Hi, I’m Jimmy. I have been an overthinker, an imposter syndrome sufferer, and a "fake it until you make it" victim over the years. I know ALL about it.
I have been immersed in leadership thinking and how it can be pragmatically applied for nearly 20 years. But I didn't start out as a leader - I learned the hard way from the bottom up.
My first job after University was as a young officer during Gulf War II, charged with leading teams of soldiers spread over multiple locations in Southern Iraq and subsequently in Afghanistan. Talk about performance anxiety and having to learn quickly!
I then transitioned to a corporate career, focusing on Leadership and Recruitment with some of NZ's largest organisations.
As an operational GM of an eight-figure business, I saw how hard leadership can be when you're trying to juggle priorities, conflicting agendas and keeping a team motivated. I also spent a lot of time agonising over decisions and wishing I had someone to talk to who could just help my thinking,
6 years ago I joined a business where 60% of my team had just been made redundant and the workload, my targets and exec expectations weren’t reduced. We increased productivity by over 220%.
4 years ago I was running an eight-figure business, traveling to China, Japan, & the US whilst my team & the Exec were back in NZ. Suddenly the immigration law changed and completely disrupted our business. We pivoted and broke even the year after.
2 years ago I went fully remote. I've worked in and led teams as a digital nomad; operating remotely from more than 20 countries - and truly embraced where the workplace is headed.
Instead of working from theory and trying to retrofit my models to a remote context, mine were built and tested there. I've run a business & managed the connection with clients & customers whilst working offshore building from scratch. I'm still here as a successful startup.
I leverage a wide variety of tools including Neuroscience, Gamification, Lean, Decision Marketing, HBDI and others to truly tailor solutions for my clients. But don't worry. You'll never be bamboozled with theory or science speak. You can just rest assured I have a big box of tools to support you.
Jimmy was truly my coach. He has passion, a strategic mindset and most of all, excellent communication skills. When I had a tough time making critical career decisions, he helped me by using various type of case studies and with strategic thinking. I strongly recommend James as a coach if you want to grow. Two thumbs up!
Jimmy is one to watch. Incredibly agile, astute and engaging he drives change and delivers business results. His high energy, motivation and creativity inspires change.
He partners exceptionally well with business leaders and not only does the hard yards to ensure a platform of success, but will go above and beyond to deliver innovative solutions that are fit for purpose. Up with the times, tech savvy, well networked and exceptionally bright, Jimmy can turn his hand to anything and ensure results are delivered each and every time.
I would recommend him to any business that wants exceptionally talented leaders to take their organisation forwards in leaps and bounds.
Jimmy has a very professional, yet relaxed manner and is easy to relate to. I was able to talk comfortably about my strengths, weaknesses, what I liked and disliked about where I am and work through where I want to go in my career. I would definitely recommend Jimmy to help you work through any career issues/ changes that you may be facing / wish to make.
His attention to detail is unpaired and his recommendations for improvement are down to earth, easy to understand and very helpful. I would recommend anyone that is struggling in a competitive environment to talk to Jimmy and get his help, such a good investment.
Transition isn’t a cake walk. It takes commitment and fortitude; what isn’t always there though, is the expert coaching of someone like you. When I was faltering you were very direct with me; your advice and intellectual rigor, not to mention your compassion, kept me on the forward path.
Jimmy has all the makings of what you look for in a coach! I came to him with a very clear intention to which he efficiently and effectively communicated to me all the right steps to take in achieving my goal. Furthermore, his manner was very easy going yet professional which facilitated the discussion from me as well. I am delighted to say that after following his guidance my goal was in fact achieved which is why I now highly recommend him!
Jimmy has a fantastic ability to understand his client's requirements and translate them into a practical action plan. He works along with his clients which makes his sessions more of a conversation than just a download. At the same time he always ensures that they are simple and not theory rich. Highly recommend his work and would definitely use his firm's services in the future.
Jimmy is a committed and professional person. He has great strength in his interpersonal skills and relationship management. He also has much experience in the field of L&D and ensures he keeps his practice and advice very current with latest research and insights.
Jimmy is an engaging facilitator who is able to credibly connect with audiences across all levels of an organization. Whether as a coach or facilitator he poses smart questions that guide learners to their own 'ah-ha' moments along the way. An innovative thinker, he likes to spend time understanding the business before creating learning strategies that enable change at an individual and ultimately organizational level.
Jimmy has facilitated some excellent workshops where he has developed the workshop content to reflect the particular audience requirements and has always kept the presentations lively,interesting and the audience fully engaged.
I sought Jimmy’s help based on his depth of experience, expertise and reputation; I was not let down. James was able to provide a flexible service that was tailored to my particular circumstances. Jimmy’ highly personable and engaging nature allowed him to steer me through what was effectively a journey of self-discovering. His supporting documentation is well-produced and adds real value. His previous experience with the UK’s Ministry of Defence was invaluable. I have been so impressed that I have recommended Jimmy to a number of my colleagues.
Jimmy's varied experience and exceptional communication skills add true value when it comes to refocusing your career or business. I already see a difference in the way I approach my business. Jimmy helped me identify clear goals and the actions I could take to get there. He did it in a way that was encouraging and strategic.