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Founding Partner

Jim Dethmer

Jim Dethmer is a coach, speaker, author, and founding partner at The Conscious Leadership Group. He has personally worked  with over 150 CEOs and their teams to integrate conscious leadership into their organizations.

Jim also leads monthly Forums for select leaders in Chicago and New York, and trains coaches through The Conscious Leadership Group. He has spoken at Conscious Capitalism, Wisdom 2.0, Mindful Leadership Summit,  Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, and USC School of Medicine Greenville (where conscious leadership is part of the curriculum).

He  is co-author of High Performing Investment Teams, and The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership, an Amazon bestseller (2015).   

Jim lives in Chicago with his wife Debbie, and in Michigan, their soul’s home,  when they’re recharging during the summer months.

PRAISE FOR

Jim Dethmer

Jim Dethmer is a master teacher of the hardest subject of them all: leadership. His no-nonsense feedback is direct, constructive, never judgmental and loaded with compassion. His teachings have transformed our workplace and our lives.
Mellody Hobson
President, Ariel Investments / Chairwoman DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., / Board of Directors of the Starbucks Corporation, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and Groupon.
For the past three years CLG has facilitated our YPO Forum retreats. I have found their facilitation to be very skillful. They have created both a safe and challenging environment that has supported my growth as an individual and our connection to one another as group members.
Shantanu Narayen
CEO, Adobe Systems
Simply put, Jim will deliver transformational impact for your organization. The “15 Commitments to Conscious Leadership,” and Jim’s mastery in training and facilitating companies to embrace its principles has allowed Leo Burnett to increase trust, curiosity, and the quality of our creative product.
Andrew Swinand
CEO, Leo Burnett Group
“Jim is one of the most prolific, engaging and thought-provoking speakers I’ve ever witnessed. His ability to capture the audience, dive deeper than surface level topics and get the audience to think, reflect and shift in a short period of time is masterful. His energy, passion, and enthusiasm for his work and his desire to help others improve and transform their lives and relationships has had a lasting impact on many lives at our company.” 
Shawn Riegsecker
Centro, CEO and Founder
Jim Dethmer and his team have facilitated our company’s awakening consciousness around what we should be doing, what we want to do and how we can achieve our goals. His work with our team has challenged us in ways previously unimagined, fine tuning our communication, improving our performance, focusing our actions and advancing our culture.
Mark Kaufman

President, AthletiCo
Jim Dethmer’s presentation on the 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership has been a game changer for our brand, our franchisees and our suppliers. The book provides the foundation. Jim provides the spark and inspiration through his thoughtful words, relevant examples and connection to our audience. If you are trying to elevate your organization and results through Conscious Leadership, then Jim is the speaker who will capture the minds and souls of your organization.
Jim Mizes
CEO & President, Blaze PIzza
Jim Dethmer and his team helped us in some important ways: decision making (clarity and speed), enhancing trust and team dynamics, defining our culture more precisely, and thinking through our strategic direction and business model. They are very skilled in their work.
Rob Arnott
CEO, Research Affiliates, LLC

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