What People are Saying About Coaching with Jim
"A 'top shelf' personal development coach.”
Jim is a “top shelf” personal development coach who is best suited to help high functioning people. His combination of natural insight, coupled with his clinical (psychology) perspective, have enabled him to help me identify dimensions of myself that I couldn’t see for myself. [ + more ]
One thing that differentiates Jim from others is his ability to provide the right next step to move past places where I have become stuck in my own familiar patterns.
Jim has accelerated my own development by helping me see myself more accurately. He consistently works with me to identify sustainable ways to overcome my personal obstacles that seem insurmountable at the time.
If you are highly motivated for positive change, and need a true expert to help you on your journey, Jim is an excellent choice.
Vice President of Institutional Advancement & Enrollment
Iliff School of Theology
“I’m grateful for the path Jim set us on.”
We called on Jim to help our leadership team come together to assess and address some mission critical issues impacting our organization. With compassion and skill, . . . [ + more ]
. . . he led us through a number of exercises that helped us tap into our emotional intelligence and provided greater clarity about how to move forward. In the weeks since our retreat, we’ve been able to successfully implement a number of the ideas and directives that came out of that session. We still have more ground to cover but I’m grateful for the path that Jim set us on.
School of Film and Television
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA
I brought Jim on to help our team at a time when multiple transitions threatened its stability and effectiveness. He has a gift for connecting deeply with a variety of personality types . . . [ + more ]
. . . and he found creative ways to help us regain a sense of community and constructive communication. It was refreshing to find a coach with these skills as well as business sense.
He helped us through a challenging time, and he continues to work with our key people to bring out their best. Highly recommended!
Vice President, Development
AltaMed Health Services
Los Angeles, CA
"I'm proud to say that my wife and I have spent more time together in January than we did the last 4 months. In just four coaching hours, I truly believe I have made significant strides in my journey for a Right Life."
— J.P., Salesperson
"Happier, less stressed and more satisfied."
Working with Jim is a unique opportunity to be guided through a private, self-directed 360° gap analysis. Together, we unpack and analyze the strengths and personal resources that have helped spur me on to the success I enjoy. [ + more ]
In conducting Jim's comprehensive self-assessment, we also uncovered areas of opportunity for growth.
That includes both low hanging fruit on the tree of building a more fulfilling life as well as big picture, essential goals which too often go neglected in favor of procrastination, self doubt and 'good-enoughism'.
Jim has helped me to realign my focus from externally motivated goals to intrinsic values in a way where nothing was discarded, but rather appropriately shuffled and reordered for achievement and progress in all arenas.
Jim's nonjudgmental, yet unrelenting approach at chipping away at the easy excuses for not delving headfirst into authenticity allows a safe, exciting, motivating, doable space for producing real change in your life.
High level achievers, movers and shakers, and executives accustomed to being in charge will be hard pressed to encounter a coach who can truly meet them at their level—no time for BS, no manipulation or talking themselves back into their comfort zone.
Instead, Jim takes on the role of an honest reflection of his client. He's astute and skilled at truly listening for your goals and then swiftly moves toward tackling the known obstacles and helping to put in place a plan for addressing those hidden ones as well.
He does this with a keen sense of individualized, personalized focus; it's a focus on you, your style, your personality, your goals and your fears.
Over the months working with Jim, I have been able to really articulate key goals, align my trajectory to meet them efficiently, and most importantly, do so in a way that makes me happier, less stressed and more satisfied.
I have always struggled with feeling like I wasn't doing enough, not shooting high enough, not being true enough to my values. Through Jim's coaching, I've made phenomenal progress in pushing through my self-made obstacles, building new habits, and hitting my true targets.
Thank you Jim, you're an amazing coach and an even more wonderful soul.
Director of Operations
K&B Surgical Center
Beverly Hills, CA
"I would recommend Jim to anybody who’s looking to roll up his or her sleeves and make lasting, foundational change."
I came to Jim at a time when most of my days were spent in a negative headspace, since a single negative event or thought could derail my mind for an entire day. Plus, most of my energy was occupied by things I felt I was supposed to do rather than things that made me happy, so I experienced very little joy in my life . . . [ + more ]
. . . (and when I did find time for my hobbies, I found that they no longer gave me happiness).I was also dealing with a host of physical symptoms, like having a migraine seemingly 80% of the time.
Basically, I felt horrible, and like my life wasn’t moving forward.
The experience of working on these things with Jim was, in a word, incredible. To be perfectly honest, during the first few sessions I wasn’t entirely sure what to think but it soon became clear that Jim was methodically and comprehensively building a profile of me. His work is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach to self-improvement. Our work was intensive. He helped me discover or rediscover my core motivators, and then we built a plan to restructure my life around them.
All throughout our work together, I felt incredibly cared for. I know Jim was every bit as invested in my success as I was. In fact, sometimes he seemed more invested than I was :). During our 10th session, he would reference stuff I brought up two months earlier during our 2nd session, which I had long forgotten.
While my progress wasn’t a perfectly linear path, each time I compared my current state of mind to my state of mind from a month or even a week earlier, my conclusion was almost always, “I’m doing better NOW than I was THEN.” The cumulative effect of this incremental improvement over ten weeks is truly remarkable. Even now that I’ve concluded my work with Jim, I’m still using the skills he taught me, and things are still getting better.
Since working with him, I’ve had three of the most productive months I’ve had in the past three years. Most interestingly, this productivity hasn’t come from some kind of temporary “energy stimulus” that you might get from a motivational speaker, but from the deeper sense of calm I have, and my deeper understanding of what motivates me, of WHY I’m doing each item on my list.
Now, my tasks don’t require the nearly the emotional exertion they used to. In fact, tasks that once felt like homework once again bring me joy. I now finish my work days ready for some relaxation, but NOT burned out.
This new relationship to my work and other obligations produced perhaps the most important result of my work with Jim: I feel less wound up all the time, and there has been significant reduction in the physical symptoms I’d had, which I had always assumed were due to some undiagnosed physiological issue.
Rather than taking one big insight away from my work with Jim, I’ve taken dozens, hundreds, of smaller insights. From recognizing that the dread I feel on Sunday evening is largely self-induced, to being able to catch myself when I fixate on something negative, I’ve been able to dramatically improve my day-to-day levels of happiness.
In sum, I would recommend Jim to anybody who’s looking to roll up his or her sleeves and make lasting, foundational change. It’s not always easy or fun (though it is a lot of the time!) but true change rarely is. He’s one of the most caring and knowledgeable practitioners I’ve ever worked with—and I’ve worked with many!
Los Angeles, CA
Case Study: Rachel
"A major shift occurred for me in just six sessions."
Rachel is a smart, insightful psychotherapist in London. That's right—even professional helpers can get stuck sometimes. Rachel was clear what she wanted, but kept getting in her own way.
"I was in pain and living a life that was clearly unsustainable. Now I am more focused on the things that matter. Your feedback was both uniquely insightful and actionable."
David had spent years on his personal growth effort, but became stuck in a dead end. Now he's attuned to his and others' needs at work and at home. His relationships have improved, and he's gained the ease and clarity he longed for.