About Jim

headshot- narrowJim received a BA degree from Pepperdine (Malibu), a Masters from Fuller Seminary (Pasadena), and a Coaching Certification from the Life Purpose Institute (San Diego). He is a member of the International Coaching Federation and is constantly seeking to enhance his knowledge and skills as a coach. Jim’s six-year history in coaching is founded on his 28 years in pastoral work— counseling, teaching, and training in several denominations, predominately in Presbyterian and Vineyard churches. In addition, he has taught college at Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine Universities, and spent six years in the nonprofit sector as Executive Director of the Door of Hope homeless shelter in Pasadena, CA.

Jim is married to the Radiant Renee and they make their home in Eagle Rock, CA, staying in touch with their coastal roots by playing beach volleyball on the weekends.

About This Site

www.jimkermath.com is the hub website for the professional services and blog offered by Jim Kermath of Eagle Rock, CA. Jim has several areas of expertise featured on this site: Life & Career Coaching; Personal Development Workshops & Seminars; and Kairos Consulting (intervening with troubled leadership teams.) Jim’s mission is to champion the cause of personal development through coaching, training, and consulting in both business and church settings. He works with individuals, small groups, classes, staffs, and seminar audiences. In a nutshell, Jim helps individuals and leadership teams who are otherwise stuck to determine what’s next and go after it. His passion and delight is to foster new direction, fresh enthusiasm, and renewed movement.