"Jack's workshop on storytelling was fantastic. Our group consisted of a challenging mix of graduate students and mid-career professionals working on a wide array of issues. The workshop gave all of us a concrete set of skills we could put to use immediately in creating compelling stories about our work. Perhaps just as importantly, he instilled in us the knowledge that there is a great storyteller in all of us if we have the right tools." Erin Lloyd, Program Officer, Switzer Foundation
Regardless of the project at hand, Jack brings an energizing, positive, thoughtful, and effective approach to every engagement.” Connie Loden, President .
Jack is very adept at working with small, medium, large and extra large gatherings of people. He is also able to design planning processes that maintain clarity in purpose and outcomes.” Errol Mazursky, Executive Director .
I have worked with many consultants over the years for a variety of projects and I can truly say that Jack is by far the most thoughtful, innovative, and results focused expert we have ever worked with.” Valerie McCormack, Executive Director


Over the past 35+ years, Jack has worked with over 2 dozen sectors and 100s of organizations, teaching groups and leaders how to realize their potentials

Aerospace / NASA, Goodyear Aerospace, Lockheed Martin
Automotive / Chrysler, Ford, Allied Signal
BioTech / Athersys, Nanofilm, NeoBio
Business Consulting / Accenture, Auorm Group, Ernst & Young, McKinsey & Co.
Consumer Products / American Greetings, Kraftmaid, Moen, Nestle, Ocean Spray, Smuckers
Commercial Products / ABB, Eaton, FedEx, Knoll, Ridge Tool, Swagelok
Community Development / CNDC, OCNW, RCDG, TWDC
Design/Build / Doty Miller, Pattie Group, Medhurst
Economic Development / Heart of Wisconsin, ACEnet, NPI
Economic Development Consulting / Aquarian Technology Systems, Cobalt Group
Education / CWRU, Evans Solutions, Kent State U, UC Berkeley, University of Charleston, U of N Texas
Entrepreneurial Start-Ups / Entrepreneurship Learning Initiative
Finance / American Institute of Banking, Fannie Mae, Fed Reserve Bank
Foundations / Dodge Foundation, GMRI, Jump Start, Kaufmann, NPI, Onaben, Switzer
Government / US DOD, Veterans Administration, City of Naples, EPA, USDA
Health Care / Kaiser Permanente, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, University Hospitals
IT/Software / Avantia, Hyland Software, IBM, Interactive Media Group Internet
Start-Ups / eBay, Knowledge Post, Planet KnowHow, SmartCoast
Legal/accounting / Benesch Friedlander, Hausser + Taylor, Thompson Hine
Libraries / Cuyahoga County Public Library, CSU Library, CH-UH Libraries
Manufacturing / Lincoln Electric, Midland Steel, Parker Hannifin, PolyOne
Marketing / Avid, Burges & Burges, Warehouse District
Non-Profits / Alberta Services, American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, Jewish Federation, SHRM
Organization Consulting / ERC, Herman Group, ParallaxFusion, Thrive@Work
Publishing/Media / Viacom, Plain Dealer, Smart Business News
Sustainability / Environmental Leadership Program, Earthday Coalition
Telecommunications /AT&T, MCI, US Cellular

Examples of Jack's success stories in facilitation with partners

Catholic Charities of Cleveland
This largest Catholic Charities organization in the US engaged over 500 stakeholders to develop the initial strategies for their second 100 years

Entrepreneurship Learning Institute
This Kauffman Foundation award winning global program has changed the face of facilitation in entrepreneurship education.

FedEx Custom Critical
This dynamic division of FedEx used the process to streamline its strategic planning and develop approaches that are inspired by long term vision

Gulf of Maine Research Institute
This fishing industry funder used agile planning to develop unprecedented planning collaborations among scientists, fishermen, and management

Heart of Wisconsin
This economic development non-profit engaged industry sectors to develop direction and momentum for new ways to grow their local business economy

This foundation dedicated to capacity building with First Nation aboriginal leaders reinvented the way to create new futures together.

Smithers Oasis
This multinational company in the floral industry used the process across global markets to focus its growth and launch new product categories

University of North Texas
This 40K student campus leveraged the process to launch new academic and programmatic strategies in one of its premier and thriving colleges

This complex public policy and practice organization used agile planning to organize dozens of new projects from a region of 11 Midwestern states