Coaching / Training

Emmy-Award winning TV journalist and producer, former Mayor of Los Gatos, CA, 30+ yrs yoga instructor, Board Member and ritual elder in The ManKind Project, 5,000+ hours of facilitation, professional fundraiser, business owner/executive.

ARE YOU FINALLY READY? I often have a strong sense of what destiny is calling me to do, but for long periods of time I don’t feel quite ready or brave enough to answer the call. Is this true for you too? Usually we need a push, an intervention, a serendipitous stroke, a dramatic experience, mystery’s blessing. It can be a person, an inner impulse or life-changing event that awakens us from our current identification of the limited “who we are”, awakens our willpower and draws us inexorably toward some destiny far beyond our current ability to even imagine; it can be a thunderbolt or poetry or siren song or stage whisper that after years of waiting, magically inspires us to face our fears, accept and release all our guilt, shame & grief, let go of the illusion of separation and other minimizing lies we tell ourselves, surrender our old attachments to people, things, thoughts & beliefs and break through into the light, love and creativity that is the next step into our destiny and true nature. I’m here to help if you’re ready…

YOU don’t need help but the NEW YOU or BETTER BUSINESS seeking to emerge does, because the CURRENT YOU is in the way.

My wife and I use our people skills and business process awarenesses to create more fulfilled lives and profitable businesses.

For individuals, couples, cultures and teams we facilitate: self-awareness, savoring, passion, relaxation, expansion, balance.

Living in those energies empowers: effectiveness, efficiency, enthusiasm, integrity, teamwork, health, wealth beyond money, loving relationships and a sense of fulfillment & peace of mind.

Do you have everything but fulfillment or the vibrant health you deserve? Are you or your group/team/family living below your potential physically, in relationship and/or in your career? Do you want balance? Do you seek the power to be able to transform yourself and others? Are you frying your system with anxiety & worry? Are you tired of, and finally ready to get unstuck?

Most of us can barely admit to ourselves the ways we’re not living up to our potential. Especially we men are afraid of showing vulnerability so we stuff our feelings resulting in frustration, fatigue and disconnectedness.

I employ seven simple wisdoms that make seemingly complex life choices, relatively easy and obvious:

  1. Are you evolving/dynamic/expanding or resisting/static/contracting?
  2. Are you savoring what is or craving something you imagine should be?
  3. Are you doing what you promised yourself or making excuses?
  4. Are you relaxed & owning your power or fearful & giving it away?
  5. Are you awake to this moment or asleep in thoughts?
  6. Are you trying/working or being/playing?
  7. Are you believing your thoughts and feelings are real & true?

Through a patient examination and reframing of beliefs, emotional patterns, blind spots and habits of thinking I nurture clients toward more energy, clarity, authenticity, acceptance and awareness.

We agree on practicing better ways of interacting with the world so they become healthier, more productive and enjoy more loving relationships with others while experiencing more peace, power and fulfillment in themselves despite the frustration & suffering that is part of being human in time and form.


“I am still in awe of what happened to me after 6 weeks of locked muscles and pain when I moved in my shoulders, upper arms, back, groin and hamstrings. In one hour of Pleasure Stretch, the majority of my pain had evaporated. Having tried a method of relaxation that had successfully worked in the past I was desperate and our session that you so kindly offered was worth more than I can possibly put into words. To say I would suggest that anyone with a body pain issue consider working with you would be one of my life’s greatest understatements. On a scale of 1-10, you and your amazing work rate a 20.

If and when you find yourself in Ecuador, know you and your wife have a room waiting in our casita.”
Jeff, Retired, Equador

“Want to get to core issues? What’s blocking you from taking business &/or life to the next level? I’ve had this core communication or relational challenge for years, can I finally over come? Need a coach that has the courage to ID the tough issues, and then the wisdom to work through them. Jan Darwin Hutchins is the man! Want a coach that really cares? Try a session with Jan, you can’t go wrong.”

Stu, Real Estate Broker, San Jose, California

“My head is spinning in a good way… Very helpful coaching. Really great, with such uplifting, open, spacious questions.
I love our work together and feel very energized and supported and healed by it.?Thank you so kindly for your wisdom and your beautiful healing gifts. They are very moving, in both ways. I feel energized, open and inspired from your coaching, and open to what’s coming from it.
My instinct told me to believe in you, your genuine heart and mind. Jan inspired me to leap into the unknown with his wise, clear and compassionate counsel. after our first session together, i spoke to 10 times as many people as i normally would have about my business. he gets to the heart of matters swiftly, and is still curious, alive, grounded and warm in his approach.”

Sarah, Artist, San Francisco, CA

“I found you to be filled with warmth and caring.  Gentle and spacious.  This allowed me to settle into the coaching in a way that created safety and confidence.  I could sense your connection with the Divine.  It was clear that we were doing Spirit work.”
“I have been able to take the information I learned and begin to develop a practice that will serve me in the midst of any transformation.  It has helped me to know and understand that even in the hardest of times, the TRUTH is always there, ever present.  I can see and feel myself whole, knowledgeable, beyond that moment of hardness.  I am so grateful for that!”

Eva, Teacher, San Jose, CA

“You truly cared and were very present and compassionate. That alone was very healing.  I felt freer from the particular pattern I was having, especially the first few days after.  Felt more open and alive.  Had more awareness when the pattern arose so I had more choice in following it or not.” “Hutch embraces a vast cocoon of sacred space that is altogether grounding and transformational.  In effortless, conscious, wholesome neutrality he reflects clarity into the heart of circumstance and perception.  With the gift of illumination he allows mystery to rise and set on its own accord.  The overall experience was a vibrant blessing in itself.”

Katrina, Executive Assistant, Palo Alto, CA

“Our work together helped me through a confusing and overwhelming time in my life, when I had no idea where to turn for answers and guidance. I came knowing I needed something but not knowing exactly what it was. My intuition told me that what I needed was your guidance. I was swimming in a sea of anger, resentment and lack of a true path and purpose in my life. To the outside world, my life seemed close to perfect; I was educated, well dressed and mannered, and I spent my entire life making sure to reflect the same image of perfection to the outside work, as not to let anyone down. However, this was not me and I knew it, I just didn’t know how to change. I desperately needed a spiritual mentor and you were there. Through our numerous sessions, we began processing the ‘old junk’ that had kept me harnessed to this past of anger and resentment. Through our work, I was able to see things clearer, from a different perspective and with a higher level of understanding and thus, the ability to move forward with my own life. Not to say that I am not still dealing with all this junk, but the heavy burden of it no longer weighs on my shoulders as it once did. I took notes after most of my sessions, and re-read those notes often to ground myself and remind myself of the journey I am on.

I like how unstructured the sessions were and we would just start talking and intuition would just guide each session. I really enjoyed the readings you do with the cards and processing using rocks and music and walks by the creek.

You are incredibly gifted and I am indebted to you for eternity for all your support. You have the power to know what people need before they themselves know what they need.
I think that one of the greatest things I walked away with from our sessions was the tools to handle life’s challenges and the confidence to know that I could face these on my own.”

Penny, Real Estate Broker, Los Gatos, CA

“It was powerful, direct, impactful.  Helped me get to the truth of who I am, what I want, and what I need.  Helped me to understand that it is OK for me to put my own needs/wants out front.
I feel more in control of who I am as a man, what I want, and am not afraid to finally ask for what I want in life. You help me see gold in the man in the mirror.  To focus on the positive, not dwell on the negative whether real or not.”

Ken, Banker, San Francisco, CA

“I highly recommend Jan as a coach for career development, relationships, and unity with yourself. Jan is an expert at helping you set and monitor useful goals, and also identifying and coaching you to overcome obstacles that hinder your obtaining those goals. He has become a trusted mentor.”

Christian, International Business Development, San Francisco, CA

“Working with Jan has been a truly transformational journey. With his rich background in communications, health, wellness and spirituality, there is absolutely nothing left unaddressed in our sessions. His incredible presence along with his intuitive approach digs deeply into the core issues that I am facing each day. Together, we have whittled my many projects down to clear and obtainable goals. Now, with workable structure in place, each step is in sharp focus and I am continually in action. What I could not seem to do for years on my own has been unfolding in such a powerful way. All parts of my life are expanding and beginning to thrive. My only wish is that I would have started sooner.”

Richard, Musician, Kona, Hawaii