Clients, colleagues and friends know Jim as a high impact and self-motivated individual committed to leadership values that enhance personal and professional growth.


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.


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.


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

6409 Corrine Drive NW Canton, Ohio 44718 . 330-754- 5767
jim@jaondrusllc.com www.leadershiptransitioning.


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

Military Service - US Army 1975 – 1979

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

Additional Information

I am a past associate member of both the American Gas Association and the Edison Electric Institute. My current civic involvement includes the following: Past President of the Rotary Club of Jackson Township, Member of the Board of Directors of the Jackson-Belden Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Field of Honor/Field of Heroes 2012 - 2014, Rotarian of the Year 2012, Jackson Township Outstanding Citizen for 2013, Past Vice President of the Board of Directors for Community Services of Stark County and a current member of the Stark & Carroll County Oil and Gas Partnership. I am passionate about my faith, family, clients, network, community, and my own personal growth and development.


• 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

J.A. Ondrus is a part of Rotary International

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