James M. Hunt is an Associate Professor of Management at Babson College, where he teaches leadership, entrepreneurship and career management and development. He is a Faculty Director of Babson Executive Educations Leadership and Influence Program. He lead the design team for Babson’s Managerial Assessment and Development Course in the Fast Track MBA Program, he designed and co-founded Babson’s Coaching Inside the Organization Program at Babson Executive Education and also co-founded and co-Faculty Directed Babson’s Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program. James has held the Charles Barton and Charles McCarthy Term Chairs during his career at Babson. In 2009 James was awarded the Dean’s Prize for Teaching in All Programs. In 2003 he was a co-recipient of the first Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Teaching and Service.
James’ research focuses on personal and leadership development, the creative career and personal sustainability and systems thinking in career management. He is also engaged in research and course material development utilizing the latest digital technologies in the area of sustainability, the environment and entrepreneurship. James has been the co-author of three books, including the best seller, The Coaching Manager: Developing Top Talent in Business now in it’s second edition, as well as The Coaching Organization: A Strategy for Developing Leaders and the Executive Coaching Handbook. His co-authored paper, “Learning Developmental Coaching,” (Journal of Management Education, 2004), received the “Best Paper in Management Development Award” from the Academy of Management in 1999.
James has consulted with numerous organizations throughout the United States including Bose Corporation, Massachusetts General Hospital, Genzyme and Children’s Hospital. He is a committed environmentalist and environmental photographer. James lives in Worcester with his wife Chris.