My Bio

Success Skills Coach Jim Rohrbach is “The Personal Fitness Trainer for Your Business.” He coaches Financial Advisors around the US to help them grow their clientele. Author of the books Business Success Skills and The Social Skills Playbook, he has helped hundreds of individuals to achieve their goals since he began coaching full time in the mid-1990’s. What sets Jim apart from other business coaches is his ability to improve his clients’ “inner game of success” via specific mental rehearsal techniques not unlike great athletes use to get to the top of their game.

Jim holds a BA in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Education and has completed Ph.D. course work in counseling. In addition he has participated in personal & professional development workshops on self-esteem, communication skills, leadership, time management, sales and business management.

Jim’s mission is “to create happy, successful clients who have a clear cut sense of purpose, high self-esteem, meaningful achievable goals and the skills you need to succeed – guaranteed!” His clients come from companies like:

  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Garfield-Ridge Advisors
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Mass Mutual
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Morgan Stanley
  • New York Life
  • PriceWaterhouse Coopers
  • Raymond James
  • RBC Wealth Management
  • Sandler Training
  • Sales & Marketing Executives of Chicago
  • UBS Financial Advisors
  • Wells Fargo Advisors
Jim was a Charter Member of the Nightingale-Conant Personal Coaching Team and a former member of the International Coaching Federation. He is a featured contributor to, a daily ezine for Financial Advisors.

Jim lives in Evanston, IL with his wife Paula Kout (a yoga therapist). When he’s not coaching, Jim enjoys reading 40+ business books a year, swimming & bicycling, cooking, playing guitar, seeing live music and cheering his favorite Chicago sports teams — the Cubs, the Bears and the Bulls.