James Laughlin

James Laughlin is a sought-after High Performance Leadership strategist. He has worked with hundreds of high performers to get transformational results in their personal and professional lives.

James has won seven world championship titles as a musician, made world history by leading his underdog kiwi team to world champion victory, hosts global leaders in his sold out high performance leadership programme and is the mental skills coach for Canterbury Rugby.

James is the founder and host of the Lead on Purpose podcast where he interviews former world leaders, pro athletes, Fortune 200 CEOs and more. As a speaker James is invited to speak at summits, conferences and events throughout New Zealand and Australia.

James' day job involves mentoring and coaching CEO's throughout New Zealand and Australia.


- Talking Points

- The Leaders Edge - Vision Precedes Victory

- High Performance Habits

- Motivation: from Mediocre to Meteoric



  • Mastering Leadership
  • CEO & Company Directors
  • Purpose & Vision
  • Sales & Business Growth

Lifestyle & Wellbeing

  • Work-Life Balance
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress
  • Mindset

Motivational Speakers

  • Inspiring Stories

Politics & Advocacy

  • Leadership


  • Rugby Union & League


James delivered a powerful and engaging session with our NZ team last week. The feedback from our team was great and I had so many personal takeaways and reminders on a range of fronts. I left inspired and energized and now look forward to putting the learnings into place. James put a lot of care and attention to ensure he hit the brief and he is a real professional. Thanks James, you're a great guy to match the amazing content! -Stellar