Jeff McAuliffe



Jeff McAuliffe


Organizational Learning & Technology
Saybrook University
Office Phone
Email [email protected]

Jeff McAuliffe is a coach, consultant and educator with 30+ years of experience in leadership development, process improvement and organization effectiveness to help leaders achieve breakthrough improvements. His focus is coaching leaders, mentoring change agents and supporting teams to create dramatic levels of improvement. He has been an independent practitioner since 2006. Clients have included Amazon, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft, Group Health, Sound Transit, Port of Seattle, King County and Washington State Auditor's Office. Previously, he served as Director of Organizational Effectiveness at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle for eight years. Jeff began leading improvement initiatives, using methods from lean management as an internal consultant in Boeing's manufacturing operations in 1991. While at Boeing he co-designed and implemented an integrated "People Plan" as part of a global scale re-engineering project.

As a graduate faculty member at Saybrook University, he is currently the program coordinator for the new MA in Leadership in partnership with NOLS (the program launches in August 2018).

In addition to coaching and consulting in technology, government, healthcare, education and aerospace manufacturing, Jeff has experience in accounting, business management, community organizing and fund development for nonprofit organizations. He is a graduate of Oberlin College (BA) and LIOS/City University (MA).

When not at work, Jeff enjoys time in the natural world; backpacking in the Cascades, kayaking on Lake Washington or trekking in Tibet. He is also an active swimmer and, occasionally, picks up a guitar or mandolin. He lives with his spouse and three-legged cat outside Seattle. Their three kids are all breaking out on their own (thankfully!).

Education History
Degree Institution Year
BA Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH 1976
MA LIOS/City University, Seattle, WA 1987
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member International Coaching Federation
Associate Certified Coach (ACC), International Coaching Federation
Community Involvement
Role Organization
Facilitator & Coach Leadership Eastside
Curriculum Vitae
Title Location Date
Lean and Green Seattle WA 10/2009

McAuliffe, J. (Marc). Six Principles of the Lean Operating Room. OR Manager.

McAuliffe, J, Moench, T, Wellman, J. (Febr). Lean Leadership. H&HN Online.

McAuliffe, J, Moench, T, Wellman, J. (Febr). The Lean Enterprise Meets Health Care. H&HN Online.

Professional Skills
Organization Development, Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Process Improvement, Facilitation, Conflict Resolution, Training