Jim is a “Master Strategy Coach”, he provide strategic support to Talent Management Leaders and provides internal and external Coach Mentor Training to individuals and small to medium size companies. He builds effective teams, strong collaborations, and strengthens value added partnerships.
Jim has over 25 years of experience in personal and professional development. He has a Master’s in Business Administration, he holds a Master Coaching Certification (MCC) from the International Coaching Federation; he is a “Board Certified Leadership Coach” (BCLC). His undergraduate studies is in Organizational Development and Leadership. He has Certificates and Certifications in MBTI, Negotiations, and Conflict Resolutions. He has written and developed training frameworks and workbooks titled; “Smart Coaching”, “Reciprocal Mentoring”, and “Creating a Coaching Culture”.
Jim has served in a number of leadership roles including; Senior Director of Government and Community Relations, and has served as Executive Director, and/or President for two locally based nonprofit organizations. He is the founding President of Urban Strategies, Inc., and Sector Management Consulting Group, LLC. These companies provide service to individuals and organizations to “Partner In Leadership Coaching & Organizational Design”.
Jim is currently serving as the President of the International Coaching Federation, Wisconsin Chapter; while serving as President-Elect for the Midwest Regional Advisory Council (MRAC). MRAC consists of 13 ICF chapters covering 11 states.
He is a key member of the ICF Independent Review Board (IRB) focused on ethics and is also a frequent contributor to the ICF community of practice. Jim’s coaching model incorporates an evidence-based approach, a process that merges science, observation, and personal reflection strategies to strengthen individuals and organizations to move beyond solutions. As a result, these learning tools inspire and create chemistry that builds leadership presence.
Jim is the lead instructor for Impact's ICF Ethical Coaching Skills and Practice Course.