Genia Logan Blanchard, President
Genia has spent the last 35 years developing individual and collective leaders to maximize their performance. In this time the business landscape has changed with multiple age cohorts in business together, different values driving corporate performance and new forms of personal interaction being introduced and adopted at an amazing rate. In order to continue to serve her clients and satisfy her curiosity, she has spent the last ten years actively observing and studying the changes in individual and collective behavior these demographic changes are creating. From this work she has developed strong insights into the motivation of the different generations and how they can work more effectively together. Recognizing the struggle within companies as the generations begin to converge, she has developed, using the Birkman Method, ways to facilitate deeper understanding and better results. Her focus is creating bridges between different cultures and generations to work toward “healthy organizations”. Genia's business experience is broad and deep. She trained Native Americans, ran a small manufacturing plant, edited architectural magazines, and coached CEOs. She has worked in multiple countries and cultures and with all age leaders and teams. Her consulting clients range from Fortune 50 to start ups. This experience has given her the opportunity to be personally involved in every facet of leading and operating a business, including marketing, advertising, administration and production. From these experiences, Genia has developed an innate sense of the how to grow and develop leaders in today’s complex business environment. Genia taught Professional Practices in the design school at UCLA. Her programs on Leadership Team Development have been used by both for profit and non-profit organizations. Genia lives in Austin, Texas with her partner and husband Jim where she is active in civic, church and school activities.
Jim Blanchard, Principal
For more than 45 years, Jim Blanchard has been leading, developing and coaching leaders and teams in many different industries. Assessing client needs with a strong business background allows him to solve problems and to facilitate effective solutions and efficient opportunities at all levels of leadership for both or both small and large organizations.
As Senior Vice President of Marketing for Prudential Asset Management, a large company of 19 affiliates, he developed profitable entrepreneurial marketing, sales, and new product introductions while doing development work for companies operating in Japan, Australia and Europe. Between 2000 and 2003, Jim obtained commitments for $500 million for a real estate investment management firm. Jim has conducted training for global money managers, sales teams and their manager, and board strategy meetings to facilitate the introduction of new institutional products for Fortune 500 businesses, including 3M, Xerox, and Prudential. Jim is certified as a Master Birkman consultant