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James Flaherty

MCC, Founder of New Ventures West

James is the founder of New Ventures West, co-founder of Integral Leadership LLC, and the author of Coaching: Evoking Excellence in Others, which is widely recognized as a seminal text in the field of coach education. James developed the methodology known as Integral Development Coaching by integrating recent discoveries in linguistics, developmental psychology, twentieth-century philosophy, and biology. He designed New Ventures West’s programs, trains its faculty, and has led coaching and leadership courses involving thousands of people around the world.

In addition to being a voracious reader, he practices yoga and qigong. He is a Zen student, studying with Norman Fischer of Everyday Zen. He enjoys travel and loves to spend time with his adult daughter and her friends.