A South Carolina native, Christie learned (not necessarily easily!) that embracing the power of our voices, whether we speak out loud, with a whisper, or through artistic expression, is not just fun, it’s fundamental for fulfilling the purpose of our lives.
She’s created CEJ Studio as a safe space for communicators and public speakers to grow their skills and content: a private lab for public speakers.
Since 2008, Christie has and continues to provide training in communications and other soft skills in Midlands Tech’s Corporate and Continuing Education training program, working with clients such as AgFirst Bank, BCBS of South Carolina, SC Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Christie’s early career in communications, broadcasting, and as an actor includes work in Madison Avenue advertising agencies, small-mid market radio and television stations, small business communications departments, and commercial production studios.
Christie is a member of the American Association of Media Photographers, the SC Film Alliance, Columbia Museum of Art, University of South Carolina Alumni Association, Conservation Voters of South Carolina, Surfrider and Oceana environmental organizations, and of Trinity Cathedral. She is a host of the annual I Believe Anita Hill celebration and an alumni of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Columbia program.
Christie continues to act professionally and is represented by Millie Lewis Agency in Columbia. Find her photography on Creatively.life/christinejames
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