Associate and Executive Coach
Since graduating from the United States Military Academy, Jim has been leading soldiers and advisors. Jim separated from the US Army as a Captain after 11 years on active duty. After separating from active duty, Jim started a career in financial services.
In the Army, Jim held various leadership positions in Field Artillery and Army Recruiting. He commanded a Field Artillery Battery in the Republic of Korea, to include the manning of our only active fire base on the DMZ at that time. Then Jim commanded an Army Recruiting Company during the start of the gulf war. He took command of the company that was in last position of the Recruiting Brigade and turned it into a leading Company in the number 3 position of the Brigade and number one in the Battalion.
Jim made the decision to leave the military, married his wonderful wife Judy and started a new career as a Financial Advisor.
Jim has been in the financial planning industry for 28 years. He was awarded the coveted New Advisor of the Year and the following year, Rookie Advisor of the Year for the company’s Northeast Region. Jim conducted face to face financial coaching with clients for 8 years receiving many awards and was promoted to a field leadership position for teams of financial advisors with offices in Virginia, Tennessee, and Florida. He also earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ certificate. During this time, he coached his Advisors who received many company awards and Jim received awards as a highly successful mentor and coach. At two different locations, Jim’s team finished in the top five, company wide.
Jim and his wife Judy live in Jacksonville Florida. They have two children, Sydney and Scott who currently reside and work in Jacksonville as well.
Jim has spoken to groups of financial planners on the importance of a written financial plan for both the client and the advisor and has been an instructor at his company’s training schools teaching on a variety of financial planning, sales, and business planning topics.
Education, Certifications, and Boards:
- BS, US Military Academy, West Point NY
- CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
- Certified Professional Business Coach (CPBC)
Areas of Expertise
- Business Coaching
- Financial Planning
- Risk Management
- Leadership Development