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James W. Davis is the founder and President of The Davis Group Ltd., an international consulting firm specializing in leadership development and executive coaching. Mr. Davis has nearly 40 years of experience in the public and private sectors. He also serves as a speaker and consultant to organizations on a variety of leadership related issues. Mr. Davis also is co-founder of the Institute for Educational Advancement, a non-profit institute dedicated to serving our nation's brightest youth. He currently serves as senior adviser.
Mr. Davis is the author of Sacred Leadership: Leading for the Greatest Good, published in 2012, and is the founder of Sacred Leadership.org, whose mission us to improve leadership in the public, non-profit and service sectors.
Mr. Davis served as the Superintendent of the La Cañada Unified School District in California for five years. Before coming to La Cañada, Mr. Davis served nearly 20 years as a teacher and administrator in the Los Angeles Unified School District at the middle and high school levels. He has extensive experience working with ethnically diverse inner city youth. He held positions as teacher, Dean, Assistant Principal and High School Principal.
Mr. Davis has also worked for Johns Hopkins University, the RAND Corporation and has served as a lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles-Extension, California State University, Fullerton and as an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Southern California. Mr. Davis was a Fellow in the Leadership in Conflict Initiative, Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The program offered strategic leadership development opportunities for leaders from the public and private sector.
He is a Certified MBTI® Practitioner (Myers Briggs Type Indicator), a Certified Trainer of Trainer for the DiSC® Facilitation System and holds a Certificate in Strategic Foresight.
Mr. Davis is a member of the International Leadership Association (ILA), The Society for Organizational Learning (SoL), the World Future Society (WFS), Phi Delta Kappa (PDK),Association of Psychological Type (APT) and the Union of Concerned Scientists.