Jim Fielding, a seasoned retail and media industry veteran, has recently stepped into the spotlight with his debut book, “All Pride, No Ego”. In this work, Fielding shares his wisdom on leadership, drawn from a remarkable career that has seen him at the helm of global giants like Disney Stores Worldwide, DreamWorks, and Twentieth Century Fox. Fielding’s book is an invitation to leaders at all levels to foster a more inclusive, high-performance culture. He advocates for embracing diversity and creating an environment of safety and belonging.
He also encourages leaders to own their authentic stories, allowing spirited, healthy discussions to shape their brand of excellence. The book offers ten actionable leadership lessons from Fielding’s own journey. These include controlling what is controllable while leaving room for possibilities, building high-performing teams, and fostering a culture of excellence. Fielding also emphasizes the importance of lifelong learning and staying constantly curious. He challenges the notion that selfishness is inherently negative, arguing for the power of prioritizing oneself. Lastly, he encourages readers to find and embrace all their families, especially the ones they choose.
Fielding’s call-to-action is for authentic servant leadership. His book serves as a practical, strategic guide for managers, directors, and leaders, inspiring all to bring out the best in themselves and their communities. Fielding’s career has spanned top global brands, from The Gap to Lands’ End, and he later served as CEO of Claire’s Stores, Inc. He is currently a partner at Archer Gray and president of its Co-Lab Division. His expertise combines storytelling, product innovation, merchandising, and consumer experiences.
Beyond his professional achievements, Fielding is an active community leader and philanthropist. He is a founder of the Queer Philanthropy Circle and serves on the board of directors for the Indiana University Foundation. He has also served as an executive-in-residence for IU’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and a board member for GLSEN, Make-A-Wish International, and American Red Cross. He is based in Atlanta, GA, and Northport, MI. For further information, please contact Norbert Beatty at Fortier PR.