Hello.  My name is Jim Collins. Most people call me Redtail.

I am a transformational coach, driven by the conviction that each of us has the potential for greatness!

It is not accident that you have found your way here.  Perhaps you are more conscious than most and are drawn to further uplifting yourself beyond the learned limitations that circumscribe your reality.  For it is time for those who are conscious to become MORE conscious.  The world desperately needs for us to do so!

My work is helping people find their wings!

Over the last four decades,  I have studied many healing and transformational modalities and gathered extensive experience as a therapist,  personal coach and performance trainer.  I hold a PhD in psychology, and master-level training in Ericksonian hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Technology (EFT), Reiki, and shamanic energy medicine.

I am also a Pipe-carrier, a many-time Sun Dancer,  a full-initiate in the mysteries of the Lakota,  and have been honored to receive the Carpi transmission rites of the Q’ero shamans of Peru.

I have facilitated  hundreds of workshops and retreats on personal transformation, epigenetics, energy medicine, integrated ecology, meditation, and altered states of consciousness.  Since 1997, I have led several hundred  inipi (“sweat lodge”) ceremonies, mentored over 30 vision quest,  and served as an advisor and ceremonial helper to several Sun Dance intercessors. 

Blending the ancient wisdom of indigenous America with the leading edges of neuroscience, I can teach you how to heal your emotional wounds, master your fears, transform your limited beliefs, uncover the deepest truths of your soul and purpose, and integrate them into their daily life– thus doing your part in transforming the world!

I have come to understand that the most powerful form of activism lies in personal transformation, in learning to perceive with the eyes of the heart rather than the assumptions of conditioning…  in expanding my awareness.  By doing so, the world around me also transformed dramatically.

The pursuit of this work not only uplifted me as an individual, but also everyone around me!

And I have seen it  over and over as well with my clients and students.   When we come to realize that we can stop trying to change anyone or anything else– which is a complete waste of time and energy.  All we really need to do is uplift ourselves. 

That is where the magic is!

Uplifting yourself is an act of love that improves the lives all who know and depend on you.  And to the extent that you lack self-love,  your capacity to serve others and GIVE love is likewise impaired.  The fact is, if we do not engage in the work of personal upliftment, we cannot really help anyone else either, and we are therefore powerless in transforming the world, no matter how much we crusade for change. 

As Ghandi observed, we must become the change.

 If it is your desire to do your part to heal the world, you must begin with yourself!  It is impossible to fill anyone’s cup with an empty pitcherYou must uplift yourself first.


Many people are frustrated these days, both with the direction of their lives and with the dysfunctions of our culture and the world.  Many of us desire to be able to impact the world in a positive way, to create more happiness, more love, more cooperation, more peace, more fulfilling relationships and abundance in our lives and in the lives of others.  Are you among them?

But transformation is difficult, if not impossible, to achieve all by yourself.    And the power to uplift yourself is best accomplished with experienced mentorship.

Often we are stuck in patterns and limited beliefs learned long ago that no longer serve who we are becoming or what we desire to express in our lives.

Many of us are blocked by fears, wounds and disappointments of the past that hold us in bondage, like computer programs endlessly repeating the mantra “I am not good enough.”  You might be surprised at how common that is.  

Even if others believe we are kind, generous and worthy, we often do not quite believe that about ourselves.  It is the biggest challenge most people face.  No matter how much we do or how much we give, most of us feel inadequate. Go ahead an raise your hand.

Whatever it comes from, wherever we learned it, most of us secretly hold beliefs which render us impotent to effectively change much of anything, dooming us to repetitive struggle.  It is epidemic in our culture. But it doesn’t have to be that way!

The truth is you ARE already enough!  In fact, each of us is uniquely extraordinary… and powerful beyond anything you have ever known. But most of us live as pale shadows of our true selves, blind to our gifts and possibilities.

Believe me, I have been stuck there myself.  I am fortunate to have broken through those learned limitations with the mentorship of others who have gone before me and helped me understand what held me back and how to blaze a new trail for my life.

So in recognition of those who have helped me, I offer mentorship to anyone who is ready to change and create a new destiny. I am confident that I can help you help you understand and tap into the power that already resides within you.

 I have learned from guiding hundreds of people to finding their wings that each of us have an inherent power to transform our world by clearing the blocks and limiting beliefs that have kept you trapped in old patterns.

Enlightenment and abundance comes automatically when you do this because it is your natural state and your soul is already there! 

But first you must understand how the universe really works and  learn to behave accordingly.

Once you clear what holds you back, you can probably do just about anything you set your mind to!

If you are feeling stuck, wanting to break free from all that has blocked you  from the life you seek and the impact you would like to make, or simply committed to uplifting yourself further, I offer coaching and mentoring, as well as workshops, retreats, vision quests, transformational ceremonies and spiritual initiation opportunities for those who are committed to results.

I am accessible in-person (in Northern California) or by telephone and e-mail (everywhere else).

Contacting me is easy.  Just click here and fill out the contact form. 

I check in every day, except when I am at a retreat or event in a remote location beyond the reach of telecommunications, in which case I check back as soon as I return.  If you do not hear back from me immediately, that is why.  Be patient and I will contact you as soon as possible.

Thanks for dropping in.

Let me help you find YOUR wings!

Believe in yourself.

And may you bring beauty and love to all that you do!