Blaine Bartlett, Managing Partner

Blaine Bartlett is an internationally respected and sought after executive coach, management consultant, and organizational development expert. Blaine is President and CEO of Avatar Resources, Inc., a consulting firm he founded in 1987. The firm has affiliate offices in four countries. He has served clients in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and the United States. While living in Japan in the early 1980’s, he managed the business and international consulting division of one of the largest and most successful human resource development and consulting organizations in Asia. Blaine is also an Associate Professor at China’s Beijing University.

Blaine is considered a major innovative voice in the areas of leadership development, organizational development, and change management. He has been a guest lecturer on Enterprise Leadership Development at China’s prestigious Tsing Hua University, a featured speaker at numerous World Congresses of the Junior Chamber International, a featured speaker at the World Congress of Human Resource Management, and was a core panel member of the World Consortium for Research and Development of Training. Blaine currently sits on the Advisory Boards of the Tokyo based All Nippon Management Coaching Association and the Philadelphia based Global Coaching Alliance. He is also the Director of Business Strategy and Development for InVision Global Group in China. He is certified as an executive, organizational and somatic coach. He has been a member of the International Coach Federation since its inception and is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council – a group of transformational CEOs, thought leaders and educators founded by Chicken Soup for the Soul author Jack Canfield. His current book, Discover Your Inner Strength, was written in collaboration with authors Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard and Brian Tracy and was published in April 2010. His second book, Three Dimensional Coaching: Passion into Performance, will be published in Japan and China in 2012.

During the past two plus decades, Blaine has consulted worldwide with executives, companies, and governments and has delivered training programs to well over a quarter of a million individuals. The list of clients with whom he’s recently worked includes some of the largest organizations in Europe, Asia, and the United States. These include: Nokia, Coldwater Creek, Memorial Health Care, IDEO, AstraZeneca, AT&T Wireless, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Starbucks, Gap, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, United Systems Integrators (a Johnson Controls company), T-Mobile, Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA), Huhtamaki, Japan Creative Education Institute, Fazer Group, Petroleos de Venezuela, the World Bank, 20th Century Fox, and the Government of Zambia.

Blaine’s extensive expertise includes developing processes and programs designed to assist executives, leadership teams, and organizations deal effectively with the wrenching consequences of major change. His experience has ranged from helping Bethlehem Steel deal with changes brought about by the recession impacting the steel industry in the early 1980’s to designing and facilitating training programs to assist AT&T, Bell Laboratories, and many of the “Baby Bells” deal with the changes brought about by the divestiture decision that led to the breakup of the AT&T system. In the mid 1990’s he worked with the oil industry in Venezuela as it attempted to weather the political and economic uncertainties in its home market. He worked extensively with Nokia for more than a decade to develop and implement leadership and coaching programs that have assisted the company to successfully transition from being a diverse regional conglomerate into one of the most successful global mobile telecom players in the world. As an executive coach he has worked one-on-one with numerous executives throughout the world to assist them in being more effective in growing both themselves and their organization.

A superb communicator and one of the finest resources in the field, Blaine’s insight and understanding are well recognized as being part of his ability to produce a solid, positive impact within his client’s organizations. He has been the subject of extensive interviews on the future of organizations published in the award winning Finnish business magazines Suomen Kuvalehti and Talouselämä, has been the subject of articles in the Japanese business journal Chi Chi, the internal Hewlett-Packard magazine HP Maailma and in the Chinese language Business Week Asia.

In addition to his professional responsibilities, Blaine is an avid fly fisherman and a hopelessly optimistic golfer whose handicap is that he plays the game