Jody Temple White is an author, speaker and business owner. A living example of what she champions, Jody, her son Riley, 17, daughter Allison, 12, and husband John, got rid of their stuff, grabbed their backpacks and volunteered around the world for almost a year. Jody seeded the low budget, high adventure dream fifteen years ago and grew it into an uncharted odyssey that spanned six continents and over 24 countries leaping into service projects, learning about various cultures and a new way of living.
Other leaps Jody has taken include owning businesses, international adoption, divorce, single parenting, mothering a special needs child, blended family, foster parenting, and a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer.
Jody uses stories, humor and utter practicality to loosen her own grip, and ours, on excuses that make us willing to settle for lives and careers that don’t excite us, solutions that don’t inspire us, and dreams that don’t drive us.
Jody is co-founder of The Courage Vibe, a family adventure company that creates opportunities for us to Live Brave, Give Big, and Have Fun. The family presents to audiences together and individually. Together, they are doing their part to reduce the chronic boredom, stifling conformity and shrinking optimism in today’s world.