What makes Fat Cats Don't Hunt so unique
in today's business management space?


Jim Hlavacek is an executive coach with “how-to” stories from the boiler room to the boardroom. His uniquely relevant skills and experiences include:


  • The awareness of how decisions are really made at all levels, from the front-lines to the board level, gained from his experience on the boards of several public fortune 300 companies, smaller private companies, and venture capital start-ups.

  • Over 40 years of hands-on coaching experience with new venture teams.

  • First-hand venture team experience in growing a microelectronics business to annual sales of $500+ million and an MRI scanning business to annual sales of $2.5+ billion.

  • Ability to effectively communicate proven, practical “how to” steps and checklists to managers, unlike other more academic books.

  • In-depth knowledge of what type of company culture wins to maximize employee engagement.

  • Extensive working experience in the global space with knowledge of best and worst leadership practices for innovation and organic growth in companies worldwide.

  • Five, ten- and fifteen-year executive development company engagements which put him at the center of their long-term growth strategies.

  • Major management development clients including Lockheed Martin, Unilever, Caterpillar, ITW, Cabot and Henkel Loctite.

  • Unique insights from having published five previous management books and over fifty articles on innovation and organic growth, including five in the Harvard Business Review.