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Ep. 87 - Rural Bus Tour with Jodee Bock

We're back with the first episode of the new season and we're so excited! Our guest for this episode is Jodee Bock, Director of People Development with BNG Team, and a participant in this summer's Rural Bus Tour. Jodee joins us to talk about the tour, about urban-rural collaboration, and corporate investment in small towns. This episode also includes a little update about what's been going on with Growing Small Towns--big things have been happening while we've been away for the summer!

About Jodee:

Jodee Bock is a dynamic business communicator who encourages people to practice riskful thinking as opposed to merely wishful thinking. By encouraging them to think beyond their reasons, she leaves audiences with new insights, along with ideas for turning their knowledge into action. Jodee is the founder of Bock’s Office Transformational Consulting and has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of corporate communication, media relations, executive coaching, and training and development. She holds certifications in Life Purpose and Career Coaching, Extreme Leadership, PSYCH-K Facilitation, Job Relations Training (JRT), Bob Proctor’s Life Success Consulting®, and Accelerated Innovation Training and Coaching from SolutionPeople in Chicago. The author of several books, podcast interviews, speeches, and blog posts, Jodee is a thought leader who has been called a boat rocker and a people enhancer, thanks to her unique ability to add a new perspective to common ways of thinking. Jodee is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and business consultant. She has spoken at events all over the United States and designed and delivered customized workshops and seminars for hundreds of clients.

In this episode, we cover:

  • What’s happening with Growing Small Towns

  • The Rural Resources Roadtrip

  • What rural/urban and regional collaboration might look like

  • Why being a Pollyanna is sometimes okay

  • The importance of being authentic in our strengths and talents and gifts

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Jodee’s Website:

Rural Bus Tour Stops:

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1 Comment

Thank you for this episode. I really think the bus tour was a great idea. I love this idea of growing small towns. You are going to be successful in this. I was born in Williston and grew up in Ross and moved to Tioga in 1979. I have a great North Dakota life. We will move back .

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