B Thomason

Barbara Thomason

Barbara Thomason, president of LeaderShift LLC, created Joy Circles™ after extensive careers in community and economic development and adult leadership training. She previously owned and operated a Gymboree® play center franchise where she learned the value of movement and music for children’s sensory-motor integration. Barbara served as a dean for the Lone Star Community College system followed by fourteen years as president and CEO of the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce.

Joy Circles™ is a natural product of Barbara’s vast experience. She has been able to bring the best of social-emotional learning principles, neuroscience, and contemporary children’s literature together to create a program of impact.