About Us

Our Start

aboutImage1Since 1994, we have applied our expertise in leveraging the principles of human behavior and organizational dynamics to help our clients improve operational performance and financial results.

Our Clients

Our work with well-known clients has included projects for Caterpillar, GE, Case New Holland (CNH) and ThyssenKrupp USA. Most of our clients are medium and large privately held and public companies.  We also have extensive experience with large shareholder run companies.

As a testament to the trusted advisor role we play, we’ve been working with many of our clients, at their request, for more than 10 years.


Our Founder

Jim Connolly is our Founder and President. His expertise is in under-standing how human behavior and organizational processes work together – or against one another – to determine an organization’s results. The process is called Organizational Execution.

Jim is also a gifted and humorous speaker. He recently shared the stage with the legendary Brian Tracy in Orlando, Florida. Jim is also founder of two CEO peer groups and a frequent presenter for CEO Roundtable groups including Renaissance Executive Forums. He is also an adjunct facilitator for the Edward Lowe Foundation, which provides CEO coaching and retreats.

Jim is an active member of the Institute of Management Consultants and the Turnaround Management Association. He is also an author and writes for several publications. Jim’s expertise has been quoted in numerous publications, including BusinessWeek magazine and The New York Post.

Jim’s career experience also includes more than 1,800 behavioral interviews. In short, after a behavioral interview, Jim can tell you today what you will know about a potential employee six months from now. These results are based on Jim’s expertise in understanding how the drivers of human behavior will determine on-the-job performance.

aboutImage3Jim’s company, Thomas, Connolly & Phelps, Inc., is an organizational behavior consulting firm based in Bloomington, IL.

Our Promise

For a confidential, no-cost, no-follow-up discussion about your company’s organizational performance challenges, contact Jim Connolly or call him at (309) 828-9060.

To book Jim for speaking events, contact Lisa.