Empowering Organization was founded with one purpose in mind - improving lives by improving businesses. We believe that work and life are connected in a way that cannot be compartmentalized. When work is going well, people have more to give the people they love in their personal lives. The opposite is also true. When work isn't going well, it drains us out. We have less to give ourselves, our partners, and our loved ones. We help people figure out the work side so they can lead fulfilling personal lives and contribute more to those around them.
Jim is a dad, husband, entrepreneur, and seeker of operational excellence. As a 25 year veteran of the systems integration industry, Jim has completed successful projects ranging from 50,000sqft private residences to major sports arenas. He was an original founder and RMO of Cantara Design Group, Inc. in Costa Mesa, CA. An internationally award winning systems integration firm which he lead with partner Jason Voorhees for 13 years. Having founded and built a high-touch technology service organization, Jim loves to work with construction, technology, and especially systems integration business owners. Helping them get more of what they want from their businesses and have more time outside of their businesses for the people they love and other passions.
Action mom of 3 kids, Jim's partner-in-crime, and keeper of the details. Jen has supported their growing family through multiple businesses, the Great Recession, and a pandemic. She is the engine that keeps it all running. In her spare time, and with great detail, she manages the accounting function at Empowering Organization. In her career before kids, Jen was in the publishing industry. If you ever need a book recommendation, she is the one to ask.
Tammy is Empowering Organization’s master of logistics. She handles scheduling for Jim and assists with marketing and client communication. She is a native of Ohio, but currently resides in Washington at Joint Base Lewis-McChord with her husband, an Army chaplain, their two pugs, and their cat. Tammy volunteers with the Lewis-McChord Scholarship Board as Communications Director, and with Summit Chapel as Social Media and Marketing Manager. In her free time, she enjoys reading, board games, and video games.
We love our clients as much as they love us. You are a part of the family at Empowering Organization and we are here for you. Our clients are usually a reflection of our own values; Gracious, Committed, Accountable, and Family Oriented. If that sounds like you, we should meet. We'd love to help you improve your life by improving your business.