Photo of Country Director for Consulus USA, Jim Funk. Photo by Elite Image Photography, Indianapolis.

Indianapolis. Singapore. 26 April 2018 – Consulus, the global innovation consulting firm marks a significant milestone in its 14 years as a business by adding the 14th country to its global network, the United States of America.

“The motto of the United States of America is, E pluribus unum, ‘out of many, one.’ As a company that is all about purpose and unity that shapes innovation, it has been our long-held dream to have a community of consultants in the US. We have tried to expand to the US since 2008 and we finally found an extraordinary leader in Jim Funk, of Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a highly competent professional and a leader who shares the same mission of shaping a new economic system that is inclusive. We are excited about working with Jim and other US colleagues to contribute to shaping a better world through consulting,” said Lawrence Chong, CEO of Consulus

Consulus USA will focus on preparing companies and leaders to shape a more inclusive future economy in the following areas:

  • Transform the business models of companies through purpose and unity through the Consulus PurposeCORE solution to shape companies that are inclusive and innovative
  • Shape more leaders of unity globally to contribute to the sustainable economic development and business success
  • Transform township and city development with a purpose to shape sustainable communities

Through a newly formed partnership with Sagamore Institute, the Global Leaders for Unity Fund has been established to provide scholarships for leaders who would like to enhance their competence and network to build unity in an increasingly divided world, and attend the Global Leaders for Unity Executive program to be held at Sophia University Institute in Tuscany, Italy this fall. See www.consulus.com/leadershipcore/gluec/

“U.S. companies and organizations are at a pivotal point as the world enters the fourth industrial revolution,” said Jim Funk, Country Director for Consulus USA. “How they respond, and their ability to navigate the disruption they experience will be crucial as the world continues to become more connected, even as in some ways it is more diverse and divided.” He pointed out the fact that the US has been innovative in many areas of product and service development for decades, “But are we prepared to continue this innovation in the new age, and to be united within our organizations and with others across the globe to remain competitive?” he asked.

For over a dozen years Consulus has offered services to corporate clients on three continents specializing in helping organizations unite in a common purpose, transform, and innovate. “My consulting team and I are excited that we are now positioned to offer these products and services, and the unique approach of Consulus, to organizations throughout the US,” Jim said. “We are positive that we can partner with our clients to help them meet the challenges they face and respond well to a changing world, and to discover their best selves by showing them how to develop from the inside out.”

“Sagamore is delighted to join in partnership with Consulus and Sophia University to help develop servant leaders for the 21st-century marketplace.  Leveraging our organizations’ strengths in the U.S., Asia, and Europe, we aspire to build a global network of leaders who achieve economic success and social impact.” Said Jay Hein, the president of Sagamore Institute

Consulus USA will be based in Indianapolis, and Jim Funk will oversee the team of Consulites located across the country. As part of the partnership between Consulus and Sagamore Institute, Jim will also serve as a Fellow to build thought leadership and funding for Leaders for a United World.

To find out more about what Consulus USA can do for you or your organization here.

About Jim Funk – Country Director for Consulus USA
Jim Funk, Country Director for Consulus USA and Global Head of Leadership Transformation for Consulus, is a recognized expert in leadership development. With over 30 years of experience, including an executive role in a large healthcare organization in the US, Jim has personally coached senior leaders, physicians and professional contributors in a variety of roles. He has designed and delivered leadership formation and development programs for senior leaders across the US to strengthen and transform them to be at their best and achieve superior results. For the past seven years, Jim has served as president of his own leadership and organizational development consulting firm, J L Funk & Associates.

About Consulus
Consulus is a global innovation consultancy with multidisciplinary business and design capabilities. Since 2004, their UNIFY methodology has helped companies gain new capabilities and competitive advantage by redesigning their business models, organizational cultures and brand experiences. This enables them to sharpen their capacity to innovate and meet the challenges of Industry 4.0.

Custom-built solutions by Consulus have allowed their clients to increase revenue by over 138%, expand to overseas markets, develop new products and intellectual property and prepare the next generation of leaders to drive and sustain high-growth. Today, in addition to the United States, Consulus is present in Singapore (World Centre), Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, India, Italy, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Consulus is a member of the Economy of Communion business network.

About Sagamore Institute
Sagamore Institute seeks to improve society by building better citizens, developing smarter public policy, and advancing public-private solutions. We roll up our sleeves and work with partners ranging from presidents of nations to corporate CEOs to grassroots nonprofits. Together, we move great ideas forward.

For more information, please contact:
Jim Funk – Consulus USA
jimfunk@consulus.com

For global inquiries, please contact:
Blair Nguyen – Consulus Global
blairnguyen@consulus.com

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