parental guilt
  • The power of the mindset “be as if you were”

In this episode…

Being a new parent is a blessing but it comes with considerable responsibility. It is difficult to prepare for the challenges of parenthood, leading many fathers and mothers to feel lost. The result is a series of narratives that attempt to categorize and brace parents for what is to come. Some of these are helpful, but many are not. So what should you believe when stepping into that role?

In this special episode of Access To Anyone, Michael Roderick pivots from business to discuss parental thought leadership with James Williams, an experienced coach and consultant. The two dive deep into the common narratives of parenthood, which ones can hinder rather than help, and how to be the best parent you can be. They also touch on their personal experiences as fathers and how it applies to their lives and careers.

Golden Answer

If you could meet any living person, who would it be?

James Williams would love to talk to Greg Denning about fatherhood, how he overcame his challenges, and how he manages his energy.


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