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Marilee G. Adams, Ph.D., founder and president of the Inquiry Institute, is an organizational consultant, trainer, author, executive coach, and professional speaker. Marilee is also the originator of the QuestionThinking™ System.

She has taught or presented this work at Fortune 100 companies such as Wachovia, DHL, and Johnson & Johnson, at government venues such as NASA Goddard, the Federal Executive Institute, and the National Defense University, as well as to executives at the Girl Scouts of America and multiple professional organizations.

In addition to Change Your Questions, Change Your Life, Marilee also wrote The Art of the Question: a Guide to Short-Term Question-Centered Therapy (1998).

She co-authored, with Dr. Marge Schiller and Dr. David Cooperrider, a chapter in the book series, Advances in Appreciative Inquiry. She also authored a chapter in Positively M.A.D.: Making a Difference in our Organizations, Communities, and the World.

Marilee has been featured in national print, television, and radio media. She and her husband, artist Ed Adams (www.AdamsArt.com) live in the arts community and river town of Lambertville, New Jersey.


Clients of Dr. Adams and Inquiry Institute Include:

Johnson & Johnson

Merck & Co., Inc.

Aetna-US Healthcare

Girl Scouts of America



Seiman’s Building Technologies

NASA Goddard

Federal Executive Institute

US Department of the Interior

National Defense University  

National Institutes of Health

Appreciative Inquiry Int'l Conference

American Society of Training and Development (ASTD)

Columbia University Teachers College Workforce Institute

Global Forum for Action Learning (Shanghai and Montreal)

International Coach Federation (ICF)

Organizational Development Network (ODN)

Society for Human Resource Managers (SHRM)


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