Paul has been consulting to major public and private corporations around the world for the past thirty-five years. He has extensive experience in creating and implementing business strategy; managing and facilitating large system change efforts; new plant design and entrepreneurial start-ups; and redesigning and restructuring organizations (both public and private). Paul’s expertise is in the design of organizations, applying socio-technical principles and Whole-Scale™ Change Approaches to the process of change in organizations. He is internationally known as a pioneer in the development of Whole-Scale (Whole System) Approaches to change. He is currently focused on Leadership and Leadership challenges in the 21st century and works closely with leaders as they explore what they must do to mobilize, energize and invigorate their organizations.
He has co-authored of two books: Whole-Scale Change: Unleashing the Magic in Organizations (Berrett Koehler, 2000) and Unleashing the Magic: A Toolkit (2000). In addition to his numerous articles, his work is featured in Large Group Interventions (Bunker and Alban, 1997), Fusion Leadership, Daft and Lengel (1998) and The Change Handbook: Group Methods for Shaping the Future, Holman and Devane (1999), and Holman, Devane and Cady,(2005). Dr. Tolchinsky is listed in Who’s Who in Science and Technology and Who’s Who in the Midwest. He holds a BA in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University (1971) and a Ph.D. in Organization Behavior and Design from Purdue University.
Managing Partner, Performance Development Associates, a small boutique international consulting firm in Cleveland Ohio; Senior Lecturer at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University and a full-time resident of Vienna Austria, where he is currently teaching, and consulting.