Bill Bancroft

Core Competencies

  • Change Management
  • Leader Coaching
  • Visual Meetings for Teams
  • Process Improvement
  • Strategic Planning and Implementation

Bill is a Senior Associate with Dynamic Results. He works with leaders on the different aspects of change – from change management, process improvement and teaming to strategy, culture and leadership.  He views organizations from a systems perspective and finds that successful change often touches multiple individuals and multiple components of an organization.  So solutions require multiple initiatives, including coaching both individuals and moving teams to high performance.

Bill’s strength is nailing a client situation – what a client’s issues are, where they want to take their organization in the months and years ahead and how to successfully get them to their desired future.  He often uses graphics in his work, both graphic facilitation and graphic recording.  “I find working with clients almost always more successful if working on large wall charts or small graphic templates as it engages another of the brain’s communications channels to get through concepts through to people.”

By design, Bill’s practice is about equally divided among the not-for-profit, public and private sectors.  He has served companies and firms including Jones Day, Jones Lang LaSalle, Shell Oil and the Stratford Company.  He has worked with not-for-profits including Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House and the Texas A&M Energy Institute.  And he has served the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, the San Antonio Housing Authority and the city councils and senior staffs of many cities.

Before starting his formal consulting practice in 2002, Bill was a consultant to PricewaterhouseCoopers, specializing in business development.  He coached the firm’s senior leaders in their successful efforts to win major clients across the country.  To do so effectively meant my pulling teams of senior leaders together to discover prospects’ pain points, create strategies to mitigate them and effectively communicate the strategies.  Previously, beginning in 1970, he was a writer and journalist first for newspapers and then, in addition, for magazines and newsletters.  Some of his work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and in Kiplinger organization newsletters.

Bill was a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia where he lived in two rural locations, working with campesinos first in sheep management and then tuberculosis control.  Over the past 10 years, he has worked with impoverished families in rural villages in Honduras.  He does so as a member in his church and as a board member and volunteer for Honduras Threads which established and works with sewing cooperatives in rural villages outside the Honduran capital city of Tegucigalpa.  On his last trip, he led a group from his church that taught cooperative members both how to use computers and cost accounting so co-op members could track the costs that go into the pillows and table runners they produce.  He has been a leader in his church in establishing a micro-lending program for the poor in Honduras.

Bill is a graduate of George Washington University.  When he’s not busy with clients and volunteer activities, Bill enjoys spending time, preferably at the beach, with his wife, M’Lou (the leading force behind Honduras Threads), his two children and their spouses and his three grandchildren.

In 2012, Bill became certified to assess and develop leadership competencies using our proprietary instrument, The Leadership Edge™.

Contact Bill at [email protected]

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