Julie Diamond

Julie Diamond, Ph.D.

I am an executive coach, leadership consultant, and author of Power: A User’s Guide. I’ve worked in the field of human and organizational change for 30 years. I am passionate about learning: my own learning, helping others learn, and creating cultures of learning and growth. For over 25 years I have been at the forefront of creating transformational learning and development opportunities, across a range of sectors and disciplines, from graduate degree programs to leader development programs for business, government, NGOs and not-for-profit organizations. As an international trainer, I have benefited from working within different cultures, on a range of challenges.

My work centers on the problems of leadership, learning, and change in individuals, groups and organizations. My earliest research investigated power dynamics and group conflict, and for the last 20 years, I have taught seminars and workshops on leadership, collaboration, and the use of power to professionals around the world, across sectors and industries. I am a co-founder of the Power² Leaderlab, a leadership program for women leaders

I am one of the original founders of the Process Work Institute (PWI), a not-for-profit graduate school dedicated to research and training in process-oriented facilitation. At PWI I served as Vice President of Academic Affairs and developed its two Master of Arts Degree programs. I am the co-author of a textbook on Process Work, A Path Made by Walking, and many articles on Process Work, learning and change.

My passion for learning and change places me at the center of social innovation initiatives. I’ve trained social change agents and innovators in facilitation and leadership, facilitated collaboration between stakeholders to develop a labor education program in former communist countries, and am a core faculty member and co-developer of a leadership and personal development program for social change agents in Canada, The Inner Activist. Closer to home, I work with children in the public school system as a sponsor for the “I Have a Dream” Oregon foundation, which helps children from low-income communities graduate from college by providing long-term mentoring, tutoring, and enrichment activities.

I am the author of Power: A User’s Guide (Belly Song Press, 2015), A Path Made by Walking: Process Work in Practice (Lao Tse Press, 2004), and Status and Power in Verbal Interaction (John Benjamins Press, 1996).

Selected Articles

“A Democracy Dialogue. Getting to the Essence of Freedom.” The Journal of Process Oriented Psychology, vol. 8/2:66, 2001.

“Encounters with the Spirit: Developing Second Attention at the Edge.” The Journal of Process Oriented Psychology, vol. 7/2:15, 1995.

“Facilitation and Multi-leveled Interventions in Community Building.” The Journal of Process Oriented Psychology, vol. 6/1: 75, 1994.