“When we’re facing challenges that appear oppressive to our spirit, or thwart our will to achieve, we come to a threshold that, if crossed, can usher us into a new way of seeing ourselves and the world around us. We gain a new stance that we couldn’t think our way into. Leaning into these crossings is to lean into our emerging leadership and humanity.”
Intensely interested in the human experience, Jim guides individuals and organizations through transitions while stepping more fully into their lives. He’s keen to help entrepreneurs and start-up organizations discover their own authentic expression of leadership and the meaningful contributions that come from it. Jim has extensive cross-cultural experience and has worked in settings around the globe. As a speaker and workshop facilitator, he is engaging on topics of leadership, innovation, design thinking and transformative change and has presented in a variety of gatherings and venues including MIT, Yale University, Michigan State University, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and a variety of community and professional settings.
Jim is a Senior Fellow of the Presencing Institute, offering training and assistance in the application of Theory U – a methodology of transformative change. He is also a teacher of Authentic Leadership and advisor for the new Authentic Leadership Center at Naropa University. Jim has led programs for and is a former governing council member for the Authentic Leadership in Action Institute, is an advisor to Michigan State University’s Doctor of Educational Leadership program, has been a guide with the Animas Valley Institute for over 10 years, and currently co-guides the annual quest for Naropa’s Masters in Wilderness Therapy candidates.