“ Coach Jim is passionate about assisting owners and teams with their business goals and results! ”
Raised on the East Coast, Jim ventured west to graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy and ultimately served over 27 years with the Air Force and Washington Air National Guard. As a Command Pilot, he was the recipient of numerous combat and achievement awards/decorations. He’s (still) married - over 35 years - and has two grown children.
In 1981, Jim began a financial planning practice with a national provider. He achieved recognition for both his initial award-level sales and his successful field training of other representatives (including another award winner). Jim was also among the first dozen practitioners within the Spokane market to earn the industry-standard Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.
Jim expanded his business efforts by accepting a District Manager position with the company and, starting with only two-part time representatives, quickly developed a 13-person regional team nationally recognized for their performance and professional development (1986).
Returning to a personal practice to better meet the needs of his growing family (1989), Jim’s business development was interrupted by his military service recall (Desert Shield/Storm), but he returned to assume a key operational role within the organization he had helped expand. As Division Operations Manager, Jim developed numerous systems and practices that aided in both the recognition of the division as a “best practices” exemplar and its ability to temporarily absorb two, adjacent division operations, expanding its area presence to include western Montana, central Washington and eastern Oregon.
In 1995, Jim accepted a corporate VP position with a Spokane-headquartered investment advisor with a nationwide presence to continue to challenge his operational skills development. Over the next 5 years, he not only contributed significantly to the high marks received during four regulatory compliance inspections, but assisted with the company’s growth from overseeing assets in the range of $250 million to over $700 million - with fewer than 40 team members - during this time.
After 20 years in the financial services industry, Jim stepped away from that more structured environment to assist other businesses with attaining their goals through the sharing of his experiences and passion for success. Prior to joining ActionCOACH Business Coaching, he contributed as both a business consultant to regional operations and as a contracted appraiser and litigation researcher for commercial and residential real estate properties.
Jim discovered ActionCOACH Business Coaching in Spokane and recognized the opportunity to further develop - and share - his attributes through an approach and value system consistent with his experiences and beliefs. Since joining the fledgling Spokane business coaching operation, Jim has contributed significantly to their 40% annual growth rate; has been consistently in consideration for national - and international - recognition; was awarded a coveted North America Coaches’ Choice Award for 2010; and is celebrated as one of the area’s top presenters on business success.