After 25 years of entrepreneurship and leadership in five industries, I (Justin Perkins) specialize in helping founders, leaders and high performers unstick challenges and experience better performance and creativity.
Just like in high levels of sport, or artistic performance, executive coaching is often the secret weapon behind the scenes for many of the most successful business leaders. Having a devoted, calm, trusted co-pilot to help see your blindspots and support your changes of paradigm and behavior can really make a difference.
Being coached this way has changed my life, and it’s my passion now to pay forward the leveraged understanding I’ve gained as I guide other impact-oriented leaders.
Common themes my clients and I often work to improve are: how the mind works, communication, handling crises, navigating transitions, innovation, relationships, growth, stress reduction, delegation, empowerment, decision-making, time, money, and enjoyment.
In the process, we often optimize your wellbeing over time, deepen relationships, and gain more inspiration about our human potential. New possibilities often emerge. Worlds can change. We may even hang out in nature together. It’s an awesome journey for those who dare to take a look inside.
I got more from one hour of coaching with Justin than I did from a 9 week coaching program.
In a simple conversation with Justin he was able to shine a clear light on my core motivations, and help me to become increasingly aware of them. He listened carefully, and guided me to realize a simple, powerful insight into what drives and motivates me. Justin then helped me to see that in fact, I was meeting this need -- on a daily basis, but telling myself a story that I was lacking something. This enabled me to re-frame much of my day at work and at home, which created a profound shift, and delivered a deepening sense of calm. From this more relaxed mindset, I was able to approach my commitments with greater ease, feel more centered, and connect with new opportunities that had been literally sitting right in front of me. I hired Justin for a long-term engagement after this insight, and he helped me navigate a perfect storm both personally and professionally.
My experience working with Justin was incredibly impactful and our work together led to tremendous personal growth. Our first coaching engagement was for a few months where I learned the basic principles of Justin’s methodology. I then committed to a longer-term coaching agreement where the real work began. Once we were able to dig in, Justin acted as my guide leading me to my own self-realization. My biggest takeaway was that his process enabled me to find answers on my own. Working together for a longer period also allowed us to set bigger stretch goals that seemed unattainable at the outset and provided an opportunity to tackle all the issues that inevitably come up over the longer timeline. When we concluded, after an inspiring nature-based retreat, I felt I had made lasting changes that were only possible because Justin pushed me to find the answers under my own power.
I began working with Justin at a transformative point in my life and career, as I was working on launching a new consulting business and balancing life with a new baby. Through our coaching sessions, I gained a deeper understanding into how our mind works, which has been transformative in every aspect of my life. This has allowed me to shift my perspective and explore life and business with a peaceful, curiosity that has resulted in more clarity and wisdom. I have since continued to work with Justin for several years, navigating several career transitions, and growing as a leader. For those looking for practical applications, I have been able to make business decisions more confidently, work and prioritize more efficiently, deepen relationships, and create more space for the things that I enjoy in life. And my impact as a leader has deepened tremendously.
Working with Justin has been helpful and encouraging. It’s like counseling meets a present day Guru whom understands all the challenges for young entrepreneurs and business professionals. He has helped me rethink certain patterns and offers small tips along with challenging my thinking which has helped tremendously. Justin also knows much of this stuff first hand from other experts and his own experience in business, and has great supplemental material to support the mentoring sessions. The environment feels very safe and natural along with the ability to meet outside or go on a hike which is much better in my opinion for opening up and not feeling stuck in an office setting!”
I have very much enjoyed the opportunity of working with Justin, his guidance helps bring clarity and a clear path forward both in personal and business facets. I appreciate him and his work greatly!
Through dedicated study and practice, Justin has refined his innate and authentic ability to deeply listen, feel and interpret, then express his perspective with profoundly skilled insights. He's helped me better access a deeper sense of my self. From this grounded, spacious, ever-present and accessible state of mind, I find my actions are more intentional, impactful, and even fun. I can better reframe daunting challenges to feel like my valuable opportunities, and better recognize small understandings as my path toward wisdom. I find talking with Justin not only helpful, but also fascinating and a true joy. He helped me navigate a major career transition and some complex leadership dynamics.
Within 30 seconds of meeting Justin, one gets the sense that he cares deeply about you and wants to understand who you are, as a person. Immediately there’s a warm space of compassion created where a talented coach like Justin puts you at ease and his skillful listening leads to open conversation and a clear mind where whatever is really in your way can surface and insights into options flourish. In working with Justin, I have found a calm place from which to respond effectively to whatever troubles might come into my day. I highly recommend him for anyone looking for a fresh perspective on life.
Shift happens. A year ago I could not have told you what that means, much less what it feels like. As my executive coach, Justin has provided me with the space and understanding to learn to trust my own inner GPS across both personal and professional challenges. Through working with him I’ve been able to realize a significant impact in performance, communication, relationships and clarity of thinking. In addition to his experience he is a true pleasure to be around! Highly recommend him and will continue to utilize his expertise.