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Gold Quill Award-Winning Communications and Marketing Executive with global experience across Fortune 100 companies, who has counseled leaders, directed complex cross-functional initiatives, developed and motivated teams, spearheaded innovative marketing programs, managed PR, and led large-scale change projects.
As a speaker, presented to over 60 organizations, ranging from the Advanced Learning Institute to healthcare systems, universities and schools, and religious organizations. In addition, I offer workshops for leaders, teachers, parents and more.
Guested on webinars, including "How Creative Professionals Can Use the Strengths They Already Have to Get that Next Role"
Adjunct professor for the School of Communications and Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago and sit on their Communications Advisory Board, and have been a guest speaker for DePaul University of Chicago.
Background as Chicken Soup for the Soul "Souperspeakers" member, to include speaking to leadership in the U.S. Navy.
Former Chicago frontman for Mickey Finn, which played with Bob Marley's Wailer's, and then fronted The Groove. Now a solo artist bringing that Chicago sound to Florida, playing funk, rock and blues covers, often in ways you haven't heard them before, along with strong radio-played originals.
A hot time on a very cold night as a Polar Vortex was just hitting Chicago.
Playing at the Stone Wall Pub always brings out the stone-cold-coolest people.
When the night is right, you just have to keep on playing.
When you're playing for a good cause, it just makes everything feel that much more important.
Want a great combination? Amazing BBQ and the blues....
You have to practice like you play. End of story.
"James Warda is very good at writing about human moments...”
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“James helps us remember life’s preciousness and brevity.”
“James Warda is a father of three with the soul of a poet.”