Albert B. Blixt
Al Blixt helps organizations of all kinds work through very complex challenges to become more strategic, innovative and adaptive. He combines practical experience as an attorney, university professor and business owner with a mastery of the Whole-Scale® Change methodology to design and facilitate change journeys that engage leaders and staff so they can create solutions that everyone can support. Much of his work focuses on strategic planning and implementation. Al is equally comfortable coaching senior leadership teams or facilitating transformative large-group meetings of 50-500 or more.
He works in all sectors including government, education, business, unions and nonprofits. Representative clients include Ford Motor Company, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, the Florida Education Association, Cadbury-Schweppes-Adams Division and the State of Michigan Office of Services for the Aging. Al is the co-author of three books and numerous articles on organizational change. He is a frequent public speaker. Al holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan. In his personal life, Al works to create supportive independent living communities for persons with developmental disabilities including his youngest son, Andrew.
E-mail: Contact Al Blixt
-- Mary is passionate about helping leaders tap the resources in their organizations to solve the challenges they face. At its simplest this means getting everyone in the organization involved. What she knows about people is that they support what they help to create. She has been doing this work since the mid-80s and has had success nationally and internationally in healthcare, non-profits, government, financial institutions, higher education and many more.
Mary has spoken nationally on successfully bringing about sustainable change in organizations and is the co-author of:
Whole-Scale Change: Unleashing the Magic in Organizations,
Whole-Scale Change Toolkit, Berrett-Koehler Publishing, Inc., a chapter in
The Handbook of Large Group Facilitation and many articles on systems change in organizations. Mary lives in the Washington DC area and is an artist when not consulting.
E-mail: Contact Mary Eggers
In aerospace in the mid-1980’s, Sylvia pioneered what today we call "Whole-Scale® Change,” working with Kathleen Dannemiller in developing these processes. Today, she works globally with communities and organizations to bring about rapid, sustained change in strategy, culture, processes, structure, systems, and roles. Her strength is convening stakeholders around “gnarly,” system-wide issues in order to combine their wisdom and create breakthrough solutions. She is a coach to individuals and teams at all levels and a presenter at conferences and workshops around the world. Sylvia is co-author of two books by Dannemiller Tyson Associates; chapter contributor to
The Change Handbook (2006) and The Handbook of Large Group Methods: Creating Systemic Change in Organizations and Communities
Her journal articles include “Accelerating Strategic Change: Application of the Whole-Scale Approach to Leading and Managing Change” (“Learnende Organisation” January 2004 issue, Institut für Systemisches Coaching und Training, Vienna, Austria). Her work is described by others in
Fusion Leadership, “Employees Redesign HR” (Human Resource Professional July/Aug 1997), and
Large Group Interventions: Engaging the Whole System for Rapid
Change. Sylvia’s spectrum of clients includes Baylor College of Medicine Chronic Disease Research Center, Corning, Medco Health Solutions, Hewlett Packard, and Virgin Atlantic Airlines.
E-mail: Contact Sylvia James
Bev has over 25 years of experience as an organization development consultant, project director, and educator. She has facilitated strategic planning, process improvement, leadership development, conflict resolution, and team building initiatives for Fortune 100 corporations, federal and state governments, healthcare and educational institutions, and not-for-profit agencies. She focuses on helping clients create a culture that supports superior organizational performance, on-going individual employee development, and the effective use of available resources in the context of a constantly changing environment. Bev is the author of several articles on bringing about whole-systems change and has vast experience facilitating groups of 5 to 500 to tap their wisdom and gain alignment on solutions to their convening issues. She is also adept at coaching individuals and teams to support achievement of their desired outcomes. Representative clients include BP Chemicals, Inc., McKinsey & Co., University of Michigan, BEST Flint Funders’ Collaborative, National Science Foundation, and the China National Human Genome Center. Bev has a Masters Degree and an Advanced Graduate Studies Certificate in Foundations of Management from the University of Massachusetts. She is also a certified administrator and trainer for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
(MBTI). E-mail: Contact Bev Seiford
Over the past 20
years Roland Loup has engaged in whole system consulting with a
variety of profit and nonprofit organizations, state and
national governments, and universities in the United States,
Canada, Europe, India and Australia. Specific applications
include strategy development and implementation, mergers and
acquisitions, culture change and quality systems implementation.
He has co-designed and co-facilitated workshops on the
Whole-Scale Change process in the United States, Europe, Canada
and India and is co-founder and co- presenter of
"Intentional Interventions - Diagnosis and Design for
Consultants and Trainers" and "The Whole Systems
Practicum - An Experience in Laboratory Learning." Roland
has written numerous articles on the practice of OD and is
coauthor of the two books: Whole-Scale Change: Unleashing the
Magic in Organizations and Whole-Scale Change Toolkit. He is now
Partner Emeritus of Dannemiller Tyson Associates after serving
as partner for over 15 years. He holds a Masters in Mathematics
and a doctorate in Statistics. E-mail: Contact Roland Loup
José Luis Romero
Authorized Representative for Latin America
José Luis Romero has
15 years of combined experience as a consultant, trainer, and
speaker. He has consulted in high tech, agriculture,
pharmaceutical, education, government, and manufacturing, helping
his clients align human performance with bottom-line improvement.
The focal point of his efforts has been facilitating large-scale
organizational learning and change, leadership development, and
organization design, done from strategy / policy perspective to
implementation. His experience in multi-cultural environments and
fluency in French, English, and Spanish facilitate his work on
multi-national engagements. José Luis has a Masters Degree in
Organization Development from Concordia University in Montreal,
Canada. e-mail: Contact José Luis Romero
Our beloved friend,
mentor, partner and founder, Kathie Dannemiller passed away
Friday, December 26, 2003. Kathie was a passionate advocate for whole
system change for more than thirty years, and a worldwide
authority and author on the complexities of whole system change.
Kathie touched each person whether they spent a few minutes or a
lifetime with her. We will miss her unending caring, strength,
passion, and wisdom. Her spirit, values and passion live on in
each of us.
Click here to learn more about Kathie.