‘Opens Up the Thinking and Perceptions’

I have been fortunate to work closely with Jim as a facilitator for The Board Forum peer groups for years and can’t say enough about his impact as a facilitator and CEO coach.  As a creative problem solver, Jim makes sure all sides are carefully considered before decisions are made. The CEOs in his group have had the huge benefit of his rare combination of intelligence, ability to think creatively around barriers, and an astute attention to detail.  He is one of those people who asks the right questions and opens up the thinking and perceptions of others.  In addition to this, Jim has worked as an advisor to my own clients. He has one of the best strategic and operational analysis and planning minds around. Coupled with his broad professional background, Jim has the skill, knowledge and experience to effectively lead in multiple areas, including strategic direction, day-to-day operations, financial controls, and major projects and transactions.  He is a focused, organized, “big-picture” thinker, who can also dive into the details. I have huge respect for Jim’s ability to successfully facilitate and involve peer groups or management teams. He has made a difference for my company and everyone he works with. — Laurie Kirk, Founder and CEO of The Board Forum