About Jim Oher

Leadership requires a leader.   For the past 30 years Jim Oher has been successfully leading and empowering business professionals with customized navigational tools to maximize career performance and connect them to their passions, talent, purpose and values.

Uniquely qualified, Jim has an extraordinary background as a corporate manager, executive consultant, accredited psychotherapist, psychoanalyst and group trainer/facilitator.  He has successfully worked with major corporations, business executives, human resource departments and individual clients forging trusted, supportive, productive relationships.  He skillfully analyzes current situations, defines an effective action plan and helps achieve desired objectives.

Increasing and maintaining client self-awareness, motivation and effective action are the foundation of Jim’s approach.  He views coaching as a customized process encouraging learning agility and leading clients to engage in constructive inquiry, awareness “stretching” and self-initiated behavioral changes.

Jim’s uncanny ability to understand his clients stated and unstated issues, needs and professional environment is particularly effective in challenging situations involving conflict resolution.  Focusing on “hardlines”  — those difficult yet necessary positions that produce discomfort, uncertainty and anxiety — he helps executives resolve issues, create an enhanced working environment and achieve bottom line goals.

As a career catalyst, Jim has developed a proprietary client/coach partnership approach to insure maximum results including:

  • Information exchange of all relevant issues
  • Collaborative definition of objectives
  • Commitment to take ownership and implementation of critical decisions
  • Incorporate compassion and concern for others by recognizing and utilizing core values

A leader in his field, Jim employs the latest theories of personal and organizational dynamics, conflict management techniques, psychology of motivation and adult learning processes. He has applied his knowledge and expertise with – among others –  PepsiCo, Pfizer, LPL Financial, Zurich Scudder, SCS Financial, MasterCard Worldwide, JP Morgan Chase, New York City Ballet, and Duetsch Bank.  Jim and his Oher and Associates colleagues offer an extensive range of services includes executive assessments, business team alignment, pre- and post merger intervention, leadership and organizational development.

Jim is a member of the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC) and the Association of Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision.  He serves on the board of the Alexcel Group, a consulting firm of prominent international coaches.  In 2007, he was the keynote speaker at the WABC conference addressing the challenges of effective coaching.

OHER & ASSOCIATES, INC., a coaching and consultation firm, focuses on collaboration and conflict challenges within teams, organizations and individuals. Strategic and succession planning and other employee and organization development services are also offered. The firm has strategic collaborations with well respected coaching, assessment and training firms such as: Applied Psychological Techniques, Inc. and Workplace Psychology Inc. O&A has also developed customized tools for Leaders in Transition and partnered with Dr. Terry Maltbia of Columbia University’s Executive Coaching program in the area of emotional intelligence research.


Contact Jim at joher@oher.net or by telephone at 914 5847444 or 914 2380607

In Jim’s own words:

I am a business coach specializing in tough challenging situations often involving collaboration and conflict working with top teams, individuals and organizations.  Because of my training and experience as corporate excecutive as well as a psychoanalyst I am not afraid to address any employee workplace issue. I have developed many leadership development services throughout the world and has coached over one thousand executives and teams.

I am the author and/or editor of several articles and books about workplace management and leadership and have held executive management positions at JP Penney and Chevron Texaco.

I am a founding partner of Marshall Goldsmith Partners and a member of The Alexcel Group, The Association of Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision, and The Worldwide Association of Business Coaches. I am also a certified psychoanalyst and psychotherapist and the recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health scholarship as well as the Robert M. Linder Scholarship..

Clients include: Novo Novartis, US Tobacco, GFK, Inc., LPL Financial, Citibank, SCS Financial, OSC Ship Management, Inc., Goldman Sachs, Proskauer Rose, JP Morgan Chase, Northern Trust, Executive Risk Management and dozens of other corporations.

I have been trained and certified in action science by the Action Design Institute and group facilitation by Roger Schwarz. I  received my psychoanalytic therapy certification from the National Psychological Association of Psychoanalysis.

I am trained and certified in Myers-Briggs (MBTI) The Hogan suite of assessments, 16 PF, PRF, Thomas Kilman Conflict Management, Hardiness/Resiliency Assessments/ Center for Creative Leadership 360 degrees and other instruments.

Contact Jim at  1-914-238-0607, 1-914-584-7444 or email him at jim@oher.net

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