Jo Englesson

Jo Englesson is the founder of TOFA – Token of Appreciation, the Gratitude Trainings and the creative force behind "Gratitude! The Show":  a one-woman variety show that explores the importance of gratitude and appreciation in ones life.

Jo Englesson, a native of Sweden, embarked on her journey of Gratitude when she “bumped” into an older gentleman in a Florida airport 6 years ago. In that improbable instant, Jo’s life direction and purpose changed forever.  She invented the TOFA token, a token of appreciation that is given to someone that makes a difference in your day.  The tokens are uniquely numbered and can be tracked online as they are paid forward.

Subsequent to this unlikely “wakeup call” Jo has traveled the US sharing her story for the last five years encouraging and inspiring people to live a life filled with Joy and Gratitude.   She embodies the concept of change and growth as being FUN and not scary. 

In August 2010, Jo Englesson founded the Gratitude Training, a 4-month leadership program that creates leaders who want to make a difference in the world by “being the change”.   Now, three years later over 1000 people have completed her curriculum and as a result a community of likeminded individuals have emerged, a community that calls themselves “The Gratitude Community”.

Jo’s title on her business card is “Creative Peacemaker”.   She explains that there are many creative ways to reach Peace on the planet.  When we all get that we have the power to make that difference individually and we authentically take that on, there will be a paradigm shift in the mass consciousness and peace will be inevitable.