Meet Our Founder
Sherry James’ background is not only unique, but perfectly suited for leading a successful organization that is focused on creating, teaching and sustaining #MentalWealth.
Over the last 25 years, Sherry has:
- Managed multi-million dollar Program Management Office (PMO) teams and budgets for Fortune 100(+) Companies
- Coached and developed hundreds of next generation leaders to lead successful careers and families
- Graced dozens of stages with her leadership, project management and mental health keynote speaking engagements
- Founded Phoenix Speaks, Inc., a firm delivering leadership, project management, talent acquisition and retention, diversity/inclusion and mental wealth consulting
- Created 2020 Lives Changed, Inc., the non-profit (501c3) dedicated to coaching the concept of #MentalWealth at the K-12, university, corporate and individual level with the goal to lower the number of lives lost to suicide each year
- Appeared on 2 Episodes of the AmazonPrimeTV Show “SpeakUp!”, and
- …been blessed to be the mom to two awesome children Typhani and Myles
Ms. James’ passion for teaching mental wealth stems from her own journey-one riddled with trauma from her father’s death by suicide when she was 7 and her mother’s struggle to deal until she also died by the slowest suicide when Sherry was 27. As an only child, she learned to survive by giving to others, helping them and supporting them by sharing her vast knowledge on multiple subjects. As a child, poetry was her therapy and her love of books and words have helped her to navigate not only “Corporate America” successfully, but also leaving a legacy of leadership with those who she has had the pleasure of leading and working with.
In 2022, Sherry James will debut TWO new streaming TV shows on the ZondraTV network.
The Creating Mental Wealth w/Sherry James streaming TV show will begin filming at Jeff Crilley’s Real News PR Studios on May 18th, 2002 with guest star John Salley of the “John Salley Crypto Show” and “Sneakerella.” This 30-minute talk show series will introduce viewers to the necessary paradigm shift needed to Mental Wealth from Mental Health. Sherry will interview guests to uncover more on this topic and how this concept will act as a catalyst for suicide prevention.
Heal Out Loud will begin shooting in July of 2022 and will be filmed at the ZondraTV studios in Dallas, TX. Sherry will interview guests who will bring a fresh new perspective on healing from the 2020 COVID pandemic as well as other topics relating to healing the “Whole of You. ”
The powerful network that Ms. James has established over the years stands ready to support her mission, vision and life purpose:
To save lives, one heart at a time.
Sherry absolutely epitomizes professionalism, organization, and thought-leadership. Sherry and I recently worked alongside each other to deliver a digital transformation strategy for a major hospitality company..
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I am a student at Amberton University and was excited to hear Dr. Alexander speak. I took notes during her talk. It was informative. Her career lets me know I too can make a difference with mental health care.
Under 1 Roof Fundraiser
The presentation was wonderful. I am a graduate intern at a diverse community college. Much of what you discussed impacts the students I work with. This information will help me better my skills to work with them.
Dallas Metro Counseling Association
I heard Dr. Alexander for the first time and I tell you she has spoken to me and helped me, spiritually and mentally. I have realized that I do need mental health care and it is okay to receive it.
Sunset Baptist Church