Some backstory as it applies to Inside Start Coaching. 2 Minute Read.

  Jefferson Duval - Founder, Inside Start

Jefferson Duval - Founder, Inside Start

This work is my most concentrated gift and expertise to give back to my community and the world by reaching as many men as possible to stop settling and stand for their gifts and purpose.

Your time is more important than my story. I’m most curious to hear from you if you’re struggling and ready to leverage up and get yourself focused and disciplined so you’ve got no room for doubt about how you’re living your life and running your business from a place that aligns with your deepest purpose and clear values. It makes ALL the difference.

I’m an artist. What I mean is that I thrive on staying creative and that’s always been true. Whether it’s being creative with ideas, trying new things and evolving to become better in action, focus, discipline and the overall outcome of my life, or writing or drawing to get more information from my unconscious mind.

In respects to supporting others, I started by pulling myself out of some rough conditions as a teenager. With a natural self-reflectivity, I saw the need to rescue myself from where my conditioning was pointing me towards.

Through keeping journals, and going to work early as a kid I broke out of the external patterns that were binding forces in the lives of people around me. I took the risk to leave my comfort zone at 15 and this set me on a good foundation for growth.

I’m driven by uncovering the underlying structure of limitations. While that might sound highfalutin or esoteric, it ain’t. It’s my belief that alongside the work of running a business, each one of us has a job to uncover what our gifts, strengths and medicine are to apply to life. It’s our job to learn to take care of ourselves, and give back to our community and world. I’ve been doing this for nearly 30 years, and I’m passionate about helping others uncover their own. Many men have a gift they’re aware of, but have either not seen a way, or actively avoid applying structure to better show up for themselves, their employees and all of their commitment. In this way many men play victim to an inner story about self-discipline. They actively criticize themselves for not having more discipline, or not doing ‘it’ right. It has been part of my journey, and the greatest and most worthwhile achievement.

To serve others, we must become a disciple to our goals and vision through uncovering the clarity of purpose, and the daily discipline to manage our time, hone our focus and reclaim the sacredness of our attention. This for me is an essential aspect of what I’ll call the masculine in action. When this relationship is forged, day by day, brick by brick, the journey of flow and expressing our gifts (the feminine) the two forces come together and what’s unessential falls away through being clear and steadfast, and we can live connected meaningful lives with a tremendous amount of resource for ourselves, our families and our businesses.

I was originally trained and certified as an e-myth business coach in 2011. During that time I coached, was coached, mentored new coaches, presented and led new coach trainings. I served over 50 small business owners in long term coaching engagements in that time. I left e-myth in early 2015 to forge my own coaching body of work based on what I call an empowerment model serving entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals. This is distinct from many coaching models in that I do not work with any client for longer than 3 months. My work is to help you get results as fast as possible while getting you access to inner resources and resourcefulness you may not have known you were capable of.

I currently live in and enjoy the community of Southern Oregon with my wife and daughter.


I look forward to meeting you and supporting you to get through the obstacles that have stifled you, to a place where you are aware how your choices, even if you avoid them, create your livelihood.


Professional Background

  • ABNLP Certified Master Coach and Practitioner of NLP: Neuro-Linguistic Programming

  • Time Line Therapy® Master Practitioner

  • Certified Trainer of NLP

  • Conversational Intelligence© C-IQ Enhanced Skills Coach.

  • 5 Years as a Certified EMyth Business Coach/Coach Trainer/Presenter

  • Principle: Nestbuild -Construction and Remodeling Service.

  • Co-Founder: Derezsynski-Duval and Associates. High End Residential Construction

  • Co-Founder: Edible Landscaping


  • Volunteer/Board Member - Alliance of Generations - Selective prevention and youth community based mentoring in Southern Oregon.

  • Former Volunteerwork - Inside Circle Foundation -Cultivating Emotional Literacy and Behavioral Change Training in California Prisons.


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