To guide people with mastery requires experience, sensitivity, and the ability to ask the right questions. In Facing Pain - Embracing Love, Jim Warner accomplishes this and more. With compassion, humor, and grounded practicality, this book engages anyone seriously interested in opening to a more loving and satisfying life. The many illustrations, graphs, and suggested activities help readers apply the rich ideas immediately. For a world in transition, this is an important and timely work. Highly recommended. --Russ Hudson and Don Richard Riso, authors of The Wisdom of the Enneagram and Personality Types
Jim Warner's work is legendary among YPO/WPO members. His new book, Facing Pain - Embracing Love, delivers an easy-to-understand, yet profound, life-changing message. This is what you've been seeking, though you may not realize it. --Frank Buonanotte, CEO, Barrett Rand Corporation
In his extraordinary new book, Jim Warner teaches us that embracing love empowers us not only to face our pain, but also to transform it into beauty, soulful connection, meaning, and joy. Jim has found the elusive spiritual link between love and pain. --Raz Ingrasci, President and CEO, Hoffman Institute Foundation
About the Author
Jim Warner is an entrepreneur and life-transition expert with insights grounded in a rare combination of experience and empathy. From 1980 through 1992, he skillfully navigated the peaks and valleys of the burgeoning software industry. First, he led his own firm from start-up through phenomenal growth. Midstage, he forged beyond downsizing to successful resurgence. Ultimately, Warner sold his company, with visions of comfortable, secure, and satisfying days ahead. But the transition was far rockier than he expected. In his midforties Jim entered a three-year period of introspection and questioning: How to rejuvenate relationships with his family and friends? How to leverage his existing and latent skills and interests in a meaningful way? How to overcome personal weaknesses that blocked his fulfillment? OnCourse International is the product of Jim's taking stock and heightened awareness. Today, he is a dedicated coach, advisor, and facilitator to senior executives, guiding them into candid, creative, and collaborative interactions for enhanced performance, at both the enterprise and whole-life levels. Having worked with more than 2,000 CEOs, executive teams from fast-growth, high-performance companies, and dozens of couples navigating difficult midlife transitions, Jim is a recognized expert at helping individuals, couples, and teams achieve greater self-awareness, authentic and productive communication, more fulfilling relationships and more satisfying lives. Jim is the author of Aspirations of Greatness: Mapping the Midlife Leader's Reconnection to Self and Soul as well as the audio series When Having It All Isn t Enough. Whether for entire corporations, executive teams, small groups, couples, or individuals, Jim is an expert in breeding clean, productive interactions and eliminating destructive and draining behavioral ruts. He is also a sought-after speaker at industry conferences and corporate events. Jim has been married thirty-two years and enjoys enriching relationships with his three adult children. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan as well as an alumnus of Harvard Business School, OPM program. He is a member of the World Presidents Organization.