About James Arthur Ray
James Arthur Ray (born November 22) is a professional speaker and author. He is the author of Harmonic Wealth®, a New York Times bestseller frequently featured on the Today Show.
In 2006 he had appeared twice CNN’s Larry King Live and was a guest speaker in the film The Secret, he also has been a repeating guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Ray earlier was employed at AT&T and was a management trainer for AT&T School of Business.
James’ father was an Oklahoma minister and his family had very humble beginnings. Ray’s father pastured Red Fork Church of God in Tulsa, and at times they had to live in the church office. Money and spirituality were central to him.
“The hardest part of my childhood was reconciling how Dad poured his heart into his work, how he helped so many people and yet he couldn’t afford to pay for haircuts for me and my brother,” Ray wrote in his New York Times bestselling book “Harmonic Wealth.” in 2008,
“How could a loving God keep me from Cub Scouts on account of not being able to afford a uniform?”
James Arthur Ray is an advocate of practical tools and techniques; his teachings have been described as “including a mix of spirituality, motivational speaking, and quantum physics”. In an interview, Ray answered about personal responsibility, “I fully know, for me, that there is no blame. Every single thing is your responsibility … and nothing is your fault. Because every single thing that comes to you is gift … a lesson.”
James Arthur Ray is one of few spiritual teachers who have achieved top honors in the business world as a thriving entrepreneur. James’ background in behavioral sciences, experience as an entrepreneur, and his avid quest for spiritual knowledge give him a unique and powerful ability to address life issues from an integrated and comprehensive level.
James’ philosophy is to help individuals create wealth in all areas of their lives: financially, relationally, intellectually, physically and spiritually. James’ company, James Ray International, was awarded the coveted Inc. 500 award in 2009, naming them one of the fastest growing privately held businesses in America.
James has devoted over two decades to studying the thoughts, actions, and habits of those who possess true wealth in all areas of their lives. Just as those he studies, James has created an impressive list of his own successes, including over five years as one of AT&T’s top sales managers, four years as a personal and business growth expert with AT&T School of Business, A New York Times Bestselling Author, and over two decades as an entrepreneur and business growth expert.
James has studied and been exposed to a wide diversity of teachings and teachers – from traditional college and the schools of the corporate world, to the ancient cultures of Peru and Egypt, and the jungles of the Amazon. As a result, he has the unique ability to blend the mystical and practical into a usable and easy-to-access formula.
As a mentor, James has taught thousands of individuals and organizations to create harmonic wealth in all areas of their businesses and lives.