Meet James

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James Robert Langabeer, PhD coaches leaders to improve their decision-making around wealth and health. Trained as a decision scientist and behavioral economist, he focuses on how we make important decisions. He holds the Robert Graham Professorship for Entrepreneurial Informatics at the University of Texas Health Science Center, and has taught thousands of students in finance, leadership, strategy, systems management, and decision-making at UTHealth, Boston University, and the University of Houston.

He also is the Founder and Managing Partner of Yellowstone Consulting LLC, where he coaches select individuals and organizations on key decisions at the strategic and financial level. He has created the Mindful Money Management Model (TM) to help people optimize their daily money management, and has published over 100 scientific articles, authored multiple books, and has been a popular keynote speaker at dozens of national conferences. He has significant experience as a senior executive in multiple industries (including software, healthcare, retail, and petrochemical sectors).

James holds a PhD in Management and Decision Sciences from the University of Lancaster in England, and a second doctorate from the University of Houston in leadership. He has an MBA from Baylor University, and his undergraduate training was in management and economics from the University of Texas, San Antonio. He is a Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) with the Texas Securities Board, and holds both the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designations.

He has been regularly featured in Forbes and is a member of the Forbes Business Council. His work has also been profiled on National Public Radio, Houston Business Journal, Boston Business Journal, Houston Chronicle, and many other national and regional TV, news, and radio.

His new book on behavioral finance and money management will be released in early 2022 by Routledge Press.

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