Jim Fielding, a proud Ohio native and graduate of Indiana University, is an Author, Authentic Leader, and Queer C-Suite Executive with over 30 years of experience working with some of the world’s most beloved media and retail brands, including The Gap, Disney, Claire’s, Dreamworks, and 20th Century Fox. Jim is known for his ability to combine storytelling and product merchandising into unforgettable consumer experiences. As culture builder and talent spotter, he has recruited and trained global leaders in a variety of disciplines and at all levels. Jim’s book “All Pride, No Ego: A Queer Executive’s Journey to Living and Leading Authentically,” tells his story and reflects his desire to amplify and celebrate stories like his own to help others in the LGBTQ+ community.
Today, Jim spends his time and talents on independent media, entrepreneurship, higher education, and philanthropy. He’s a Partner at Archer Gray, an independent media company inspiring change through storytelling and innovative brand collaborations. Jim has also been active in philanthropy for over 25 years and is a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ rights.
Jim’s life changed forever when he learned to embrace his identity and live authentically. Find out what this shift meant for both his personal and professional life today on the One Away Show.
In this episode, Jim and Bryan discuss:
- Why embracing authenticity is vital in every person’s life
- The need for systematic change to help marginalized community be comfortable embracing themselves
- How embracing identity allows people to perform better in all aspects of life