"In order to drive sustainable change, it must start by bringing people together."
Proud to serve as the endorsed service provider of Dental Practice Transitions by the Virginia Dental Association.
Dr. Jim Schroeder, Owner
Donna Thibault, Head of Office Operations
Elizabeth Craig: Project Managerelizabeth@lbdtransitions.com
Tammy Fortune, Team Development/Training
Melissa Smith Administrative Assistant
Theresa Stenger, Marketing & Communications
Leadership by Design was founded by Dr. Jim Schroeder over 20 years ago with the belief that the building blocks of any organization rest not in its products or services, but in its people. Over the years, Dr. Schroeder and his team have supported and encouraged thousands of individuals by focusing on the importance of interpersonal relationships and effective leadership within the workplace.
Dr. Jim has held a distinguished career as a dentist, leadership consultant and advocate for “organizational change and development” for over 35 years. As a dental business coach, he helps dentists and their teams enhance their work culture, profitability and multitude of transitions that take place within the lifespan of any individual and organization. He believes the growth and development of people and relationships, combined with sound business practices is the best way to attain goals and navigate change withing the various stages. His proven leadership and experience have led to the mentoring of dozens of dentists and their team members. And, he's authored numerous articles that have been published both locally and nationally.
"I’ve always enjoyed writing, and several years ago began writing about topics that I felt passionately about. For over ten years now, many of these articles have been published within the Virginia Dental magazine, and online. Most articles come back to the central theme of improving the work place and patient experience through relationship-building and communication."
Dr. Jim's background in leadership spans multiple roles and industries. In 2012, he served as chief consultant to lead the five-year strategic planning process for the VCU School of Dentistry, where he also served as an adjunct faculty member for more than 20 years. For more than a dozen years, he served in roles as an advisory board member and board chairman for Chesterfield Country Schools, one of the largest school systems within the state. Armed with a passion for improving access to dental healthcare throughout Virginia, Dr. Jim has sustained a strong devotion to community involvement and service. He was instrumental in the co-founding of Crossover Health Center, the largest free medical/dental clinic in Virginia, and has served as an elected board member for the Richmond Dental Society, Virginia Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and Needle's Eye Ministries for multiple years.
Today Dr. Jim is the endorsed provider of Dental Practice Transitions by the Virginia Dental Association and regularly publishes articles in the Virginia Dental Journal. His articles can be found both locally and nationally and he welcomes speaking opportunities throughout the country,