James is President of James Papiano+ Co. and has more than 20 years of experience working at the intersection of leadership, talent, and strategy. He provides executive coaching, advisory services, and consulting to C-suite leaders, leadership teams, top executives, and emerging leaders.
A trusted advisor who has supported senior leaders in Communications, Academic Medicine, Start-ups, Engineering, Media, Trade Associations, and Professional Services Firms James has designing a wide variety of personalized coaching experiences for individuals and teams as well as programs for groups of leaders and managers. In 1-1, team engagements, or larger cohorts, the focus of the work is on the connections between financial results and leader experience/effectiveness, employee experience, team performance, organizational outcomes, and culture.
His diverse client portfolio includes
- C-Suite and VP coaching for major trade associations
- Post-funding start-up leadership team coaching and development
- Top academic leader at a large university
- Director, Cancer Center
- Department Chair, Surgery
- Division Chief, Allergy and Immunology
- Emerging Leaders, Financial Services, Energy, Utility
Collaborating with business leaders, James also designs and delivers strategy sessions, seminars, workshops, retreats, and consulting services that increase the value of existing talent and mitigate the typical risks associated with learning, development, and change.
To move the needle on top/bottom line results, culture change, and organizational transformation James has implemented projects focused on:
- Business and talent strategy formulation/management
- Recognition and rewards
- Culture change
- Performance management
- Job and workflow design
- Manager performance
James believes that the greatest innovations and advances made by organizations begin with the work individuals are willing to do on themselves. He has dedicated his career to helping individuals, teams, and organizations realize potential and optimize results.
He is a trusted partner to established and emerging leaders, business owners, managers, and other professionals. His consulting work focuses on individual and organizational performance. In the trenches, he supports leaders, managers, and teams in the tough work of change, strategy, and leadership. He also draws on a network of specialists to support specific needs of leaders and managers.
A deft communicator, his style integrates the big picture with the everyday, insight with action, and innovation with honest feedback. His passion, loyalty, and sense of humor help him to connect deeply with clients, creating a productive environment for tackling difficult challenges in new ways.