JAMES D. SHOWKEIR
Jamie has an extensive history of consulting with organizations engaged in complex transformations. His focus is on creating workplaces where individuals choose accountability for the success of the whole business. He has partnered with small and large corporations, educators, non-profit organizations and government entities to create powerful personal learning experiences, improve business processes, transform management practices and change organizational cultures in order to improve business results.
For more than 25 years Jamie has used his expertise to help organizations improve results while creating workplaces where people find meaning and purpose. His work is grounded in the belief that individual choice must be engaged for organizations to successfully create cultures of accountability.. In 2000, he and his late partner, Joel Henning, combined their extensive educational and consulting experience to create a consulting practice, workshops and other resources that help organizations build capacity by distributing organizational power. These extensive materials and consulting services have been successfully employed with an extensive list of clients
Throughout his career, Jamie has also trained hundreds of internal and external consultants, helping them become more successful with their clients by focusing on business results.
His early work involved creating collaborative labor-management relationships while working at the Buick/UAW Employee Development Center, EDS, TRW and Ford Motor Company. Jamie also served as Dean of the School for Managing and Leading Change, which provides in-depth, long-term learning experiences where distributing power is the basis for managing, organizing and structuring successful businesses. He has a long-standing relationship with the Robert Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, where he has designed and developed training and provided consulting services.
He served as President of the Autism Society of Michigan from 1989 to 1992, and has devoted considerable consulting time and energy to non-profit organizations.
Jamie and his business partner, Maren, were married in April 2006. They are currently writing a book about changing workplace conversations that emphasize authenticity, adult cultures and personal accountability to improve business results.
Together they have four grown children. Jamie enjoys traveling, yoga, reading, music and for many years was a century cyclist.