About Jack



Professional Life 

Jack is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Executive Coach offering services to individuals, couples, families, professionals, business owners, and non-profit organizations.  Through a diverse educational experience and employment history, Jack is able to relate to you in a unique and effective manner.
Jack’s strengths in counseling and coaching are greatly enhanced by his interpersonal skills and empathy for others.  He is able to partner with a broad spectrum of people, prompting them to action and results.  Since 2009 he has worked with corporate executives, business owners, management teams, midlife career changers, college students and young professionals as they successfully achieved desirable changes in life, relationships, and career.  He is a member of the South Carolina Association of Licensed Professional Counselors, the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, and adheres to the ACA Code of Ethics, 2014.  Jack is a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator for premarital counseling and marriage enrichment.  He has received advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy endorsed by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and has been trained in Discernment Counseling for couples by the Doherty Relationship Institute. He has also earned additional certifications in specific assessments and coaching programs, such as RETIREMENT OPTIONS, RECAREER, and the Strong Interest Inventory. He uses an integrative approach to therapy that includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy,  and a healthy mix of coaching and encouragement.  In working with couples, Jack primarily uses Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).   Research has shown that EFT has a higher rate of success and improvement in relationships than other approaches. 

In addition to an M.A. in Counseling and graduate work at the University of Texas-Dallas Executive and Professional Coaching program, Jack holds B.S. degrees in both Accounting and Engineering.  His professional work experience over the past four decades includes Counseling, Executive Coaching, Retirement and Career Coaching, and Business Coaching, Sales and Business Management.  He has extensive experience in operating small businesses, team building, sales, sales management, and working with business owners and managers.  Jack helped to build a dealership team that achieved number one worldwide ranking in multiple years for a leading equipment manufacturer.  

 Personal Life 

Jack resides in the Bluffton/Hilton Head area with his wife, Libby.  They have been married for 38 years and  enjoy two adult children, their spouses and a new grandbaby. 

Jack finds great satisfaction in helping others define and achieve their goals whether in personal life, business or career.  He believes that counseling and coaching can be extraordinary tools to achieve improved well-being, healthier relationships, and success in life and career. 

Jack enjoys a deep love for unspoiled nature and the outdoors.  He enjoys travel with his wife and family, especially to enjoy mountains and beaches.  His favorite destination is Alaska.  Fishing, kayaking, bike riding, and painting are relaxing activities that he enjoys as well.  

Education, Certifications and Licensure

M.A. in Counseling, Webster University
Graduate Certificate in Professional and Executive Coaching, Naveen Jindal School of Management- University of Texas-Dallas
B.S. in Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla
B.S. in Accounting, Missouri State University
ICEEFT advanced training in Emotionally Focused (Couples) Therapy
Certified Discernment Counselor (Doherty Relationship Institute)
Certified PREPARE/ENRICH (Marriage) Facilitator
Gottman Relationship Checkup Approved Member
Professional Certified Coach, International Coach Federation
Strong Interest Inventory Certified
Certified ReCareer Coach
Certified Retirement Options Coach
Certified Career Development Coach
Licensed Professional Counselor, State of South Carolina, License #6326 


jhardycounselor@gmail.com (913) 748-9871