James Gutierrez

Change management, Cultural change
United States
James Gutierrez
James Gutierrez is an award-winning, international business professional, working in executive positions with various leading organizations across 5 continents. He is the Founding Partner of Slate Inc., a people development and executive consulting firm, and previously was the Managing Director for Fullbridge, a global education company teaching 21st Century professional skills. James has taught 50,000+ Learners from high-growth youth to executives virtually and in-person all around the world. James previously was the Director of Operations at Verge Venture Capital, an early & growth stage tech VC firm, and worked with the Management Teams for Olympics and Paralympics in Greece and China. He was honored as a Fulbright Scholar in Uruguay and worked in the Executive Office of the President at the White House. James holds graduate degrees in Business and Public Policy with a focus on International and Global Affairs respectively from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University.

Geographic experience

North America, LatAm, Africa, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, South-East Asia


English, Spanish

Experience as a coach (formal/informal)

20+ years

Experience as a facilitator

20+ years

UFacilitator stage


James loves delving into challenges where the actual people involved are at the center, analyzing, understanding, and growing together. He works very well in international and/or intercultural environments. The roles he prefers least are that of a simple 'number cruncher' or as someone whose main focus is creating a 'shiny report'.


Environmental sustainability, Healthcare, Education, Skill development and employability, Microfinance, Gender equity, self-help groups, women-led businesses, Financial inclusion, International development, Child protection, Peace and conflict, First nations & aboriginal rights, Race equity, Land use, housing, city planning, Technology, Policy making, Incarceration, Entrepreneurship


  • Methodologies creatively used: Appreciative inquiry, Systems thinking or systems practice, 6 thinking hats, World Cafe, Art of Hosting, Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design, Liberating Structures, Scenario planning, SWOT analysis, RACI, Somatics, Ethnography, UX design, Deep Democracy
  • Extensive experience working with multiple cultures and understanding specific cultural nuances that affect behaviors
  • Experience with policy work
  • Experience with venture capital work Coaching, education, skill development is a particular expertise
  • Enjoys building 1-1 connections with clients
  • Understanding the context and adapting a project to the context

Areas of development and learning

  • Theory U
  • Holacracy
  • Lean
  • Agile

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