About XCHANGE

Our Mission

We enable exponential outcomes, by choreographing conversations that unlock collective wisdom.

What is XCHANGE?

XCHANGE is a radically effective, scientifically based, multi-disciplinary approach for leading and managing teams, organizations and learning communities, both at in-person events (retreats, conferences, summits & workshops), as well as in the virtual environment.

The XCHANGE approach has been proven to enable a team, community, or organization to come alive – to be at its very best – more naturally, effectively, and faster than ever before.

XCHANGE is called upon by some of the world’s leading organizations to design and lead whole system change initiatives, when the stakes are at their highest.

XCHANGE has completely reinvented strategic planning, with a process that invites more voices into the conversation and delivers results at speed and scale.

XCHANGE has been implemented to lead some of the most advanced learning communities and conferences, where the participants have high expectations for learning, engagement and stewardship.

The power of XCHANGE is its ability to be successful in any type of environment and groups both large and small.

How you can leverage the power of XCHANGE

Training & Certification

Get trained in the XCHANGE approach, either online or at our acclaimed in-person immersion experience.

XCHANGE Guide

Partner with an XCHANGE Guide who can provide design and onsite or virtual facilitation for your event

Who is XCHANGE

XCHANGE is a hyper-collaborative community made up of leaders, entrepreneurs, change agents, consultants, coaches and trainers, from over 20 countries. Our XCHANGE members are committed to supporting each other and a continuous learning journey through our in-person and virtual events. 

Founders

Jon Berghoff
Co-Founder & CEO

Under Jon’s leadership, the XCHANGE team has designed and facilitated whole-system change efforts through large group collaborative summits and created high-impact learning environments for organizations that include BMW, Facebook, Habitat for Humanity, TEDx, Keller Williams, Fathom, Boeing Corporation, Vitamix Corporation, Fortec Medical, and Fairmount Santrol. Jon previously served as the head of sales for Vitamix Corporation, where revenue grew by 400% in less than 4 years, as their team grew from 175 to over 600 members. His work in Appreciative Leadership, Emotionally Intelligent Negotiations, and Influence has brought him to Australia, Japan, the UK, and South America. Jon is in high demand, known for his authenticity and highly engaging style of creating powerful learning experiences for participants.

Scot Lowry
Co-Founder & COO

Scot is Co-Founder and COO of XCHANGE and also President of PromiseONE, a long term investment group that specializes in helping high purpose early stage companies develop leadership and culture while maximizing growth and impact. Through PromiseONE, Scot has owned and operated seven companies since 2006. Scot brings the XCHANGE approach into the companies he owns and operates, such as Fathom, a nationally ranked digital marketing company, which grew revenue over 450% and expanded from 30 to 140 people, while Scot served as CEO.

Founders

Jon Berghoff
Co-Founder & CEO

 

Under Jon’s leadership, the XCHANGE team has designed and facilitated whole-system change efforts through large group collaborative summits and created high-impact learning environments for organizations that include BMW, Facebook, Habitat for Humanity, TEDx, Keller Williams, Fathom, Boeing Corporation, Vitamix Corporation, Fortec Medical, and Fairmount Santrol. Jon previously served as the head of sales for Vitamix Corporation, where revenue grew by 400% in less than 4 years, as their team grew from 175 to over 600 members. His work in Appreciative Leadership, Emotionally Intelligent Negotiations, and Influence has brought him to Australia, Japan, the UK, and South America. Jon is in high demand, known for his authenticity and highly engaging style of creating powerful learning experiences for participants.

Scot Lowry
Co-Founder & COO

 

Scot is Co-Founder and COO of XCHANGE and also President of PromiseONE, a long term investment group that specializes in helping high purpose early stage companies develop leadership and culture while maximizing growth and impact. Through PromiseONE, Scot has owned and operated seven companies since 2006. Scot brings the XCHANGE approach into the companies he owns and operates, such as Fathom, a nationally ranked digital marketing company, which grew revenue over 450% and expanded from 30 to 140 people, while Scot served as CEO.

XCHANGE Faculty

Advisors and Mentors

Jeff Hoffman
Strategic Advisor

 

Jeff is a successful entrepreneur, keynote speaker, proven CEO, and featured business expert. Widely known for co-founding Priceline.com, Jeff has successfully launched multiple startups and currently services on the boards of companies around the world.

David Cooperrider, PhD
Strategic Advisor

 

David is Fairmount Santrol Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. He’s taught and lectured at Harvard, Stanford, and University of Chicago, among other highly acclaimed schools. David is best known for co-creating Appreciative Inquiry (AI), which has sparked a revolution of positive change, innovation, and sustainable design in large-scale business models.

Jackie Stavros, PhD
Sr. Appreciative Inquiry Expert and XCHANGE Mentor

 

Jackie is a Professor at Lawrence Technological University’s College of Management. She integrates strengths-based, whole system concepts such as Appreciative Inquiry (AI) and SOAR (www.soar-strategy.com ) into her research, teaching, training, and consulting. She has co-authored six books, 20 book chapters, and 30 articles in AI, SOAR, and organization development.

Maureen (“Mo”) McKenna
Sr. Appreciative Inquiry Expert and XCHANGE Mentor

 

Mo is a Toronto based management consultant. The focus of her practice is organizational development and executive coaching – helping leaders create effective ongoing dialogue with their employees, their customers and amongst themselves.

Kevin Shaw
Strategic Advisor

 

Kevin serves as Chairman of Social Ventures Partners International and is a leader in the greater Cleveland business community.

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