JoDee Curtis is the Founder of Powered by Purple Ink, Purple Ink, and the ink pad, author of JoyPowered®: Intentionally Creating an Inspired Workspace and co-author of The JoyPowered® Family and The JoyPowered® Team. JoDee has a passion for helping organizations and individuals discover their talents and do more of what they do well through leadership training and coaching.
Prior to founding Purple Ink in 2010, JoDee spent 21 years in public accounting as a practicing CPA and, later, as a Director of HR. JoDee also has experience as a CFO, thereby bringing a unique financial and overall business approach. JoDee obtained her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Evansville. She is a CPA, a SHRM – Senior Certified Professional, an Everything DiSC® Certified Trainer, and a Gallup-certified Strengths Coach. She is a faculty member for National SHRM, a member of the National Speakers Association and the Association for Training and Development, serves on the State Council for HR Indiana SHRM, and is co-host of The JoyPowered® Workspace Podcast. JoDee was named the HR Indiana SHRM Volunteer Leader of the Year in 2019.
JoDee is a wife and mother of three humans and two labradoodles, and she loves to read and travel. She serves on the boards of The O’Connor House and Forum Credit Union and on the HR Indiana SHRM State Council. She serves on the boards of The O’Connor House and Forum Credit Union, is a mentor for Pass the Torch for Women, and co-hosts the Salted Carmel podcast.
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Christine is the Vice President of Strategy and Operations for Powered by Purple Ink. Although she is not an HR professional, she is definitely a people person. She spent the first half of her career in education as a high school history teacher and then in curriculum development for television and web, and then went on to become a content marketer – mostly for SaaS companies. All along, she’s been a consummate connector – whether between people and content or between people and people. She holds the people industry close to her heart because many of her dearest friends are People Pros and she gets to help them connect with clients and grow their businesses. Her top 5 Clifton Strengths are Woo, Communication, Connectivity, Activator and Positivity – all of which she gets to use to facilitate the birth and growth of Powered by Purple Ink as it becomes the go-to network for anyone in the people industry.
Outside of work, Christine enjoys playing tennis and pickleball, reading, walking, and lunching with friends. She is married with four adult children spread across the country, and she, her husband, and their dog Louie bi-locate between Carmel, IN and Carolina Beach, NC. She is a member of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Haiti Committee, Merciful Help Food Pantry, and Island Women (Carolina Beach).
Emily is Powered by Purple Ink’s Director of Marketing. She enjoys being able to exercise both her creative side and her analytical side, and as a Learner, loves helping to create new services and tactics and discovering the best ways to share them with the community.
Emily has over five years of experience helping Purple Ink and other small businesses hone and execute their marketing and branding strategies. She’s had a hand in publishing the JoyPowered® series of books and produces The JoyPowered® Workspace Podcast. Emily earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, with minors in Apparel Merchandising and Spanish.
When she’s not at work, Emily loves reading, traveling, running, and being an auntie to her two nephews.
Bridget is an Operations Specialist at Powered by Purple Ink. She is passionate about people!
Bridget has been a nanny, a freelance social media specialist, a marketing intern, general manager at a sub shop, and worked on a food truck. Each of her roles has been incredibly different, but they all involved working with people and building authentic relationships with the people she worked with. Overall, people are where her passion lies. Bridget earned a bachelor’s degree in Advertising Creatives with a Marketing minor from Indiana University. She is certified in SEO, Relationship Building, Time Management, Social Media Marketing, Creative Arts, Strategic Content Development, and Advertising.
Bridget volunteers at College Mentors for Kids, Camp Kesem, and The Humane Society. Outside of work, Bridget enjoys fitness, specifically weightlifting, and is in the on track to get her certification as a personal trainer. She loves dogs, especially her dachshund, Reuben, and spending time with her family, friends, and significant other.