Jim Parker is a professional coach who has received his Master Certification (MCC) from the International Coaches Federation (ICF), a globally-recognized non-profit professional association of personal and business coaches with more than 13,000 credentialed members from over 80 countries around the world. Jim is the 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, well-established organizations, and businesses of various sizes for more than a decade, championing their on-going success and guiding 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. He has provided assessments and team building services for an advanced leadership class of 48 firefighters from across the United States. He helps solidify the team’s strength and effectiveness by tackling the wildfires that threaten our national forests, homes, and businesses of thousands.
Jim has also aided in 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 the age 11, and owned his first corporation at the 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 and operators to foster business and personal growth.