About James Jones

James Jones' work focuses on the integration of spirituality with organizational and leadership development including whole system change, innovation and efficacy.  Operating as a spiritual coach, mentor and resource, Jones works with executives, senior management and consultants on issues of organizational and personal adaptation, development of collaborative teams, communities of practice, deep alignment with strategic purpose, and increased group consciousness. As Director of the Personal Awareness Institute, Jones works with organizations seeking to implement an integrally informed approach and has achieved significant results by literally raising the consciousness of organizations and their leaders

Jones' background encompasses three major disciplines: applied sciences, psychology and business administration. He holds a B.S. in Physics and a M.B.A. with a specialty in organizational development. He is a student of "alternate psychologies," which represent a wide range of transpersonal and non-Western approaches to the understanding of consciousness. He feels that an inclusive and multidisciplinary approach combining scientific, aesthetic, and spiritual perspectives is essential if we are to come to terms with consciousness as it exists and operates in the world. After working in management and systems engineering, he moved his attention to organization development and transformation. He has worked for 30 years in this arena focusing on the philosophical and metaphysical issues that underlie the difficulties faced by most leaders -- difficulties such as developing a vision, inspiring others, communicating effectively, listening to and acting on one’s inner promptings, and maintaining a healthy balance between leading others and being led by them.

He has managed services to industrial, educational, and institutional clients ($5 million to $3 billion) related to organizational change, strategic direction, team performance, leadership development, customer service and other strategic issues. As an experienced executive in profit-oriented management in both technical and people intensive companies, Mr. Jones has identified issues, prioritized needs, sold new concepts to senior management, developed innovative programs and managed successful implementation.

He has served various national communities as a Founder, Board Member, or Director including: Embracing the Bible Ministry, Center for Progressive Christianity, Association of Spirit at Work, Christian Dynamics and the Inner Peace Movement. He is also active in the Integral Institute, Center for Integral Spirituality, Chesapeake Bay Organizational Development Network, the National Speaker's Association, the Society for International Development and was previously President of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Chapter of American Society of Training and Development (ASTD).