JAMES K. LEHMAN is an author, professional keynote speaker, transition coach, and entrepreneur. He has more than thirty years in corporate America, working for large consulting and Fortune 500 companies, including Deloitte, MasterCard International, and TIAA-CREF.


James grew up in the Kansas City area, and he attended Kansas State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He later earned his MBA from the University of Missouri–Kansas City. He began his career in public accounting with the “Big 8” public accounting firms. He worked in several accounting positions before he transitioned into consulting and Human Resources. James has worked in manufacturing, hospitality, financial services, healthcare, non-profit, government, and retail industries. James has experienced all types of career transitions while moving through his more than twenty jobs.


Today, James’ passion is to help you be prepared so you can successfully maneuver your career. He enjoys coaching people through life and career transitions, and helping them achieve their dreams. James is a Certified Public Accountant, and a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR). He resides with his wife, Debbie, in St. Louis, Missouri.