Neil Samuels

Neil Samuels
About Neil Samuels

Gobally respected practitioner of AI in both the corporate and education sectors. As a senior consultant and manager of Organisation Development in BP, Neil had nearly 20 years of increasing responsibility and impact in the United States and internationally spanning every business segment and function in that global energy company. After 4 years in London as Manager of Organisation Development for Europe, Neil left BP in 2006 to start his own consulting practice - Profound Conversations, LLC, in Chicago, Illinois. He is an outstanding coach and mentor, innovative thinker, adept communicator, trusted leader, and respected contributor to the field of OD.

Neil has clearly demonstrated value in helping senior leaders in business and education navigate complex, large-scale change. Since 2001 Neil has been a contributing member of the Positive Change Corps (PCC), an intentional, not-for-profit, collaborative, global community seeking to illuminate and awaken the life-giving forces within students, teachers, school systems and communities. He has co-designed and led three 'Leap of Learning' summits for the PCC bringing together teachers, students, administrators, parents and community leaders to learn how to use AI to transform their own schools. He has published in the US and UK in The OD Practitioner, Managing Schools Today, and the AI Practitioner, and has presented his work at The Academy of Management and The International Conference on Appreciative Inquiry.

Neil passionately believes that Appreciative Inquiry brings the energy, the outlook, and the methodology needed to transform the education systems on both sides of the Atlantic.

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BRILLIANT: The Heathside story: Appreciative Inquiry in whole school transformation.
April 2009
“What a spectacular achievement! This book gives the who, what, why, when, where, and how of using A..