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Jody Thone is a respected leader with a clear passion for helping individuals, organizations and communities develop and move into action from authentic presence. Jody’s work is consistently cited as transformational by clients that range from Fortune100 executives to small, local business owners. 

Jody founded The Center for Good Work in 2012 with the “big, hairy, audacious goal” (thanks Jim Collins) of sharing 100,000 stories of transformation.  She envisions a world where leaders of all ages bring the deepest qualities of heart, mind and body to the challenges and issues we all face. The Center for Good Work develops leaders who bring more of themselves to the table to make greater contributions. Jody calls this good work.

Jody Thone has also worked with communities across the Midwest by designing processes that illuminate the unique strengths, values and future visions of citizens. She founded and currently leads TEDxStillwater, YWOP (Young Women on Purpose) and The St Croix Valley Compassion Film Series within her own community of Stillwater, Minnesota.

Jody has trained with the best thinkers in the field of coaching and development including Julio Olalla, founder of Newfield Network; James Flaherty, founder of New Ventures West; and Russ Hudson and Don Riso of The Enneagram Institute.

Jody is a certified coach through Newfield Network and a member of the International Coach Federation and the International Enneagram Association.

Currently Jody is the Director of Leadership Development for the Minnesota Conference of the UMC.  Prior to founding The Center for Good Work, Jody held a number of executive coaching and leadership development positions:

President, Original Face Inc.
Director of Organization Development & On Purpose MinistriesTrinity Lutheran Church
Vice President, Leadership Coaching, LeaderSource
Human Resource ManagementThe St. Paul Companies
Career CounselorMacalester College