James Caldwell-Acha-Ngwodo, I, MHRM, CPC, PHR is a passionate and accomplished entrepreneur. This Gary, IN native is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor’s degree focused on Social and Behavioral Science. He possesses a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management, is a Certified Professional Coach CPC, as well as a Certified Professional in Human Resources PHR. His education, professional certifications, and formal training are only a snapshot of his commitment to empowering and inspiring sustainable change in the lives of others.
James is the Owner and CEO of American Armadillo Inc., a company that specializes in the designing, manufacturing, and supplying of fashion accessories. Over the years the brand name “American Armadillo” has not only become an alternative but the preferred choice for quality clothing accessories. The product that has helped to achieve this rank was founded through his passion and understanding of the sociological factors relating to the bow tie, which has become the company’s badge of honor.
James has always believed in the idea of professional development and has been able to hone his skills and expertise through career experiences which include working with individuals with special needs within the Indianapolis Public Schools. He possesses over 5 years leadership experience working with a global pharmaceutical and diagnostics organization. In the non-profit sector, James acted as an Employment Coach and Consultant for the John H. Boner Community Center.
Not only has James demonstrated a commitment to helping organizations operate more effectively and efficiently through re-engineering organizational infrastructure and utilizing existing human capital, he is an active community member. He volunteers with a number of youth-serving organizations and strongly believes in developing and preparing youth to become the leaders of tomorrow. James is an active Advisory Board member for Wheeler-Dowe Boys and Girls Club, a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and an active member of the 100 Black Men of Indianapolis.
James’ life experience, passion, and purpose leads him in the constant pursuit of helping individuals and organizations maximize their potential and empowering them to create sustainable and repeatable success. He likes to think that his unique approach allows him to deliver strategic solutions with style which has become the motto for the business extension. American Armadillo Group is a Talent Management and Professional Coaching organization which leverages the existing brand name; American Armadillo.