After our retreat with Jim, we had the tools and courage to address our tough issues. For the first time we were able to create a foundational partnership among our divisions, grounded in candor and authenticity.
In two days of intensive work together, Jim guided our partnership to a soft landing during a period of conflict by helping both of us ‘stretch’ our thoughts, actions, and hearts toward one another. We also have a new set of go-forward principles that guide us.
Jim worked with me on several occasions at my prior role as CEO of CPPIB in Toronto. With his assistance our senior management team became more cohesive and greatly improved our communications. Our authentic conversations led to greater productivity and a more enjoyable work environment.
After 22 years of working in and running my family’s business, I was making mistakes, frustrated, and worn out. Jim challenged me to refocus my efforts from working in my business to working on my business … and the change has been dramatic.
Jim has been an inspiring guide to me through all of my life transitions, large and small, personal and professional. His vast wisdom and practical experience – especially having run his own business – helped transform my relationship with myself, my approach to my life calling, and the world around me.
Jim and his associates have been instrumental in our firm’s development around the most crucial area of business – communication. Day and day again we put into practice the elements developed during our OnCourse training. I’m proud to say these techniques have also had a positive impact on my personal relationships outside of work.