Jo Jones is a highly respected consultant, serving California with over 20 years in business and civil service. As CEO of This Lioness Roars, Jones specializes in people and professional development. Her experience includes teaching at the university level, consulting with government agencies for organizational effectiveness, and designing professional development processes for non-profits. Most recently, Jones was director for a library literacy program and for expertise in strategic development, she was awarded a Medals Fellows, an honor of distinction in the field of Literacy. Cultivate Your Calling is TLR's premier eCourse; the focus is on career readiness.
Jones holds a BA and Master's Degree in Literature and Writing, and received the university's first-ever creative writing fellowship. She has published a short story collection, A Cup of Jo and the collection was required reading for several Literature and Writing courses at the university level.
Known as a change agent, she has received numerous awards throughout the years in recognition for her creativity, innovation, and leadership in the field of education. Her passion for inspiring others to do their best, her commitment to adults determined to increase their literacy skills, and her ability to engage the most reluctant learner, has inspired her to find new ways to reach and teach.
Currently, she sits on the Board of Directors for San Diego Council on Literacy.