James Ramirez is a very energetic and highly motivated individual. A graduate of the University of Oregon with a degree in Human Physiology, James takes a special interest in health, fitness, and the effects of physical health on one’s mental and emotional state. He believes that the essence of life is healthy relationships.

Why did you choose a career in coaching?
I graduated from college with plans to eventually enter the medical field. After much time and thought, I realized that God was calling me to something different with my life. And that is when the opportunity for life coaching arose. I think it is safe to say I never pictured myself doing coaching, but reflecting on who I am as a person and what makes my heart beat, nothing makes more sense to me now than being a life coach. I love speaking life and belief into people, being a source of encouragement, and making connections on deep levels. God is my strength and people are my mission.

What do you like best about it?
Honestly, there is a lot to love, but I guess I’d have to say that what I like best about coaching is seeing clients apply what we have learned in our sessions and then hear about how real-life, positive changes are occurring in their relationships and lives because of it.

How do you recharge on your day off?
My day off includes lifting weights at the gym, eating some delicious food (preferably Mexican or Thai food), spending time with God in worship, and hanging out with friends.

What are your three favorite things?
Family events that involve barbecues, basketball with the cousins, and time to catch up. Almost anything as long as it involves food and family, spicy food at that. My love for spicy food definitely comes from my family. My grandma used to say “If I’m not crying, it’s not hot enough.” And spending quality time with God. I love studying the Bible, watching sermons on YouTube, and going on “walk & talks” with Him.