Our Team

Jim Emerick

U.S. Locations

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Tampa, Florida
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International Locations

Lima, Peru
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London, England
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Santiago, Chile
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Upcoming Events

July 14-16, 2020
Tampa, FL
September 8-10, 2020
Tampa, FL
October 20-22, 2020
Colorado Springs, CO
November 10-12, 2020
Tampa, FL


Jim Emerick is a successful hi-technology entrepreneur who provides strategic management consulting and certified leadership facilitation & executive coaching worldwide.

Jim is the founder and president of Choinque LLC, leading advanced technology teams within start-up firms, government organizations, and large corporations. He is a trustee at Academy at The Lakes private school in Land O' Lakes, Florida, and a volunteer Executive Leadership Coach at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo. Jim is an international leadership partner with CMCS, a fully integrated Project Portfolio Management solutions provider in Beirut, Lebanon. His Project Management Institute (PMI) alliances include Mile-Hi (Denver), Tampa, Pikes Peak (Colorado Springs), and Santiago, Chile chapters.

A 1987 graduate of the US Air Force Academy, Jim led an innovative government and contractor team, which developed a next generation spacecraft computer implemented into over fifty platforms including the Cassini-Huygens probe. In 1992, Jim continued his leadership journey by co-founding insyte, a pioneering integrated circuit design services company in Tampa, Florida. As President and CEO, Jim ushered in a decade of growth, from a handful of employees to a network of engineering sites in the United States, Scotland and Canada. He forged strategic alliances with industry leaders such as IBM, launched a Defense and Intelligence Advisory Board, and coordinated the sale of insyte to ITT in 2006. While at ITT, Jim established an information assurance team in Tempe, Arizona, while directing development and delivery of next generation electronics communications and encryption capabilities.

Jim earned an MBA with a marketing concentration from the University of New Mexico, and is a lifetime member of the Air Force Academy Association of Graduates and the Air Force Academy Sabre Society. He is an invited guest speaker at numerous industry trade group events. Jim, his wonderful wife Cheryl and their two awesome children live in Tampa, Florida and Pine, Colorado.


“Highly valuable at providing real life scenarios and exchange of information that can provide huge benefit for those looking to make the jump from a manager to a true leader. Can’t say enough of Jim and his style of presenting the information. Makes it highly interactive and gets the best out of everyone.”
Daniel Laverentz, Engagement Manager
“Jim is the best facilitator in the business. I went to his leadership seminar with 2 of my colleagues and we left with several immediately actionable items to improve our organization and I also left with several action items for self improvement as well. The information from the Academy Leadership program is fantastic and Jim demonstrated a true mastery of the course. I would recommend the course and him to small to medium enterprises.”
Joe Malmuth, VP of Sales
“Tuve el placer de participar en el “The Leadership Excellence Course”, que se realiza por primera vez en Santiago-Chile. Jim fue nuestro instructor.

Me complace decir que es un gran facilitador de ideas, de gram conocimiento en los temas presentados y con gran capacidad de dirigirnos y sacar el mejor provecho del tiempo asignado. Logró enseñarnos la importancia de nuestro auto-conocimiento para poder aplicarlo en el liderazgo hacia nuestro equipo.

Vale la pena vivir la experiencia”
Rodrigo Lara Lema, PMO
“I had the opportunity to participate in a Leadership Excellence Course that Jim facilitated in London, UK. Over the course of three days I was able to learn more about my own personality and also better understand how to adapt my leadership style to teams. I found Jim to be very inspirational and thought provoking. He shared several tips and tricks that work well for him that I can easily adapt in my professional and personal life. Most importantly, Jim is authentic – he gave several examples in some cases quite personal – that really brought various topics/theories to life. I took a lot away from the course and look forward to our future executive coaching sessions.”
Darryl Isip, Director, Digital Private Banking