Jone Bosworth’s driving passion is to avoid at all costs what her former boss, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, called the “special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” Her inCourage Leading, LLC serves multi-sector clients who want to authentically unleash human capital. Jone specializes in strategic consultancy with organizations that want to expand their impact and influence for the common good. inCourage Leading also partners with leadership development experts to design and implement intensive leadership growth courses for women and egalitarian-minded men.
Bosworth especially relishes using her public sector leadership experience in child welfare, children’s mental/behavioral health, early learning and family economic security as a subject matter expertise for IT transformations, metrics’ setting and tricky reorganizations that focus on increasing governmental transparency and elevating results.
A graduate of the University of Nebraska’s College of Law, the National Foreign Affairs Training Center, and the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business Executive Coach Institute, Jone has lived and worked across the U.S. and in Japan, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Kenya. She brings her unique blend of global, cross-sector experience to each value-added moment with clients.
Jone welcomes connections via twitter, US Mainstreet Women & Very Bad Bosses Facebook pages, and LinkedIn.
What people say about Jone…
“Jone is both a visionary and get things done leader.” Jada Rupley, Governor’s Early Learning System Director, State of Oregon
“There is an old proverb that says, “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” That student is me and the teacher is Jone Bosworth, my ally, my sherpa, my magical adviser who has changed the trajectory of my life and career within only a month’s time. Of course, only time will tell, but now I feel, something is truly different in me. Sharna Fulton, artist & author
“I’ve had the opportunity of working with Jone in two capacities — one as a consultant to her when she was an agency head In Washington State government, the other with her serving as consultant to me on a project. I found her to be one of the most dynamic and self-directed agency heads I’ve worked with in government; she knew her subject, she knew what she wanted to accomplish, but most of all she knew how to make things happen and did so — a rare trait. As a result, when I needed an expert on children services for a project we were working on several years later, I called Jone. I was not disappointed; her subject-matter knowledge was far deeper than I even had expected, and her level of effort, quality of work, and turnaround were exceptional. I think anyone would be lucky to work with, or for, Jone.” Eric Schnurer, CEO Public Works
“I’ve worked with Jone for several years and on a range of different activities — project conceptualization, project management, strategic planning and grant writing. Jone was instrumental in the writing of two competitive grant proposals that resulted in $1.5 Million in funding for our Center. I also collaborated with Jone on a small piece of a huge and complex proposal Jone headed up for the State of Missouri. That project had many required partners and very tight deadlines yet Jone brought the ideas and expertise of all the various agencies together in a way that facilitated a process and product that we all felt good about. Jone also has a wealth of experience to draw upon as a one-on-one coach/consultant to leaders and projects that are going through significant transitions – whether the need is for rapid scaling up or down. I encourage you to hire Jone, she is very effective and worth the investment.” Melinda Bier, PhD, Assistant Director, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Center for Character & Citizenship
“Jone was hired to research market information for our company; she delivered a well organized accurate analysis on time. In addition we engaged Jone to provide in-house staff training. Staff enjoyed her energy, insight and training method. Our work experience with Jone has provided immense value to our company.” Lisa Nielsen, Vice President, Ray Brown & Associates
“Jone is a personable, professional and highly effective executive coach and consultant. Her experiences in the private, public and philanthropic sectors, have provided her rich and diverse experiences in working with employees and clients from many different backgrounds. She is a great listener and a clear thinker. Her insights and thoughtful recommendations have proved invaluable to my work.” Craig Ware Stewart, President & Trustee, APEX Foundation
“Whenever you need the most energetic, intelligent, and creative person to help shape your business strategy, or connect you with influencers, or design your consulting and coaching programs, call on Jone Bosworth. Jone is an inspiring mentor and tireless thinking partner who will make any engagement a don’t miss experience!” Dr. Kathy Cramer, Managing Director, The Cramer Institute
“I can’t choose only three attributes to describe Jone; she is amazing. She is unusual in that she can frame brilliant strategies, yet she is also inclined toward action–she gets difficult things done. She has a wealth of expertise, as well as the wisdom to apply it. Jone is not only a superb coach of leaders, she is a strong leader in her own right. In a world that’s often black and white, she is technicolor!” Jane Linder, PhD, Managing Director, NWN Corp
“Jone is an inspiring thought leader and brings tremendous experience and expertise in her field. Her ability to look at the big picture while understanding procedural and operational nuances makes her an excellent leader and an exceptional motivator while providing strategic value to her clients. I have reached out to Jone on countless occasions for guidance and have gained professionally and personally from our relationship. I am eagerly looking forward to working with Jone again!” Abhijit Verekar, CEO, RNR Consulting (Inc. 500|5000 Honoree)
“Working with Jone has been an inspirational experience for me. As a business leader she shows incredible wisdom, tenacity, creativity and kindness. Not only am I continually impressed by her knowledge base, professionalism and objectivity but admire her sense of humour and integrity. I would recommend Jone to anyone looking for a business consultant!” Natasha Golinksy, Founder, Next Level Nonprofits
“Smart, creative, talented, hardworking, a person who is always looking for ways to help others- these are just a few of the adjectives to describe Jone Bosworth. Jone has the ability to organize ideas and programs on a national and international level. Her positive energy is matched by her amazing capability to actually make a difference. Truly, she is remarkable in so many areas that words do not do her justice.” Mary Dee Schmidt, Director, Youth Leadership St. Louis
“Jone achieves extraordinary things for organizations. Having worked with Jone on strategic communications projects since 2001, I have experienced this first-hand. Through the use of her extensive leadership and coaching background with Fortune 500 organizations, national non-profits, and expansive State agencies, she is incredibly adept at collaborating with her clients in a way that blends their vision of what is possible with the laser-tight focus to accomplish it.” Jennifer Gutierrez, President & CEO JAG Consulting
“Jone Bosworth is an executive coach with deep integrity, intelligence and generosity of spirit. She came to the Haas School’s Executive Coaching Institute with tremendous skills and experience and yet, demonstrated humility in constantly being open to new ideas and new ways of working. Jone’s self-awareness is incredible, so crucial for a coach. Impressively, she lives her values in every way and is highly professional in demeanor. Her talent and training as a singer complements her ability to work effectively with clients on high impact presentation skills. Jone was a joy to teach and I’m pleased to say that we’ve continued our relationship well beyond the teacher/student realm.” Penny Krietzer, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley