James’s unique coaching style comes from a broad range of life experience: He spent 20 years as a high profile executive in the financial services industry; he played professional sports at the highest level; and he has a life-long commitment to education – both formal and alternative.  These pursuits have allowed James to travel the world – 30 countries on 5 continents – enriching his understanding of the human experience.

After graduating from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Business, James played professional tennis on the ATP tour competing at both the U.S. and Australian Opens and achieved a world ranking high of 133. After his professional tennis career, he started a successful 20-year career in the financial services industry – all the while knowing he had a different calling. He returned to school and earned his M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in MFT (Marriage and Family Therapy), a second Masters in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, and he is a graduate of The Soul-Centered Coaching Program from The Garden Company. James started his own focused journey of self-discovery and personal growth in 2002, and he has been helping clients live the life of their dreams, and excel in business since 2005 as a professional life and executive coach coach. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Why Coaching:

Coaching provides the opportunity for incredible healing and growth. Coaching offers clients a chance to connect deeply to their inner knowing (many of whom either have forgotten how to access their knowing, or don’t trust it). What we know is surrounding our emotional environment are blocks or openings that allow us to step into higher self-actualization. What we may not identify or know is how we design, encourage and think is setting up limited beliefs that hold us back from fantastic opportunities and challenges worth taking in life. Universally, we all create limited beliefs and sometimes we are held back, get stuck or impede our own growth. There is a way to prevent and/or design a new belief system customized to your own development that is truly aligned to the pinnacle of your highest self. Together, we will seek and discover and put into practice that dynamic process that can actually set you free. Coaching is a way for people to transform their lives and experience more joy, love, meaning, fun, inspiration, purpose and success. Coaching supports clients through transition and provides unbiased, compassionate, supportive feedback. The coaching relationship bares witness to beauty and greatness and courage and strength of heart on a regular basis. Coaching nurtures creativity and supports incredible people in living the life of their dreams.

Coaching Philosophy:

We all have the answers to our own questions inside us, but we have forgotten how to access them. Due to a lifetime of self-protection (hiding/stuffing feelings), we have blocked the access to our inner knowing. The role of a coach is to help you remember how to access your answers by assisting you to remove those blocks in an atmosphere of uncompromising safety, support and encouragement. Coaching and life are much the same: an adventure for growth and learning.

Why Work With Me:

You grow personally. You get in touch with your heart’s desire – the thing that really excites you. You remove the blocks that have been keeping you from having exactly what you want in every aspect of your life. You improve upon your current relationship, or create the love relationship you want, and you improve your health and well-being. You are looking to make a change in your life, but are not quite sure how to get started (and may not even be sure what change you want to make). I will help you identify what it is you want and assist you in achieving your desired outcome. I will support you through many different kinds of transitions including:


  • New Position
  • Transfer
  • Job Change
  • Personnel Changes
  • New Career
  • Purpose
  • Enjoying Your Job More
  • Becoming a Better Leader


  • Relationship: Divorce, New, Strained
  • Family: Loss, Turmoil, Communication
  • Health & Wellness
  • Stress Reduction
  • Having More Fun
  • Fulfillment
  • Achieve Your Personal Goals

Life is about change and transition. We are always changing (whether we like it or not); otherwise we stay stagnant and small. If you are feeling unfulfilled, unhappy and know that there is something else you want to be doing, maybe you are not quite sure what it is or how you can get started, but you feel there is something more either professionally or personally (or both), then you would benefit from coaching. Whatever change or transition you are facing, I will support you in achieving your goals.