Client Quotes

Has my style of coaching and advising helped anyone? Yes. But you don’t need to take my word for it. Read what a few clients have said.

(If you want to talk to a client or two, it can be arranged.)

  • “The ultimate measurement of James’ effectiveness: The turnaround (a retail chain of 185 stores in 5 countries) was effected in 18 months. His role included monitoring the shift in culture and the stress and tensions within the management team, including the effectiveness of the leaders. He performed exceptionally well in this sphere.” [Joseph W. / CEO; retail clothing chain.]
  • You know he’s smarter than you, yet he has an uncanny ability to make you see that you’re the one with all the answers. There’s no ego with this guy. James works hard on your problems and you’ll get your money’s worth. He’s the real deal.” [Jeff J. / Chairman & CEO; media company]
  • “Word on the street is that you’re thinking of using James McIntosh for some work at your organization. There is nobody I would recommend higher!” [Peter K. / Director; advertising agency.]
  • I highly recommend having a coach. James McIntosh has been of immense help to me over my career.” [Jessica P. / Chief Technology Officer; business technology]
  • The complex challenges we faced – none could have been achieved without the steady guidance and advice of James McIntosh.” [James W. / Executive Director; non-profit]
  • “When we stray, James pulls us back to our purpose, our ‘reason for being’. He knows us–our strengths and our challenges. And, at the same time, he keeps a little distance from our world so he can see where we start to loose our way and then he brings us back. There is no doubt James is a major part of our success.” [Fred M. / Founder & President; branding & advertising]
  • “Thank you for all of your helpful and constructive advice. I depend on it and you make my job easier.” [Helen D. / VP Business Planning and Operations; non-profit]
  • “James was the only one who asked real questions. I was rather taken back by them. It did give me pause–it made me think in a different way about what was important. Based on constructive analysis, listening, and just a few probing questions, James hit our organization’s proverbial nail on the head. He identifies issues quickly and is straight forward yet sensitive in his approach to suggesting ways to improve. A class individual as well.[Doug T. / Associate Director of Development; non-profit]
  • “James has the incredible quality of patience, which allows him to influence people over time without judging. However, if the person agreed to do or behave in a certain way then he demands that they do. This is where James can be demanding and emphasizes behavior, which creates an environment of no surprises. He established himself as an outstanding mentor and a variety of executives and staff (including the writer) sought his council regularly.” [Joe P. W. / CEO; investment holding company]