Transform the way you love, work and lead.

Driving Lessons for Life


Rev up your hearts & minds.

Take the wheel. Choose your lane and stay in it.
Choose a more authentic, braver journey.

Life becomes so much easier for all of us when we let people in.

Being lost is no fun. Find your highway … your way.
End distracted living.
Overcome shame, guilt, and fear of imperfection.
Live with courage, with intent. Live a more full life.
Daring Way™ Groups

Realize your destiny.

Trained in psychology and social work, Jim understands both the personal and social dynamics that contribute to happiness and success.

  • Assess your strengths, talents, and opportunities on an individual level.
  • Assess the larger social environment to determine what supports and obstacles exist.
Over twenty years of experience consulting, counseling, and coaching others to success.
Author, professional speaker, counselor, life coach, and entrepreneur.
Uniquely qualified to help people overcome challenges and navigate change.

The Daring Way™ is an empirically based training and certification program for helping professionals, based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown and focusing on courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. The methodology is designed for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders, and it can be facilitated in clinical, educational, and professional settings.

The Gottman Institute is dedicated to combining wisdom from research and practice to support and strengthen marriages, families, and relationships. The Institute offers a scientifically sound approach for therapists who provide couples therapy. Gottman-trained therapists assist couples in understanding and strengthening the weak areas of their partnership.


1. Call for a free consultation.

2. Receive a recommendation on which service is right for you.

3. Embark on your journey.

“Let Jim R. Jacobs be your personal driving instructor.  He knows how to take you down the road of life and help you to find more joy, more happiness, and more success.”

Carol Paul, author of Team Clean: The Ultimate Family Clean-Up-The-House Formula

“In this world of road rage, all of us can use some Driving Lessons.  Jim reminds us of what is important in life, and artfully inspires us to change.”

James K Lehman, CPA, SPHR, author of Maneuvering Your Career – Taking Charge of Your Future, Owning Your Job, and Achieving Your Dreams

“I’ve listened in wonder to Jim Jacobs teach. He is informed, energetic and engaging. His counsel has produced results in the lives of those who’ve followed it. I hope he writes a dozen more books like this one.”

Mark McConkie, Ph.D., Church Leader

“Listening to Jim teach or present is always an engaging, insightful, and educational experience.  He has a gift for bringing to light complex and real life topics in a manner that is easily relatable and personable.  I leave his presentations filled spiritually, mentally, and emotionally.  I discover such an abundance of information that I find myself returning to the ideas and imagery he offers, to ponder upon, repeatedly. Come prepared to capture priceless pearls of wisdom from Jim’s insights and experiences, as you would to a heart to heart conversation with a good friend.”

Caralee Frederic, LCSW, CGT, Principle Skills Relationship Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado

“Jim Jacobs is a talented behavioral scientist and therapist who has the incredible ability to distill theory and thought into practical application.”

James T. Skeen, MS, LPC, Community Counselor, Loveland, Colorado