Mueller is a seasoned professional in organizational leadership
and fund development who brings thirty years of experience in
institutional advancement to his clients. Jim has provided strategic
and creative executive leadership to a variety of institutions,
including Advocate Health Care, Cornell University, Goodwill
Industries, the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, the
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, and Northwestern University.
Additionally, he served as COO for the international consulting
firm Grenzebach Glier & Associates, where some of the largest
nonprofit organizations in the US, Canada, and the UK seek counsel
on strategic philanthropy initiatives.
has extensive experience in all aspects of development and nonprofit
management, including major gifts, annual giving, direct mail,
corporate and foundation relations, board development, strategic
planning, communications, event planning, database management,
program audits, fundraising studies, staffing and recruitment,
team building, performance assessment, and financial management.
He has successfully led multi-year capital campaigns and has
been responsible for managing systemic change within organizations
at critical junctures.
is a graduate of Cornell University, serves on the Board of
the National Family Caregivers Association, and is a consultant
in good standing with the Robert S. Hartman Institute. He is
also certified in the use of Axiometrics Values Analysis for
use in organizational development, staffing, and team building.
From Clients Who Have Used The Values Profile Tool
Values Analysis has served me well in two different ways.
First, as a team-building tool, it offered unique insights
into a diverse, young staff and helped us to identify
ways to support each other and work more harmoniously.
Second, as a recruiting tool, it screened candidates who
would clearly not fit into the role being filled and provided
guidance as to how to better manage the chosen candidate.
I'll never hire anyone again without first using the Values
Senior Vice President
Quest Management Consultants
one's own tendencies and preferences, as well as those
of the people with whom you are working, helps to heighten
awareness of our thought processes, communications styles, and
respective values. I've found it is easier to achieve
my personal goals as well as team outcomes through
this higher awareness."
In's & Out's, Inc.
Brands That Stand
Values Profile has assisted our organization in the following
- provides insight into questions we may want to ask an
applicant during the interview process
- provides insight into the candidate's fit within a team
- is a valuable tool to assess team communication, roles,
thinking styles, strengths, etc.
- can be used in a supervisory manner to be aware of areas
that need attention, or to be developed or watched."
SOS Children's Villages-Florida
Coconut Creek, Florida
a small, fast-growing company, with demanding and changing
priorities, we've found the Values Profile program as
a way to fast forward the effectiveness of our team. The
program identifies and provides a very effective process
to unlock potential of both individuals and teams. The
instrument used to identify strengths and "road blocks"
is amazingly accurate and insightful. Everyone who participated
in the program thought this part was "freaky", but the
accuracy also gave the program tremendous credibility.
Personal Pathways has been a HUGE benefit to our company
and is well worth both the investment in money and precious
Vice President, Operations
profile showed something I'd been told my whole life:
that I tend to think in inventive yet practical ways about
solutions to problems. Often in business situations, my
'inventive' ideas were not fully heard or enthusiastically
welcomed by others. After taking the profile, I decided
to give another try at my inventiveness, and to follow
the profile advice to 'be patient with those who cannot
see things from your perspective.' One strategy was to
parse my ideas into smaller, bite-sized chunks.I now am much more effective as a consultant
and my life is more in tune with my strengths.
In short, I am more fulfilled, more effective,
and more professionally and personally successful."
Independent Management Consultant
am a total convert/groupie/junkie on
how invaluable the values analysis is.”
The Alaska Wilderness League
found the Values Analysis to be instrumental in codifying
the disparate opinions and 'gut-feelings' I hold regarding
my staffers. It delivers tangible facts regarding the
personalities, tendencies and idiosyncrasies of the team
members, both individually and as a whole. Scientific
validation aside, I'm convinced of its accuracy, because
my wife of 12 years completed agreed with my results!"
Chief Executive Geek
DeltaQuest Imaging, Inc.