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Jim Brown
Consulting Partner


A bestselling author and gifted presenter, Jim Brown is both an avid teacher and student of governance. Jim has coached key leaders from scores of prominent organizations, walking with them as they navigate through structural reorganization, constitutional malaise, and a myriad of other challenges.

Clients are impressed by both his knowledge and his ability to communicate that wisdom with lasting impact. With a background in curriculum development, Jim develops and delivers programs and consulting services tailored to clients’ business needs. His experiences as an entrepreneur and his Master’s degree in economics have honed his ability to focus on the most important aspects of any situation. His passion is to see board members and senior staff working together as a confident, competent team. And he always has fun doing it!

A frequent keynote speaker at major conferences and events around the world, Jim Brown consistently wows audiences with the simple principles that take organizations over the top, to higher and higher levels. His interactive style and high energy attitude is famous for engaging participants whether in board sessions, small senior leadership groups or large events with thousands in the audience. 

Jim Brown is the co-founder of STRIVE!, a leading organizational consulting firm that successfully advises organizations, boards, and councils around the world on how to significantly improve governance, leadership, and overall organizational health. Praised by Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard, and Patrick Lencioni among others, his book, The Imperfect Board Member, stands as one of the top-selling governance books globally.

Jim is deeply passionate about leading people to become fully engaged members of their boards, organizations and teams. In a compelling and lively style, Jim delivers insights and examples that give each listener the clarity and confidence to take advantage of simple governance principles for themselves, capitalizing on the uncommon strength that can be available to any organization.

Book Jim as a keynote speaker by calling 519-766-9033 or emailing jimbrown@strive.com.

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