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Jim is a wonderful coach! I highly recommend him as he takes the time to listen to you and he really cares about your outcome- it shows that he is passionate about his work! He and I have had about 5 sessions so far and he is helping me see more clearly what I want from my life and work. It's a process, and I sometimes feel all over the place- but Jim can really get to the core and ask you, "When you get this (and you will!) do you really want it, and why?" So success is a reality, and I feel I'm taking charge of my life, career and happiness! I'm thankful to have found such a great life coach in Jim, he's professional yet down to earth and I look forward to our next session!Jun 13, 2017Verified
I was struggling with some basic life stuff, and decided I needed help. Jim's and my paths had crossed a few years earlier and I remembered that he did life coaching. So I gave him a try. This was almost a year ago. There's no magic pill or words, people. He's down to earth, patient, kind. And skilled. The proof is in the pudding. I'm trying to do my part, he's doing his part.. I can't explain exactly HOW his coaching is working for me. But when I recall the issues I initially brought to the table, and I take a look at where I am almost a year later and how I feel, and what I learned about myself and how to navigate as the individual I am... I would heartily recommend Jim to anyone who thinks they could use some help. To be happier. thumbtack asks reviewers to 'be specific' and I hope I have been. MORE specifics I fear could be counter-productive. I can only suspect that Jim's sensitivity and skill level means he is addressing and approaching clients with a big bag of tricks, some of which are helping me. I'll bet there are skills and tools he uses that I've never seen that could help someone else, and if I were too specific, that person might read this and say "oh, he's okay for her but not for me" and that also may be true. No one coach could be great for everyone. But I sense he has many skills in addition to those he uses to to help me, and the proof is in the pudding. And the pudding is much better this year than it was last year. Phone sessions work fine for me every 2 - 5 weeks. It's very good.Jul 23, 2014Verified
I can't say enough wonderful things about Jim McCoy. I started working with him a year and a half ago (when I was in major crisis mode). He's intelligent, funny, and incredibly compassionate. I've had more growth with him than I did after a few years with my Boston-based psychiatrist. His method works for me because he does more than simply mirror my feelings -- He actually gives me his opinion when I ask for it. He's helped me gain confidence and direction. He always makes himself available to talk and never makes me feel like it's a chore. I HIGHLY recommend him as a life coach. He'll change your world!Sep 10, 2013
I want to give Jim McCoy TEN stars for the work we've done together -- and I do mean together. I have worked hard for what Jim calls "confidence through clarity." What does that mean? I asked Jim to work with me on weight issues. Over the course of several months, he helped me clarify my thinking about my weight and put it into the context of my life. I began to focus on what would make me happy in my life, and the weight became a secondary (yet still paramount) issue that began to come clear and take care of itself as I put together a game plan for my overall happiness, I didn't understand what a life coach DID until I began to work with Jim. Through our weekly telephone talks (we don't live in the same city), he helped me create a long-term, sustainable lifestyle plan that includes eating and moving -- and many other things necessary to my overall happiness. I am optimizing my strengths, tweaking my plan as I learn more about what I need and want, finding best strategies to support my lifestyle changes, and becoming more and more self-aware of how I sabotaged myself in the past, and how I can optimize my life today. I look better, I feel better, and I'm taking better care of myself. My clothes fit! Thank you, Jim. Thank you for believing in me and helping me learn to believe in myself.Mar 25, 2014
Jim’s coaching was exactly what I was looking for; professional, experienced, full of great advice, honest and super helpful! He helped me work through a difficult work situation and his guidance got me to a great place. Thank you Jim!Oct 17, 2019VerifiedJim McCoy's reply
Thank you, Kimberly! It was a pleasure.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I'm not rigid by nature, so I'm always trying to come up with solutions that work for a particular client. Sometimes that's a flat hourly fee for a few sessions, sometimes it's flexible pricing for a longer-term engagement, and sometimes it's a customized deal for e.g. text check-ins or whatever else the client might require.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Typically I have a consultation with a new client to establish that we're on the same page about what we're trying to accomplish, and that we'd be comfortable working together. Then I work with them to understand their circumstances and motivations, and together we start clarifying goals and making specific plans.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I've got a bachelor's degree from Colgate University and certification from Martha Beck Life Coach Training. I also have decades of experience helping people do things better in various walks of life. For more, see my About page on merlincoaching.com.