When working with clients I have a methodology that reflects how human growth naturally occurs.  I simply accelerate the process that all of us are experiencing every day.  People who work with me never know I have a process at all, because everything we talk about and do seems like a natural extension of their own thought process.  This is why it is so effective. 

Specifically, I approach all growth as a three step process:

In order to change, improve or grow anything in our lives we first become AWARE of ourselves.  We see things we like or don't like, habits that are helpful or hurtful, images or stories of our lives that push us forward or hold us back.  Once we see ourselves clearly, then we must INTEND, or choose, what we want to keep, release or improve.  As we choose what we want (or don't want), then we support those intentions through ACTION.  The actions need not be large, then simply must clearly support our intentions.  As we act in the world we then receive feedback about our actions, which bring us deeper self-awareness...and the cycle starts again.  We repeat this cycle over and over, causing an upward spiral of growth:

My job is merely to help you accelerate this natural process and to provide encouragement as you feel any fear or resistance that blocks your progress.  As you will notice in the graphic, there is no upper limit to your growth.  You can become more powerful, resonant and joyful than you can ever imagine...all you need to do is believe in yourself and work the process.



While each client is unique, I tend to group my work into four basic categories.  I list them in order of level of depth with the first being the least time/process intensive, and the fourth the most (pricing generally increases with time/process intensity, as do the results you will see).   I offer a free 1-hour introductory call where we will assess which package and pricing makes sense for you.  No matter which package you are considering, strict confidentiality is always maintained.

1. Informal Support.  Calls on an 'as needed' basis.  In these calls we can talk about anything from business strategy to personal stress level.  I generally discourage this package unless there is a very specific need and we have already worked together for a while.  We may have calls once a week or we may work on a project together, depending on the specific need.  In this case I act as a 'personal consultant' available for ad-hoc projects.  I bill at the end of each month for hours worked that month.  My hourly rate depends on number of hours, with lower rates for more committed hours each month.

2. Formal Support.  Regular 1-hour calls every two weeks.  This package is for people who want to talk regularly, explore challenges and opportunities they are facing, and are committed to growing in a systematic way.  We identify areas for growth, work with fears or resistance, and celebrate accomplishments.  There may or may not be assignments between sessions, and I make myself available via email and/or short calls (5-10 min) for support.  This is a monthly package that bills at the beginning of each month and is payable within 30 days.  There a minimum of 4 month commitment to start this process (ask me why when we talk).

3. Guided Growth.  Regular 1 - 1 1/2 hour calls every two weeks (depending on the need and arrangement).  This is a structured, guided process for leaders and entrepreneurs.  For leaders it involves a self-assessment, regular reading and assignments, action steps and improvement milestones.  For entrepreneurs this package involves business planning, fund-raising, hiring, marketing and operations.  Both leaders and entrepreneurs will also be supported in stress reduction, health improvement and any emotion-related issues that arise.  

There are two areas of work in this package:  The 'doing' and the 'being'.  The first involves learning technical skills, knowledge and practices, while the second involves self-management and personal experience.  Both are equally important and will be addressed as needed.  I also make myself available for 10-20 minutes between calls for support.  This is a monthly package that bills at the beginning of each month and is payable within 30 days.  There a minimum of 4 month commitment to start this process (ask me why when we talk).

4. Immersive Growth.  By far the most impactful program I offer, this package includes one full-day, in-person session per month at my office in either Park City, Utah or Manhattan Beach, CA.  This offering is highly immersive and requires complete dedication from the client.  Each session includes one-on-one coaching around self-awareness, intentionality, action planning, communication, leadership, health and self-inspiration.  Some of the work will be done indoors, but much of it will include outdoor activities such as sitting on the beach, walking, hiking, biking, or just talking on a mountaintop.  The goal of this program is nothing short of REVOLUTIONARY CHANGE in the way you life your life and lead your career.  

This package runs for a minimum of 1 year and takes place on Friday's so that the client can bring their spouse/partner/significant other for the weekend prior or after.  The client flies in on Thursday night, is immersed in self-development work from 8am to 6pm (with breaks), and then can either fly home or stay for the weekend.  This program requires a one-hour interview to ensure commitment, and the client will need to abide by the 'no device' rule for all working hours.  I only work with 4 clients at this level, so availability is limited.  

KC is one of the finest listeners, real listeners, I know. And though he has great awareness and knowledge on a myriad of subjects his humility and knack for self-deprecation inspires those who possess less of those traits to confide in him. He's as bright and insightful as they come.

Jim Staples
CEO, Orbridge