Founder Paracomm International and The Eldering Institute

Jim Selman, the founder of Paracomm International, was among the first practitioners to distinguish organizational culture as a phenomenon in the early 1970s. A pioneer in the field of organizational transformation, in 1984 he introduced "coaching” as an alternative paradigm of management and distinguished the leverage points for leaders and managers to generate change. His original work offers a new paradigm for transformational leadership and sustainable cultural change that produces recognized, lasting benefits. Mr. Selman’s theories and practices constitute a technology for mastery of what he distinguishes as the ‘emerging paradigm’. A member of the Transformational Leadership Council, this innovator and leader has worked extensively on four continents for more than 30 years to address issues of cross-cultural coordination, deconstruct deeply ingrained cultural patterns, and create business processes based on new ways of observing action.

As a coach, facilitator and consultant, he has made numerous breakthrough contributions to his clients’ capacity to mobilize people and build competencies in the areas of communication, relationship, business process design, coordination and executive leadership.

He received his BA degree from the University of Oklahoma with majors in Social Psychology and Philosophy, and he attended graduate school at the University of Florida. He is co-founder of an accredited post-graduate coaching program in Buenos Aires. Jim has spoken widely and published groundbreaking works. He is also the founder of The Eldering Institute whose mission is to transform the paradigm of aging.