Jody Thompson

Jody Thompson, hailing from Minneapolis, MN, is the CEO and Founding Principal of CultureRx®. Renowned author Daniel Pink has acknowledged her as one of the few business thinkers who truly grasp the concept of redefining work for the future. If you're seeking a fresh perspective and a challenge to your conventional work ideas, you'll quickly recognize Thompson's adeptness at captivating your audience.

Not only is Thompson acclaimed as a frontrunner in the future of work philosophy and an esteemed international keynote speaker, but her work has also garnered substantial recognition from various esteemed business publications. She has been prominently featured on the covers of BusinessWeek, Workforce Management Magazine, HR Magazine, and HR Executive Magazine, as well as in prestigious media outlets such as the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, TIME Magazine, USA Today, The New Yorker, and on esteemed television platforms including Good Morning America, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, and MPR. Thompson has co-authored two best-selling books that delve into contemporary management principles and the modern workplace: "Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It" and "Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It."

Thompson collaborates closely with select organizations, aiding them in achieving sustainable high performance. Over the span of nearly two decades, she has personally overseen the change management communication and training process in diverse industries, encompassing roles in retail, manufacturing, government, creative professional services, financial services, healthcare, IT, publishing, and education, both in the private and public sectors. Her clients consistently witness positive outcomes, including enhanced productivity, heightened employee engagement, improved client satisfaction, better employee health and well-being, and the capacity to attract and retain top talent from different generations.

What distinguishes Thompson from her contemporaries is her visionary outlook, her knack for discerning overarching trends, and her ability to steer organizations toward success in the dynamic landscape of the twenty-first century.