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

Jefferson Duval - Founder, Inside Start

Jefferson Duval - Founder, Inside Start

This coaching is my most concentrated gift and expertise to give back to my community and the world by reaching as many people 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 to 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 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, modalities, trying new things and evolving to become better in action, focus, discipline and the overall outcome of my life, or experimenting, writing or drawing to get more information from my unconscious mind.

The first person I ever helped was myself, pulling myself out of some rough conditions as an adolescent. With natural self-reflectivity and knack for self-education, I saw the need to rescue myself from where my conditioning was pointing me towards.
Through keeping journals, staying curious and going to work early as a kid I broke free of the patterns that were binding forces in the lives of people around me. I took the risk to leave my comfort zone at the age of 15 and this set me on a good foundation for growth.

I study the underlying structure and patterns of limitations people have and create. What’s common about these patterns is that they hold back the unique gifts and genius of a person - for a reason - until an individual is ready to change. Individual by individual, this is the result I’m driven by.
It’s my belief that part of the work of running a business is to uncover what our gifts, strengths and medicine are as it applies to our greater communities. It’s our job to learn to take care of ourselves, and in so doing serve others powerfully. I’ve been at it now for nearly 30 years, I continue to learn, grow unfold and serve the world in this way. Many professionals have a gift they may be aware of, but have either not seen a way or actively avoid applying structure to better allow it to express through their profession or business. In this way many play victim to staying stuck. They actively criticize themselves for not having more discipline, or not doing ‘it’ right. I’ve made my own way through these waters, and the capacity that opens up on the other side is life changing.

To serve others, we must become a disciple to our goals and vision through uncovering 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 one essential aspect of 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) allows the two forces to come together as what’s unessential falls away through being clear and steadfast. We can live connected and meaningful lives with a tremendous amount of resource for ourselves, our families and our businesses.

I was originally trained and certified as a holistic systems 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 late 2015 to forge my own unique coaching approach. I studied with Judith Glaser and learned how the science of the brain and neurology gives context for change work. I’m also a ABNLP Certified Master Coach of NLP, as well as a trainer of NLP.
I now coach from an empowerment model serving entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals. This is distinct from many co-dependent coaching models in that I work from clearly defined outcomes within clearly defined time frames. I also offer breakthrough sessions in as little as 8 hours of coaching. I’m here to learn how you think, uncover what’s in the way, help you get results as fast as possible while getting you access to inner resources and resourcefulness you may not have known were there. As far as I’m concerned, personal development = professional growth. The fractured attempt to separate these two is a big part of many entrepreneur’s challenges.

I currently live in 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/Former Board Member - Alliance of Generations - Selective prevention and youth community based mentoring in Southern Oregon.

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


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