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I had the privilege of working with Jim as part of my firm’s leadership initiative. Jim served as my personal leadership coach, counselor and tutor during the process. I met with Jim in one-on-one sessions once a month over the period of nearly a year. Jim helped me understand my leadership style and set goals for becoming a better leader, not just within my firm, but in all aspects of life. The experience was one of growth and meaningful reflection. I unequivocally recommend Jim to professionals seeking to develop their skills as a leader.

Mike Halaiko
Miles and Stockbridge

Jim is the coach of coaches. He is incredibly inspiring, and consistently delivers valuable coaching. I’ve learned so much from working with him and having him as a coach. I’ve recommended Jim to many colleagues and friends who are either running a business, have aspirations to start their own business, or just want to be more in control of their future. You will get a 100% ROI on this investment.

Marie Genevieve Leconte
VP Operations
Abrasive Technology - Elgin

I highly recommend Jim. He has demonstrated a high level of empathy, competence, responsiveness and professionalism. I strongly believe I am a more effective leader after working with Jim.

Gireesh Rajashekara, DVM, PhD
Head of Food Animal Health Research Program
College of Veterinary Medicine
The Ohio State University

Jim worked with our organization in the capacity of leadership coach for several years. He was an integral part of developing our Dyad leadership program. This program partnered the Clinic Leadership (Nurse Director and Physician leader) and Jim provided the leadership coaching for the dyads. This was a large undertaking and we had very positive feedback from the leaders.

Susan Sanson
Retired-Executive Director Organizational Learning
Froedtert Health
Milwaukee, WI

Jim's active listening and inquiry based approach to coaching challenged my default mindset and helped me grow my leadership skills. Jim's coaching helped me grow professionally and personally.

Misty Kuamoo
Chief Information Officer
Abrasive Technology
Columbus, Ohio

I highly recommend him as a leadership coach. He led me through feedback from the Leadership Circle 360-degree assessment, and over the period of eight months helped me more deeply reflect on the results, learn what my team was saying to me about my strengths and opportunities, identify target focus areas and held me accountable for change.

Rose Le
Director, Learning & Organizational Development
Atrium Health
Charlotte, NC

Jim Svagerko has demonstrated exemplary coaching skills and the leaders he coached have reported increased effectiveness and career goal achievement. Organizationally, we determined those coached by Jim became better leaders following coaching.

Rebecca Schmale, PhD
Vice President, Talent & organizational Excellence
Prisma Health
Greenville, NC

From the first meeting, Jim’s demeanor and professionalism helped to break down my internal barriers which allowed me to successfully complete the leadership coaching. I strongly believe I am a more effective leader after working with Jim Svagerko, and I’ve received positive feedback from colleagues who noted an improvement in my leadership presence and skills.

Claudio Silva
Chief Financial Officer
International Budget Partnership
Washington, DC

Jim helps to identify specific development opportunities based on valid and reliable assessment tools. He show support by communicating clearly, holding me accountable to my commitments, and remaining curious during our face-to-face interactions.

David Rutherford
Senior Director of Nursing
Columbus, OH

Jim showed great professionalism in assisting me with the issues I was facing. His empathy and responsiveness helped me redefine the issues and gain the necessary clarity to take action.

Julia Hilty, Esq.

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