“Thank you so much for facilitating such a wonderful staff retreat on positivity.  Myself and the staff really enjoyed every minute of it. I’m receiving such good feedback…POSITIVITY is the new word!!! Thank you :)” – Sharmelle Parker, Program Director, PROTOTYPES, www.prototypes.org

“Dr. Jones presented a workshop at the 4C/SD conference on April 23, 2010 on the topic of developing a culture of positivity to improve productivity, personal satisfaction and reduce turnover in response to stress in the workplace. This was a timely topic, and the conference participants benefitted from the information provided by Dr. Jones. I look forward to engaging in more training with her on this topic in the future.”  Top qualities: Great Results , Expert , Good Value  ~Leslie Carr, Director of Professional Development at College of the Canyons www.canyons.edu

“I had the pleasure of taking a course with Lynn Jones when I was in graduate school at Antioch University.  Lynn’s educational style was distinct, powerful and what I gained from being her student will last my professional career.   She is a natural born leader. There is a saying that “those who cannot do teach” Lynn PROVES THIS WRONG. She walks the talk, brings amazing professional perspective to her work and practices what she preaches. A lot of educators teach but never practice, I loved learning from Lynn because she really knew her profession.  I have tremendous respect for Lynn Jones. Like Lynn, I am an educator, committed to my profession and have embraced the social web to share my expertise. I love having her as a colleague.  She is a wonderful wealth of information and anyone fortunate enough to have her as a coach or instructor will get their money’s worth and more!” — Lorrie Thomas, CEO Lorrie Thomas Web Marketing, www.lorriethomas.com

“What I liked the best positivity retreat was watching my co-workers be engaged in something that seemed to be interesting to them and that seemed to inspire some as well. I also loved the cactus analogy and the beautiful pics, too! The next couple of days at work I have overheard several co-workers saying things like ‘proof positive’ ‘think positive’, etc! And, I noticed several of us trying to do the positive things we said we were going to come back to work and try, like smiling more and greeting one another. So, I think it was a success!! Stephanie Armbruster, www.prototypes.org

“Lynn K. Jones embod­ies all the qual­i­ties you could pos­si­bly want in a pro­fes­sional coach: thought­ful, good lis­tener, clear com­mu­ni­ca­tor. Her use of the appre­cia­tive inquiry approach keeps the focus squarely on find­ing your best self, your strengths, tal­ents and pas­sions. I’ve watched her inspire peo­ple in small and large groups and seen the impact she has in one-on-one coach­ing. She will help you get your MOJO.” – Deb­o­rah Gal­lant, Owner of Bold Busi­ness Works www.boldbusinessworks.com

As an instruc­tor, Lynn helps oth­ers to become bet­ter lead­ers. She has a unique abil­ity to do this in such an authen­tic way — allow­ing her stu­dents to be more open to change and to view them­selves dif­fer­ently than they had before. I highly rec­om­mend Lynn.” – Cas­san­dra Loch, Pres­i­dent & Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer, PROTOTYPES, Cen­ters for Inno­va­tion in Health, Men­tal Health and Social Services, www.prototypes.org

“When I first joined this class, I was in burned out and feel­ing that we were work­ing very hard but los­ing ground. By the time I grad­u­ated, we were renewed, focused and excited about our work. We increased our bot­tom line by $10,000 in two months. I truly believe that this class saved my career!!”  ~Brenda Davi­son, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor

“Dur­ing this course, Lynn pre­sented cre­ative and dynamic ideas that were new to me. She also used what I term “cre­ative pos­i­tivism” to inspire us to see that our goals can be achieved.   I learned how to apply my strengths to develop a new pro­gram for my agency.   I now feel more con­fi­dent in my abil­i­ties to begin new projects and I feel val­i­da­tion that I am on a good path.  I believe that my agency has ben­e­fited from my involve­ment in this course because I now bring more tools to bear on the work that we engage in.”  ~David Deutsch, Lutheran Social Ser­vices of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia

“One of the best courses in the Mas­ter of Orga­ni­za­tional Man­age­ment Pro­gram was taught by Lynn, due largely to her teach­ing style, expe­ri­ence, and energy.  I appre­ci­ated hear­ing her point of view and learned from her expe­ri­ence in the non-profit world.” — Rebecca Ander­son, Direc­tor of Devel­op­ment, Schol­ar­ship Foun­da­tion of Santa Barbara www.sbscholarship.org

“Dr. Jones taught me to take large amounts of infor­ma­tion and break them down into digestible bits of knowl­edge that have stuck with me.  I am now able to look at orga­ni­za­tions as a whole and see how they func­tion.  I am also able to develop viable strate­gies and apply them to numer­ous busi­ness deci­sions. Dr. Jones showed me a new per­spec­tive on orga­ni­za­tions and helped give me the con­fi­dence to speak up and give my opin­ions.” – Kaili Haw­ley, Account Manager, Web Marketing Therapy www.webmarketingtherapy.com

“Dr. Lynn is a great teacher, able to con­vey com­pli­cated sub­jects in a sim­ple man­ner while giv­ing in-depth and real world advice. She requires a lot of work and con­cen­tra­tion in her classes, but keeps it upbeat and very rel­e­vant. I feel that she has pre­pared me quite well for the busi­ness and non-profit sec­tor with supe­rior edu­ca­tion, ded­i­ca­tion, and on-going com­mu­ni­ca­tion with her pupils.” — Shersy Ben­son, COO, Self Enquiry Life Fellowship, www.swamahiman.org

“Dr. Jones was one of my most respected teach­ers at Anti­och Uni­ver­sity Santa Bar­bara when I obtained my Master’s in Org. Mgmt. Her excel­lent teach­ing style spurred mean­ing­ful dis­cus­sion and encour­aged myself and other stu­dents to actively par­tic­i­pate and dig deeper into the sub­ject mat­ter cre­at­ing a truly sat­is­fy­ing edu­ca­tional expe­ri­ence. She obvi­ously knew her sub­ject mat­ter well and made us feel that it was her mis­sion for us to suc­cess­fully com­plete her class.” – Mark Soler, Engineer, http://linkd.in/a9xOKW

“I have changed as a pro­fes­sional by learn­ing to max­i­mize my strengths. The tools Lynn taught allow room for per­sonal growth that seems to have a rip­ple effect. Our orga­ni­za­tion has ben­e­fited from par­tic­i­pa­tion by com­ing closer together as a team and get­ting a reach­able goal that we plan on car­ry­ing on and hope­fully con­tin­u­ing though out the years. The sup­port and moti­va­tion pro­vided by Lynn was great.”  ~Angela Tinoco, VCHC-Casa Latina

“Making significant change in an organization is not easy.  Dr. Jones understands the appreciative inquiry approach and the value of bringing multiple stakeholders together to build positive organizational change.  She facilitated a number of meetings for us and the initial impact was immediate and positive.” ~Susan Klein-Rothschild, MSW Public Health Department