Over 29 years of experience in Asia, and a firm grasp of Chinese language and culture, Jim is a well-respected facilitator, trainer, speaker and corporate simulation designer with a wide breadth of experience throughout Asia and North America.
Originally hailing from Seattle WA, Jim moved to China in 1986 after graduating from Seattle Pacific University with a degree in Cross Cultural Communication.
During his time in Asia, Jim has led seminars in more than twenty countries including China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Australia.
Jim has five main areas of expertise:
1. Expert Facilitation Skills – Jim has facilitated numerous executive levelstrategic vision and planning sessions. He has great depth of experience
using a variety of facilitation methodologies including Technology of Participation, Open Space Technology, and World Café and has helped
numerous companies develop and implement their Vision Mission and Values Statements.
2. Creativity and Innovation – Jim’s career has been built on finding innovative solutions to complex issues in the service and education
industries. Now as a facilitator, Jim infuses every program with creativity exercises and innovative processes, which lead to new and better results.
3. Games and Simulation Design and Facilitation – Jim has designed abroad variety of learning games and simulations, and has had his games
featured in publications in North America. He volunteers on the board of The North-American Simulations and Games Association, and has
presented his games and simulations in conferences in five different countries in North America and Asia.
4. Accelerated Learning – Jim is a certified Accelerated Learning practitioner and has led more than 100 Accelerated Learning based events.
He has also worked with University teachers and students in Hong Kong and Taiwan to create more student-based learning methodologies.
5. Keynote Addresses – Jim is an accomplished public speaker and has presented at or hosted numerous events including hosting the HR Director’s
Conference in Hong Kong and Beijing, presenting Keynote Addresses for conferences like the Philippine Society of Training and Development, and in
companies like New York Life.
Jim’s expertise is not limited to the meeting room. Jim worked for more than a decade as a Senior Manager for a US based company managing 9 direct
reports in three countries with a total staff of more than 100 people from more than 15 countries under his supervision. He is a trained Six-Sigma Black Belt with
a number of successful improvement projects. He has managed through rapid expansion and through serious cost cutting and contraction. This leads to a depth
of understanding, experience and empathy that shows up in every program.
Jim’s diverse skill set and experience has created opportunities to work with a broad spectrum of organizations across Asia. Here is a partial list of organizations that have benefited from Jim’s facilitation and training skills in the past few years.
Jim’s Industry Experience
|Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong|
Peninsula Hotel Beijing
HK & Shanghai Resorts
Marco Polo Hotels
Auberge Resort Discovery Bay
Star World Hotel, Macau
The American Club Taiwan
? Boston Consulting Group
? Wan Hai Shipping
? COACH International
? North American Simulation and
Games Association x4
? International Association of
? Facilitator Forum Taiwan x 8
? International Simulation and
? Philippine ASTD
? Singapore HR Conference
? New York Life
? Lane Crawford
? Nestle (Taiwan, Malaysia, Sri
? Johnson & Johnson
? A. S. Watson
? Hong Kong Land
? Raffles Quay Asset
? Jakarta Land
? United Nations Development
? CP Yen Foundation
? Yang Ming University
? HK Institute of Education
? HK PolyU School of Design
? Boy Scouts of America
? Freedom Writers
Brains on the Beach (BoB)
Jim is a cofounder of BoB, a social
enterprise that matches consultants
with non-profits for professional
development and growth. BoB has
been run in 8 countries with more than