Sacred Space director Teresa Cowan Jones is an ordained minister who serves as Executive Director of the Breakthrough Leadership Institute, a transformational leadership and community development initiative. As such, she directs Sacred Space, a local secular and interfaith project for consciousness development. She is also an executive and personal coach and owner of TC Jones Coaching, a business she started in 2001, faculty for the Charter for Compassion’s Compassion Education Institute, Founder/Director of The Compassion Coalition, and a fellow in the Public Voices Fellowship.
Author of over one hundred tools for effectiveness, Teresa holds a B.S. in Psychology and a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt University (1996), both with highest honors. A professionally trained coach, she also completed advanced training in Executive Coaching and has served as coach and faculty of the Center for Progressive Leadership, a national nonpartisan leadership organization developing high-potential political leaders who can affect policy-making. Teresa also developed and taught university courses in sociology and has twenty years of professional experience in leadership development in both the public and private sectors.