GoalMinds, Inc. is a woman-owned small business founded in 1997 in Alexandria, Virginia. It was first incorporated in California and later in Texas. GoalMinds provides coaching and mentoring in life skills and leadership training and development.
GoalMinds, Inc. has served businesses such as Verizon, Chevron, and South Texas Rural Health Services, Inc.; organizations such as the Association of Image Consultants International, Association of California School Administrators, and National Association of Chain Drug Stores; government agencies such as USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, The National Park Service, and the US Army Health Care Acquisition Activity. Personal development books published by GoalMinds, Inc. are translated and sold in 12 countries, including Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Korea. The U.S. Commercial Services presented GoalMinds, Inc. an Export Achievement Certificate for accomplishments in the Global Marketplace.
GoalMinds, Inc founder, Jo Condrill, served on the Board of Directors of Toastmasters International from 1992-1993. She is a professional speaker, consultant, and coach with over 25 years experience in business, government, and volunteer organizations. Jo received Ford Motor Company’s “Tribute to Business Women Leaders” presented by The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce in 2007.
Additionally, she is:
- Featured “Wise Woman” in Real Simple magazine
- Published in Going Bonkers magazine, Toastmasters magazine, Intelligence and Warning America magazine, Facility Engineers, Real Estate Professional, biz life, The Manager’s Intelligence Report, Credit Union Executives Society newsletter, Networking News, Playgirl magazine, and Executive Update.
- An Amazon.com Best-Seller with her eBook, Memories. . . My Role in the Burial of the Unknown Serviceman of the Vietnam Conflict eBook.
Jo’s most recent publication reveals exciting stories told by Immigrants: Coming to America. The stories are primarily based on interviews Jo conducted during her podcast show, “Expanding Horizons.”
A Millennium Primer: Take Charge of Your Life; Take Charge of Your Life: Dare to Pursue Your Dreams, Quick and Easy Communication Tips, and From Book Signing to Best Seller: An Insider’s Guide to Conducting a Successful Low-Cost Book Signing Tour round out Jo’s other works. She is co-author of 101 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills Instantly which has been translated and sold by publishers in 12 countries around the world.
While a student at the U.S. Army War College, Jo wrote an award-winning study “Civilians in Support of Military Field Operations.”
Jo led Toastmasters in the Washington, D.C. area to become #1 district in that worldwide organization while serving as District Governor and later served on the Toastmasters International Board of Directors
In addition to her creative works, Jo holds a Master of Science, Public Administration, degree from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, degree from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX.
Jo was presented the U.S. Army Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service, the Army’s highest civilian award, while a supervisor at Headquarters Department of the Army in the Pentagon.
Most of all, Jo is the proud mother of four: Michael E. Ellis, engineer; James A. Ellis, law enforcement; Resa Ellis Motsch; homemaker; Thomas M. Ellis, nationally certified heavy crane operator.