Friday, July 1st, 2022

ChangeWise Principals

BJ ResizedBill Joiner, MBA, EdD

With the publication of the award-winning book, Leadership Agility, Bill Joiner has become a sought-after international thought leader on Leadership Agility. He focuses on the new mind-sets and skill-sets that leaders need for a new business environment that is complex, uncertain and very fast-paced.

Bill is a trusted adviser to corporations, a seasoned leadership expert and organizational change consultant with over 30 years of experience completing successful engagements with companies based in the US, Canada, and Europe. He partners with senior leaders, helping them navigate pivotal business conversations, develop high performing teams, and transform their organizations. In addition, he designs and leads workshops and action learning programs on Leadership Agility and is co-developer, with Cambria Consulting, of the Leadership Agility 360, the only feedback instrument that assesses research-based levels of leadership agility.

Bill is also a researcher, writer, and speaker.  Over the past five years, he has provided over 50 talks and presentations on Leadership Agility. He is an expert at taking leading-edge ideas, and making them very practical and easy for managers to grasp and, most importantly, to apply.

He has a BA and MBA from Southern Methodist University. He earned his Doctorate in Organization Development at Harvard University. Email:

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Debbie WhitestoneDebra Whitestone, LICSW, EdD

Debbie Whitestone joined ChangeWise in 2007, bringing over 30 years experience as a change agent, working in and with business, government, and “third sector” service organizations. A seasoned consultant, facilitator, and coach, she brings skilled attention to both process and results, as she works with clients to develop creative solutions to serious problems. She especially enjoys working with clients to foster understanding and collaboration across boundaries, whether between organizational units, professional disciplines, or between team or family members.

As a ChangeWise principal, Debra is active in sharing the Leadership Agility perspective and related services with leaders throughout the world and in nurturing our global learning community of coaches.

Much of Debbie’s passion and experience as an innovator and change agent has focused on helping improve the quality, effectiveness, and delivery of services from health, education, and social service organizations. She has produced a myriad of lay and professional training events on living with behavioral, emotional and attention challenges. She has also designed and delivered large-scale, education-based change interventions for organizations and service systems.

Debbie received a BA in Psychology from Brandeis University; a Master’s in Social Work from New York University. She earned her Doctorate in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University. She was a post-doctoral research associate in the Organization Behavior Department at the Harvard Business School, where she researched and wrote teaching cases, including a continuing “best seller” about People Express Airlines. Email:

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