About the mentor
ABOUT JAMES KARUNDU
James is the ‘go to’ mentor for helping high achievers get unstuck and skyrocket to the next level where they create and launch products and services that touch and impact many lives.
In the process, they enjoy greater freedom to be themselves, fulfillment that has been missing and start the journey to financial freedom.
He is a speaker and author of 7 Keys for Success beyond Chance, Go for It, Stepping Stones for Top Achievers and Seize the Moment.
James is also the founder and CEO of PassionBiz Academy which specializes in teaching startups and service based entrepreneurs how to start or grow high-income business ventures from their passion, brilliance and expertise.
PassionBiz Academy offers several mentoring classes and workshops for startups and service providers including: Mentor for Profit, Harness Your Brilliance and Write Your Book Now.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS 2016/2017/2018
- Speaker and panelist at the June 2017 Strathmore University SME conference
- Guest speaker at Strathmore Business school graduation for Enterprise development class in July
- Facilitated and led a number of retreats for organizations such as Britam, Cytonn Investments, Oraro and company advocated among others
- Panelist at the recent Toastmaster East Africa Conference
What My Clients Say
We deliver our promise. Here is what our Mentees have to say.
“One thing that I loved about Harness Your Brilliance® was the amount of clarity it gave me. James made me ask myself, “What transformation am I making?” This helped me see what my personal vision was. I also went through the Mentor for Profit program. Thanks to that, I now have two new mentorship programs. I now run an alumni program for my students who have graduated 3 times a year during the holidays which is heavily peer to peer driven. And I also started a new business; Breakthrough Parenting Solutions. And I also run a network of Christian Mums in Business. I feel alive and now I see more possibility everywhere I go. ”
“I was in such a bad place when I showed up for one of James’ free talks. When I sat down and began to listen to James speak, I couldn’t believe I took so long to attend one of his talks. He was speaking into what I was going through. I had worked in banking for 23 years and I was neck deep in debt. I. WAS.STUCK. After that free talk during the sign up opportunity for the Harness Your Brilliance® (HYB) course, I made my deposit immediately. I understood that to get out of debt the changes would be very deliberate and sometimes seem drastic. But it is for a season. By being more thoughtful and realistic in my expenses I saved more. By saving more I now had money I could invest and help yield a passive income. And with a passive income that meant more wealth generation. The tables slowly began to turn. Week by week, month by month I slowly began the change. I feel sorry for people who were associated with me before I met James. I was so negative, but now, there is nothing to complain about. HYB taught me how to be positive, seek solutions and now I see opportunities. I am open for these opportunities and I embrace them. I no longer let other people or events define who I am. I feel so alive and so confident now.”
“My desire to set up an online business was part of my plan to gain financial freedom. I wanted more flexibility to travel around the world while having an online business running. A colleague and I joined James’ Market with Confidence® course. We learned so much about marketing and how we could apply it to the online business. Many of the things people were discussing I had already gone through in operating my financial consulting business over the last 16 years and through personal experiences. As a result, I could contribute to the varied discussions and give suggestions as to how to handle the situations. It was nice that I could share of myself and give back to others. I enjoyed this as much as learning new things from James. He helped me realize why I respond to things the way I do. More importantly, he helped me discover a new passion “helping women in business handle issues with a woman’s perspective. James really helps bring out ideas you hadn’t thought about before.”