Intrepid Growth, LLC
Hired 1 time
7 years in business
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Ann Marie O.
I sought coaching from Jim because I needed to re-energize myself to seek a new job that would excite me and meet my needs. Jim's approach involves reflection and learning, balanced with action and engagement. It was important for me to learn new ways to communicate with others, and how to advocate for myself in more effective ways. Now I can see the difference in my approach: I have greater confidence, increased awareness of self, and also greater inner strength. I don't look at coaching as an expense, it was an important investment in myself.Nov 23, 2014
Jims involvement as a life coach goes well beyond the face-to-face session; he really cares about his clients growth and well-being. He is considerate, insightful and engaged, and he takes the time to get to know you. He is a gifted counselor who gave me the confidence to do what he believed I could do until I had the recognition and belief in myself. The tools he provided me were invaluable and I can now recognize in me the powerful gifts I have to share. After working with Jim and modeling what he has taught me, I am able to encourage others with a bold yet kind approach.Sep 12, 2014
Jim gave me a different perspective on my own life. He reminded me of ways in which I had been successful and competent before. Being reminded of myself through the eyes of another was astounding: It changed my conversation and relationship with myself. I am more comfortable in speaking what I know. I can see when I am mindfully engaged (and when Im not). I am more skillful in discerning what I want to create for my life, and more competent with making good choices. Now I catch myself starting to fall into a pattern of failing and can avert that movement. This is very nw and different. Jim changed my life. He has given me back to myself, and also given me a flashlight to find additional areas of myself not yet uncovered.Aug 27, 2014
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Of course! I love learning, and I am constantly exploring new ways to help my clients. Lately Ive been working with a new technique called Adaptive Inquiry, which helps us have a more productive relationship with our emotions. Ive also been learning more about the Lefkoe Belief Process, which helps us deactivate unproductive beliefs.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Most clients ask me for help related to finding a new job or career. They often think this is just a matter of updating their resume or doing some internet searches. While I certainly help clients with those mechanics, the more important work I do is helping my clients to understand what they really need from their work, and to develop themselves in ways that enable them to get that kind of work.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Look for a coach who is certified by the International Coach Federation. When you talk to the coach do you feel that he is listening to you (not just your words, but also your feelings and meaning)? Check in with your gut, do you feel comfort or do you feel uneasy?