Jim Trunick

Jim Trunick

Location: Laguna Hills, CA


Jim is the author of the highly acclaimed The CORE of Leadership®. He is on faculty at Brandman/Chapman University. He also serves on the Brandman Business School advisory board.

Prior to joining AIIR, Jim was the VP and on the Board of Directors with LTEN and through his 36 years of corporate business experience, he has achieved success as Executive Director of Global Training, Regional Operations, U.S. Product Marketing, and Professional Relations. He created and established the commercial leadership development division at Allergan. He has presented and led leadership development in over 20 countries with 20,000 people, including the U.K., Malaysia, Canada, India, Australia, Thailand, and China. Jim’s clients include Allergan, Saks Fifth Avenue, Comcast Cable, Union Bank, NYK Global Shipping, Gilead, Lord & Taylor, Echelon Group, United Biologics, Genentech, and other multinational groups.

Jim’s philosophy of leadership, which is the defense and promotion of our values against life’s challenges, has benefited him and his clients at home and work. Jim is passionate about leadership, as he believes our success and failures are tested through knowing and practicing high-standard leadership during important business challenges and crises. His clients have gained specific action steps and new perspectives that shape their values, impacting their purpose and the philosophy of their own leadership style. They become masters of their 5 C’s –Change management, Collaboration Skills, Conflict, Choices they make, and outstanding Communication Influence.

Jim is a certified coach and presenter with Channel Partner with Ken Blanchard Management Company, a Certified Practitioner with DDI Talented Selection®, a Consultant to MCS-Leadership is a Choice®, an Executive Consultant with VitalSmarts® Crucial Conversations, and a Master Trainer with Yukon Management and Negotiations, Inc.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • Career Development
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leaders in Transition
  • Organizational Development
  • Team Effectiveness

Industry Experience

  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Healthcare Systems & Services
  • Nonprofit
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Social Sector
  • Telecommunications


  • English


  • The Ohio State University - BS, Zoology


  • DiSC
  • StrengthsFinder

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