James Terrell is Vice President of Collaborative Growth, L.L.C., where he applies his expertise in interpersonal communication to help a variety of public and private sector clients anticipate change and respond resiliently.
Coauthor of Emotional Intelligence in Action, The Emotionally Intelligent Team, A Coaches Guide to Emotional Intelligence he coaches leaders, teams in transition, and senior management, using the Bar-On EQi®, the EQ 360®, The TESI (which he co-developed), Emergenetics, and other assessments.
James was instrumental in developing, promoting, and hosting Collaborative Growth’s International EQ Symposium in 2004 and is leading the development of future Symposiums. He provides Train the Trainer workshops and educates coaches on how to develop the insightful interpretation and application of EQ results.
Earlier in the development on Collaborative Growth when its book of business focused mainly in the field of conflict resolution and mediation services, he helped train over 300 collateral duty mediators across a wide range of federal agencies including, Social Security, FDA, IRS, the Forest Service, Bureau of Reclamation, USDA, SBA, Fish and Wildlife, the VA and others. He has also served as a contract mediator for several of these agencies.
He worked as a psychotherapist in private practice for many years, helping clients resolve conflicts in a wide variety of relationships -- with spouses, children, parents, employers, and/or co-workers as well as internal conflicts with themselves. For three years, he was executive director of the Syntropy Institute, a not-for-profit research organization investigating how communication training impacts human effectiveness. He also served as the director of training for the Metro-Denver Mutual Housing Association, an early developer of cooperative housing in the Denver area.
In a previous life, he was the owner/operator of Integrity Building Systems, a construction company specializing in residential and commercial renovation and served as a project coordinator on a wide variety of projects including Denver International Airport and the National Digital Cable Television Center. In his next life, he is certain he will be a rock star.