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Jody Thompson is the co-creator of the proven management innovation system, the Results-Only Work Environment. Since 2003, Jody and her team have been leading the effort to permanently change the way work gets done. They are at the forefront of workforce cultural evolution across the globe in multiple industries, with both location-specific and knowledge-based roles.

Our Vision:

To Make ROWE the Status Quo

Our Values:

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Autonomy

  • Make work equitable for all
  • Enable employees to thrive in their professional and personal lives
  • Liberate the potential of each person
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Accountability

  • Trust each other
  • Be creatively purposeful
  • Inspire engagement for continuous improvement
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Results

  • Deliver exceptional service
  • Remove limiting beliefs to become a game changer
  • Adapt to the unknown
  • Innovate in a caring way
  • Create sustainable work cultures for long-term success
  • Become an irresistible workplace for today’s talent

Meet Our Leadership Team

CultureRx has over 20 years of experience positively affecting organizational culture for hundreds of teams and businesses worldwide. The team is leading the effort to permanently change the way work gets done and is at the forefront of workplace reinvention in multiple industries, with both location-specific and knowledge-based roles.

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Michael Barata

Lead Adaptive Change Specialist

To his core, Michael Barata is a social change enthusiast. He has established himself as a master trainer, respected college psychology professor, dynamic public speaker, and inspiring writer. His passion for engaging audiences is complimented by his abilities to deliver meaningful content for people to understand and apply purposefully.

Michael’s writings have been featured in such magazines as Origin Magazine, Mantra Health + Yoga Magazine, and best-selling book, Simple Reminders, Inspiration For Living Your Best Life.

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Elliot Kohl

Director of Learning and Development, Lead Adaptive Change Specialist

Elliot has spent his entire professional career as an educator and facilitator. After a decade as a primary school teacher and half that time facilitating the learning experiences of new teachers, he was drawnto expand his impact on a global scale. As a master trainer, he has the reach to do just that.

Elliot is a curriculum-builder. Writer. An agent of change that he sincerely believes in and wants to see realized for anyone who has a job. He doesn’t subscribe to the idea that people should work the way most do today, which leads to feeling like true living comes only at retirement. There’s a better way!

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Amy Brown

Client Relations Manager

Amy believes the way we work impacts organizations, people, families, and communities. She cares about people and creating work environments that make it possible for them to succeed in both their professional and personal lives. She enjoys asking questions that lead to “aha” moments. Amy’s peer-reviewed publications support the need for changing the way we work to produce the best outcomes and include articles in the Solutions Journal, a book chapter for the Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations, and the Work-Life Tool Kit for the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

Prior to joining the CultureRx team, Amy worked as a human resources business partner and as an organizational culture consultant. She received her Master's degree in Human Resources from the Carlson School of Management, where she won the Best Paper Award for Delivering Effective Feedback, and she completed her undergraduate studies at Mount Holyoke College.

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David Scouler

Managing Director

David possesses extensive leadership experience in a diverse set of consulting environments with over 45 years of helping clients respond to changing realities, new opportunities, and critical challenges. This experience has been in various settings such as organizational design and performance, corporate turnarounds and restructurings, vision and strategy development, transformation projects, and information technology adaptation and rollout.

With superb communication skills and a gifted strategic thinker, David embodies a genuinely compassionate leadership style. He has a reputation for assisting executives and teams in thinking well together at critical transition points.

David also has an uncanny ability to see and develop the potential of people and teams. He quietly serves to coach, encourage, and achieve results by facilitating collective thinking, overcoming conflicts, and building pathways to personal and professional growth. He is a caring and effective bridge builder with a serving leadership style.

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Diaz & Cooper

Gold-certified HubSpot Solutions Partner

Diaz & Cooper is a gold-certified HubSpot solutions partner that builds growth marketing strategies to help clients achieve their SMART goals. Led by Omi Diaz-Cooper and Todd Cooper, the team transforms websites into top salespeople by increasing leads, improving conversions, and delivering predictable revenue increases.

As the first agency in the U.S. to become ROWE certified, Diaz & Cooper fosters an environment where ideal team players work in their zone of genius through a collaborative, strategic process focused on measurable results. The team, which includes Sr. Marketing Manager Melissa Hunsberger and Sr. Growth Development Manager, Jason Gless, focuses on solving challenges and pinpointing opportunities for their national and international clientele.

Clients like Regent Seven Seas, WordRake, TransUnion, Sony Latin America, AMC Health, Silver Airways, and the city of Key West choose the agency for on-target creative and digital strategy, growth-driven web development, and personalized customer service. For more information, visit www.diazcooper.com

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About Jody’s Globally Acclaimed Work Culture Program

With a decade-plus of corporate management experience, Jody discovered why the solutions of today weren't translating into better outcomes for customers or the employee experience. The opportunity for real systemic change was possible, but it was going to take a truly novel and innovative approach - something that hadn't been tried before.

Jody Thompson co-founded CultureRx with Cali Ressler to engage employers with a truly innovative solution to some of their biggest and most persistent challenges. After working with CultureRx, managers and their direct reports experienced a deeper, more purpose-driven connection to their work, as well as improved relationships on the team through workplace equity, trust, accountability, and clearly defined results.

This was all made possible by Jody and Cali's revolutionary workplace cultural platform - the Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE).

ROWE enables business leaders to engage their teams with greater success no matter where, when, or how those teams are operating. With enormous global traction, ROWE is a proven method for transforming work culture, increasing productivity, reducing real estate costs, improving customer satisfaction, and lowering voluntary turnover rates.

Jody is also the co-author of two best-selling books on revolutionizing the workplace and management practices, Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It and Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It.

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Providing Your Employees True Autonomy and Work Ownership

Imagine a workplace where employees can do whatever they want, whenever they want, as long as they get their work done. No more pointless meetings in the office or on zoom; no more racing to 'show up' or log on by 8:00 or 9:00, no more begging for permission to watch your kid play soccer during 'core hours.' Employees are in control of where they work, when they work, and how - driven by measurable results. Jody Thompson and Cali Ressler show how the Results-Only Work Environment not only makes employees happier but also delivers better company results. Filled with passion and common sense, this book will change the way you think about your job, your company, and your quality of life.

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Improve Your Employee Experience While Increasing Your Bottom Line

Results-Only Work Environment teams report an average productivity increase of 35% thanks to eliminating wasteful systems and processes and a 90% decrease in voluntary turnover rates. Learn how to set measurable, outcome-based employee expectations while getting rid of distractions, pointless meetings, and unnecessary updates. You’ll find easy-to-implement, everyday strategies to help you experience huge increases in productivity and dramatic drops in turnover.

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Traditional Workplace Flexibility is Outdated

Many businesses think they are supporting their employees because they offer a flexible work environment. After all, isn’t that all ROWE is? Even flexible work arrangements are outdated and missing the point about what employees and managers really want – true autonomy with clear expectations about their goals, work requirements, and expectations. But getting there means a complete shift in how your company views work.

For leaders to succeed, they must create a culture of equity through autonomy. Get your free guide to enabling autonomy in the workplace.

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Thanks to the combination of ROWE and technology, we haven't missed a beat. While the rest of the world has slowed down during these uncertain times, CMHC had been accelerating. As a source of stability for both our society and economy, our ability to pull together, as we have, has enabled us to support Canadians when they need it most.

- EVAN SIDDALL, FORMER PRESIDENT & CEO, CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION

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Experience Jody Thompson’s Passion, Skill and Deep Expertise

Want to experience the difference in how Jody presents and talks about workplace culture? Watch these videos explaining ROWE and the CultureRx methods that help you enable true employee autonomy while increasing productivity and improving your bottom line. Jody certainly isn’t your classic guest speaker. She’s riveting, engaging and edgy – just what today’s workplaces need.

The Office is a Tool

Start with the work, then ask yourself, ‘Is this the best location for me to accomplish that work?’.

Let Go of the Clock

Are you undermining productivity by focusing on the number of hours staff put in each day?

Are You Achieving Results?

Forget flexibilty and the hybrid model, the Results-Only Work Environment is something so different.

Stop Measuring Time & Location

Shouldn’t everybody be focused on results? Stop managing the people and start managing the results.

Collaboration is Key

Given the array of technology, we can collaborate in real-time at any time.

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The Office is a Tool

Start with the work, then ask yourself, ‘Is this the best location for me to accomplish that work?’.

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Let Go of the Clock

Are you undermining productivity by focusing on the number of hours staff put in each day?

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Are You Achieving Results?

Forget flexibilty and the hybrid model, the Results-Only Work Environment is something so different.

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Stop Measuring Time & Location

Shouldn’t everybody be focused on results? Stop managing the people and start managing the results.

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Collaboration is Key

Given the array of technology, we can collaborate in real-time at any time.

Jody Thompson was named one of the six people who "get it" by Daniel Pink in his book Drive.

Jody Thompson
Work Culture Expert & Keynote Speaker

  • Co-Founder and Principle of CultureRx
  • Co-Creator of the Results-Only Work Environment
  • Co-Author of the best-selling book Why Work Sucks and How To Fix It and Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It

Topics:

  • Business platform for the 21st century workforce
  • Management innovation
  • Results-Only Work Environment
  • Workplace reinvention

After a decade of corporate change management experience, Jody saw immense opportunity for building better workplaces that led to one of the leading management consulting firms for transforming company cultures and helping businesses attract and retain top talent while optimizing efficiency. Jody Thompson co-founded CultureRx with Cali Ressler to help employers build total autonomy for their employees with accountability for their work. After working with Jody, managers and their direct reports experience improved relationships based on equity, trust, accountability, and results.

The Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) enables business leaders to manage teams successfully regardless of where employees work or the hour-of-day they log on. With enormous global traction, ROWE is a proven method for transforming work culture, increasing productivity, reducing real estate costs, improving customer satisfaction, and lowering voluntary turnover rates.

Jody is also the co-author of two best-selling books on revolutionizing the workplace and management practices, Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It and Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It.

Absolutely brilliant. [Thompson’s] work seems like the solution to so many of our problems — the gas crisis, the grid lock commuting mess, the stress of modern life. This is the solution to everything.

-CNN HEADLINE NEWS

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Previous Speaking Engagements

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MAY 2021
HR Re-imagined
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MAY 2020
HR's Role in COVID-19
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MAY 2020
The Surprising Truth to Managing Today’s Workforce
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MAY 2021
Leadership Breakfast: The Office - Past, Present & Future

Companies that Acclaim CultureRx and the Results-Only Work Environment

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