On June 27, 2011 my life came to a screeching halt. I woke up outside a bar, on the pavement in a tough part of town in Flint, Michigan. Things...read more about my story
Coming off a season filled with a lack of confidence and underachievement, Jim was highly recommended from a close friend who was also a pro...read more about my story
(On a scale of 1-10) You were a 15—10 is too low a score for you. I don’t think you realize what a big impact you had on us. You’re a very powerful person and I will treasure the time we spent together.
I just got back from the Nova Scotia Amateur Championship. I had one of the best golfing moments of my career and I can honestly say I wouldn’t have made that putt or even have been in that situation if it wasn’t for Jim’s help over the past year.
Before working with Jim, our team was plagued with underachievement and a lack of team unity. In one year, Jim turned our team into Canadian and U.S. national champions – both firsts in school history. Neither titles would have been possible without Jim’s guidance and inspiration! I cannot thank Jim enough for his coaching, guidance, and inspiration over the past 3 years. He has helped me become a better golfer, team captain, student, and individual than I thought possible. My time on the UBC varsity golf team has passed but I will continue to seek Jim’s guidance, read his books, and live my life accordingly. I wish everyone could be exposed to Jim’s coaching!
I read Inner Excellence from cover to cover and it will change your life. The book is a must read IF you desire to transform your personal and professional identity into something beyond the ordinary.
Thank you for everything you’ve done for me. Your coaching had a huge impact on my life, not just baseball. You’ve helped me incredibly as an athlete and as a person. Much of the values I have I’ve taken from you. For the Olympics I was in the best shape of my life mentally and physically—I was totally focused and in the zone.
Jim, Maybe that is why I took this job and we struggled early. Simply to have the chance to meet you. Either way I know I’m a better coach and know I will use you and your methods, wherever this crazy profession leads me in the future. I also want you to know what a positive impact you had on our team. I’m getting nothing but tremendous feedback from everyone. Even our most hardened guys are telling me how awesome your stuff was. Great job man. Take care and keep up the good work. Look forward to talking soon.
Don’t change a thing Jim. You are excellent at what you do and we have a gold medal to prove it. It would be interesting to work with you for a season not just one week. I could sit and listen to you for hours because I enjoy the psych side of what it takes to win.
We’ll do whatever it takes to get you back. You were the #1 factor in how we did what we did last year.
Coach Jim’s preparation of our team for the Olympics was much more than physical. Not only was I in the best shape of my life, but mentally I was totally prepared.
I truly believe that my experience at the Olympic Games and the utmost fulfillment I feel now is because of Jim’s teachings. He taught me how to feel truly alive, how to focus and how to be fully present in those moments when you are doing something you truly love.
Training with Jim changed my life. I’ve grown in many ways, not the least of which is having far more confidence.