About Byers Young Group
Byers Young Group specializes in strategy building for higher education, startups, nonprofits, and associations. We believe that great choices make for great strategy. In doing so, we develop exciting, accessible, and actionable plans with focused value propositions designed to build healthy organizations positioned for growth and possibility.
Integrative choices - Great strategy drives successful execution
Authentic growth - New revenue + enhanced reach drives re-energized culture
Learning communities - Inclusive problem-solving drives deep commitment
Usable outcomes - Tailored approach drives action + momentum
Storytelling - Co-developed design process drives longitudinal connection
James Young Ph.D.
James B. Young specializes in strategy, entrepreneurship, learning, and organizational change.
He served as Senior Vice President for Education and Chief Learning Officer at the American College of Chest Physicians and Chief Learning Officer at the Society of College and University Planning where he transformed learning and positioned the organization for growth.
He served as Chief of Staff at Lehigh University and as founding Chief Information Officer at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, a startup university. He worked for ten years at George Mason University, where he led initiatives in libraries, technology, learning communities, and assessment.
He earned a Ph.D. at George Mason University, a master’s at the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s at Michigan State University.
Visioning and futuring
Development & execution
Design and delivery
Value proposition design
Public relations & media
Leadership and strategy
Instruction & collections
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
BYG leads with insight, empathy, and a groundswell of knowledge. If you want to differentiate and innovate, come here.
BYG employs the perfect mix of agile facilitation with high impact culture-building. If you want to grow, scale, differentiate or innovate.
I needed a plan and BYG came through. They employ patience, foresight, curiosity, and decisiveness. Money well spent.
Jim Young is a brilliant thinker and teacher of how to build a culture of innovation in a modern organization. His consulting is a distillation of not only his 25 years of knowledge but his warmth, his passion, and his insights into the synergies between strategy and community.
Jim and his team are professional, accessible, decisive, and results-driven. I’ve worked directly with Jim on multiple high-profile, sensitive, and complex projects. Jim brings a unique and actionable yet strategic mindset that marries big ideas and successful execution.
STEPHEN SPOHN, JR.
Jim Young is a serial entrepreneur always at the forefront of what’s coming. We worked together at a startup university in which Jim was a founding executive. Jim is a master at building teams and designing strategies that demonstrate a superior understanding of how to bridge purpose, superior focus, and organizational growth.
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