Embark on a journey of self-discovery and inspirational leadership with Jim Fielding, the quintessential queer executive, who opens the pages of his life in “All Pride, No Ego.” During his impressive corporate career, he has been president of Disney Stores and CEO of Claire’s, but it’s the deeply human experiences that shape his narrative. As we peek into Jim’s personal journals that paved the way for his book, we uncover the profound influence of authenticity in both personal triumphs and professional endeavors. His story isn’t just about climbing the corporate ladder; it’s a lesson in finding one’s identity amidst the towering expectations of society and the corporate world.
The conversation takes us through the corridors of Jim’s past—from the art of retail perfection at The Gap to the enchanting leadership at Disney Store. We follow his path of coming out, the familial strains it initially caused, and the subsequent, heartfelt transformation into a network of support. Jim’s personal anecdotes illustrate the struggles and victories of living authentically and how they profoundly enrich one’s approach to leadership. We also celebrate the release of “All Pride, No Ego,” a must-read for anyone on a quest for authenticity in life and leadership.
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About Jim Fielding
From the All Pride, No Ego website:
Jim Fielding, a proud Ohio native and Indiana University Hoosier, started his career on the department store floor. Over the next 30 years, he would lead some of the world’s most beloved media and retail brands, including The Gap, Disney, Claire’s, Dreamworks, and 20th Century Fox.
Jim is known for his ability to combine storytelling and product merchandising into unforgettable consumer experiences. As culture builder and talent spotter, he has recruited and trained global leaders in a variety of disciplines and at all levels.
Today, Jim spends his time and talents on independent media, entrepreneurship, higher education, and philanthropy. He’s a Partner at Archer Gray, an independent media company inspiring change through storytelling and innovative brand collaborations. Jim has also been active in philanthropy for over 25 years and is a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ rights.