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Neen  James

Neen James

Luxury Expert, Leadership Strategist & Keynote Speaker

Neen James

Luxury Expert, Leadership Strategist & Keynote Speaker


Neen James is the author of nine books including Folding Time™ and her most recent, Attention Pays™. She was named one of the top 30 Leadership Speakers by Global Guru several years in a row because of her work with companies like Viacom, Comcast, Cisco, Virgin, Johnson & Johnson, and the FBI, among others. 

Neen is a leadership expert who delivers high-energy keynotes that challenge audiences to prioritize focus in their work and lives. Understanding that attention and productivity can only come after clarifying what matters most, audiences leave Neen’s keynotes with the practical strategies they can then apply personally and professionally to get them where they want to be.

Compelling in delivering presentations, Neen is adaptive and responsive to the unique needs of live, virtual and hybrid experiences. Meeting planners love working with her – they often describe Neen as the energizer bunny for their events.

With a strong background in learning and development and managing large teams at various corporations, Neen is the perfect fit for organizations who want systems thinking based, implementable strategies. After working with Neen, their employees are able to create space and allow the freedom to avoid distractions, stop interruptions, prioritize daily objectives and say ‘no’ to requests that steal time and focus from real goals and priorities.

Neen earned her MBA from Southern Cross University and the Certified Speaking Professional designation from National Speakers Association. She has received numerous awards as a professional speaker and is a partner in the international education company Thought Leaders Global.

Oh, did we mention that Neen is Australian? Why does that matter? Well, it means that she’s a bit mischievous, is pretty witty and a little cheeky. She also considers herself an unofficial champagne taste tester ... and is obsessed with her Peloton bike... a bike that goes nowhere!

Speech Topics

Attention Pays™ – Elevating Experiences to Accelerate Results

To get the results you want, you need to get the attention of your potential clients. Too often, we see attention as a transaction, or something to trade. The truth is, it’s much more complex than that. When it comes to building connections and long-term loyalty, attention is not a luxury, it’s a necessity

To really get the attention and buy-in of your team and clients, you need to appeal to them on three different levels: personal, professional, and global.

Neen James has designed a professional methodology to make it easier to leverage all three, helping individuals and organizations to be more deliberate about the choices they make and the actions they take.

The result? With the gift of your attention, you’ll see increased profitability, productivity, and accountability within your organization — you’ll develop luxurious, memorable experiences for your clients, gaining their loyalty and advocacy.

You’ll learn:

  • Why we get attention wrong (and how to get it right)
  • The three types of attention and how to master each
  • Strategies to design your environment for elevated attention and focus
  • How to show attention to every client so they understand everyone deserves to be treated with luxury
  • A simple framework to elevate every sales conversation and articulate your value

Luxury Leadership: How to Get the Attention of the Luxury Mindset That’s Right For Your Brand

Join Neen as she helps you tap into the power of the luxury mindsets for your clients and your team, so you can leverage your luxury leadership to communicate, activate, and elevate experiences that drive profitability, grab attention, own mindshare and build long-term brand advocacy.

In the world of luxury sales, it’s tempting for brands to focus on the products and services themselves. For some, the word luxury means indulgent and unnecessary, and for others, it’s everyday essential.

What if we told you that luxury isn’t about expensive things—it’s about experiences? That everyone deserves to be treated with luxury? And every experience can be elevated by speaking to and adopting a luxury mindset.

We can all agree that the most luxurious experiences are rooted in the attention paid to creating them — the details and personal touches that show someone that you understand them. The gift of attention can elevate every experience and make people feel more connected to you and your brand. When it comes to building connections and long-term loyalty, attention is not a luxury; it’s a necessity.

Join sales and leadership strategist Neen James as she uses her proven systems of attention and her proprietary research on the luxury buyer mindsets to help you create exceptional experiences that pay the right attention to clients and guests, capturing not only their business but their long-term advocacy as well.

Neen will help you:

  • Develop a luxury attention mindset for teams that elevates every client interaction
  • Appeal to luxury consumers in their unique language
  • Leverage your assets to best communicate to your clients and your team
  • Understand the unique opportunities that encourage customers to pay for exclusivity

Folding Time: How to Achieve Twice as Much in Half the Time

You don't have time to do everything; you only have time to do what matters!

As leaders we are constantly being asked to do more with less. If we can get clear about those activities that make the biggest difference to our productivity we can get twice as much done in half time and free ourselves up to get on with whatever else we choose.

This program is perfect for people who want more control so they can manage their time, focus their attention, and manage their energy.

In this program you will:

  • Overcome procrastination
  • Use decision filtering systems to accelerate projects
  • Eliminate distractions and increase effectiveness
  • Learn how and when to say ‘no’ and still be a team player
  • Create prioritization process for everyday application
  • Leverage technology platforms
  • Get clear on focused activity for greater results
  • Manage meetings in half the time for twice the impact

If you feel overwhelmed running from one project to the next, or feel like you will never get to the end of your to-do list, or wonder how you will ever get it all done, you might need to learn how to Fold Time.

You will leave this practical and entertaining workshop understanding how you leverage time and get more done!