Jim Black, MS

Certified CareerCOACH™


CareerCOACH™ Services of New England
Concord, NH 03301

Jim Black, Certified CareerCOACH™

Jim Black, MS, is a Certified CareerCOACH™, dedicated to guiding primarily mid-to-late-career professionals toward more fulfilling and financially rewarding careers. Holding numerous career development certifications, Jim is also a TTI Success Insights® DISC Certified, TTI-Motivators® Certified, and CareerCOACH Certified™ career advancement expert. He serves clients throughout New England, as well as across the US and internationally.

With his extensive training as a life coach, Jim takes a holistic approach to helping professionals along their career path. Believing that getting a job is not enough, Jim ensures that his clients are clear on their goals, values, and what is important to them. This is particularly important for professionals looking to change careers. His guidance results in clients finding meaningful work that aligns with and supports their life goals.

Jim’s noteworthy career has included stints as a consultant, tech program manager, university professor, higher-education career advisor, and now, career coach. His varied background, as well as his enthusiasm for helping others succeed, enables him to connect with people from all walks of life, on a variety of career paths. As Jim says, “I’ve learned a lot about the world of work from my own career journey, and from helping clients ranging from nursing assistants to lawyers, and from construction workers to engineers. Everyone has their own unique story and their own challenges.”

With years of study and career coaching under his belt, Jim chose to earn his CareerCOACH™ Certification, due to CareerCOACH’s established reputation, and because the CareerCOACH System™ is a proven process that accelerates the job search – helping people land sought-after careers in five to nine weeks instead of five to nine months. Jim says, “I know how frustrating and drawn-out a job search can be. I’m happy to be part of a program that gets the results my clients want in a reasonable time.”

Jim further shares, “From my experience, people want to feel confident in their job search. They want an efficient system to get them to their next career goal. With the CareerCOACH System™, the path is clear. The system works. That makes people feel that their investment is worth it. And that makes my work immensely fulfilling.”

Jim recalls how helping clients advance their careers has impacts far beyond a simple job search. “I worked with a woman who absolutely hated her job and was unhappy with her life because of that. She was pessimistic that she could do better and be happy in any job. Besides assisting with her résumé and job search, l helped her see that she already had the skills she needed to find a better job. During our work together, she developed new confidence in her abilities. It wasn’t long before she found a job that made her feel good about herself again.”

Jim earned a Master of Science from the State University of New York and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Rutgers University. He is a Certified Life Coach with Life Purpose Institute; a Certified Global Career Development Facilitator from the Center for Credentialing and Education; and a Certified Career Transition Coach from Career Thought Leaders. Jim’s extensive volunteer work includes food bank coordinator, animal therapy volunteer, math and writing skills tutor, and community event coordinator. In addition to his coaching, Jim also works with recent immigrants to help them with their studies and to learn essential career skills.

“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” ~ Carl Jung