Jim Mitchell, Practical Transformationalist.

Hi. I’m Jim Mitchell. I use that term ‘practical transformationalist’ very deliberately and very consciously.  In my work, I’m all about growth, development, learning, and transformation. I’m committed to models, ideas, conversations, and exchanges that you can walk out the door with and immediately put to use making work, family, life, and relationships all more powerful and effective for all concerned. I’m not interested in smoke and mirrors. Not interested in too much woojie woojie that cannot be grounded in new, doable behaviors that make life work better. You will leave with lots of choices around how you show up going forward, how you want to show up going forward, and what you can do about all that.

Jim Mitchell is a native Arizonan and recognized personal and corporate leadership development specialist and leadership consultant. He facilitates vulnerability-based leadership, emotional intelligence-based leadership, deep personal leadership, advanced communication skills, conflict resolution, personal vision, mission and purpose, culture change and performance acceleration and improvement workshops for a variety of individuals and clients around the globe.

He currently works as a corporate leadership consultant facilitating the building of high performance groups, cultures, teams and individual as well as offering ‘vulnerability’ based leadership coaching, consulting and facilitation to individuals and organizations large and small. He has many thousands of hours of experience coaching, leading and guiding individuals and teams into Deep Leadership and Deep Relationship as well as having mucho thousands of facilitated workshop and retreat hours.

Jim uniquely combines 18 years in the corporate prison, 15 of that in middle and upper management with a top 10 bank with 30+ years of doing his own deep transformation work with 20+ years of participating in and leading deeply transformational mens work around the world. His insights into how change and transformation happen to individuals, groups, teams and cultures are delivered with passion, authenticity, feeling and humor as well as sharing deeply from his own growth and learning.

My personal and corporate mission:  “To create sacred spaces where individuals, teams and groups can tell the compassionate truth to themselves, and each other, building vulnerable and deep relationships that can support, nurture and mentor them in order to further their own and each others’ learning, growth, transformation and success”

Jim began his own personal journey of growth, discovery, uncovery, recovery and transformation 30 years ago after the Universe got his attention the hard way. He has been active internationally in the men’s growth and leadership movement for twenty+ years, as well as lending support and leadership to a variety of not for profit organizations doing good in the world.

His passion and avocation has been supporting and leading initiation and rites of passage weekend experiences for a diverse group of men around the world from Mexico to England to South Africa to Australia, for lifers in Folsom Prison, for boys 12-17 years old and for African American men and women. He is fiercely passionate about making a difference in the lives of others.

Current and former clients include DEB Construction, Logic Real Estate, Ovation Real Estate, Harness.com, Nylas.com, Thrive Aviation, Spreetail.com, Glassdoor.com, Compass Learning, Colliers Real Estate, Dental Marketing and Management LLC, Young Presidents Organization (YPO), the Allegis Group companies, PingIdentity, The UPS Stores of Canada, Healthnet of California, Kaiser Permanente, Global Language Solutions, Sentinel Development, Palomar Outdoor School, Southern California Edison, Raytheon Company, and Bank One of Arizona.

In addition, he offers and has facilitated hundreds of his own deep personal leadership workshops to men and women in the general public including Integrating Deep Personal Leadership™, Embracing Your Own Brilliance™, Power Tools for Powerful Living™, Presence, Power and Passion : The Art of Deep Personal Leadership™, Money Shadows™, Embracing the Power and Potential of Your Archetypes™ and What’s it Going To Take For You To GTFU?™. His newest workshop is called Sacred Journeys and The Dirt Nap.

Jim is known for creating safe and sacred containers where deep personal transformation can happen individually and collectively. He takes the “woojie woojie” out of growth and transformation and replaces it with real ‘feet on the ground’ practices and results. And a bit of magic for good measure!  

Practical Transformation.

Jim currently lives in Tempe, Arizona.

Or in seat 2C on almost any American Airlines flight!


Jim Mitchell
Practical Transformationalist

What People Say About Jim

Excellent speaker. Good at what he does I’m sure. The content he delivered was all about being a great facilitator and for a moderator and coach. I’m glad he did not get into the weeds too much on the issues at hand. His basic layout and steps are for every forum meeting in the past and in the future. Good luck and thanks for all that you do.

one of the best YPO education events i’ve been to in a year. outstanding value.
It was one of the BEST YPOI sessions I have attended. It was a great way of answering many of the questions my Forum and an amazing guide for next steps.
Jim was excellent. He gave practical tools in a matter of fact style.

“What I would say depends to some degree on to whom I am talking… In speaking to men in need of reclaiming their Kings, I would say that Jim is a man of much wisdom on matters of discovering, healing and empowering individuals through guiding them to intimate personal understanding of the archetypes. Jim Mitchell creates a container of trust using his many skills, his personal wisdom, his deep authenticity and most of all by modeling a powerful, passionate presence of total integrity and grace.”

“I would encourage others to trust the process and be open to all the information in this safe and comfortable environment. Regardless of where a person is in their life there are things to learn and insights to gain in this workshop. I believe your experience lends authenticity to the materials. You are not simply regurgitating information from some book you are sharing your years of accumulated wisdom and experience. Your caring and sincere nature shone through and anyone fortunate enough to attend your workshop will be forever transformed.”

“IMHO simply the best, get down to the meaty bits/peice of personal development facilitation I have experienced.”

“I appreciated JIm’s personal experiences shared it made it feel more comfortable. I really also liked the modeling of boundaries and openness it helped form the container of steel ( for me) It appears to me that the work has been in the making for a long time and the role modeling of following your sovereigns vision was very evident. Thank you:”

“That you have lived an authentic life that sources your talk – you model what you teach in a very grounded, sincere and approachable way. You are wise while remaining humble, strong without being domineering and have the deep compassion born from honoring the lessons your wounds have gifted you with. You tell it like it is with such a refreshing absence of preciousness, self-aggrandizement and with genuine interest in facilitating others’ experience of their own authenticity.”

“I thought Jim was a very good modeler of these matters. he showed impressive honesty and vulnerability with us…”

“Jim is a magician, very masterful skill in telling a story, full of textures, colors, pain, humor and humanity…”

“This is a huge question…….my very brief answer is that I feel that Jim’s frameworks WORK! (at least that’s my intuitive take on them…..it’s only been 2 days since the workshop ended). They are concise. They are easy to understand. They are thought provoking. Equally importantly, Jim’s power and wisdom brings these frameworks to life, and makes them even more accessible to the workshop participant.”

“I tell others that I have found Jim to be a very effective instructor and facilitator, and that I trust him to run a great workshop.”

“This was the 2nd or 3rd time I have heard the content of this workshop…it still has a profound impact and has awakened me once again to areas in my life that need attention and love. I love the container we created together. Having women onboard and hearing perspectives from the divine feminine was a huge plus.”

“Great frameworks, very insightful…that made it an even more powerful experience. Jim, your presence and enthusiasm were tremendous…….you “animated” the material and experience.”

“Exceeded my expectations and I am sitting in the day-after glow, with continued excitement and sense of ownership about how my life will enhance. I’ve done a lot of workshops and truly appreciated so much the tools, the concise and authentic explanations and how the way you held a space that allowed for the beauty and wisdom of each participant to flower and contribute to the whole. I really appreciated how you flowed with the energetic needs of the various sections and continued to attune and refine in response to the living breathing body of the workshop.”

“I have to say that the workshop got better and better…”

“You’re on the bleeding edge with this work Jim. And in my opinion it’s helpful and practical without all the pycho babble. Nice job.”

Leadership Magic

Deep Personal Leadership for Work and Life

with Jim Mitchell