Sylvia James

Sylvia JamesIn 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 can be reached at 734-604-0712

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 (2006).

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.