About James.

A personal development expert, James Murphy is an Executive Coach and Life Coach in Raleigh, NC.

A personal development expert, James Murphy is an Executive Coach and the founder of Evolution For Success, an Executive Coaching Firm based in Raleigh, NC.

Hailed as one of the top personal coaches, James works with independent business owners, entrepreneurs and executives to help them address the personal issues stopping them from achieving their professional and personal goals.

Over the years, he has successfully coached business owners, top executives and service professionals such as financial advisors, attorneys, IT consultants, realtors, and healthcare professionals from 14 different countries across 5 continents.

James consults, writes articles and speaks on topics such as motivation, procrastination, self confidence, self-doubt, productivity, career transition, goal setting and effective communication.

James’ 21 years of coaching experience, including a decade of working for Anthony Robbins as a Results Coach®,  and his background as a Master Practitioner of NLP, Time Line Therapy®, and Hypnosis makes for a very direct, dynamic and results-oriented coaching approach.

Coaching Approach.

James’ coaching approach is to keep things simple and focused. We first determine what your goals are over the course of the coaching engagement and establish benchmarks to evaluate success. Then we work together to create a strategic plan on how to reach these goals by asking the right questions, providing new perspectives and pointing out negative recurring patterns of behavior.

As a Personal Coach, James acts as a catalyst for success, providing you with the tools, strategies and techniques to create real change in behavior, support you to practice the new behaviors and keep you accountable in order to sustain the changes and achieve measurable results.

James’ clients refer to his work as “pragmatic, insightful, collaborative, genuinely supportive and focused on sustainable results.”

The Coaching Advantage .

Extensive Experience

Having coached full time for the past 21 years, James has conducted over 30,000 coaching sessions and has helped over 1,200 clients make more money, expand their business, transition out of their current job or career, increase their personal effectiveness, motivation and focus, communicate more effectively in their business and personal lives and eliminate common issues such as procrastination, overwhelm, self-doubt, lack of direction and lack of motivation.

James’s background as a former Anthony Robbins Results Coach®, Master Practitioner of NLP, Time Line Therapy®, and Hypnosis, and his extensive experience on the ground enables him to quickly identify and address the real issues preventing his clients from getting what they want rather than spend endless sessions focusing on the symptoms of the problem. Being able to see patterns of behavior quickly means his clients get results quicker and get results that stick.

Unique backgrounds and training

Formerly an Anthony Robbins Results Coach® for over a decade, James Murphy is also a Master Practitioner of NLP, Time Line Therapy®, and Hypnosis. As a result, James’s coaching approach is genuinely supportive and direct.

He focuses is on real world, practical strategies and advice you can use immediately so you can move from thinking about your problems to taking action to solve them. The emphasis is on creating immediate change in your brain to eliminate negative thoughts and beliefs in order to create new behaviors.

Availability and accessibility when it counts

Because James runs a full time coaching practice, he is able to offer prompt support. Many coaches find it difficult to fill their practices and therefore end up coaching part time while maintaining another full time occupation.

In contrast, James offers Executive Coaching and Personal Coaching services full time and is able to respond and address your problems whenever they come up.

Proven accountability system

This system combines regular coaching sessions with the power of daily accountability. We guarantee you will stay motivated, remain focused and see results right away.

Comprehensive and exclusive hiring assessments

We also offer a superior hiring assessment that helps you save money by hiring the right person for the job. This will reduce employee turnover and improve your team’s productivity by training, managing, and communicating with the new hire more effectively.

Stop wishing
& start doing

For nearly two decades, James has employed a systematic coaching approach to help his clients become more effective in their personal and professional lives. As an executive coach and life coach, James believes that behavioral change, and ultimately success, is largely created by awareness and clarity, followed by focused, consistent actions.

He uses his depth of knowledge and experience about how successful people operate to help his clients achieve DRAMATIC RESULTS.

“He’s not only knowledgeable as a coach, but he knows how to elicit strategies that work to get real results.”

“James is an excellent motivator and coach. He provided me with the tools to succeed and attain my objectives.”

“James has been very valuable in helping me achieve results.”


James’s certifications include:

  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming, (NLP) –Master Practitioner
  • Time Line Therapy® –Master Practitioner
  • Hypnosis –Master Practitioner  (certified through both Dr. Matt James and Tad James)
  • Certified with the DiSC® Behavioral Assessment
  • Certified in Sandler Sales Training®
  • Design Human Engineering® (certified through Richard Bandler)
  • Neuro Associative Conditioning (NAC) (certified through Tony Robbins)
  • Sure Hire Behavioral Assessment
  • Achieve Anything Now, Proprietary Evolution for Success course

Coaching Memberships

James is a member of:

  • International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • International Association of coaching (IAC)
  • American Board of NLP
  • American Board of Hynotherapy
  • Association of Integrative Psychology
  • International Membership of Professional Advisors, coaches, & Trainers
Named Best Career Coach in Raleigh NC