"In order to drive sustainable change, it must start by bringing people together."
Endorsed service provider by the Virginia Dental Association for dental practice transitions.
Leadership by Design was founded by Jim Schroeder with the goal of focusing on the individual and collective strengths of individuals and organizations. The building blocks of any organization rest not in its products or services, but in its people.
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 healthcare topics that I felt passionately about. My blog articles soon became published online. Most of them come back to the central theme of improving the work place and patient experience through relationship-building and communication."
BACKGROUND: STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP
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,