For 25+ years, Jim has been a successful global business executive, Human Resources leader, business consultant, teacher/trainer/university instructor, and respected public speaker, skilled in translating business needs into pragmatic human and organizational solutions. Often called upon to facilitate corporation change, to lead professional workshops, and to speak at national conferences, Jim currently teaches HR, management, international business, globalization, and leadership courses within the School of Business at Alverno College, with a particular emphasis on Women and Leadership and on the new, unique Alverno MBA program – as part of the MBA design team, and teaching the lead course on Strategy each semester.
I've designed and delivered core 21st Century leadership training courses for supervisors and middle/senior management, as part of management career development strategy and programs for multiple Fortune 500 firms. Designed and implemented a world-class corporate University/Training Center and career development tools for the 3rd largest US telecommunications company. My MBA degree has a specialty in human resources, career development, OB/OD, and change management.
As examples of my abilities in English, I am a native English speaker from Canada, now living in the U.S. I have 20+ years' experience as a business executive, university instructor, executive coach, and HR consultant demonstrating diverse speaking skills:
- business speeches, training classes, employee meetings, etc.
- job interviews, presentations, workshops
- giving performance evaluations, verbal student feedback, classroom teaching, keynote speaker at conferences
I earned my ESL/ESOL/TOFEL certification in December 2001. I have lived and worked in South Korea, as the Interim Director of the ESL Language Institute in ChungJu, Republic of South Korea. I had been recruited to drive growth for a start-up English language training institute, including developing core ESL/ESOL curriculum, ESL/ESOL training resources, international teacher coaching, and teacher evaluation methodologies. I have a copy of my Certificate available. My current focus is primarily / usually with adults.
With over 25+ years' public speaking experience, I have spoken to groups of 25-500 people, lead workshops and seminars, and taught at 3 different universities in their schools of business. Sample speaking engagements include: Speaker at national
SHRM Conferences (Society for Human Resource Management) in San Diego and New Orleans; leader of multiple national executive coaching workshops/seminars at HRPS conferences (Human Resource Planning Society); and keynote speaker sought out by diverse groups to speak about women and leadership, servant leadership, and global HR in both Canada and the US.
As examples of my writing abilities, I have 20+ years' experience as a business executive, university instructor, executive coach, and HR consultant writing:
- business reports, proposals, training materials, letters/memos, etc.
- resumes, cover letters, candidate summaries, etc.
- speeches (for myself & others), presentations, workshops
- performance evaluations, narrative feedback, classroom teaching materials, academic articles