Jim is a former Fortune 500 global executive, the founder of Job Doctors International™ and the creator of Integrated Success™ which is the new model for Organizational and Individual Success. Includes Leadership, Organizational Performance, and Individual Achievement using the new models of Teampreneurship™ and Jobpreneurship™ to help organizations and individuals reach their potential.
Jim thrives on innovation and results. You might call him an intrapreneur, an entrepreneur, and a jobpreneur who also is the author of three books, a speaker, and creator of new paradigms for leadership, organizations, and individuals.
As an entrepreneur, during the last 10 years, Jim created a new company in the U.S. for a European parent and created two companies of his own; including IEM Group, Inc. which puts money into client company pockets through indirect expense management.
Jim now adds Job Doctors International, LLC as his fourth start-up where his focus is on teaching Integrated Success™ worldwide.
Jim holds a MBA from North Texas University, where he graduated magna cum laude; a master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary; and a bachelor’s degree from Golden Gate University, where he graduated magna cum laude.
Bob Drew’s passion for nature and water began during his formative years in Wisconsin. He grew up an avid swimmer, canoeist, kayaker, skier and sailor in the water-abundant great lakes region. Along the way, he spent five-and-a-half years as an engineer in a paper mill in Southern California where water is quite scarce. Paper manufacturing uses copious amounts of water, and Drew led all efforts in running the water portion of the plant while optimizing paper production and quality. Through his conservation efforts, he was able to cut water usage in half while improving production and quality. As a result, the water savings amounted to a million gallons a day, which was enough to supply 12,500 residents. He has taken that passion and know-how to get similar results in Atlanta with its infinite water challenges.
ECOVIE (pronounced ECHO-VEE) Rainwater Collection Systems, founded in 2008, has become one of the leading firms that engineers, designs and installs systems in Atlanta and beyond. Projects range from home installations where smaller basins are needed, to larger scale such as college campuses and apartment buildings. Each system is engineered for the specific project to help maximize conservation efforts.
In addition to founding ECOVIE, Drew has optimized the creation process of paper products in Latin America and Europe, as well as managed large engineering projects. His eye for innovation and his project management orientation are great assets to the design and installation of rainwater systems.
Drew holds a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, and an M.B.A. from UCLA. He is professionally accredited by the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association. He was recently elected to the board of directors of ARCSA and also is the president of SERHSA (Southeast Rainwater Harvest Systems Association). He also serves on the advisory board of DeKalb Tech’s new Green Technologies Academy.
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James Rodgers is an author, speaker, master facilitator, natural coach, and certified management consultant (CMC). He is known as the leading strategist in the field of diversity management and a strong advocate for using diversity management as a catalyst for superior performance.
Jim is the author of Managing Differently: Getting 100% from 100% of your people 100% of the time, a concept which is gaining popularity around the globe. Managing Differently refers to the 21st century imperative that every manager and leader recognize and acknowledge the unique character of each employee and that they deliberately create a workplace where every employee experiences “dignity at work”.
Following a successful career as a telecommunications executive where he became the youngest and first African American to achieve top management rank in the Southeast, Jim built an extraordinary 2nd career as executive coach, diversity management expert, master facilitator, author and Certified Management Consultant. He is recognized for his ability to summarize and simplify the most complex business issues and for provoking leaders to “think”.
Jim has also given back by leading numerous community non-profits. He chaired Metropolitan Ecumenical Ministries (Newark, NJ) and returned it from the brink of extinction to a thriving social services agency supported by a dozen large corporations and multiple diverse religious denominations. He chaired the Citizens Committee of the Birmingham Regional Planning Committee and restored its credibility as an advocate for citizen input. He chaired Habitat for Humanity in Atlanta and increased annual builds from 15 to 65 and established Atlanta as the premier Habitat affiliate. He served as Vice-Chair of the High Museum of Art and helped to establish the High as a Top 5 art museum in membership and audience. Now he serves as a Trustee of Literacy Action and is supporting a movement to increase collaboration between literacy providers in order to have greater impact on an increasing challenge (adult functional illiteracy).