Dr. Thyonne Gordon


Company: Beyond Story Strategies
Role: PDL Presenter

Dr. Thyonne Gordon is an accomplished Business Strategist, Coach and Trainer. Her work has created growth-oriented businesses, strong board governance, productive teams and sustainable fundraising strategies. She has raised over $50 million for causes and is committed to strategic growth in the social profit sector.

With a passion for Business Development she founded the company, Beyond Story Strategies, to train and develop business professionals nationwide.

Dr. Thyonne’s ability to shed light on causes that bring positive impact is evidenced in the piece, From Watts To Africa, showcased in the 2015 Pan African Film Festival. This film highlights the journey of 17 inner city youth traveling to Africa with the organization, Foundation For Second Chances through a leadership program.

Her leadership includes a 10 year stint as Executive Director growing A Place Called Home Youth Center in South Los Angeles and 5 years with CoachArt, mentoring chronically ill youth regionally. Currently Dr. Thyonne serves as Executive Director of She Ready Foundation providing resources for youth impacted by foster care.

She has served as an Annenberg Foundation Champion, Executive Service Corp. coach and consultant, and board member of AARP Executive Council, Pacifica Graduate Institute and Whitehall Arts Academy.

Dr. Thyonne’s gifts in bringing stories of significance to enhance organizations for success, is unparalleled. She works with enthusiasm towards making a difference in the lives of the underserved and encourages youth and adults alike, to “bloom where you’re planted.”

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