An Integrative Approach to Powerful Change
Principal and Founder
Jim is first and foremost a powerful change-agent, having spent the last four decades of his career working as an organizational psychologist, Master Coach (ICF-certified) and educator with countless teams, organizations and individuals.
His lifelong love of learning, along with an ability to coalesce his multi-disciplinary expertise, has led to the development of a powerful integrative approach with an intense focus on bringing to light core competencies and values, leading to masterful outcomes.
Positive transformation is both the focus and outcome of Jim’s unique ability to uncover and bring forward the unrealized potential and resources of individuals, groups and larger systems.
As a full professor at Concordia University in Montreal, where he teaches at the graduate level, Jim served as a principal architect of the Human Systems Intervention (HSI) program, an internationally acclaimed graduate program for change management professionals. He also serves as core faculty at Concordia in the professional coach certification program which he co-founded.
Beyond his ongoing private practice and academic work Jim continues to be a recognized leader in systems-change, working to bring about transformation within large-scale organizations.
True to his belief that somatic work is essential to embodied learning, Jim continues to pursue his lifelong practices of Aikido, Iaido and Yoga.
When not focused on professional endeavors, Jim can be found at his family’s cottage in the Quebec Laurentians with his wife and two younger children, chopping wood, cycling and kayaking.
Academic and Professional Designations
PhD in Psychology, New York University
Post-doctoral recertification in counseling psychology, Colorado State University
Master Certified Coach, International Coach Federation
Integral Master Coach®, Integral Coaching Canada®
Professor of Applied Human Sciences
Director Centre for Human Relations & Community Studies
is Research Lead at the Presencing Institute, an awareness-based action research organization focused on transformative learning in the service of social change. She is a core faculty member of u.lab, an online-to-offline change process offered on the MIT/Harvard edX platform, and Affiliate Faculty of the Department of Applied Human Sciences, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Eva is a Co-Founder and Managing Editor of the Journal of Awareness-Based Systems Change.
Her work with participative processes integrates systems thinking, participative action research, contemplative practices, community engagement and transformative learning. Eva’s action research focuses on the cultivation of the social field as a key leverage point for individual and collective transformation, as well as the examination of the theoretical foundations and practices shaping social field work from a decolonization lens.
She lives in Montreal with her husband and two sons.
serves as the Vice President of Talent within the Finance Montréal industrial cluster. In this capacity, he is responsible for talent development and human resources matters for Quebec's financial services industry. With a background that includes an executive director role at a university career center, an EMBA degree, membership in the CRHA / CHRP, certification as a PCC professional coach from the ICF, and a mentorship role in Concordia University's PGCC program, he offers unique insights into HR trends and the evolving dynamics of the job market and career management.
has 35 years of management experience in the private and public sectors. She has a broad diversity of work experience
and an intimate understanding of the complexities of process and change in organizations and with individuals. She has a Masters of Arts in Human Systems Intervention (2007) and Certification in Personal and Professional Coaching (2009) and the International Coaching Federation certification of Professional Certified Coach (PCC). She has taken on various coaching, mentoring, change management and process consulting mandates over the last several years, with an emphasis on coaching and mentoring.
Her greatest interests are in coaching, building effective and collaborative teams and work environments, employee relations, interviewing, hiring, and client relations. She is passionate about helping individuals attain their goals through coaching and through organizational development interventions.
founded and led a manufacturing business that focused on sustainability, local sourcing and production, and main street retailers. Over the course of almost 30 years, she built and managed factories, warehouses, and retail stores with the help of a diverse team of employees in multiple geographical locations. As time went on, she became more and more fascinated with how humans and human systems thrive and how to help people work together in a more engaged and connected way. She indulged that fascination by earning an MA in human systems (organizational development, group processes, leading sustainable change, and coaching).
Her work since then has been with all types of organizations: small to medium-sized businesses, non-profit organizations, schools, government agencies, etc. She designs and leads processes that enable deeper connection and more effective collaboration. Her belief is that this not only helps people flourish, but also increases the capacity of both individuals and organizations to develop the resilience they need in today’s ever changing, uncertain, and fast-paced world of work.