Jim Kochalka
New York, NY

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Jim Kochalka has worked with YPOers since 1987 and is a certified Forum training and facilitation resource. Using the skills gained as a consulting psychologist, Jim's professional practice focuses on relational development across a number of different settings. Jim works with high-achieving couples who are at a crossroads in their marriage. He consults with senior management teams who are attempting to reach higher levels of cohesion and productivity. Jim provides assessment guidance in the selection of senior management candidates. He works with many smaller privately held companies and also provides services to large corporations, including IBM and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

He has conducted more than 250 YPO Forum trainings and retreats with groups throughout the US, Canada, and Central America. Jim has led dozens of YPO Chapter Retreats to help members connect more deeply and realize the power that exists within the YPO community.

Jim holds a PhD in clinical psychology from Georgia State University. Born in Chicago in 1952, Jim and his wife Bonnie married in 1977. They have three sons and live in Tampa, FL.

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  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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."
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