Jim Storm, Ph.D.


Enable individuals and organizations to identify and reach their desired goals.


  • Accomplished professional recognized locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Proven success assisting individuals and organizations find clarity within complexity and guiding them through their growth and development
  • Highly respected professional working within an ethical framework based upon open communication, mutual trust and respect for self-determination
  • Demonstrated ability in working effectively with individuals and organizations of diverse backgrounds
  • Visionary based upon life-long learning and continual scanning of multiple and diverse environments
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Balanced and realistic perspective on life


Center for Organizational Development
  • Organizational Consultant: work with organizations locally, nationally and internationally on organizational intervention and change.
  • Consultant: Advise philanthropists on the development and implementation of gifting strategies that meet their charitable goals.
  • Executive Coach: Assist individuals in self-identification of their professional goals and implementation of strategies necessary to reach these goals.
  • Educator: Keynote speaker, instructor and published author on topics related to organizational growth and development, with speaking engagements throughout the United States.
  • Grants Consultant: United States Department of Education and AmeriCorps.
  • Governing Board Consultant: Work with organizations to strengthen their governing boards via an integrated focus on "what" boards do and "how" they work most effectively as a team.


Executive Director, Loring Nicollet-Bethlehem Community Centers, Inc., Minneapolis, MN

  • Led a highly-respected community-based nonprofit organization with a budget of $1.8 million, known throughout the community for program and administrative excellence.
Assistant Professor, University of Texas Graduate School of Social Work
  • Designed and implemented action-oriented learning experiences focused on organizational development and change. Initiated a comprehensive mental health program within a metropolitan county hospital setting.
Captain, United States Army, Department of Neuropsychiatry, Ft. Sam Houston, TX
  • Educator and practitioner for crisis management and mental health issues during the Vietnam conflict.
Coordinator, VISTA Training Center, Pillsbury Citizens Services, Minneapolis, MN.


University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Ph.D. Degree, Focus on organizational change and development
  • Master's Degree, Focus on group psychotherapy
  • Bachelor's Degree, Liberal Arts
Yeshiva University - Einstein College of Medicine
  • Robert Hargrove, Masterful Coaching
  • Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz, Personality, Intuition and Illness
  • Dr. William Bridges, Organizational and Individual Transitions
  • Dr. Edgar Schein, Process Consultation and Organizational Culture
  • Dr. Will Schutz, Organizational Climate
  • Dr. Edith Whitfield Seashore, Transformative Organizational Change
  • Dr. Terrance Deal, Organizational Behavior and Cultures
  • Dr. Warren Bennis, Leadership
  • Multiple seminars and workshops at Harvard University, Tulane University,
    Case Western Reserve University, Smith College and other institutions


  • Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow
  • United States Delegate to Salzburg Seminar, Salzburg, Austria
  • Heart of Rotary Award for Community Service
  • Military Honors
  • Governor's Proclamation
  • Leadership Minneapolis Award


Many governing boards and leadership positions


  • Loring Nicollet-Bethlehem Community Centers 1954-2008: A Lively History (Created by Laura Ayers & Jim Storm on behalf of Project for Pride in Living as a celebration of its merger with LNB)
    Click here to see a copy of the book
  • Master of Creative Philanthropy - The Story of Russell V. Ewald, Biography-2000
    (Mr. Ewald was the founding executive of The McKnight Foundation, one of the United States' leading foundations.)
  • Minneapolis Federation of Alternative Schools: Program and Organizational Development, 1993