• Jim Huling is co-author of the #1 National Bestselling book The 4 Disciplines of Execution, now translated into eleven languages and a bestseller around the world. Jim also serves as FranklinCovey’s Global Managing Consultant and is responsible for the 4 Disciplines methodology and the quality of delivery worldwide. He regularly leads the company’s largest-scale engagements, including the 4DX implementation for Marriott and the Ritz-Carlton (14,000 leaders), Kroger (800 stores), Payless Shoe Source (4,500 stores), H&R Block (6,000 offices), and a number of large hospitals. 

    Jim’s career spans thirty-seven years of corporate leadership ranging from FORTUNE 500 organizations to privately-held companies, including more than a decade as CEO of a company recognized four times as one of the “25 Best Companies to Work for in America.” Jim’s organizations have won national awards for customer service excellence, business ethics, and an outstanding culture, as well as numerous local and regional awards as a workplace of choice. In 2005, Jim received the Turknett Leadership Character Award recognizing CEO’s who demonstrated the highest standards of ethics and integrity. 

  • A sought-after keynote speaker, Jim’s events range from small, senior executive sessions to audiences in the thousands. Having delivered more than three hundred keynote messages, Jim combines his real-world experience with humor and compelling stories to make his message both memorable and effective. 

    As an experienced Executive Coach, Jim currently provides one-on-one coaching to more than seventeen executives ranging from Vice-Presidents to CEO’s. 

    Jim holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Alabama and a B.M in Music from Birmingham-Southern College. Jim serves on the Boards of two local companies, as well as the Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics, and Character. 

    Jim is most proud of his wonderful marriage of 35 years to his sweetheart, Donna, being Dad to two phenomenal young adults, Scott and Sarah, and “Papa” to his three grandkids. 

    Jim is an avid backpacker and a certified white-water rafting guide. He also holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and is currently training in CrossFit.