Jim is a business consultant, speaker, and principal seminar leader for the seminar Dynamic Facilitation and the Wisdom Council. He has been leading public seminars on Dynamic Facilitation for over 20 years, while facilitating for clients that include government agencies, corporations, and community-based organizations. He is author of the book "Society’s Breakthrough! Releasing Essential Wisdom and Virtue in All the People", which Robert E. Steele called, “...certainly one of the hundred most important books available in English.” He is originator of the Wisdom Council process, which is now being implemented in many cities throughout Central Europe, government agencies, cooperatively owned businesses, schools, and communities. He is co-founder of the nonprofit Center for Wise Democracy, which promotes the Wisdom Council. Before founding Jim Rough & Associates, Inc. in 1985, Jim worked as an internal consultant within Boeing, Xerox, IBM, and Simpson Timber Company. His education includes a B.A. in physics from Occidental College, MSEE and MBA degrees from Columbia University and years of independent study in Jungian psychology.