I've been working as a consultant in the field of organization development for over 30 years. The work has taken me to five continents and over a dozen countries. I’ve been privileged to work with major high-tech corporations, financial institutions, and manufacturers including Hewlett-Packard, AMEX, Caterpillar, and many others. I've also consulted for educational institutions including Stanford and Virginia Tech, and government agencies on every level. Today, I’m especially fortunate to find myself involved with village communities in Alaska.
My first career, however, was in professional theater as an actor and director. I attended the Drama Division of the Juilliard School and worked professionally in the theatre for 10 years. Theatre is where I learned most of what I know about collaboration and group dynamics—key skills and knowledge for people who do the work I do.
Those years of working in theatre also helped me develop the presentation skills I've used successfully in venues both big and small—including Oxford and Chicago universities, national conferences of various professional organizations such as the Organization Development Network, and the Academy of Management.
I was born and raised in the cowboy country of Wyoming. I've lived and worked in Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, London, Stockholm, and Roanoke, Virginia. I now live in Alaska and I’m looking forward to the interesting possibilities that await me.
The water in the flow of the river is always changing.
We in the flow of time and processes are always changing:
Day to day, moment to moment.
Organizations, their cultures and their processes are like a river: always flowing and changing.
~ Jim MacQueen