building businesses that thrive by continually delivering products that matter

building businesses that thrive by continually delivering products that matter

A skilled leader, thinker, educator, and full-time game changer, James Szuch has charted a successful career developing digital products across multiple industries. Remaining constant is his passion for building thriving businesses by developing and delivering products that matter — the ones that solve meaningful customer problems. As a leadership coach, James is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners unlock their business potential using innovation and product forward leadership.

Coaching helps unlock the leadership potential of entrepreneurs and executives. It is a partnership between coach and client. This dynamic process inspires you to unlock your personal and professional potential through a thought-provoking and creative process in which goals are identified, plans developed, and milestones achieved.

Every leader is different, and every leader has fresh challenges at different times. Coaching is fully customizable for leaders who are interested in expanding their leadership through individual inquiry, goal development, action planning, and accountability. Together we can explore your current challenges, personal barriers, organizational culture, and influence capability and further unlock your leadership potential.

Learn more about my coaching programs or use the button below to schedule time for me to learn more about you and your business and see if we’re a good fit.


I’m passionate about empowering individuals to grow as leaders, create compelling products, and build successful, profitable businesses. In each class, workshop or presentation, I fuse my knowledge with personal experiences working in a variety of industries and humor to create an engaging experience that provides valuable knowledge you can put into action right away. You’ll come away with deep business insights, knowledge and skills you can apply, strategies you can implement, and tips to overcome challenges.

I offer long term courses, focused interactive workshops, and engaging presentations on a variety of topics important to leaders in businesses of all sizes including product development, business  strategy, team building, and communication. If your business, community, organization, or school has a need for leadership or entrepreneurial content delivered in an engaging and personal manner, contact me now to discuss how I can put together a program that meets your needs.


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Hiring Decision

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