TAG Consulting

My Strengths:

  • Connectedness
  • Positivity
  • Arranger
  • Context
  • Communication



Jim Osterhaus

Senior Partner


Jim’s professional journey has led from community work with teenagers, to professional counseling, first in a community mental health center, then in private practice. He has directed two church counseling centers and then co-founded TAG with several long-term friends. He has served at one time or another as counselor/coach, professor, author, and consultant to a wide variety of organizations.


  • Workshop and Retreat Facilitation
  • Leadership Development
  • Historical Leadership Analysis
  • Executive Coaching


  • Works with TAG clients across public, private, and social, segments – including the FAA and Church Clients.
  • Leads Executive Leadership retreats through historical battlefields.
  • Authored or co-authored numerous books including:
    • Antietam (Seattle: Amazon, 2012).
    • The Mentoring Tree with Todd Hahn (Charlotte: LFM, 2007).
    • Thriving Through Ministry Conflict with Joe Jurkowski and Todd Hahn (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006).
    • The Thing in the Bushes with Kevin Ford (Colorado Springs: Pinon, 2000).
    • Family Tales (Downers Grove: Intervarsity, 1997).
    • Questions Couples Ask Behind Closed Doors (Wheaton: Tyndale, 1996).
    • Family Ties Don’t Have to Bind (Nashville: Nelson, 1994)
    • Bonds of Iron (Chicago: Moody, 1994).
    • Building Strong Male Relationships (Chicago: Moody, 1993)
    • Counseling Families (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1989).
  • American University, Washington, DC, 1979. PhD in Counseling Psychology
  • VPI, Blacksburg, VA, 1974. MA Counseling
  • Catholic University, Washington, DC, 1971. BA Psychology


  • Jim is married with three children and lives in Northern Virginia.
  • He enjoys gardening, reading and writing.