Jim Weinstein Career & Life Consultant Bio

Highlights

  • 23 Year Career as Advertising and Non-Profit Executive
  • Harvard Business School, MBA with Distinction
  • Antioch University MA, Clinical Psychology
  • Wesleyan University BA (Phi Beta Kappa)
  • 18 Years in Life, Career Counseling, and Psychotherapy Private Practice
  • Co-founder of the award-wining 4Therapy.com, a leading internet provider of referrals and support for mental health professionals
  • Former President SEARCH Alliance, a community-based clinical trials non-profit
  • Jeopardy! winner (seriously)

Reviews

  • Michael Lilintahl

    I decided to meet with Jim when I was contemplating making a big career change. I found my meetings with him to be supportive, helpful and constructive. Throughout the process he challenged me and helped me see what I could not see before. I was lost and scared in my previous job and Jim helped me by walking me through the process of change...

  • Brian Smith

    I chose to work with Jim after speaking with several other coaches. I was very impressed with his credentials, particularly his repeated success in several different career fields, and I found him very easy to talk with. Jim helped me discover what would be a fulfilling career path for me, gave me the confidence to pursue my passion, and provided invaluable guidance on the best way to do that. I can't recommend him highly enough.

  • Doug Witt

    I have known Jim for ten years. We all have career stuff, whether it's self-inflicted or termination beyond one's control. I've experienced both. Jim can help you through whatever your circumstances may be. He creates a connection where it's safe to share what is really going on. If you need a new job immediately or if you are contemplating a career change going forward, I'd call Jim.

  • Grace Robinson

    As one can expect, trying to make a career transition is a highly emotional and somewhat stressful experience as it requires a certain level of honesty, self-reflection and hard work. I reached out to a number of career coaches in the DC area when I began to contemplate a change but no one I spoke with had the quite the same intelligent, calm demeanor as Jim. Jim supported my growth, both professionally and personally, by providing me with thoughtful direction, insight, and feedback...

  • Robert Sheavly

    I have known Jim professionally for almost 15 years. His intelligence, experience, and background are all exceptional, which has led me to send numerous patients of mine to him when they are in need of career guidance (I am a Jungian psychoanalyst). The feedback I've gotten from them has been uniformly positive - he's made a real difference in their lives.

  • Gail Friedman

    Jim was recommended to me by a mutual friend because I was at a major crossroads in my life and needed compassionate, insightful yet impartial readings of my options. I was especially impressed with Jim's business credentials as well as his counseling background. I continue to consult with Jim and highly recommend him to anyone in need of business counseling.

  • Google User

    I have had the pleasure working with Jim for the past 6 years. I say “working with” as this has been an extremely successful collaborative process. I approached Jim as I was struggling with working through a rough patch in my professional career...

  • Andrew Zalman

    As an executive search/headhunter I have been lucky enough to partner with Jim on a number of occasions. I have referred several local and remote (Skype, etc.) mid-level to executive-level candidates to him who have reported back to me with rave reviews. Jim has also consulted with me whenever my executive search expertise has been a helpful element to his full-service thoughtful career advice he provides his clients. 100% class act and worth the investment.

  • Alex Koleszar

    Asking Jim Weinstein to help me navigate my career path was the best decision I could make in my life. Jim was instrumental in helping me envision a complete change in careers – something I wish I had done years ago, but now have the courage and clarity to pursue. Two years later, and I’m deeply committed in that process...

  • Margot Lester

    Jim is a trusted and effective advisor who helps you develop the skills, insights, connections and tools you need to be successful in all aspects of your life. Jim's committed to helping you achieve your goals with no-nonsense guidance and a compassionate style. Working with him puts you on the fast track to meeting and exceeding your goals.

  • Alex Orfinger

    I’ve introduced Jim to many colleagues and friends - from recent college graduates to CEOs. In every instance, he’s offered sage advice, solid direction, compassionate support leading to superb results.

  • Morgan Long

    I received a promotion and pay raise after working with Jim to help me move forward in my career! Jim was a great help when it came to reaching my career goals. Together, we revamped my resumé and cover letter and put new interviewing skills to practice...

  • Google User

    Jim helped me through a critical time in my business. My market research business had been deeply affected by technology and changes in corporate culture. Do I close the doors and move on? If not what are my options? Is it time for a change? In addition to Jim’s counseling background, he’s a Harvard MBA with years of experience at the highest levels of the advertising industry so he really understood my issues.

Career Coach Biography

Originally from Eastchester, New York, I attended college at Wesleyan University where I majored in political science and minored in Romance languages.

Graduating magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, I was accepted to Harvard Business School, where I concentrated in marketing. I graduated with distinction in 1971, and thereafter began working at one of New York’s largest advertising agencies, Benton & Bowles, as an account executive.

I rose quickly in the organization being named a vice-president in 1975. In the subsequent 15 years I also worked with several other firms as a senior executive, including Wells Rich Greene as EVP & Chiat/Day as Director of Account Management. Among the clients I worked for were: Procter & Gamble, Sony, Coca-Cola, Bayer, Mitsubishi, Fisher-Price, and Energizer (The bunny was developed under my tenure as the lead account manager).

In my early 40s I embarked on a process of inner work and exploration that led me to move from New York to Los Angeles and to discover the path of my current career. I enrolled in Antioch University’s clinical psychology program in 1994, earning a Master’s degree. I also accumulated 3,000 hours of internship training and was licensed as a psychotherapist (Marriage and Family Therapist).

In late 2005 I moved from Los Angeles to Washington and became licensed by the District of Columbia. In the time I have been here I have been fortunate enough to build a thriving practice working with a very diverse, motivated, and intelligent group of clients. I am proud to have helped many hundreds of clients to dramatically improve their career and life satisfaction.

Reviews

  • Michael Lilintahl

    I decided to meet with Jim when I was contemplating making a big career change. I found my meetings with him to be supportive, helpful and constructive. Throughout the process he challenged me and helped me see what I could not see before. I was lost and scared in my previous job and Jim helped me by walking me through the process of change...

  • Brian Smith

    I chose to work with Jim after speaking with several other coaches. I was very impressed with his credentials, particularly his repeated success in several different career fields, and I found him very easy to talk with. Jim helped me discover what would be a fulfilling career path for me, gave me the confidence to pursue my passion, and provided invaluable guidance on the best way to do that. I can't recommend him highly enough.

  • Doug Witt

    I have known Jim for ten years. We all have career stuff, whether it's self-inflicted or termination beyond one's control. I've experienced both. Jim can help you through whatever your circumstances may be. He creates a connection where it's safe to share what is really going on. If you need a new job immediately or if you are contemplating a career change going forward, I'd call Jim.

  • Grace Robinson

    As one can expect, trying to make a career transition is a highly emotional and somewhat stressful experience as it requires a certain level of honesty, self-reflection and hard work. I reached out to a number of career coaches in the DC area when I began to contemplate a change but no one I spoke with had the quite the same intelligent, calm demeanor as Jim. Jim supported my growth, both professionally and personally, by providing me with thoughtful direction, insight, and feedback...

  • Robert Sheavly

    I have known Jim professionally for almost 15 years. His intelligence, experience, and background are all exceptional, which has led me to send numerous patients of mine to him when they are in need of career guidance (I am a Jungian psychoanalyst). The feedback I've gotten from them has been uniformly positive - he's made a real difference in their lives.

  • Gail Friedman

    Jim was recommended to me by a mutual friend because I was at a major crossroads in my life and needed compassionate, insightful yet impartial readings of my options. I was especially impressed with Jim's business credentials as well as his counseling background. I continue to consult with Jim and highly recommend him to anyone in need of business counseling.

  • Google User

    I have had the pleasure working with Jim for the past 6 years. I say “working with” as this has been an extremely successful collaborative process. I approached Jim as I was struggling with working through a rough patch in my professional career...

  • Andrew Zalman

    As an executive search/headhunter I have been lucky enough to partner with Jim on a number of occasions. I have referred several local and remote (Skype, etc.) mid-level to executive-level candidates to him who have reported back to me with rave reviews. Jim has also consulted with me whenever my executive search expertise has been a helpful element to his full-service thoughtful career advice he provides his clients. 100% class act and worth the investment.

  • Alex Koleszar

    Asking Jim Weinstein to help me navigate my career path was the best decision I could make in my life. Jim was instrumental in helping me envision a complete change in careers – something I wish I had done years ago, but now have the courage and clarity to pursue. Two years later, and I’m deeply committed in that process...

  • Margot Lester

    Jim is a trusted and effective advisor who helps you develop the skills, insights, connections and tools you need to be successful in all aspects of your life. Jim's committed to helping you achieve your goals with no-nonsense guidance and a compassionate style. Working with him puts you on the fast track to meeting and exceeding your goals.

  • Alex Orfinger

    I’ve introduced Jim to many colleagues and friends - from recent college graduates to CEOs. In every instance, he’s offered sage advice, solid direction, compassionate support leading to superb results.

  • Morgan Long

    I received a promotion and pay raise after working with Jim to help me move forward in my career! Jim was a great help when it came to reaching my career goals. Together, we revamped my resumé and cover letter and put new interviewing skills to practice...

  • Google User

    Jim helped me through a critical time in my business. My market research business had been deeply affected by technology and changes in corporate culture. Do I close the doors and move on? If not what are my options? Is it time for a change? In addition to Jim’s counseling background, he’s a Harvard MBA with years of experience at the highest levels of the advertising industry so he really understood my issues.