Captain James Evanow is a multi-talented sea captain 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.
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.
also conducted seminars about working with financial planners and insurance agents in how to use real estate assets to maximize wealth creation.
After this, he
started a successful clothing line that was highlighted on the front page of the Wall Street Journal
, and he's
travelled all over the country presenting at trade shows.
It's these experiences that shaped James
, endowing him with the ability to persevere when the going gets tough, and gave him the ability to help others overcome obstacles.
PACE Your Self
For all his
successes, however, James
was holding himself back.
struggled with anger, and found himself shouting in an attempt to get his
had a lot of strongly held, but misguided, beliefs that were narrowing his
view of life, limiting his
choices, and as a result, also limiting his
is teaching and guiding people in the areas of emotional intelligence and belief awareness.
uniquely qualified because he's
travelled the path toward being more open, compassionate and accepting of both his
own and other people's realities, stumbled along the way, and even damaged his
relationships with others.
His personal journey led him to found PACE Your Self, his speaking company.
PACE is an acronym for Presence, Awareness, Consciousness and Empowerment, and "Your Self" is indicated as two words, because James
believes that we consist of two entities - our soul (or self), and our ego.
James's goal is to help people look at their beliefs and how they operate in their lives, allowing the self to guide their actions, without permitting the ego to take over.
life lessons from both the sea and from business, and he
has travelled all over the western United States and Canada, conducting training on Emotional Intelligence Social Media Marketing 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, "Stratgic Intervention."
The Journey Continues
is passionate about educating people, and helping them to overcome the anchors that are holding them down and preventing them from achieving what they want in life.
This has led him to write a book, "Wisdom From the Sea," which chronicles tales of adventure at sea in the context of leadership and development.
is also dedicated to bringing together people of different religions in order to help others understand why we're here and the messages that we need to hear from all faiths.
James is a committed health and fitness advocate who lifts weights and cycles.
has participated in several 100-mile bike races all over California and Southern Oregon.
also cooks and gardens, and is learning how to play the guitar.
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