Jim has spoken to over 2,500 YPOers, worldwide.

Jim Warner  YPO / WPO

Jim was a 7-year YPOer with the Rocky Mountain Chapter while running his software company. After selling the company, and taking a midlife sabbatical, several of the YPO members he’d met at YPO events invited him to lead their forum retreats. This facilitation work fit hand-in-glove with his mission of being an advisor and confidant to business leaders navigating transitions in both their businesses and their personal lives.

As a certified YPO / WPO forum resource and a current WPOer, Jim has led over 200 member and spouse forum retreats on five continents. He’s also a regular speaker on both business leadership and personal transformation at YPO chapter events and regional conferences. Tapping his experience as a CEO, he leads Advanced Moderator Trainings, showing how YPO’s proven forum concepts can be used with executive teams.

In addition, Jim, Kaley Klemp, and Jim Kochalka have led dozens of YPO and WPO chapter retreats, creating forum-like intimacy at a chapter-level. 

  • 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."
  • Sam Goodner
    YPO – Austin, TX
    "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."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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.”
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