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The Pain


Charlie Munger, Warren Buffet's long-time partner, says, "Business is complex and anyone who says it's easy is stupid!"

I agree! Don't you?!

Business is tough, no doubt about it. The good news is that if it was easy, everyone would be doing it. 

But you're a business leader who wants to be the best, and you're open to learning from the best. You're frustrated by seemingly intractable obstacles and want highly qualified help in moving your organization forward.

What's NEW?


1. In January 2018, I launched a new advanced leadership program called "The 300 Business Spartans L.E.A.D. Program." Each month I host a world-class business leader with whom you can exchange ideas, ask questions, and get inspired to achieve what you're capable of.

This is a low fee program designed to teach advanced leadership skills and includes a world-class assessment of your performance strengths and four coaching sessions, one every 90 days.

2. Have you seen the powerful and effective 2019 strategic planning system, called "The LiFT Program?"

If you don't have your strategic plans yet for 2019, check out this unique and effective program that includes several elements you won't see in any other planning system.

Call me for more information and the FOUR different options you can choose to activate this system.

Real success stories from actual clients


Testimonial #1:

I've worked with Jim for four years. The benefits I received from our work together were:

  1. he gave me the total confidence to lead my company (2018 revenue of $30 million)
  2. he helped me turn my frustrations into focused productivity 
  3. he gave me the confidence to relax and minimize stress
  4. he equipped me with world-class business growth tools 
  5. he provided accountability 
  6. he always had my back as a trusted advisor and confidant.

Bruce, MBA

CEO — $30M technology firm


Testimonial #2:

I would like to take this opportunity to share my thoughts regarding the six months of coaching  I recently completed.

Benefits that come to mind -

  • How much I really did need coaching to take my company to the next level - You fixed that! 
  • How much I really didn't know about myself (world-class strengths asssessment) - You fixed that!
  • How unorganized I was - You fixed that!
  • How to manage all my managers - You fixed that!
  • How to organize and run a highly productive meeting the staff looks forward to. - You fixed that!
  • How to get on the outside of my business and look in - You fixed that!

Jim, most impressive for me was your vast knowledge of business. There wasn't one

subject or topic that I asked about that you weren't well versed in.

The other benefit to me was, although we always started each call with a strategy and planned agenda, it was never a problem to go off the agenda based on an issue or concern that triggered another course of action.  

I always finished the sessions with a sense of accomplishment!

I also appreciated your direct, no bullshit approach to coaching.  There were a few times when we didn't see eye-to-eye and the session got a bit heated.  But, I realized that this challenge was a part of my growth as a leader and it made me aware of my vulnerabilities.  That was much appreciated.

In closing I will say that my work with you was enlightening, rewarding, and worth every penny.

Thanks again Jim!

Dan, President

$4.2M manufacturing firm


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The BIG news


In late 2017, I started working with Melinda Cohan and Kate Steinbacher, creators of The Coaches Console . 

I spent three days in Roanoke, VA absorbing their insights and wisdom, in an intensely personal VIP program at the beautiful Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center. Expect to see big changes in the near future.

In addition, I now have a super assistant... Patti Ciconne, based in the Chicago area. She's FANTASTIC!. Patti handles many of my Console duties and logistics, as well as lends an ear (sounding board) and guidance in our weekly calls.

Getting this kind of support has been invaluable, not to mention a lot of fun. Patti is a true professional with a great sense of humor. I look forward to our discussions about people, strategy, and tactics.



Does coaching really work?

Coaching works! Not only do you see world-class professional athletes being coached, but also world-class business pros. It works for four reasons;

  1. We all have BLIND SPOTS. A great coach is an expert at uncovering yours. Keep in mind that "the eye (and the 'I') cannot see itself."
  2. We all need ACCOUNTABILITY. Coaches provide that and make sure you do what you say you'll do. They don't buy excuses.
  3. We all need a SOUNDING BOARD. There's enormous value in hearing your own thoughts out loud. This is what the "coaching environment" provides you.
  4. We all need GUIDANCE. Qualified coaches are experts at guiding and directing you through the obstacles and roadblocks to business success and achievement.