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For years I coached executives responsible for billions of dollars in revenue and tens of thousands of employees. I helped them lead major organizational transformations successfully. It was exciting to travel the world and work with people in so many cultures.

I am blessed that I have enjoyed most of my jobs. I didn’t have to watch the clock until 5 o’clock or pray for Friday to finally arrive. I am pained so many people really hate their jobs. I want to do something about it! 

At many points in my journey I felt like an imposter, that I was attempting something that was beyond my abilities. I chose to ignore those negative voices, to focus on who I wanted to become, and to put my energies in that direction. I believe all of us get to decide for ourselves who we are and what we are to do in the world. I am here to help you accomplish that!

I am a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. This is the second highest level of certification, based on a team of coaching experts confirming that the coach attended an accredited coaching school and performed at least 750 hours of client coaching.

To read more about my professional qualifications, see www.linkedin.com/in/knickerbocker. You can also find me listed on Thumbtack (I find it a great resource for all kinds of services) at Intrepid Growth, LLC.

 

About Jim

Like many people I had a difficult childhood – there were years we never had all the utilities on at the same time, and my parents took the “spare the rod spoil the child” proverb a bit too far. I was setup to fail at an early age.

Somehow I knew my identity was not defined by my environment. I knew the way out was to remain persistently focused on my goals. Despite many obstacles I became valedictorian of my high school. I was the first member of my immediate family to graduate high school. I graduated with honors from Princeton, then went on to get two Master’s degrees and a Doctorate. 

My first career was in Information Technology, first as a programmer, eventually as IT director. When I realized a calling to “relieve suffering in the workplace” I felt compelled to leave a comfortable job to pursue a much more difficult career in organizational development. It was scary to abandon everything I had known for an uncertain future. But courage isn’t the absence of fear -- it’s taking action despite the fear, so I jumped in!

I look forward to working with you. 

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