About Jim

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Jim Ondrus is a graduate of The University of Akron and a US Army veteran. He has more than 30 years experience in leadership development, working with top level management at mid-sized and large multinational companies, mainly in the energy and manufacturing sectors. He is former partner of Senn-Delaney Leadership and Midwest Regional Director of Root Learning.

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Jim is highly motivated and is committed to faith, family, personal growth, development, health and wellness. His passion for leadership development and leadership success is infused in all facets of his business. Jim excels at public speaking; training and education; seminar design and implementation; high potential candidate coaching; senior level facilitating; and talent management assessment.

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Clients, colleagues and friends know Jim as a high impact and self-motivated individual committed to leadership values that enhance personal and professional growth. He is a strong proponent of balanced leadership and focuses on creating actions that drive results. Jim has superior networking skills, bringing the right people and resources together to enhance results.

James A. Ondrus

1323 Chelmsford St NW, North Canton Ohio 44720 - 330-754-5767

Jim@JAOndrusllc.com - www.JAOndrusllc.com


My purpose is to make a dynamic and profound difference in each an every client that I work with as a consultant, networker and business developer. I am passionate about being a professional consultant that focuses on bringing the best resources and brightest people together through facilitation, executive coaching, networking and building a sense of collaboration between teams for the benefit of the employees, the organization and the community. I am personally committed to the success of the individuals and teams that I work with and have been intimately involved in numerous major business transformations in energy, manufacturing and financial services companies in the US, UK and Canada.

JA Ondrus LLC - Chief Executive Officer - 2011-Present


Personal advisor, coach and facilitator to numerous senior level professionals 
Developed, refined and implemented a successful personalized group coaching process 
Built a network of consultants in various parts of the US that collaborate and provide expertise to serve each other's customers 
Clients included: M.K. Morse, Fieldcrest, Morrow & Meyer, LLC, Creative Source DG, Johnson & Johnson, Exelon, Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation and University of Dayton, Walsh University, Stark State College and Men's Challenge. 

Root Learning - Managing Director - 2004-2011

Built the Energy Practice for the company & 250% growth in the first year 
Expanded the global client base in mining, refining and utilities with a special focus on employee safety 
Clients included: FirstEnergy, BP Refining, US, So Cal Edison, Piedmont Natural Gas and Babcock & Wilcox 

Senn-Delaney Leadership Consulting Group - Partner - 1986-2004

 Built the Energy and Manufacturing Division into the largest and most profitable division at SDLCG 
Helped to build a phenomenal values-based culture at Senn-Delaney to assist our customers to attain their goals and desired results. 
Clients included: TVA, FirstEnergy, Babcock & Wilcox, International Truck, Los Alamos National Lab, Wisconsin Electric, Commonwealth Edison, Columbia Gas, London Electricity, British Gas and University of Chicago Graduate School of Business


University of Akron - 1969-1975

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences - Army ROTC Scholarship, Omicron Delta Kappa

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US Army - 1975-1979


Infantry, Parachutist Badge, Expert Infantryman's Badge and rated in top 5 % of officers of my rank and time of service


Executive Coaching and use of 360 Feedback Instruments at all levels of organizations 
Design and facilitation of Leadership Development Workshops at all levels of Organization from Senior Teams through Craft Level, I have conducted seminars in 44 States in the US, Canada, UK and South Africa 
Excellent public speaker, networker and relationship builder 
Excellent interviewing skills and development and trained facilitators at all corporate levels.


Linda DeHoff - President, DeHoff Realtors 
Jim Batchelder - President, M.K. Morse Company 
MaryBeth Reynolds - Partner, Morrow & Meyer LLC. 
Larry Senn - Chairmant, Senn-Delaney Leadership, a Hiedrick & Struggles Company, 
Jim Haudan - Chairman and CEO, Root Inc. 
Michael Yount - Chief Operations Officer (Retired), Piedmont Natural Gas