Who We ARe

About Us

The Good Place Institute exists to multiply Good Places by redeeming the culture of work and life in organizations. We do this by serving and equipping leaders and organizations to apply principles and values derived from the Bible to help build and lead organizations that thrive. This gives members of the organization opportunities to flourish and impacts communities to prosper, making the world a better place.

Our Purpose

We believe there is a different, more holistic purpose for business and organizations than the standard corporate model of success or entrepreneurial dream of making a lot of money and sprinkling some moral or sacred principles on top.

This purpose is significantly more integrated, fulfilling, meaningful, beautiful, and impactful, and is summarized by:

Valuing people in a way that allows them to flourish and experience shalom
Building up organizations that thrive and are economically regenerative
Enabling communities to prosper
Making the world a better place

We call organizations with these purposes, and where we experience this way of life and work, a Good Place organization.

Our Team

Chris Young

The Good Place Institute
President & Senior Consultant
Good Place Holdings
Chief of Staff

Chris is the President of The Good Place Institute (a Good Place Holdings company), Chief of Staff at Good Place Holdings, and co-author of the book, The Good Place Organization: A Leaders Guide to Stewarding Good Place Organizations. Chris has spent over twenty years researching and developing Biblically-based approaches, methods, and resources while leading and helping others build and steward for-profit and non-profit organizations to bring about organizational life and achieve organizational success from a Biblical worldview.

Mike Hujar

The Good Place Institute
Client & Community Support

Mike has a servant leadership heart and philosophy to serve and support GPI clients, the GPI community of Partners and Consultants, and the organization. Mike has over thirty-plus years working in various sales, marketing, development, and both project and event management roles in various industries and markets, most recently as Entrepreneurial Architect for Good Place Holdings. He possesses strong communication and organization which helps establish and build strong and lasting relationships through being responsive to needs.

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Garry Miles

The Good Place Institute
Business & Community Development

Garry serves as GPI Business & Community Development. One of the primary purposes of his role is to provide clients, the organizational community, and the marketplace with awareness of, interest in, and engagement with The Good Place Institute, including our products, services, and solutions to help build up and multiply Good Place organizations.

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Dale Bissonette

The Good Place Institute
Executive Advisor & Senior Consultant
Good Place Holdings
Chief Executive Officer

Dale is the President of Good Place Holdings and the CEO of SD Myers, Inc. (a Good Place Holdings company). Dale has been leading local, national, and international organizations in the for-profit and non-profit sectors based on biblical principles and values for over thirty years in such roles as Owner, CEO, President, Board Chair and Member, and CFO. Dale holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from The University of Akron.

Josh Mitchell

The Good Place Institute
Consultant
Good Place Holdings
Chief Marketing Officer

Josh currently serves as the Chief Marketing Officer for Good Place Holdings. With more than 23 years of expertise in digital marketing solutions for growth-oriented companies of all sizes. Josh has a deep experience in eCommerce website design and digital strategy. Josh is warmly enthusiastic and imaginative, and sees life as full of possibilities. A natural people-person, Josh strives to help others achieve their dreams by sharing his own excitement for risk-taking and adventure. His flexible, supportive attitude enables him to draw connections between distinct events and information, and he proceeds based on patterns he quickly identifies. Josh’s passion to dream, develop and create shape his approach to both his life and his work: he strives for perfection, but is adaptable to changing circumstances.

Mark O’Brien

The Good Place Institute
Consultant
Good Place Holdings
Business Manager

Mark currently serves as the Business Manager at On Now Digital and oversees all areas of Innovation for Good Place Holdings. He has spent over a decade bringing to life new products as both determined entrepreneur and seasoned intrapreneur. He is passionate about helping organizations evaluate and iterate on new ideas to determine proper product-market-fit and business-model construction to serve customers and communities. Through his use of design thinking, the managing innovation system, and the mission model canvas, Mark aims at building delightful customer experiences that engage and equip the marketplace.

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Scott Myers

The Good Place Institute
Author of Good Place Philosophy & Principles
Good Place Holdings
Chief Governance Officer

Scott is the Chair of the Board of Good Place Holdings and author of the philosophy and principles of Good Place through his writings in The Eutopia Book series (Good Place Publishing, 2017) and the Art of Life in Organizations: Finding Value (Good Place Publishing, 2005). Scott has spent over three decades researching and building up organizations locally, nationally, and internationally, in the for-profit and non-profit sectors based on what the God of the Bible says about good places, work, life in organizations to build up hearts of love, lives of shalom, making the world a better place. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Houghton College.

Certified Partner Consultants

Certified Partner Consultants are certified to market The Good Place Institute, building up the Good Place community, as well as sell and deliver those Good Place Institute services they are certified in.

LaToya Seawood
Partner Consultant
David Via
Partner Consultant
Gary Matson
Partner Consultant

Certified Community Partners

Certified Community Partners are certified to market The Good Place Institute, building up the Good Place community. 

Eric Ling
Community Partner
Miguel Gomez
Community Partner
Dan Colantone
Community Partner
Skye Harter
Community Partner
Dave Smith
Community Partner
Jim Brangenberg
Community Partner
Glenn Akins
Community Partner
Bob Robinson
Community Partner

Good Place Holdings

The Good Place Institute is a Good Place Holdings organization—encouraging and celebrating principles and values that have withstood the test of time. Good Place organizations aim to value people over surplus, build up Good Places in the community, and be economically regenerative. Learn more about Good Place Holdings and their portfolio of Good Place Organizations by visiting goodplaceholdings.com.