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James H. Carpenter Barnes
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Career Info

Primary Industry:
Coaching / Training, Writing
Personal Career Headline:
Author and Transformational Speaker

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Career Snapshot:

James H. Carpenter Barnes is an American author and transformational speaker. He writes both supernatural fiction thrillers and non-fiction books with a focus toward personal development of human potential. His fiction novel Between the Ticks of the Clock received nomination for Outstanding Fiction by the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago for 2018, and a Literary Titan Book Award. He has completed a non-fiction work entitled ‘Shattered Ceilings’. He and his wife Wendy co-host JW/FUZION, a weekly radio program focused on relationships. The show airs on the Artist First Radio Network.

Born in the city of Chicago, he attended DePaul University where, as a pre-med student, he studied biology with a minor in Philosophy & Religion. After being born again in 1982 he completed undergrad studies at LOGOS Bible College in Florida. He received his Doctor of Philosophy & Religious Studies at W.W.I. Bible School and Seminary in Indiana. His mission is to encourage people to let go of their past and take control of the present.

AdMission Statement (AKA Personal Brand Pitch):

My passion is teaching people how overcome the words, thoughts and feelings (subconscious habits) which result in a life controlled by our surroundings. Our past experiences often hinder growth and advancement. I believe we have the ability within us to be transformed… to create the events in this life’s experience. I know I’ve lived it.

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What do you do best?:

I’m gifted at inspiring people to first believe they deserve to be the best version of themselves. I then teach them how to walk this out on a day by day basis.

What are your aspirations? (Personal and Business):

To enjoy the life I create day by day… moment by moment. Then, sharing this ability with as many people as I can.

Biggest Success?:

When I said No to my past subconscious habits, rewired my subconscious mind and created a new version of myself.


People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.

Favorite People/Role Models?:

Dr. Gregg Braden, Dr. Cindy Trim, Dr. Robb Thompson, Dr. Dave Martin, Dr. Joe Dispenza

Favorite Products/Objects?:

I enjoy nice cars. Presently it’s my Navy blue Porsche, which came into my life by visualization.

Current Passions?:

Spending time with my wife Wendy doing anything (movies, plays, concerts, being near the water), and playing my guitars.

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My Goal for the Day: To be diligently intentional with my thoughts, feelings, words and behavior.

What do you love most about Your City?

Growing up in Chicago, I have come to appreciate the wealth of beauty here, especially along the lake shore.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

Love apple crepes with Field of Grains sausage (a plant-based meat substitute)

What are you doing at 4:30 AM?

I wake up for morning meditation and prayer. I begin by visualizing my day via meditation. This is followed by silence as I listen for instructions and guidance for the day.

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

I drink a blend of Earl Grey Tea & Peach Ginger Tea throughout the day; especially when I’m writing or creating videos.

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