Principals - Our Team
Executive Edge, Inc.
Corporate Team Building, Teamwork, Management Training & Leadership Development
Jim Willis
President & Chief Visionary

An experiential educator since 1976, Jim has designed and delivered customized organizational development programs for hundreds of domestic and international firms. He holds a Master's of International Management (MIM) from Thunderbird (American Graduate School of International Management) and undergraduate degrees in Outdoor Education, Clinical Psychology and Philosophy.

As an innovator and leader in Corporate Experiential Learning, Jim pioneered portable high and low ropes course technology. He also created the Action Learning Edge™ - an educational model for management and employee development.

Jim is a professional mountaineer and whitewater rafting/kayaking instructor with over twenty years of guiding experience. During his career, he has guided clients from over 65 countries.
Miriam Ricketts
Managing Partner

Miriam has worked in the field of adventure-based experiential education since 1983. She holds a Masters Degree in Management from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor's Degree in History and English from Dartmouth College.

Miriam has been a principal with Executive Edge Inc. since 1992. Her responsibilities include long-range planning and financial management of Executive Edge, as well as the instructional design and delivery, group facilitation, and program supervision of field and classroom Action Learning corporate training programs.

She has designed programs, facilitated groups, and trained others in the following areas: accelerated learning, change leadership, people skills, team building & team leadership development, self-facilitation for continuous improvement, and Appreciative Inquiry.