Sometimes you need an outsider who’s engaged to give you good advice, to look past the trees to help you see the forest. James Schmeling is experience in complex environments, working with diverse stakeholders and helping you reach your decision points and achieve your goals. Ranging from 30 minute Skype sessions to in-depth team-building workshops, James can coach your team, mentor individuals, brainstorm with you, or help you discover what your real needs are, and determine if he can deliver value to you.
James has coached and mentored numerous veteran-owned businesses during his work at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families when he was managing director of programs, during his teaching at many of IVMF’s and SBA’s entrepreneurship programs, as a mentor at two Techstars Patriot Bootcamps, and as an advisor to a Techstars company. He also worked with many businesses owned by people with disabilities as part of the Burton Blatt Institute and the StartUp NY initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy. (not the current StartupNY economic development initiative).
James is also available to serve on startup boards, non-profit organization boards, and other leadership positions.