Jim Parker is a professional coach who has received his Master Certification (MCC) from the International Coach Federation (ICF), the globally-recognized non-profit professional association of personal and business coaches with more than 15,000 credentialed members from over 104 countries around the world. Jim is a Past President of the Tucson Coaches Federation, and one of its founding members.
Coach Jim Parker has been partnering with aspiring entrepreneurs, young, fast-growing businesses, and well-established organizations and businesses of various sizes for more than a decade to champion their on-going success and guide them through the challenges they face as they grow.
Jim has been contracted by the United States Forest Service’s National Advanced Fire & Rescue Institute since 2006 to provide assessments and team building services for an advanced leadership class for 48 firefighters from across the United States. He helps solidify the strength and effectiveness of the team of firefighters tackling the wildfires that threaten our national forests and the homes and businesses of thousands.
Jim has also done team building with Illinois Power, Sun Tran Bus, A-Z Bus Sales, Connections to Success as well as many small businesses and organizations.
Jim Parker has been an entrepreneur all his life. He started his first business mowing lawns at age 11 and owned his first corporation at age 22. Since then he has created more than a half dozen businesses, including a manufacturing company, a commercial business brokerage and several highly successful franchise operations. Jim’s broad and diverse background, coupled with his professional training as a coach helps him provide a rich and resourceful experience for his clients. In 1988, Jim embarked on a five-year personal journey, exploring Italy, Greece, India, Ireland, Mexico and Spain. Since then, his passion in life has been to share his 30-year entrepreneurial journey—along with his professional experience and business insight—with other success minded business owners/operators to foster business and personal growth.