Jim Hemerling is a BCG fellow with a focus on transforming organizations to deliver and sustain breakthrough performance. He is a leader in BCG’s People & Organization and Transformation practices, as well as the firm's behavior and culture topic.

With over 25 years of experience as a senior advisor, Jim has widespread experience leading large scale transformation programs and cultivating high performing cultures. His work goes beyond short term results to bring holistic, sustainable performance to organizations. Jim's approach to transformation—putting people first—focuses on energizing and empowering employees while enabling leaders to be both directive and inclusive. Jim's experience includes working with clients around the world in technology, consumer, financial, and manufacturing industries.

Jim has co-authored numerous publications on transformation, organization effectiveness, and culture including: TRANSFORMATION: Delivering and Sustaining Breakthrough Performance and Globality: Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything. His work has been featured in Bloomberg, Businessweek, Fortune, Forbes, the Economist, Manager Magazine, and on CNBC.

Jim is also a coauthor of “Beyond Great,” which describes how the world has been transformed due to social tension, economic nationalism, and technological revolution. Business leaders are encouraged to go beyond great and “adopt a radical new playbook—one that helps their companies become resilient in the face of even the most volatile situations.”

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Transformation
  • People and organization
  • Behavior and culture change
  • Digital culture
  • Leadership & talent
  • Business strategy

EDUCATION

  • MBA, with distinction, Richard Ivey School of Business
  • B.A.Sc. and M. Eng. University of British Columbia
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
Deep Expertise, Broad Experience