Jody Gold

MSOD, PCC, PMP: Culture and Leadership Coach at Whipple Effect

Managing Partner, The Way We Can

Jody marries executive coaching and organizationaldevelopment expertise to help clients become moreconscious, connected, and capable leaders. His approachhas grown over thirty years working as a successfuleducator and catalyst for individual and collective action.Jody’s focus is helping leaders and organizationsunderstand increasingly complex challenges moreaccurately, align to take effective action together, andachieve outcomes that move missions forward. Leaders become better able to co-create trust and alignment to propel results in their teams and across organizational boundaries. Teams and organizations become better able to solve current challenges and accelerate their ability to capitalize on emerging opportunities. Executives become more agile and able to advance their leadership capabilities, teams, and emerging leaders.


Jody has co-designed and delivered culture and leadership development programs for fortune 500 companies, non-profits, art and educational institutions, and government agencies. He has:

  • Coached senior leaders to shift culture from fear and factionalism to trust, willingness to take risks, and innovation...leading to higher engagement, more substantive conversations, higher profits, and greater impact.

  • Cultivated deep change in how tech innovation teams work internally. In one client’s words, “People who were previously silent spoke up more. Solutions that were dismissed got a hearing. More work got done. The surplus of health on individual teams made collaboration across teams easier. Time-to-market for new product ideas shrank. The business effect was visible across tens and later hundreds of product launches.”

  • Mobilized the collective intelligence of renewable energy executives whose company’s growth was constrained by conflict between what marketing promised and what engineering could deliver. Reduced intensity of conflict and division, enabling members of cross-functional team to defend less and listen more. Helped clients synthesize ideas to find novel engineering solutions to deliver quality within specs and timeframe, at significantly lower delivered cost.


Organizations are the long levers of change to build a more generative and just world for us and our children. Work is also a learning laboratory for our inner and outer growth. How will becoming more conscious, connected, and capable help advance what you care about most in this one precious life?


Agriculture Consulting Education Energy Environment Government Healthcare Manufacturing Non-profit Technology


Butterfly PavilionColorado Water Conservation Board Chicago Public SchoolsDriscoll’sGlobal Down Syndrome Foundation GoogleInstitute PasteurLifesprk-Whole Person Healthcare MicrosoftSeimensSkyfuel


ICF Professional Certified Coach Coach Training InstituteHakomi Institute, Psychotherapy Colorado Teacher’s License Matrix Leadership Institute Polarity Management Practitioner Project Management Professional


Advanced Degree MSOD, Pepperdine Univ.

Bachelor Degree

BA East Asian Studies, Yale