Jim S.
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Jim has worked with hundreds of clients ranging from early emerging leaders to seasoned senior-level executives in start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. He is collaborating to move leadership careers and up-level leadership teams.

Full Bio

Jim works out of San Jose, CA, has over 30 years of experience in the tech industry, managed many corporate transformations, and understands the pressures you operate. He is passionate about leadership growth and has coached hundreds of executives, enabling them to impact their teams, organizations, and careers positively. Observing some of the many beliefs that limit us, Jim has developed the 4 Quadrants of Leadership, a unique methodology to transition leaders into higher influential, more prominent roles, and sustainable success through:

  • Leaning into Vision and Strategy
  • Empowering by learning through experimental execution
  • Amplifying by building high-value teams and cultures
  • Defining your executive presence

Notable Client Achievements

  • Learn ways to become more strategic and influential.
  • Grow respect by your peers and your superiors.
  • Feeling energized with direction and empowered with clarity
  • Visualizing opportunities to accelerate success
  • Eliminating waste from the system and increasing through-put
  • Clearer vision for product direction
  • Increased my P&L bottom line
  • New job with higher pay and better title
  • Promotion to the next level
CREDENTIALS
  • BS, Computer Information Systems
  • MBA, Business Systems & Operations
  • Executive Coach - Center for Executive Coaching
  • Professional Certified Coach - ICF
INDUSTRIES
Banking
Computer Hardware
Computer Software
Financial Services
Insurance
Internet
Management Consulting
Professional Services
+ more
EXPERIENCE WITH
Engineering
Operations
Product Management
Project Management
Consulting
EXPERTISE
Mid Career
New People Manager
Experienced People Manager
Executive
Goal Clarification
Career Transition
Performance Productivity
Internal Mobility
Team Building
Remote Leadership
Executive Presence

Q&A

Describe your coaching style.

We exist to make the world a better place - one courageous conversation, one liberating truth, and one great leader at a time.

I believe that my leadership style has been Affiliative/Servant providing a solid vision of value prioritization delivery and creating collaborative teams while supporting the various emotional needs. This has the core of my coaching style, which includes being authentic and transparent.

My clients say that I am Inquisitive, compassionate, direct, and open - helping my clients dig deep and find the hidden motivations, values, and desires driving them and potentially blocking them from achieving their goals.

Who is your ideal client and why?

I work with three-level leaders, generally in the technology industry or departments.
Here is a link to Avitars that was created a couple of years ago. They can use some updating. C-Suite - General I work with leaders new to the C-suite or has a C-suite experience in a new organization. This often falls into new position success coaching. Learning, re-organizing, up-leveling their leadership team, and change management are common goals in their vision. Generally an organization of 25 people and $5M in revenues or more.

Mid-level leadership (VPs, Directors) - Here people are generally looking to move upward or are feeling depleted and overworked. (look at the Miles can’t say No aviator). After working with C-Suite, they often feel a need to up-level the next level of leaders.

Emerging Leaders - People who the organization sees leadership potential and wants to develop. After working with Mid-level leadership they decide to grow their next level.

How do you measure success with a client?

During the goal-setting stage, I have the client define what success looks like and how to measure it. It is never about measuring my success with a client; it is a client measuring their actions and success. Look at my L.E.A.D. Quadrants on the bottom of this document.

What is your coaching superpower?

My highest strength is Individualism. I am adjusting my style to match the client's style and assisting them to look forward to the future and imagine what could be, then checking their style, helping them craft the following steps to make that future a reality.

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