We all possess the vibrant intelligence to meet our ambitions. Are we motivated enough? Are we able to mobilize our skills and experience to reach our goals? We need to catalyze our energy to drive our projects to success. For several years now, James Dillon accompanies individuals and teams in ...
We all possess the vibrant intelligence to meet our ambitions. Are we motivated enough? Are we able to mobilize our skills and experience to reach our goals? We need to catalyze our energy to drive our projects to success. For several years now, James Dillon accompanies individuals and teams in issues involved in change processes in a corporate environment.
James Dillon carried out 'training-action' missions for over 20 years involving communication, management, leadership, human resources and negotiation issues, especially for Philips and Sodern (EADS). Since 1999, he has been called on to coach managers, both for individuals and teams. He bases his coaching approach on multi-level listening, on a systemic vision as well as situational management, cognitive and behavioral tools.
His qualities as a facilitator have been proven in both French as well as in English in the following fields: finance, telecommunications, information systems, electronics, construction, aeronautics and medical.
Joining SF Coach in 2001, he received a first level of coaching training provided by Brigitte Warnez and based on the principles set down by Vincent Lenhardt.
Subsequently, He has broadened his knowledge of coaching with a certification program conducted by Mediat-Coaching and he has obtained a Myers Briggs Typology Indicator (MBTI) certification. He is also trained and accredited to use Team Management Systems (TMS) in order to work on team dynamics, as well as Opportunity Orientation Profile (OOP).
In terms of public poise, speaking and self-confidence, he underwent intensive training on theatrical and vocal techniques with E. Martin-Brown (London, 1976-77). Today, he accompanies managers who need to speak and communicate masterfully in public.
As a member of the Association Française des Conférenciers Professionnels, he gives conferences on these issues as well as on integration, diversity and sustainable development challenges in corporate settings. In a more technical context, he has designed and facilitated programs on safety issues with groups of engineers, studying cases of industrial and transportation accidents combining technical, organizational and human errors.
Since 2002, each month he writes articles in both French and English for Médiat-Coaching. Recently, he hasco-authored a book with Brigitte Warnez, ex-director of development at L’Oreal, on a 7-step change process, illustrating it with a management allegory about a team facing change.
James Dillon is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce and he participates in the HR taskforce as well as the American Club of Paris. As an accredited member of the Association Européenne de Coaching (AEC), he works on the European taskforce to promote this association.
Other projects include working with various engineering schools such as ESTACA and ECE to share my experience in the corporate world. He is often called on by the alumni network at ESSEC to accompany managers who are applying for international management positions.
"WesBank is proud to have had the opportunity to work with Graeme Codrington for a number of very high profile conventions hosted or sponsored by ourselves over the past 5 years. Graeme's ability to share his wisdom, knowledge, business understanding and strategies surpasses any speaker we have been exposed to. Furthermore, Graeme and his team have always been open to engaging us on the theme/topic for the event and tailor-making their presentations to suit the very specific industry or market needs. This is hugely beneficial as we know we can rely on him to research and understand our industry comprehensively, before embarking on the presentation compilation. Graeme's professional excellence as well as his entertaining and amusing presentation style, is what sets him apart."
"I have known James Dillon for several years and especially appreciate the contributions he made to the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) in Paris. As co-Chair of the FWE conference in Paris, ...
"James worked with us to help our sales and operations teams build mutual understanding in order to build winning strategies. He then was called on to speak with different groups about leveraging ...
"I have known James Dillon for several years and especially appreciate the contributions he made to the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) in Paris.
As co-Chair of the FWE conference in Paris, "Invest in Successful Women Entrepreneurs," I asked James to be the final speaker at the event. He understood that he needed to be energetic at the end of a long day in order to keep the 100 multinational attendees interested and finish the conference on a high note. Emphasizing the purpose of the conference, bringing international investors to Paris to meet women entrepreneurs, he offered a powerful metaphor for the audience to keep in mind.
The public responded very positively to James's lively wrap-up session. It is without hesitation that I recommend James as a both a business speaker and facilitator."
"James worked with us to help our sales and operations teams build mutual understanding in order to build winning strategies. He then was called on to speak with different groups about leveraging their talent and achieving greater effectiveness.
He surprised me with how open-minded he was, by his understanding of our specific issues, particularly about marketing. He focused on innovative practices and drew the group into key discussions. His ability to do that was one of the reasons we decided to call on him."