Jim Fries M.A., CHRP


Making a Difference

No ‘one size fits all’ approach works for complex challenges. There is no silver bullet. Change begins by building on the unique strengths of organizations, teams and individuals. Jim brings a variety of ideas, tools and ideas that he has discovered, or stumbled upon, over the course of his career. As someone who is a big fan of small business, a corporate survivor, and loves working with mission-based not-for-profit organizations, Jim has learned how to help leaders at all levels explore alternative ways to leverage strengths and close the gaps.

With a creative, enthusiastic and persuasive leadership style, Jim brings to the table what he has learned from his work over the past 30 years with organizations that range from global businesses to community-based not-for-profits. Working with clients to identify strengths, discern patterns and create innovative solutions, Jim brings a unique perspective to his work with clients and his profession.

Jim brings this passion and experience to his role as practice leader for executive coaching. Other areas that are central to Jim’s work at Cenera include career transition coaching, leader and team development, change management and keeping the candy bowl full. Comfortable working at all levels, Jim is dedicated to his clients and operates on the belief that better is always possible.

Giving back to the community

Actively involved in social justice and education initiatives, Jim is currently the Board Chair at Foothills Academy Society, an organization dedicated to helping children and families with learning disabilities. Jim has personally seen the remarkable difference this school makes in the lives of children and their families. Foothills truly is making a difference in the lives of others. In his spare time, Jim seeks out opportunities to explore his creative side through gourmet cooking and the occasional yard sculpture or art class.

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Call Jim: (403) 294-7687

1100, 1015 – 4 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta,  T2R 1J4
(403) 290-0466