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AboutTestimonials

We've had the privilege of serving leaders from varied environments over the past 15 years as they navigate both their business transitions and personal transformations. We're grateful for the enduring partnerships we've developed around the world with our clients. Position your mouse over an individual's picture to view their comments about our work.

John Donahoe
YPO – Barbary Coast; CEO – eBay

“Jim is the most effective facilitator I have worked with.  His combination of experience, judgment, and empathy allowed our forum and several of our members to achieve real breakthroughs.”


John Donahoe
YPO – Barbary Coast; CEO – eBay

Hamid Moghadam
CEO – AMB Property Management

“Working with Jim Warner was of tremendous value to our senior leadership team. We were able to identify and work through the obstacles that were getting in the way of our making and executing important organizational decisions. I am forever grateful to Jim for his work with our company.”


Hamid Moghadam
CEO – AMB Property Management

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.”


Ken May
Former CEO – FedEx Kinkos

Pat Christen
CEO – Hope Lab

“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.”


Pat Christen
CEO – Hope Lab


Bob Buford
Chairman – The Peter Drucker Institute; author, Halftime and Finishing Well

“I have known Jim Warner for over 25 years. He has first-rate skills in all phases of personal development -- individual, corporate, and couples.”


Bob Buford
Chairman – The Drucker Institute; author, Halftime and Finishing Well

Jim Ellis
Dean – Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

“Jim's presentation to our San Gabriel Valley WPO Chapter was spellbinding for our members. The dinner conversation afterward was as animated as I have ever seen it, ringing with thoughts from the talk. A truly memorable evening for our chapter. It was outstanding – not soon forgotten.”


Jim Ellis
Dean – Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

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. ”


Bobby Sager
YPOer, philanthropist, world-level change agent

Ian Troop
CEO – 2015 Pan American Games

“Jim crafted an intervention with my Global management team at ConAgra Foods International. His combination of people savvy and commonsense tools bridged cultures and had a lasting impact on how our Leadership team worked together.”


Ian Troop
CEO – 2015 Pan American Games


Rob Follows
Founding Partner – STS Capital Partners; climber of Mt. Everest and Seven Summits

“Jim understands high achievers, how we interact, and what motivates us as people and business leaders. His work yields penetrating insights into what makes up and sustains a high-performance team.”


Rob Follows
Founding Partner – STS Capital Partners; climber of Mt. Everest and Seven Summits

Ken Shubin Stein
Managing Member—Spencer Capital

Jim is world class!  And, he’s a triple threat.  He is very smart, very caring and very helpful.  With a rare combination of compassion and directness Jim works tirelessly to help his clients and friends lead better, more successful careers and lives.


Ken Shubin Stein
Managing Member—Spencer Capital

Robert Mulderig
WPO – Bermuda

“Jim Warner has been a tremendous addition to a number of our YPO and WPO Forums. He has an amazing ability to get us to dig deep, seek the truth, and confront the destructive behaviors that hold us back from clean living. Jim is a warm, empathetic, great guy, and has become a friend in addition to a valued resource.”


Robert Mulderig
WPO – Bermuda

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.”


Sabrina Kay
Chancellor and CEO – Fremont College


David Stoup
Chairman – Weil Lifestyle, LLC

“Jim’s intuition is excellent and his delivery is awesome. The Personal Transformation Retreat is a ‘must do’ for anyone who wants to understand themselves and their relationships with others.”


David Stoup
Chairman – Weil Lifestyle, LLC

Sam Goodner
YPO – Austin Chapter

“Jim Warner facilitated our YPO Presidents' Retreat in 2010. To say that our group is demanding and hard to manage would be an understatement, yet Jim received our highest speaker ratings of anyone in the past several years.  The general consensus was that Jim was both thought-provoking and delivered great take-home value.”


Sam Goodner
YPO – Austin Chapter

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.”


Andrew Daly
General Partner – Gore Peaks Investments, LLC

Scott Lynn
CEO – Atkinson Construction

“Jim Warner offers a wealth of ability and experience for navigating life's rough water. His unique ability to confront in a caring manner encourages each of his clients to address their critical issues, and to be accountable for the results. In the serious pursuit of understanding and growth, you will find no better guide than Jim.”


Scott Lynn
CEO – Atkinson Construction


Steve Lockshin
CEO – Convergent Wealth Management

“Jim and his associates have been instrumental in our firm's development around the most crucial area of business – communication. Day and day again we put into practice the elements developed during our OnCourse training. I'm proud to say these techniques have also had a positive impact on my personal relationships outside of work.”


Steve Lockshin
CEO – Convergent Wealth Management

Melinda Hudson
YPO Spouse – Sydney, Australia

“Jim's and Judy's guidance at our spouse forum retreat has inspired me to seek deeper and more authentic relationships, not only with my forum, but with everyone in my life, including myself!”


Melinda Hudson
YPO Spouse – Sydney, Australia

Roman Brunner
YPO – Zurich, Switzerland

“Jim's first retreat with us laid the foundation for us to go deep and to grow. The following two retreats cemented our relationships and strengthened the bond among us in a way that we never thought would be possible. As a moderator today in a new Forum in a different country, I am using Jim's tools to reach a sustainable quality and depth.”


Roman Brunner
YPO – Zurich, Switzerland

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.”


David Barlow
Chair – McLean Hospital; former biotech CEO


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.”


Jim Barnett
YPO – Barbary Coast

Dick Simon
WPO – Boston

“Jim's Marriage at Midlife program really helped Patty and me to improve and deepen our communication, think about and structure our next life stages, focus on priorities, and face our 'shadows' head-on. We have a much richer relationship as a result. An absolute '10' life-changing and enriching experience.”


Dick Simon
WPO – Boston

Frank Buonanotte
WPO – Southern Seven

“To say that my work with Jim has been life-changing would be an understatement; life-saving would be far more accurate. Jim's thoughtful guidance has created the opportunity for me to shift into a completely different life – one filled with joy.”


Frank Buonanotte
WPO – Southern Seven

Khaled and Shaden Bushnaq
Dubai, UAE

“Jim helped us in identifying how past events in our lives left marks that influenced our behavior and the way we now perceive ourselves, people, and actions. Realizing the root causes provided clarity to many issues.”


Khaled and Shaden Bushnaq
Dubai, UAE



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.”


Michael Brown
YPO – Barbary Coast

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.”


Chris Haase
YPO – Nevada

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.”


Arvid Albanese
YPO – Florida

Brian Bouma
YPO – Barbary Coast

“Jim was the catalyst for taking our forum to new depths of intimacy, authentic relationships with each other, and a level of bonding we had not experienced in our four years together. I strongly encourage any forum to work with Jim.”

Brian Bouma
YPO – Barbary Coast


Lou Tilchin
Managing Partner – Jaffe Tilchin Wealth Management

“Jim has guided me to be in integrity with myself and those around me. He has helped transform me from an emotionally closed person to a loving, feeling, and emotionally open person. I have deep gratitude for Jim's wisdom, patience, and persistence in helping me reclaim my life.”


Lou Tilchin
Managing Partner – Jaffe Tilchin Wealth Management

John Kinney
YPO – Northern California

“Jim brought both magic and enduring value to our YPO forum retreat. The retreat was a true life-changer for me, and our forum leapt to a wonderful, unexpected level as individual insights were unveiled. We now have the mutual support and respect to sustain this momentum in our regular meetings.”


John Kinney
YPO – Northern California

Reade Fahs
YPO – Southern Seven Chapter

“Jim takes YPO groups (big and small) to new levels. I have worked with Jim in multiple settings and he always delivers. He is a font of information, inspiration, and innovation.”


Reade Fahs
YPO – Southern Seven Chapter

Ashok Melwani
YPO – Singapore

“It has been several years since I attended the Transition Seminar with Jim, yet I can still hear my key lessons in Jim's own voice as clear as a bell. Jim guided me in both evoking the emotions I needed to explore and inspiring me to take action.”


Ashok Melwani
YPO – Singapore


James Vance
YPO – Nevada

“Jim is an incredible facilitator. He possesses the strength of character for leading dynamic and high-powered groups into deeper levels of commitment and purpose. He has a unique ability to sense important moments and to boldly ask the tough questions. He then carefully guides us through intimate moments of self-discovery.”


James Vance
YPO – Nevada

Mike Abercrombie
YPO – Los Angeles

“As our chapter retreat resource, Jim inspired and encouraged 75 YPOers to have the difficult conversations and address the difficult issues we typically avoided. We grew closer as a chapter by walking a path of self-discovery together. When you are prepared to actively engage yourself and your colleagues in a process to create lasting results, Jim's your resource.”

Mike Abercrombie
YPO – Los Angeles

Michael Dougherty
CEO – Kindermusik International

“Jim's tailored trainings should be REQUIRED for EVERY moderator during their tenure. He knows how to both raise the bar on forum authenticity and then sustain it.”


Michael Dougherty
CEO – Kindermusik International

Steve Fazio
YPO – Santa Monica Bay

“Jim Warner is an experienced pro and knows how to migrate with the participants’ needs and score a '10' each and every time. I recommend Jim and members of the OnCourse Team for any group development work, conference planning, forum moderating, or life-transition dialogue.”


Steve Fazio
YPO – Santa Monica Bay


Yung Wu
YPO – Upper Canada Chapter

“Each member of our group had a deeply personal – in some cases life-changing – experience during our time with Jim at the retreat. In all cases, there was unanimous agreement that with Jim as a catalyst, we were able to achieve the most meaningful forum experience in all of our years together. Jim IS the gold standard for forum retreat facilitators.”


Yung Wu
YPO – Upper Canada Chapter

Michael Kiolbassa
YPO – San Antonio

“Jim's chapter-retreat theme of "Get Connected" re-energized our chapter and was our highest-rated event of the year. Due to Jim's impact we are now one of the healthiest YPO/WPO chapters in the U.S. with significant presence at the GLC and other International events.”


Michael Kiolbassa
YPO – San Antonio

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.”


Michael Kiolbassa
President – Kiolbassa Provision Company, Inc.

Freddy Daues
Denver, CO

“When I was 22 years old I joined a peer support group led by Adam and Paul. I truly feel lucky that I have had exposure to this unique dynamic. In an open environment with absolute trust, I have had the opportunity to be myself, speak my mind, learn from others that I respect, and get useful feedback on different aspects of my life. I can wholeheartedly claim that with support of this group I am taking full advantage of my life, living out my definition of success, comfortable with who I am, and confident in my path.”


Freddy Daues
Denver, CO


Maurice Collada
New York, NY

“Four years out of law school, I joined a peer support group led by Adam and Paul. Without the structure of school that I had known for so long, I found my approach to life more reactive than proactive, allowing certain aspects of my life to slip away. Although progressing forward in my professional and personal life, I felt a nagging sense of becoming unmoored. Within the structure of my forum, I learned to be intentional about where I focus my energy. After two years, I now have clarity around my sense of direction and purpose. My relationship with my wife, my family and my friends are also stronger because I am aware of and can openly communicate my needs and motivators. With the support and accountability of this group, I am confident that I will achieve a full life, well lived.”


Maurice Collada
New York, NY

Loy Guang Wen
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

“Adam, inspired me to explore my inner workings, affirm my desires, and to embrace who I am. I could always see the door, but Adam provided the guidance and motivation I needed to step through it.”


Loy Guang Wen
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Loy Teik Ngan and Chong Kweikee
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

“Jim and Adam collaborated to launch a next-generation forum group composed of our three daughters and three young-adult relatives. This forum has given them the awareness, clarity, and maturity to build their own sense of self and explore their unique giftedness. I have seen them grow into confident, centered young adults. Our parent-with-young-adult relationships have deepened and we feel more connected than ever.”


Loy Teik Ngan and Chong Kweikee
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia