Chief Executive, ADASTRA

jamie ramsdeN

Top 1% Coach

By many benchmarks, Jamie is recognized as a leader in his field. As a master coach, he works primarily with high-performing and high-potential leaders. His Return on Coaching (ROC), one measure of organizational impact, consistently rates over 25x, three times the industry average.


Jamie is in high demand from corporate to government and non-profit to private organizations across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. A select list includes: Coca Cola, GE, All State, Ford, Nissan, PwC, Wharton Business School, London Business School, Comcast, Anthem, SAP, Lord & Taylor, COACH, Sak’s Fifth Avenue, Five Below, KPMG, NFL, Conoco-Phillips and Bristol-Myers Squibb.


Jamie received an MBA with distinction from the UK’s Lancaster University with a specialization in Leadership and Change Management. He completed advanced leadership training from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), where he is adjunct faculty. In addition, he holds an Associate Certified Coach certification from the International Coach Federation.


Certified in both the CCL and Hogan 360 multi-rater instruments, Jamie’s individual psychometric assessments include Firo-B, Myers Briggs (MBTI), Change Style Indicator, Hogan (HDS, HPI and MVPI), California Psychological Indicator 260 (CPI-260), Campbell Leadership Index, WorkPlace Big Five and Coaching Mindset Index.


Based on his leadership research, industry experience and coaching practice, Jamie developed the Transform™ framework and recently partnered with the CCL to create a specialized 360-degree assessment based on his model.


Trusted Consigliere

In the last fifteen years over thousands of hours, Jamie has coached hundreds of successful senior executives, partners, business owners and entrepreneurs who describe Jamie as “an amazing talent” with “an extraordinary personal touch” whose ability to “transform obstacles into opportunities” leads to a “transformational” and “life-changing experience.”


Jamie is committed to helping clients tap into their own experiences to unlock profound insights that, when translated into action, yield lasting personal and professional success. Through his proprietary Transform™ process, executives evolve into better role models, community builders and sense makers, not only for themselves but for their teams and organizations. Most importantly, he challenges clients to shape the future—the real work of leadership.



When he’s not working out or watching soccer (a lifelong fan of Liverpool FC!), he’s playing the guitar or piano, reading (spaceflight, history, philosophy and leadership) or spending intentional time with his wife and four kids in Princeton, NJ.


Former CEO

Jamie’s unique skillset encompasses 25 years of international business experience, including a decade as CEO of Goodridge (USA & Americas), where he transformed what was an unprofitable, low-performing company into an award-winning and fast-growing business through scalable and sustained improvements in quality, delivery, employee engagement, revenues and profitability. As part of a global leadership team, he then guided the business to private-equity acquisition.  Jamie has sat in the hot seat—he understands what an executive role requires—and clients benefit from his business wisdom and experience. 



Strategic Advisory


​Executive Presence

Leadership Transitions


Small Business Advisory​


Board-Appointed CEO Transitions​

Executive coaching


leadership development

Fortune Global 500: C-Suite, SVPs, EVPs

Professional Services Firms: Partners

​Business Owners​


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