James O. Rodgers
James O. Rodgers, Ph.D., FIMC
Jim Rodgers specializes in change management and strategy implementation. He operates under the brand, The Diversity Coach™. Jim excels at culture analysis, change management, executive coaching, and simplifying strategy for easier execution.
He is the global leader in installing diversity management as a business strategy and helping organizations navigate the change process necessary to make it happen.
James was recently elected to be a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMCUSA). The Fellow of the Institute is the highest honor awarded in the management consulting profession. Jim has been called a “keen observer of business from many perspectives” and is acknowledged by his colleagues as the leading strategist in the field of diversity and inclusion.
Jim is the author of the groundbreaking book Managing Differently: Getting 100% from 100% of your people 100% of the time which changed the conversation about diversity and has been adopted as source material for a number of major MBA programs including Kellogg School of Management. His second book, Epiphany: Finding Truth without Losing Faith is designed to change the conversation about religious diversity.
He is the thought leader for the concept of diversity management as a key business strategy, which he calls Deliberate Diversity™. Jim has been quoted and published in media like NYT, Chief Executive, WSJ, Chicago Times, and FT of London. He has chaired half dozen major non-profits like Habitat for Humanity and served as Vice-Chair of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta
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James has provided advice and counsel to over 200 companies including industry giants such as IBM, Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, the Southern Company, AT&T, ThyssenKrupp Elevator and the YMCA. He is the thought leader for the concept of diversity management as a key business strategy, which he calls Deliberate Diversity™.
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Leadership & Executive
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Certified Management Consultant (CMC)
Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC)
Registered Corporate Coach (RCC)
Ph.D. in Management, Walden University
M.B.A. in Management;
University of Alabama at Birmingham
B.S.E.E. Howard University