Amy Shively Bunch has spent more than two decades working to effect positive change in society, organizations and individuals.
In her current role as senior director for organizational culture and strategy for Business & Finance, the portfolio that reports to the executive vice president and chief financial officer of the University of Michigan, Amy manages a suite of organizational development and culture-building initiatives and serves as an executive coach.
For eleven years, Amy has worked within the University of Michigan in several roles, to develop and implement strategies designed to engage stakeholders in a vision for positive change: alumni and donors in research to dramatically improve patient care; the university community in a campuswide initiative to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus environment; and Business & Finance staff in an organization-wide effort to create a positive and inclusive workplace.
Prior to joining the university, Amy spent 12 years working with nonprofit organizations and issue campaigns providing expertise in message development, organizational positioning, stakeholder engagement, strategic planning, and communications strategy.
Amy is a self-described positive organizations enthusiast and works to incorporate research and practices from the Center for Positive Organizations into her work as a change agent and coach. She strives to help leaders at all levels imagine what’s possible and turn vision into action.
She holds a BA in Liberal Arts from the Evergreen State College, an MA in Communications from the University of Washington and received coach training from both the Coactive Training Institute and Linkage, Inc. She lives in Ann Arbor, MI, with her husband and two daughters. They enjoy traveling, spending time with friends, and undertaking a wide-variety of home improvement projects.