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 Jo Condrill, EzineArticles Platinum Author

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 Success Strategies: Publishing, and Speaking

Jo Condrill has over 25 years experience in business, government, and nonprofit organizations.  She served in leadership positions in the Pentagon and was awarded the Army's Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service, their highest civilian award. Today she is an active executive member of The Small Business Advocate Brain Trust as well as founder and CEO of GoalMinds, Inc.

Jo’s experience in leadership positions at the highest organizational level enables her to share a broad range of management techniques as well as insider tips on how to get people to get things done. Her rise from part-time worker in Texas to management in the Pentagon has given Jo a well-rounded perspective from which to motivate employees and leaders alike.


Jo's books are used in training programs for international corporations, consulting firms, colleges, and network marketing groups. They are published and sold on five continents and in five different languages.

From a book-signing event at Barnes and Noble in the Rockefeller Center in New York City to an 11-city tour of the American Southwest, author Jo Condrill has walked her talk.

In fact, if you are having difficulty in getting started with your book or find yourself spinning your wheels en route, you might want to visit  and look at her "Take Charge" seminar and teleseminar series based on her book, Take Charge of Your Life: Dare to Pursue Your Dream

Published Works:

101 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills Instantly, 4th Edition (Coauthor: Bennie Bough, Ph.D.)
Take Charge of Your Life: Dare to Pursue Your Dream! 
From Book Signing to Best Seller: An Insider's Guide to Conducting a Successful Low-Cost Book Signing Tour (Coauthor: John B. Slack)

"Leadership: From Vision to Victory in Six Powerful Steps" (Great Speakers Anthology Series, Volume 7)
"Civilians in Support of Military Field Operations" (Research paper, U.S. Army War College)

eBooks (Kindle)

A Millennium Primer: Take Charge of Your Life

101 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills Instantly

How to Form Your Own Mastermind Group (Kindle and Nook)

How to Live a Healthier, Happier, and Longer Life in 3 Easy Steps

How to Avoid Pyramid Schemes and Find a Good Network Marketing Opportunity

Jo’s works have been featured in publications such as:

Health Insurance Underwriters
Real Estate Professional
The Manager’s Intelligence Report
Toastmasters magazine
Networking Times
Apartment Professional
National Public Accountant
Opportunity World
Credit Union Executives Society (online)
Playgirl Magazine


Operating from a spirit of encouragement, Jo charges up her audience and leaves them with a plan of action — that’s motivation with a method. She shares the benefits of her personal journey from vision to victory as a single-again with a part-time job in Texas to supervisor at Army Headquarters in the Pentagon to business owner and corporate executive in Los Angeles.

Having led a team of 3,000 Toastmasters in the Washington, D.C. area to boost membership by 16% and then rank #1 in the organization worldwide, Jo has a myriad of stories and examples to share. She was also voted to serve on the Toastmasters Board of Directors.

What Clients are Saying About Jo:

"You have done a fantastic job for us. I echo the comments stated by participants. You really enriched the Emerging Leaders Consortium."
—- Supervisor, Management, and Leadership Program Manager, National Park Service

"You delivered excellence— you not only informed, but motivated participants as well. You walked your talk. You shared generously. You Supervisor, Management, and Leadership Program Manager, National Park Service us believe, without a doubt, that we can be our best when we learn to Take Charge of Our Lives. You were truly inspirational."
— Co-Leader ChevronTexaco Women's Network

"Your presentation was a real hit and greatly appreciated by the Toastmasters assembled from around the world. People have come up to me and said how much they appreciated your words."
— Executive Director, Toastmasters International

"You were great, Jo, in concept, in planning, in execution and, most certainly, in first impressions."
—  Education Coordinator, National Association of the Remodeling Industry

Jo’s Personal Motto: Give It All You've Got!


Jo’s books and seminars have been recognized by the magazine industry as well as by the broadcast media. From Book Signing to Best Seller was voted the Best Writer’s Reference Guide for 2002 by the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association. On the national scene, Jo was featured by Real Simple magazine (a Time Warner publication) and recognized as one the "Wise Women" of 2003.

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