As a Visiting Professor of Management at Concordia University, Dr. Jean Meeks-Koch’s focus is on building strong programmatic relationships in the areas of human resource management, strategic planning and policy, as well as a foundational understanding of business systems.
Dr. Meeks-Koch holds a Ph.D. in Organization Systems. Her dissertation title is “INTERGRATING FIVE THEORIES OF ORGANIZATION CHANGE USING THE TRANSFORM-ACKNOWLEDGE-DEFINE-ALIGN-PERFORM MODEL.” Jean also holds a Masters in Accountancy and a Bachelor of Accounting from Southern Utah University.
Jean Meeks-Koch, Ph.D. is a principal and founder of Positive Eye Consulting™, an Oregon-based consulting firm that specializes in organizational systems, design, and processes improvement. Jean was formerly on faculty at the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and University of Portland. Jean’s major areas of interest are in change management, organizational systems, human resources, cross-cultural organizational behavior, and value-based marketing in a digital age. Jean builds empowered partnerships focused on creating sustainable, bottom-line profits.
Jean brings a multidimensional perspective of organizational transformation and performance management. She has expertise in action theory, organizational learning, systems theory, social construction, and complexity theory. Jean’s expertise in these five theories of organizational dynamics uniquely positions her to select strategic change initiatives that match the unique characteristics of an organization.
As an instructor at the University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business, Jean has piloted both Appreciative Inquiry and Strengths-Based Management, grounding her teaching in looking at strategic solutions that foster inquiry and creates a deeper understanding of the value, strengths, and competitive advantage of an organization. Her course expertise is “Management-Valuing the People,” helping students from a variety of majors to become visionary leaders and managers in their chosen profession.
At Oregon State University, Jean focus is on the area of finance and cost analysis at the graduate level. Jean’s uncanny ability to look at both the behavioral side and the performance measurement side of organization teaches MBA students that both sides of the equation must be looked at to truly be a peak performing company.
By blending people, planet, and profit in a powerful strength-based organizational model, Jean helps individuals and organizations unfold endless opportunities.