Managing Partner and Arbinger Author

Jim Ferrell is a bestselling author, sought-after speaker, and renowned thought leader on mindset and organizational change. He brings a background in economics and law to this work.

Author & Thought Leader

Jim has authored or co-authored multiple bestselling books, including Arbinger’s international bestsellers, Leadership and Self-Deception, The Anatomy of Peace, and The Outward Mindset. His publications have sold many millions of copies and have been translated into more than thirty languages. Jim is an expert on the topics of leadership, collaboration, culture change, mindset change, conflict resolution, alignment, and strategy.


Jim frequently delivers keynote addresses at large conferences and client events. A few of these engagements include speeches at WorkHuman, Association for Talent Development, Young Presidents Organization, the NFL, Microsoft, IBM, Boeing, and TEDx.

Jim’s warmth and depth of expertise allow him to connect with audiences no matter the size. He is committed to delivering tangible value to any group he speaks to, allowing people to walk away from his speech not only inspired but also equipped with practical frameworks and tools they can apply in their lives.

Managing Partner

In his role as Arbinger’s managing partner, Jim directs the development of our training and consulting programs and the development and customization of our intellectual property. He has provided training and consulting internationally to leaders and organizations across a broad range of industries.

Jim has degrees in economics and philosophy and is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he serves on the Yale Law School Executive Committee. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Brigham Young University Law School and is a member of the California Bar Association. He is a skilled cyclist and enjoys riding hundreds of miles per week.