Village Music Circles Training
Jim has been at every VMC Hawaii Facilitator's Playshop and Mentor Experience since 2000. He has co-facilitated the program with Arthur since 2002. Jim has also worked with VMC internationally, leading Mentor Experiences in Scotland in 2008, 2009, 2013 and Japan in 2015.
is a facilitator, teacher, speaker and leadership coach who has a passion for igniting the development of professionals who are committed to the development of others. Jim believes that authenticity, pushing edges, looking at the big picture and continuous self-learning are essential elements for group development.
Jim has continually lived these values in his 30 years of group facilitation. After achieving success in corporate America, Jim participated in his first VMC Hawaii Playshop. Since then, Jim has become Arthur Hull’s partner in the delivery of VMC trainings. Jim will co-lead his 15th Hawaii Playshop with Arthur this year, focusing as he always does on mentoring and the art of group process facilitation.
As a Drum Circle Facilitator, Jim is is busy in his community in Seattle leading circles at the World Rhythm Festival and the Northwest Folklife Festival. Jim uses rhythm as a community building facilitator in both his professional and personal life.
Jim is Master Facilitator and Vice President for Bluepoint Leadership Development. In that role, he facilitates leadership development workshops, coaches individuals, and manages a team of facilitators. His client list includes GE, Microsoft, Xerox, Qualcomm, American Airlines and other organizations striving to improve their leadership effectiveness.