Dr. James Hodge brings more than 30 years of practical experience leading and developing successful teams and dental practices to his role as an Executive Coach. As a top graduate of the University of the Pacific Dental School, as well as UC Berkeley, he is an avid learner, logging hundreds of hours in continuing education and personal study in business, communications, leadership, and team dynamics.
With decades of dental experience—ranging from group practice in San Francisco to solo practice in the suburbs of the Bay Area to a group general and orthodontic practice in a rural setting—Dr. Hodge has come to believe that well-run practices do not happen on accident. Rather, they are the product of hard work focused on a strong vision, thoughtful planning and goal setting, excellent communication, a cohesive team, and a solid business model. These
elements, partnered with a philosophy of providing the tools and inspiration for others to become their best selves, has allowed him to fulfill his passion of impacting others’ lives, both in and out of the dental chair. Beyond dentistry, Dr. Hodge has spent 20 years coaching soccer teams ranging from loquacious 12 year-old girls to championship men’s and women’s collegiate teams. During that time, he made it his mission to not only coach and develop his players into
top athletes, but also to teach them valuable life skills that they could apply into their school work and personal lives.
Jim and his wife, Jean—a seasoned hygienist—enjoy the outdoors and stunning mountain views from their home in Susanville, California. He has three adult children leading successful careers of their own.