Extensive experience developing and facilitating Motivational Interviewing [MI] training in public health settings. Trained beginning and intermediate level MI, provide coaching and facilitation of small group skill-acquisition seesions focused on MI integration. Provide support to MI coaches/mentors in North carolina Medicaid case management system and developing MI practice standards.In addition to training delivery, have created training curricula and provided training-of-trainers in MI. Member Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers[MINT].

Training | Curriculum Development | Coaching/Mentoring Coaches | Quality Improvement | Program Implementation

“In training our health coaches, Jim’s training style was the perfect match.  His flexibility and sensitivity to the stressors associated with telephonic health coaching was fantastic.  He understands and models adult learning principles as well as anyone I’ve ever seen.  He is deeply respected and respectful; my staff loved working with Jim!”

Robin SwiftDuke Univeristy

"Jim’s skill as a trainer made the MI content accessible and helped our trainers feel more confident in their training ability.  Jim’s knowledge of training techniques and willingness to share gave our trainers practical training tools they began to incorporate immediately after the training. And what fun!”

Sarah KapastosyTexas HIV Connection

“In supporting our MI coaches, Jim has been a huge asset to our program.  His knowledge of MI and the applications in health care have made his work relevant and enhanced our Champion's understanding.  More importantly, his ability to model compassion and enthusiasm make his coaching sessions meaningful and enhance our Champion’s capacity to move the ‘Spirit’ of MI forward in out Networks.”

Amelia MahanContinuing Care of North Carolina