Mr. Houston has been working as a full-time facilitator, leadership coach, and organizational development change agent at the Boeing Company in Ridley Park, PA since 2003. His primary role is to provide support to individuals and teams in order to help them become more effective in a teaming environment. He also develops large-scale initiatives around workplace culture, employee involvement and engagement, and the performance of product and process-improvement teams. Prior to Boeing, James was a healthcare administrator for many years, working at the Temple University Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Albert Einstein Hospital, all in Philadelphia.
Mr. Houston earned a BA in Philosophy from Bates College, followed by a year at Yale Divinity studying Philosophy of Religion. He earned his law degree from Temple Law, a Masters in Human Resource Development from Villanova, and an MBA in Human Resource Management from Walden. He is currently finishing an MA in Organizational Development at the Fielding Graduate School in Santa Barbara California. He is certified as a Professional Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation, with over 1,000 hours of coaching experience, many at the executive level. He also holds a PHR certification through HRCI.