James Evanow is a multi-talented speaker, author, trainer and entrepreneurial businessman who was born into a multigenerational fishing family in the Pacific Northwest.
spent over two decades operating his
own commercial fishing business, and during that time he
After years at sea, James
decided that he
needed to spend more time with his
Of course, he
wasn't going to give up the sea entirely, but it was time to look toward other opportunities.
started a successful clothing line that was highlighted on the front page of the Wall Street Journal
then sold the line to a major corporation, and travelled across the country for them presenting at trade shows.
also forged a successful career as a loan officer in Northern California and Southern Oregon, and became one of the first Certified Mortgage Planning Specialists (CMPS) in the country.
He started his own mortgage business and managed his sales team and staff.
worked with financial planners and insurance agents to develop and present seminars about how to use real estate assets to maximize wealth creation.
It's all these experiences that shaped James
, giving him the determination to persevere when the going gets tough, along with the ability to help others overcome obstacles.
PACE Your Self?Chart YOUR Course
For all his
successes, however, James
felt that he
was holding himself back.
knew that he
had a unique gift to teach leadership and more importantly, emotional intelligence.
Looking back, he
realized that while managing his
business ventures, he
struggled with anger, and found himself shouting and losing his
composure in an attempt to get his
had many misguided limiting beliefs that were narrowing his
view of life, limiting his
choices, and as a result, also limiting his
sought training to re-develop his
management skills and was amazed at how developing his
emotional intelligence made the difference in how he
experienced success, connectivity, and communication.
personal journey led him to establish his
company, PACE Your Self Empowerment Systems.
PACE is an acronym for Presence, Awareness, Consciousness and Empowerment, and "Your Self" is indicated as two words.
believes that we operate from two entities within- our Ego (The "I") and our Being (The "Self").
When these two entities are in conflict we lose our productivity and connection with others.
is teaching and guiding people in the areas of emotional intelligence, leadership and belief awareness.
flagship program, "Chart Your Course"helps people to create a new vision that inspires massive action and greater meaning for their lives.
uniquely qualified-in his
years of being on the sea in severe conditions, and facing life and death situations, he
has evolved his
style of leadership into one that allows him to remain calm, cool, and collected, even in the most adverse circumstances.
n the process he
has become more open, compassionate and accepting other people-understanding the pressures many of us are under.
is experience as a captain gives him the edge to be stern, compassionate, and productive at the same time.
ames' goal is to help corporations, organizations and individuals to become more aware of their limiting beliefs and how these beliefs control their lives.
By gaining more control over their emotions they become more productive, improving the bottom line of the company.
is passionate about educating people, and helping them to overcome obstacles and release the anchors that are holding them down, preventing them from achieving what they want in life.
inspired him to write his
first book, "Wisdom From the Sea," which chronicles tales of adventure at sea in the context of leadership and development.
life lessons from both the sea and from business, and he
has travelled all over the western United States and Canada, conducting trainings on Emotional Intelligence and Creative Leadership.
He is a certified Life Coach, and certified in NLP training.
has also trained as a Personal Empowerment Coach under the Tony Robbins/Cloe Madanes coaching program, "Strategic Intervention."
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