Dr. Jim Bohn

The Blue Collar Scholar

Dr. Jim Bohn has served in a variety of roles in the corporate world since 1973, personally leading the transformation of multiple underperforming teams to achieve award-winning levels of success.  After several decades with a Fortune 100 company, Dr. Bohn launched his own Change Management and Organizational Transformation Practice.  http://proaxios.com/ Dr. Bohn has a unique blend of hands-on, in-the-trenches experience in addition to a rich pedigree of research from his Ph.D. studies.

As a leader, Dr. Bohn has personally led significant change management projects. He has served in roles ranging from the shop floor to design, engineering, sales and service. His customers include major hospital networks, manufacturing organizations, global legal teams, finance groups, and non-profits in projects ranging from leadership team development, mergers, organizational analysis and large scale change implementation including ERP projects across the US and in Europe.

He is considered an expert on change and his book “Architects of Change: Practical Tools for Executives to Build, Lead and Sustain Organizational Initiatives” was released in July 2015.  The book has been endorsed by G.E., Walgreens, Lowe’s and Comfort Systems USA, among others.  Dr. Bohn recently authored his second book The Nuts and Bolts of Leadership, endorsed by Sodexo and the Water Council of Milwaukee.

In addition to his published research, his teaching at UWM, Concordia and Marquette, along with his work in organizational transformation, he has spoken at the Milwaukee Business Journal, the National Academy of Change Management Professionals, and led workshops for SHRP and Wisconsin I/O Psychologists,  ASTD-Twin Cities, MNCMN, MNODN, Atlanta Field Service Conference, Metro Milwaukee SHRM Annual Conference, SHRM SIGS, IFMA Twin Cities and the Chicago Corenet Real Estate Group among others, including PMI International, Minnesota PMI, the Volunteer Center of Ozaukee County, OFB, National Association of Credit Managers, The Neenah Police Department, the Plant Facilities Management Association, and PRSA along with multiple corporations across Southeast Wisconsin including Johnson Controls, Kohler and QPS.