An artist who knows business
Jamie is a Visual Strategist, lifelong Artist, seasoned Businessman, Organizational Behavior specialist, and Communications expert. He integrates visuals with existing business and organizational processes in an incredibly unique and powerful way.
Since 2002, his approach has dramatically improved outcomes for CxO’s, senior executives, their teams, their customers and their partners. He knows how to bypass a lot of the ‘noise’ and engage his clients at the level of our ‘hard-wiring’. A client who had led strategic engagements with senior executives for decades said that Jamie’s practice “is like a mainline to the brain – it takes us right to the core”.
Pair Jamie with seasoned facilitators who truly leverage the power of his work and it is not uncommon to hear clients say, “That was the best meeting we’ve had in years.” No joke. This stuff works and leads to tremendous business impact and momentum.
Working both internally in high tech, as well as externally for companies across dozens of verticals and with non-profit organizations, Jamie’s practice:
- dramatically increases understanding and engagement
- accelerates alignment in teams
- speeds time to buy-in and adoption for strategic and transformational initiatives
- sparks creativity and innovation
- creates regular “Wow” factor meetings and communication tools
- is a key reason for the success of strategic meetings, and
- regularly shakes people out of the rut of dreading another ineffective meeting
Surprise bonus: Jamie is a lot of fun to work with! Bring him into your meetings and you will experience someone who brings a refreshing humor and lightness to the work while remaining laser-focused on business objectives. He also brings an uncanny natural ability to remain ‘calm in the storm’, regardless of size or type.
At his core, at the soul level, he is an artist, and sees the world through that creative lens. He also loves business, and over the past twenty years has honed his practice in many companies, from a two-person sculpture business to a 75,000 employee Fortune 100. Jamie has an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts, with advanced study in metal sculpture and painting, and a Master’s in Organizational Psychology with in-depth research on Corporate Social Responsibility and Group Dynamics/High Performing Teams.
By the way, Jamie’s last name is pronounced “Doze”. But yes, he “does” visuals.
From 2009 – 2016, Jamie was the only internal Visual Strategist/Graphic Recorder at Cisco Systems, completing over 55 separate cross-functional projects with an average Customer Satisfaction score of 4.85 / 5.0.
Daughter Natalie, 2008, improving my work!