Testimonials

Comments from our clients and partners…
“Jim is one of the most well-read and experienced coaches in St. Louis today. He has a very versatile tool kit and is able to go far beyond first level probing. He supports clients early in the process to realize significant personal breakthroughs in their thinking and reasoning. I have found Jim to be the perfect partner for supporting a professional in meeting extraordinary goals.”

Cynthia “Cyd” Dodson
V.P Career Consulting & Services, Right Management


“I have worked with Jim for several months and can state unequivocally that he knows the search process backwards and forwards. Jim’s positive attitude and flexible thinking definitely energize the process. I strongly recommend Jim’s coaching. I am convinced he can help anyone who wants some guidance in their job search and hopes to improve their chances of a successful conclusion.”

Doug Little, CRM Consultant,
Caterpillar, Inc.


“Jim has that rare combination of business savvy and interpersonal skills that allow him to help his clients overcome the emotional obstacles to their career/business success. I learn something new from Jim every time we meet.”

Dale Furtwengler, President
Furtwengler & Associates, P.C.


“I highly recommend Jim as an Executive Coach and Consultant. He has tremendous insight into in all areas of business, personal career movement, the St. Louis market and how companies work. He has an immense amount of helpful information on how to network, how to stay positive and how to leverage your expertise to maximize your ability to find a job, keep a job and be successful.”

Ann Sullivan,
Human Resources Director, Biomedical Systems


“I had never worked with a career coach until I was referred to Jim. He immediately made me feel at ease, more like a good friend. Jim was very supportive and provided many pragmatic and informed suggestions. I hope to continue to work with Jim in the future and strongly recommend him to any executive wishing to reach their full potential.”

Ken Schroeder
Director of Executive Compensation
Federated Department Stores


“I recommend Jim Clarkson highly. I have worked with him as an executive coach for several months. Jim has been very generous with his time. He is low keyed and effective.”

Harvey Baker,
VP of Manufacturing, Leggett & Platt


“Jim is an outstanding executive coach that I have had the benefit of working with. His insight and knowledge in to people and their strengths and weaknesses have been invaluable in helping me grow as a leader. I would recommend him highly to anyone who wishes to develop and grow.”

David Burlis, Owner
Express Personnel Services


“Jim’s guidance has been very helpful to me in my career planning. His advice was always relevant, practical, and current. I will continue to consult with Jim in the future and highly recommend his services to any executive interested in maximizing their career potential.”

Kent Eckert, Director of Web Marketing
Federated Department Stores


“A few years ago, I was considering a career change that included becoming a full time student for 4 years while I had kids in high school. Jim helped me weigh the issues and make the right decision. Things worked out very well, and I am thankful that I had Jim’s insight and thoughtful direction when I had to make one of the biggest decisions of my life.”

Steve Kymes, Ph.D., Research Instructor
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine,


“Jim has been a vital contributor to Boeing’s Program Manager’s Workshop over the past 4 years. His excellent facilitation skills and individual and group coaching have contributed high value to the participant’s learning experience.”

Roseann Stevenson, Ph.D.
Senior Program Manager & Executive Coach
Boeing Leadership Center


“Jim’s energy is contagious. He teaches and coaches with a great deal of enthusiasm and knowledge. As a co-worker he is always ready to listen and to share his wisdom to create an exciting learning environment.”

Carol Turner, Ph.D.
Executive Coach, Boeing


“Jim has excellent listening skills and made me feel very comfortable in our discussions and being sensitive to my perspectives. He promoted an atmosphere where I felt comfortable sharing and discussing my thoughts and did a great job of reflecting and highlighting suggestions he heard. His openness and approach has had a very positive impact in the views of me, and my roles within the company.”

Joe Waldner
Senior Program Manager , Boeing


“Jim has been a great coach for me. His insights are pragmatic and results focused and have helped me advance in my career. Jim has become a friend and mentor who has proactively supported me and my current workgroup with coaching, personal profiles (HBDI) and evaluations (QuadStrat).”

Roger Campbell
Senior Program Manager, Boeing


“Jim is one of the brightest people I know. He has a solid grasp of both theory and practice in the field of coaching. He was one of the thought leaders while at The Impact Group. He consistently performed exceptionally well, especially while working with high level executives. I endorse him with enthusiasm and without reservation.”

Patrick McCracken, Ph.D., Th.D.,
Owner, Coaching for Effectiveness