Over the past 20 years, Jim McLaughlin has been on a journey to reinvent everything in his life. He had to. Nothing was working. All his strategies for "making it" in life were tapped out, or based on weak assumptions.
From being an unemployed, divorced, lonely, and cynical man at mid-life, Jim has gone on to explore three different career paths and created a family: an AMAZING wife and two wonderful teenage boys. He's settled on Executive Coaching and Management Consulting as the career he was born and bred for, helping business owners and their managers go beyond the obstacles that stand in the way of their success.
Along the way he's led a community leadership program administered by CSU San Marcos, founded TEDxTemecula, a locally organized TED event (now in its sixth year), founded a Toastmasters club and a Gavel club for teens, served on the board of trustees at his church and was recently elected president of the Temecula Valley Symphony. He even MC'd a fashion show this past spring
Jim is a native of southern California and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of the Pacific and went on to work on offshore oil platforms prior to beginning work on his master's degree. He then switched from petroleum geology to engineering geology, helping to make the ground we live and work on, safe. He worked also in software development as a programmer and then project manager, developing training programs for Fortune 100 companies. He received a Master of Business Administration in 2005 from San Diego State University.
He lives in Temecula, California with his wife, Peg, and sons, Seth and Daniel.