Jim Warner’s clients gain greater self-awareness.

Client ProfilesIndividuals

Most of our individual clients have been successful in their vocational life. They’re often in a position of influence and power, with even greater growth potential. They seek more self-awareness, self-actualization, and perhaps self-confidence. They are committed to step boldly into their life purpose, and build or rebuild enduring, authentic relationships.

Our individual clients fit some combination of the following profile:

  • Are in some stage of life transition (vocational, marital, financial, personal, spiritual)
  • Are either between careers or are contemplating a major vocational change
  • Yearn for a sense of purpose, passion, mission, fulfillment, meaning, or destiny in their lives
  • Feel they are using only a subset of their full gifts in their current vocation
  • Sense that their current career, while financially or psychically rewarding, does not use all their talents
  • Are struggling in one or more key life relationships (with spouse, parents, child, sibling, business associate)
  • Desire more authentic friendships for both encouragement and accountability
  • Are open to exploring their "shadow” issues: the blind spots or patterns that continually seem to sabotage their efforts or relationships
  • Are normally self-reliant, but now feel stuck in that they can't figure out a solution to their current dilemma
  • Have been in traditional counseling or therapy, but with little progress or healing
  • Seek a transition blueprint and "game plan" for their lives
Common Issues
Personal and Identity Issues
  • A vague sense of life purpose
  • Unrealized life goals
  • Low self-confidence
  • Life is a blur of issues with no clear resolution
  • A need to make peace with the past
  • Perpetual overcommitment and little life balance
  • Shallow life goals with little meaning or significance
  • Physical health issues
  • Regular fear, anxiety, confusion, or second-guessing
  • A feeling of being lost or alone
  • A life so geared to activity that there is little solitude or reflection time
  • A fear of dying
  • A longing to experience peace and joy
Marriage and Family Issues
  • A listless marriage
  • Longing for an intimate, authentic relationship
  • Unconfessed secrets
  • Family life revolves around the children; the husband-wife relationship gets little attention
  • Work supersedes family
  • A strained or estranged relationship with a child
  • Unresolved issues with an aging parent
  • A draining relationship with an extended family member (parent, sibling, in-law, other relative)
Power and Money Issues
  • Captive to the income stream of an unfulfilling career
  • Captive to power, prestige, attention or approval
  • A draining relationship with a business associate
  • Driven to become financially independent
  • Fearful of losing accumulated wealth
Other Relationship Issues
  • Few, if any, friends or mentors
  • High sensitivity to the opinions of others
  • Always having to be “on”
  • No accountability partners
  • A longing for deeper connections

  • Michael Kiolbassa
    President — Kiolbassa Provision Company, Inc.

    After 22 years of working in and running my family’s business, I was worn out. Our top line was growing, but our bottom line wasn’t. We were making mistakes and I was frustrated. Jim challenged me to re-focus my efforts from working in my business to working on my business, and the change has been dramatic. His ability to probe and ask the right questions inspired me to adopt a focus on our company culture that has been transformational for me and our team members. He has changed my life.

  • Ken May
    Former CEO – FedEx Kinkos
    "I was blessed to be able to attend a two-day Personal Transformation Retreat with Jim. I can honestly say it changed my life. Jim allowed me to look at my life and the direction it was taking through many new lenses. Being able to reflect in midlife set me on a new course."
  • Pat Christen
    CEO – Hope Lab, San Francisco, CA
    "Living a fully engaged and joy-filled life is absolutely possible. Jim Warner's wise and energetic counsel with leaders and teams is exemplary. I have experienced firsthand the power of his work. He is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking a transformative path."
  • Bobby Sager
    "YPOer, philanthropist, world-level change agent
    Transitions are filled with opportunity. But you need to face yourself and be true. Jim Warner’s intuitive, practical, and challenging guidance yields a return on investment that is beyond anything you ever knew."
  • Sabrina Kay
    Chancellor and CEO – Fremont College
    “Life is full of uncertainties, and it's difficult to wander through the fog without a guide. Jim Warner is brutally straightforward and cares deeply to get to your core to help you clear the fog. He has several tried-and-true methods for facilitating communication with your inner self and changing the course of your thinking forever. A two-day retreat with Jim jump-started my personal journey of self-discovery and reflection.”
  • Andrew Daly
    General Partner – Gore Peaks Investments, LLC
    “Lasting personal transitions are difficult at best and often feel overwhelming, consuming extraordinary amounts of time and energy. My Personal Transformation Retreat with Jim allowed me to explore my strengths and shadows in a focused, supportive environment. I returned much better prepared for my next great opportunity. Jim’s support has continued beyond the retreat, anchoring the effectiveness and the value.”
  • David Barlow
    Chair – McLean Hospital; former biotech CEO
    “Jim has been an inspiring guide to me through all of my life transitions, large and small, personal and professional. His vast wisdom and practical experience – especially having run his own business – helped transform my relationship with myself, my approach to my life calling, and the world around me.”
  • Jim Barnett
    YPO – Barbary Coast
    "Jim has had a transformational impact on my life. The combination of his talent, experience, and commitment have made him the perfect guide for managing both my personal and business transitions. With Jim's guidance, my life has moved to a completely new level of joy and aliveness."
  • Michael Brown
    YPO – Barbary Coast
    “Crazy as it sounds, my first three-day retreat with Jim changed my life. With what I learned from Jim, I have a whole new framework to think about my life purpose, the relationships in my life, and how to be truly happy.”
  • Chris Haase
    YPO – Nevada
    “Jim has helped me shape a vision of how I'd like my life to turn out, how I'd like to be remembered someday by my family and friends, and what really matters most. He's also helped me piece together a map to that place. I now have a reliable compass for choosing a route that best suits my personality and value system. Our work together has been a real blessing.”
  • Arvid Albanese
    YPO – Florida
    “Work hard, play hard was my motto for my first 40 years. I had a successful business and a lot of fun, but my relationships were shallow. When Jim invited me to explore a ‘life beyond myself,’ I was intrigued yet realized I was clueless as to what this would look like. But in some strange way I knew it was a missing link. Today, with Jim’s guidance, I feel I’m a much more grounded person. Although there are times when it feels harder and less fun, I feel I’ve become more joyous, giving, and vulnerable. And it feels great.”
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