One who knows others is wise. One who knows self is enlightened.
Tao Te Ching
Julie Schell, President of Change Management Partners, Inc., is dedicated to strengthening the capabilities of both individuals and organizations so they can meet business challenges and deliver results as they close the gap between where they are and where they want to be. Julie’s specialties include executive coaching, strategic planning, change management, leadership development, team building and workshop/program development.
Julie’s twenty-one years at the General Motors Corporation (GM) informed and leveraged her abilities to strategize and implement change. Beginning as a facilitator of Value Engineering Workshops, Julie was tapped to manage Total Quality Management (TQM) for Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality to drive alignment and a shared purpose around customer excellence.
Julie has a wealth of knowledge and experience working with leaders
at all levels. She knows how to get a group of leaders in a room
and have them co-create strategy, action plans, performance
systems, etc. Julie is competent, confident, and fearless in
guiding leaders to do the right thing for their organization
and their teams. They might not know ‘what hit them’ but
they’ll be thankful and relieved for her coaching and guidance.”
- M. Anderson, Director, Global Product Development HR,
Ford Motor Company
As an Organizational Development Manager for the Product Development Organization, Julie implemented a process to institutionalize GoFast™ (a change management process) for 10,000 engineering employees that improved the corporation’s bottom line by $20 million. Julie engaged and coached the leadership team, developed 200 engineers into a team of coaches and aligned Project Managers. Julie was also the Organization Development Manager for the Full Size Truck Vehicle Line Team (which managed products whose profits were over $5 Billion per year), widely acknowledged as a High Performing Team.
Julie currently works with a broad range of clients (ex: Ford Motor Co., Masco Corporation, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Accudyne Industries, Ammeraal Beltech) including local, regional, and global companies; all functions from engineering to manufacturing to sales; leaders at every level - in the private and public sector. The focus is on increasing performance and profitability by facilitating workshops with Top Leadership Teams to co-create a vision, strategies and objectives, identify and remove roadblocks, consolidate and standardize work processes, engage and align employees and address cultural issues. These workshops are followed by one on one coaching with the Leaders to enhance their Leadership Competencies.
"Julie Schell from Change Management Partners (CMP)
truly understands organizational change and can
skillfully assist in navigating through it, no matter what
your change situation or objectives are. She takes the time to
understand your organizational challenges, objectives
and personality (team and individual) and professionally
facilitates putting all the appropriate pieces in motion
toward becoming a high performing team."
- T. Teach, Vice President
Grundfos Pumps USA
Julie’s consulting is based on her training in business improvement tools and techniques from Deming to Six Sigma, Value Engineering, Creative Problem Solving, the Center for Creative Leadership, and leadership behavior certifications such as Gestalt Executive Coaching and Myers Briggs. Julie has remained consistent in her focus on helping individuals move to their next level of capability and accomplishment.
After years of facilitating change management, Julie recognizes that the key to accelerating change is the engagement and alignment of all employees, but especially the hearts and minds of the leaders. This takes time and recognition that all organizations are a system, and Julie is committed to working at the individual, team and organization levels.
"Julie is not only a profoundly gifted executive coach but
also a tremendous individual mentor at all levels of an organization.
She is dead on accurate in her assessments and remarkably
consistent in her approach. Organizations that engage her
quickly begin to experience that "one voice" alignment that all
great teams and organizations strive for."
- K. Baskins, Vice President
Grundfos Pumps Corporation
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