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A resourceful and energetic technology executive with 20+ years experience in the business of IT - from a product, alliance, and practitioner perspective. Product Management leadership for platforms with a focus on developer productivity. Expertise in transformation of Infrastructure and Middleware organizations to IaaS and PaaS service portfolios and with migrating application teams to a cloud-native lifestyle. Comfortable leading discussions at the exec level with customers or technical discussions with product groups.
I'm a Senior Family Business Advisor with Compass Point Consulting, LLC. Compass Point is a business coaching and consulting firm specializing in family-owned companies. I love this work because family businesses are the heart and soul of, not only our economy, but our local communities as well. Plus, my colleagues (you should connect with them too) are amazingly smart, funny, and great human beings - just like our clients.
I'm also the owner and author of the blog and forthcoming book Leading Conflict: How to Fight at Work (www.leadingconflict.com). Like all arts, martial or otherwise, relational conflict has its own set of fundamental skills. You’re unlikely to learn them by accident. You didn't learn them in school. But they can be taught and practiced. Lace up your gloves and check it out.
I also frequently consult, coach, publish, and speak on the topics of leadership, human dignity, and organizational culture.
Beyond the professional stuff, I love rucking (the new hip lingo for walking around with heavy stuff in your backpack), nature walks with my sons, boxing & MMA (mostly watching, sometimes practicing), permaculture gardening, and watching my three sons play baseball.
I live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with my extremely patient and understanding wife, Erin, our four children and an ever-growing array of pets (rescue dogs & cats, birds, chickens, fish, and whatever else suckers us saps into adopting it).
Dr. Jody Jacobson is the Co-Founder and CEO of the Human Skills Institute. With over 20 years of experience working with financial advisors, wellness providers, firm owners, executives, and leadership teams, she is expert.
An experienced servant leader focused on the intersections of learning, scaling ventures and technology. Background as a founder and leader in new product/ new market/ new venture and growth strategy. Advocate for experiential education, strategies for equitable economic development and economic mobility.