Jim Bunch began his career working with Anthony Robbins and later joined Bob Proctor to head up LifeSuccess Institute's sales program. He then dove into Internet entrepreneurship, growing the virtual tour pioneer Bamboo.com (currently Ipix.com), a business that married technology with listing homes, from a tiny start-up to a 1500-person market leader in less than 15 months. After completing a highly successful NASDAQ IPO, Jim went on to found two successful technology companies and Happy Healthy Wealthy Enterprises, his personal development coaching company focused on bringing balance into people's lives. Jim also had the good fortune to work closely with coaching pioneer Thomas Leonard, founder of CoachVille, CoachU and the International Coach Federation (ICF). When we originally began planning a Coaching issue, we had hoped to feature Leonard as our lead story; alas, those dreams were not to be, as Leonard died at home on February 11, 2003. Jim, as you'll read, was the one (and only) student whom Leonard was privately coaching in his last months. Some say he was being groomed as heir apparent.