Press Room

Radio and TV appearances

December 13, 2018 — As a guest on the Leadership Hacks podcast w/ Jill Windelspecht, I speak to the power of breath as, yes, a leadership tool. If you want to show up more powerfully with confidence and balance and presence, start with being more self-aware.  Use your body to better manage your brain.  Hey, you’re breathing anyway, so why not do it on purpose?  Listen here.

January 17, 2017 – Jim was a guest of the enthusiastic Lori Peters on The Happiness Hangout radio hour. The wide-ranging conversation covered the practice of Happiness, how to shift emotional muscles, the chemistry of stress and positivity, the nature of Suffering, and leveraging your Power to Choose your Attitude. Listen here.

January 12, 2016Jim was a panelist on The Sound of Ideas on 90.3 WCPN, Cleveland’s Public Radio station, discussing workplace candor, transparency (especially in pay), and clutter. Audio and video archive can be found here:

December 3, 2014 – Whether you consider them a curse or a welcome relief, interruptions are part of the workplace. Jim joined The Sound of Ideas for an entertaining and informative panel conversation on how to deal with interruptions created by people and technology.

June 2014 –  Jim discussed Happiness Skills for Living as a guest on The Business of Life on Cable Channel 9, interviewed by Doug Johnson of Common Sense University. <!– Watch the program… –>

February 2014 –  Jim was part of a three-expert panel on workplace stress on 90.3 WCPN’s The Sound of Ideas.

January 2014 – Jim discussed Workplace Happiness as part of Workplace Communication guru Skip Weisman’s Expert Interview Series. <!– Click here to listen as well as check out the resources Jim referenced in the call, including The Leadership Series audio training and his free Happiness Audit. –>

October 8, 2012 – Jim was interviewed by Sharon Ball on Reinventing Yourself Today Blog Talk Radio.

November 16, 2011 – Jim was a guest on the “Giving Thanks” episode of The Regina Brett Show on WKSU. <!– Listen to the program (or right-click the link and choose “Save link as” to download).–>

March 15, 2011 – Jim made a second appearance on Can You Relate: Cleveland’s Relationship Show with Kathy Dawson. The video is available on YouTube.

February 18, 2011 – Jim appeared on Can You Relate: Cleveland’s Relationship Show with Kathy Dawson. The video is available on YouTube.

May 2010 – Jim presented “Happiness in Adversity” on iVillage.TV’s “Taking Care of Business” talk show with host Linda Reese.

May 28, 2010 – Jim discussed “Getting the Life You Want” as a guest on 90.3 WCPN’s The Sound of IdeasListen to the program here.  (Note: Jim’s segment starts at ~22 minutes.)

July 25, 2008 –  Jim was a guest on The Sound of Ideas’ program on Stress in the Workplace.<!– Listen to the program… –>

January 5, 2008 – Jim appeared on CKNW’s The Roy Greene Show, on the segment “Why is Vancouver So Unhappy?”

August 31, 2007 – Jim was a guest on a special Labor Day segment of The Sound of Ideas on “Fun in the Workplace”. <!–Listen to the program…–>

News Articles

December 2014Jim and the career of Coaching were profiled in The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Sunday edition. The article included ideas to help people interested in a coaching career find the right training, resources, and experience to get started.

November 2015 – Jim was featured as a COSE Small Business Expert in the 11-30-15 edition of Crain’s Cleveland Business. The article offers tips for leaders to be more effective at work and achieve more balance in life. Download the article (pdf) here. The article may also be read on the COSE website.

October 1, 2014 – Jim was featured in Terri Mrosko’s article entitled “Lighten up and take yourself less seriously” in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Download the article (pdf).

December 19, 2012 – Jim was featured in Terri Mrosko’s article entitled “Love where you work, even on Mondays” in the Cleveland Plain Dealer (posted on

November 1, 2012 – Jim was featured in Jack Marschall’s article entitled “Speaker says that happiness is in the eye of the beholder” in Sun News (posted on

November 8, 2010 – Jim was featured in Cleveland State University Cauldron in Daniel Stanton’s article, “Happiness Coach Presents Tips to CSU Students”.

October 10, 2010 – Jim was featured in Terri Mrosko’s article entitled “Surviving the Stress of the Job Search Anytime of the Year” in the Cleveland Plain Dealer <!–(posted on –>

May 30, 2010 – Jim was featured in Regina Brett’s weekly column in the Cleveland Plain Dealer (posted on

January 24, 2010 – Jim was featured in Mark Holan’s article, “Parma Heights coach will help you exercise happiness” in the Sun NewsRead the article here.

February 9, 2008 – Sam Fullwood’s essay, “Poised for Joy: Life Coaches Teach How to be Happy”, in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, is about his experience of being coached by Jim and the outcomes that surprised him! Read the article here.

October 24, 2007 – An interview with Jim, “How DOES one arrive at a place of calling themselves a happiness coach?”, conducted by Becky Meiser, appeared Cleveland Scene, Cleveland’s alternative weekly newspaper.