Jim Alstott is a Health, Life, and Transformational Coach, certified through the Health Coach Institute. He also holds a Reiki Master certification. Jim's coaching journey began with his own physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation. Overcoming significant health issues and weighing nearly 400 pounds, Jim altered his lifestyle to lose about 1/3 of his body weight and has maintained that weight loss ever since. His efforts brought potentially dangerous blood levels into acceptable ranges and improved Jim's quality of life immeasurably. "Overcoming the guilt and shame associated with morbid obesity was driven holistically by improving my focus on body, mind, and spirit,” he notes. "There’s no magic bullet, just consistently seeking healthy attitudes and actions."
Recognizing that others could benefit from his experience, Jim created unique and inspired programs focused on achieving balance in Mind, Body, and Spirit. "Coaching others to perform at a higher and more consistent level is my passion," he added. The programs are designed to help others feel successful and live their best and fullest lives through education and support. Clients are supported and empowered to seek balance and make lifestyle choices aligned with their goals. "It's not easy, but it's worth it. You are worth it."
In addition to his work in coaching, Jim also previously founded and continues to manage a successful firm in the recruiting industry. Jim has served his clients in this role for 25 years and is one of the industry's top recruiters. A graduate of DePaul University, Jim received his degree in Vocal Performance and has performed in operas and musical theater. Jim is also an instructor of the Clarity Catalyst program, based on a Master’s program by Dr. Michael Ray at Stanford University. The program, called Creativity in Business, has been taught at Stanford University since 1979.