Jim Beam, Trane
North American Controls Leader
As an experienced Organization Development & Learning professional and a businesswoman, I understand how to partner on a vision / mission, get people on board and activate change leadership and drive implementation of great ideas, wearing lots of hats simultaneously. Within my roles as a functional leader in organizations, as the CEO of my own firm, and as an active member of several community and professional societies, I have demonstrated practical business acumen and the art of activating people’s desire to contribute with their hands, hearts and minds.
Throughout my career, I have worked collaboratively with and learned from leaders at all levels and in a variety of roles to improve performance, develop processes, inspire people and synthesize a diversity of perspectives to deliver solutions, growth and value.
As a passionate and energetic leader and teammate, I do not let challenges slow us down or limit our potential. Instead, I focus on finding the possibilities, the path forward and creating the culture that inspires others to action and enable people to contribute and collaborate in an ever-changing business and community context.
Cast vision, develop business model, strategy and processes to grow a consulting/advisory practice focused on serving entrepreneurial and dynamic growth companies. Develop financial, operational, and marketing practices while cultivating strategic alliances based on core values and business model alignment.
Create vision, roadmap and pioneer path for Talent Management framework to prepare for impending IPO and instill confidence from Wall Street. Inspire thought leadership, grounded in research and best practices, to create the talent agenda, leadership and career development programs.
Serve on Executive Management team to develop and implement people, process & technology infrastructure required to create and optimize capacity, drive revenue and profitability in start-up venture.
Partner with Executives to develop and align people and organization capability with business strategy. Develop and deliver innovative solutions to enable business growth & increased market share while fostering entrepreneurial spirit.
Other roles at Bank of America:
SVP, Global Consumer Banking Center Channel, Center of Excellence Leader
VP, Consumer & Small Business, Change & Leadership Development Manager
AVP, CIO Group - Network Computing, Performance Improvement Consultant
Provide business solutions to Division Leaders to level up performance, create customer-centric culture and develop Talent Management framework. Lead, strengthen & manage 3 year partnership with vendor worth $4M.
Lead cross-country team of 9 to identify and develop critical leadership roles and talent. Partner with C-Suite, Business & HR Leaders to transform culture. Managed $1.3 M Employer of Choice initiative to improve engagement and retention of 260,000 associates.
Specialties: Business Management, Creating Organizational Readiness to Change, Team Development & Functioning, Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
Specialties: Psychology & Management dual major; liberal arts