Hey there –
I got into the field of education as an English teacher, beginning with a short stint in Venezuela and later in Japan.
While in Japan, I was fortunate to see a wide variety of learners and learning environments, including suburban high schools, universities in major cities like Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto, and eventually more and more work in a corporate training L & D role.
I was fortunate to land corporate training roles for companies like Google Japan, Panasonic, UFJ Bank, Dentsu, and Suntory. This cross-cultural experience has given me an appreciation of the value of being flexible, patient, and resourceful – and most importantly, reliable.
In Japan, I eventually found myself offered a wide variety of opportunities outside of teaching and training – such as audio editing, voice acting, technical writing, and project management. Since I come from a music and film background, versatility and resourcefulness have always been necessities I’m proud to be able to showcase.
During the great pandemic, I began working remotely and devoting more thought and energy to an area of education I had been doing for years but didn’t know had a name: Instructional Design.
In addition to completing my Master’s in Instructional Design and technology, I began developing more and more eLearning projects and delivering my remote training with a keener eye to applying adult learning theory and methodologies.
In my free time, I enjoy filmmaking, music production, web entrepreneurship, and spending time with my family.
I plan to be able to work on projects I love and believe in, regardless of geography.
I’m a proud supporter of #TeamSeas, DonorsChoose, and other charities I hope you look into as well!
James W. Henry is a creative mind at work. In his portfolio, you can catch a glimpse of the extensive process that he uses to be certain his courses will not only look good but will be outside the box in terms of how the material is presented. He prepares the outcomes first and makes sure everything he creates flows towards those outcomes, creating outside-the-box learning experiences that really do keep learners engaged throughout.
I had the pleasure of working with James Henry as his project’s web development SME. I was thoroughly impressed by his project management capabilities as well as his UX sensibilities. James excels at collaboration and fosters a positive and productive team environment. His communication was always clear and concise, ensuring that we are always on the same page. Overall, James's results-oriented approach and iterative process facilitate smooth and successful project management. I highly recommend him for any project development needs.