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To create a world where people can embrace unfiltered conversations about
the past, present and future.


To be an authority in Leadership Development,
Team Dynamics insights & Personal Development
 by delivering world class facilitation, coaching and content

To share and develop the most useful ideas from psychology & executive education for provoking reflection and action

What does a world of
unfiltered conversations include?

Individuals who have the confidence to
step out and create new ideas


McSporran Leadership Development values finding a mix of being:

Client Led &


Listen to what you ask for, while also having a point of view

Theoretical &


Thoroughly research the ideas,
while also keeping 
the application in mind

Empathetic &


Treat your experience with respect,
while also being willing to challenge your story

Embracing &


Embrace the theories and ideas, while also recognising their faults and shortcomings





Specialism in
outdoor adventure sports & performing arts.

Transferrable Coaching methods which allow clients to improve technical performance while facing fear, doubt and personal challenges



Influences and techniques from Analytical Psychology, 

Trauma Therapy and Somatic Psychotherapy experts including:

  • Carl Jung

  • Wilhelm Reich

  • Dan Siegel

  • Richard Schwartz



Proven executive 

development techniques, including ideas from

  • Margaret Wheatley

  • Ralph Stacey

  • Gareth Morgan

  • Jim McNeish

Human Potential


Deep immersion and considered use of ideas from NLP, EST, Existentialism, and Gestalt. Influences include

  • Werner Erhard

  • Fritz Perls

  • Judith De Lozier

  • John Grinder & Richard Bandler

About James

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James McSporran has 15 years of qualified facilitation experience across all leadership levels.

With a relational style, he helps clients explore issues while intelligently offering challenge, provocation, and an alternative perspective.

His specialism lies in uncovering the missing conversations within teams that might create opportunities for greater impact and resource.

His unique method blends ideas from Psychology, Executive Education and Performance Coaching, allowing for genuine growth in behaviours, relationships and experiences.

He regularly works with Executive Leadership Teams & Creative Industry Experts to deliver Workshops, Keynotes and 1:1 Coaching.

He has worked with clients such as BP, Nestle, Barclays, NHS, RBS, Sellafield, Caffè Nero, Scottish Water, Grant Thornton, Sainsburys.

“James is one of those rare people who
truly truly listens.
Disarmingly authentic, I’ve seen him help
individuals and groups say the things they’ve had trouble saying,
and see their interactions with the world in new and different ways.  
He’s also extremely humble and a pleasure to work with.”

Alan Cruikshank, Head of Data,

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