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

 
Jody Thompson at Cornet Global Conference San Fransisco

Jody Thompson at Cornet Global Conference San Fransisco

Definitely not another boring lecture.

Jody is an internationally recognized professional speaker who is sure to shake up your audience with her fresh, provocative approach. Don’t expect PowerPoint slides with charts, graphs, and bulleted lists that can only be read with a magnifying glass. Instead, expect to be entertained, energized – and challenged!

 

When you hire Jody to speak at your event, your audience will leave inspired to make real change in their organizations . . . and their lives.

Jody is serious about making work (and speaking) not suck.

CONTACT US to book Jody for your upcoming event.


Jody speaks:

November 4th

November 4th

 
November 15th Toronto

November 15th Toronto

 

She speaks… a lot!

KEYNOTE : Cornet Global San Fransisco / Tuck School of Business Work Life Conference / MELC – Midwest Educational Leadership Conference / MPPAW – Minnesota Professionals for Psychology Applied to Work / Association of National Advertisers (ANA) / Texas State Technical College Conference / Ohio SHRM Conference / Tennessee SHRM Conference / Iowa State SHRM Convention / GVC SHRM Annual HR and Legislative Conference / MN Council on Quality / Mindsurf / ASC Nashville – Ambulatory Surgery Center / Avtex / CIPS - Computer Integration and Programming Solutions / CTA / MNCPA / NHRA  National Human Resource Association / Council on Union-Free Employers / Maine Government Summit / NY State CIO Academy Digital Government Summit / GTC Southwest – Texas Digital Government Summit / Achievers / Texas Digital Government Summit / Calgary Workshift Event / Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) / Mississippi-Louisiana Labor Management Conference / PeopleReport / Telework Advocacy Telework Summit / Rockford Chamber of Commerce / Impact 99 Toronto / Impact 99 Vancouver / Kaiser Permanente Innovation Summit / Nellco Law Symposium

WORKSHOPS, PANELS AND SESSIONS: St. Catherine University / MN OD (Organizational Development) Network / AWLP – Alliance for Work Life Progress Conference / HR Tomorrow / Littler Mendelson National Meeting / RGB / Chief Executive Leadership Organization / People Report Conference / Diversity Best Practices Conference / Winona Chamber of Commerce / CA Department of Labor Meeting / Fortune Leadership Forum / Ryan and Company – Leadership Engagement / Raytheon – Leadership Engagement / Forbes Executive Women’s Conference / ASTD – American Society for Training and Development Conference / Promise Keepers.Org Leadership / GAP – Leadership Engagement / AASHA – American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging / Talent Management Conference / HR 50 – Q&A  with top HR Execs from around the world / Kellogg School of Management – Leadership Engagement / Medtronic – Leadership Engagement / WorldBlu / MLAA – MN Legal Administrators Association / Deluxe – Leadership Engagement / Winona Chamber of Commerce / SXSW Conference (South by Southwest) – Austin / California Society of CPA’s Women’s Leadership Forum / League of Minnesota Cities / Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers / Pfizer Canada Leadership / MORE Magazine Reinvention Convention / VA HR Conference / WBOLS Worldwide / Manufacturer’s Alliance / Strategic Leadership Association Fall Retreat / The Conference Board Leadership / NextGovPrime Panel / Thriving Firms Talk- RanOne / Forum on Workplace Inclusion - Minneapolis

 

The audience speaks

Jody’s ease with this complex material, presented in a way that had our audience on the edge of their seats on a cold Monday morning, was a joy to watch. She builds rapport effortlessly, which she uses to get her audience talking and thinking critically about their shared workplace struggles. Her systematic approach to organizational goals and roles under the ROWE system can revitalize any organization and put it on the path to success and sanity. Her humor and charisma had everyone engaged, asking questions and digging into the content. I give her my highest recommendation, as she is one of the best speakers I’ve seen.
— John Krapek, Director of Education & Engagement, American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota
Jody is an outstanding speaker and delivered an excellent presentation to our Northern California CoreNet Chapter! As the Creator of ROWE, Jody is uniquely qualified to lead a discussion around the implications of the Results-Only Work Environment across the commercial real estate sector. As a presenter, Jody is articulate and engaging – and also funny! The stories she shared regarding working with organizations to implement ROWE were invaluable. I’d highly recommend Jody as a speaker!
— Alex Spilger, Senior VP / Director of Sustainability
The presentation to our recent Best Practices conference was thought provoking, insightful, not to mention hilarious. Jody kept an audience of hard-nosed operators, and sometimes cynical human resource officers, engaged, challenged and informed about the seismic shift in workplace values that will ultimately impact everyone in the service sector. ROWE is a concept that may be slightly ahead of its time, but she is right in time to deliver the thought leadership that can change organizations.
— Joni Thomas Doolin, CEO and Founder, People Report
This was a great thought-leadership session as [Jody Thompson] is ahead of the curve in HR practices. There was probably more buzz created by this – lots of conversation and debate – than any of the other 15 or so sessions at this conference. It was, without a doubt, a worthwhile addition to the conference agenda.
— Bill Duggan, EVP, Committees Association of National Advertisers
Jody kicked off our State SHRM Conference with great energy and thought provoking ideas for the workplace! She knew the world our members work in, and spoke to common problems we all see in organizations around separating contribution (results) and ˝time in chair˝. I would recommend Jody whole-heartedly if you want to get your audience thinking about real solutions and maximizing talent!!
— Jill Bridges, Co-chair of the Tennessee State SHRM Conference
Thank you Jody Thompson, for your brilliant facilitation of our Leadership Seminar. The buzz hasn’t stopped! Your management training is a complete game changer for today’s workforce. The philosophy of managing the work and not the people will help our organization engage the RIGHT people for the RIGHT roles and will no doubt help us reach our goal of being THE place to work. With growing expectations, the principle of completing our work when and how we need to is life changing for many.
— Wellington Holbrook, Executive Vice President, ATB Business & Agriculture