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Practical Strategy
for Striving Communities

Let's build a culture of innovation in your
association or organization.

How I'm different

Strategy is hard.

I enjoy strategy because I enjoy solving complex problems with engaged teams. 


Strategy is not a quick fix. It’s a commitment to superior performance and an investment in making the right choices to serve your community.

  • Accessible and personable

  • Thorough and usable outcomes

  • Balance vision and action

  • Design for execution

  • Culture and strategy

How I help organizations build cultures of innovation


I serve on a fractional basis to integrate strategy into your org.


I stabilize your organization while you search for your next senior leader. 


I position your organization for growth by building best in class strategy.

How I can help you

Organizations I've helped


Contact Me

Plymouth, Michigan

Thank you! I'm looking forward to getting in touch!


About me

James Young designs and builds cultures of innovation by uniting diverse communities around exciting ideas. He specializes in product strategy, learning communities, story branding, and transformative growth for associations and nonprofits.

He served as Senior VP and Chief Learning at the American College of Chest Physicians and Chief Learning Officer at the Society of College and University Planning. He also served as Chief of Staff at Lehigh University, founding Chief Information Officer at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, and worked in learning communities for ten years at George Mason University. He earned degrees from George Mason University, the University of Michigan, and Michigan State University.

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