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CEO. elite COACH. 

Chief Executive, ADASTRA

jamie ramsdeN


Having sat in the hot seat, Jamie understands what an executive role requires. Clients benefit from his business knowledge, wisdom and experience. 


Elite Coach

Jamie works primarily with high-performing, high-impact and high-potential leaders. His Return on Coaching (ROC), one measure of organizational impact, consistently rates over 25x — three times the industry average.


Select Clients: Coca Cola, Verizon, GE, All State, Ford, Nissan, PwC, Wharton, London Business School, Comcast, Anthem, Hermès, CourseHero, COACH, Sak’s Fifth Avenue, Five Below, KPMG, NFL, Conoco-Phillips, Bristol-Myers Squibb, NBCU and United Health Group


Education & Training:

  • MBA with distinction from Lancaster University (UK), specialization in Leadership and Change Management

  • Advanced leadership training from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), where he is adjunct faculty

  • Associate Certified Coach accreditation from the International Coach Federation (ICF)

Assessment Certifications:

  • 360° Assessments : CCL Benchmarks, Hogan 360 and Adastra 

  • Individual: Hogan (HDS, HPI & MVPI), Firo-B, Myers Briggs (MBTI), Change Style Indicator, WorkPlace Big Five, California Psychological Indicator 260 (CPI-260), Campbell Leadership Index and Coaching Mindset Index

  • Team: AIIR Team Effectiveness

Trusted Consigliere

In the last fifteen years, Jamie has coached nearly a thousand successful senior executives worldwide. His clients describe him as “an amazing talent” with “an extraordinary personal touch,” whose ability to “transform obstacles into opportunities” leads to a “life-changing experience.”

Based on his leadership research, industry experience and C-suite coaching practice, Jamie developed:

  • The Adastra leadership model

  • Custom 360° assessment created in partnership with the CCL

  • Nine-month executive coaching program


By tapping into their experiences to unlock profound insights that, when translated into action, yield lasting personal and professional success, clients will evolve into better role models, community builders and sense makers, not only for themselves but for their teams and organizations. Most importantly, Jamie challenges executives to shape the future—the real work of leadership.


Commitment to Excellence

Physical: Completed the 60-day Deliberate Discomfort Challenge; Fitness—soccer, tennis + hiking with his wife

Spiritual: Developed “Harnessing the Power of Silence,” a meditation + mindfulness program

Mental: Reads 30 books/year—leadership, neuroscience, fitness + heath, peak performance + philosophy

Personal: Married for twenty years and a father to four children

Former CEO

Jamie’s unique skill set encompasses 25 years of international business experience, including a decade as a CEO where he:

  • Transformed a poor-performing company into a profitable, award-winning and fast-growing business.

  • Leveraged scalable, sustained improvements in quality, delivery, employee engagement, revenues and profitability.

  • Guided the business to private-equity acquisition as part of a global leadership team.

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