James Marlatt Ph.D.

Individual Coaching 

Career Coaching

Leadership Coaching

Increase Performance at Work

Personal & Professional Development

James Marlatt Ph.D.

ICF Certified Coach

Since 2007, I’ve helped my clients break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back in their careers.

Author of The Transformative Potential of Conversations With Stranger​s

Author of When Executive Coaching Connects: A Phenomenological Study of Relationship and Transformative Learning


Your Questions Answered

Have a question? Want to know a bit more about me or my coaching services? To help you get your answers quickly, I’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular questions I’ve received from clients, accompanied by thorough answers. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Get in touch and I’ll be happy to assist you.

What is coaching?

Coaching isn’t about psychological therapy

Coaching is a confidential and trusting one-on-one professional relationship with an impartial third party.

Coaching is about an evolving conversation to profoundly improve your effectiveness in life and work, without taking you away from your job.

Coaching isn’t about having a loose conversation

Coaching is about a focused one-on-one conversation geared towards identifying and turning your challenges into opportunities, and holding you accountable as you propel yourself towards a brilliant and tangible future.

Coaching isn’t about dealing with under-performing people

Many people use coaches to unleash the their full potential – especially in times of change.

Coaches have a goal of improving your performance at work through impartial and clear-speaking developmental feedback.

Coaching isn’t about giving you all of the answers

Coaches are committed to the belief that the answers are within you and that a coach as a thinking partner can help you to reframe your point of view to discover your unlimited potential.

Coaching isn’t something that everyone can do

Coaching is a profession that requires advanced training and accreditation in communication skills and knowledge of human behaviour, coupled with trust, curiosity, experience, compassion and a unique commitment to help others to reach their full potential. With an unbreakable code of ethics that guarantees confidentiality.

Can I book an Introductory Session?

Yes. There is no charge or obligation for your first 15-minute consultation. We will talk about your challenges at work. I will explain how coaching works. You will decide if you would like to engage me as your confidential coach. Contact Jim now.


James Marlatt Ph.D. MBA CEC


PhD in Coaching & Human Development
ICF Certified Coach
ICF Certified Evidence Based Coach
Fielding Phenomenological Coach
Certified Psychometrics Assessor



Author of The Transformative Potential of Conversations with Stranger

Author of When Executive Coaching Connects: A Phenomenological Study of Relationship and Transformative Learning


Do You Need Help?

Need help to achieve your goals in life? Contact Jim for a  free introductory conversation. 

Face-to-Face, Telephone & Internet Video Conference Coaching

Flexible Hours

I offer flexible coaching hours to suit your schedule.


Satisfied Clients

I’m passionate about helping others and guiding them into a new phase of their lives. I work hard on developing a personal, open and transparent relationship with my clients, and what they say about my services is incredibly important to me. Read the testimonials below to get an idea of the experiences that past clients have had with my services, and get in touch with me today.

I wasn’t very satisfied with my life when I first contacted Jim. Now, after just a few sessions, I feel like an entirely different person. I can’t recommend these coaching sessions enough. – Audrey Saunders


Jim’s ability to listen then reflect back to me what he has heard has been astounding. So many times it is not until I hear this reflection that I truly understand myself and my thoughts or feelings. Most times people want to provide you with their advice without recognizing that what you really need is an opportunity to understand yourself. – Janet Struthers


 Jim brings 110% of himself to every coaching conversation. In not one instance have I felt that he was distracted or focused on something other than me and my personal success. He is totally committed to helping me clarify and achieve my aspirations and does so without judgment or bias. – Brian Johnson

With Jim’s coaching over the past year and half, my professional development has accelerated substantially.  His coaching has helped me with many aspects of my work life, from dealing with difficult work-related issues to setting career goals. Jim encourages me to think about the possibilities and to look for solutions. – Martha Wilson


Every comment Jim makes is extremely well thought-out. He carefully considers every question and statement and does not make “off-the-cuff” remarks. He is constantly considering the impact of his statements. This attribute is key to me as I find myself reflecting on many of his comments long after our conversations because of the respect I have developed for him and his perspectives. – Anne Haley


I think one of Jim’s greatest attributes is that his encouragement is genuine. He doesn’t provide a bunch of rosy, vague comments designed purely to make me feel good about myself.  His positive affirmations are based on his understanding of who I am and who I want to become. By helping me to honestly identify my strengths and skills and draw attention to my successes, it allows me to see who I truly am and helps build my self-confidence to achieve my personal goals. – Matt Smith



Contact Jim now for a free confidential introductory consultation. We will talk face-to-face, by telephone, or by internet video conferencing. Learn how coaching can help you in life and work.


Introductory Consultation

How Can I Help You?

No Charge

15 Minutes


3-Month Coaching Package

Popular & Effective

5-hour Program


6-Month Coaching Program

Coaching for Success

10-hour Program


Personal Coaching Assessments

Build Self Awareness


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Want to hear more about how I can help you improve your performance at work? Contact me today to schedule a session.

I provide coaching to clients in Vancouver, the Mainland & Vancouver Island through face-to-face, telephone and internet-based coaching.

Virtual coaching by telephone or over the internet everywhere else!

Coaching Face-to-Face & By Telephone & Internet Video



James Marlatt PhD MBA ICF Certified Coach

British Columbia, Canada

Providing coaching to clients in Vancouver, the Mainland & Vancouver Island through face-to-face, telephone and internet-based coaching.

Virtual coaching by telephone or internet everywhere else

© 2018 James Marlatt PhD
Individual Coaching Vancouver, the Mainland, and Vancouver Island
Surrey, Richmond, Port Coquitlam, Victoria, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Port Alberni, Courtenay, BC
Virtual Coaching Services by telephone or internet everywhere else!

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