About Best Gurl
Founded in 2004, the journey to Best Gurl inc. arguably began with the launch of “Thom Gossom Communications” in 1987
Best Gurl Team Members consult with municipalities, utilities, higher ed institutions, and associations. They speak on a variety of topics around the country. They also act, write, produce, communicate and always make a positive contribution.
Included in our portfolio are dynamic keynote speakers and published books that inform and uplift. We produce quality films and communications messages. Our consulting services include corporate communications, executive coaching, and economic development.
Thom Gossom Communications owner, Thom Gossom Jr. and Whitt Management Consulting owner, joyce gillie gossom merged their two businesses after marrying. The result... “jTG consulting” provided Communications, Organizational Development, Public Relations, Training, and Leadership Development from 1998 until 2004 and the establishment of Best Gurl inc.
Best Gurl inc is an extension of Thom’s career as an actor, writer, producer, and communication professional and joyce’s as a leadership consultant, elected official, and higher education administrator. The blending of their diverse talents and skills allows Best Gurl to merge creativity with the business of leadership, education, communication, government, community development, and entertainment media.
Best Gurl is a multi-platform communication company committed to contributing and enhancing written, performance and corporate communications. Best Gurl Team Members consult with municipalities, utilities, higher ed institutions, and associations. They speak on a variety of topics around the country. They also act, write, produce, and always make a positive contribution.
The "Best Gurl" Story
Once upon a time, there was a Southern boy who never stopped dreaming, smiling, and telling stories. As a man, the boy continued dreaming, smiling and telling stories. He would awaken early every morning in anticipation of what the day held. He liked the variety of doing different things. He was an actor, a writer, a consultant, a speaker, all things he loved doing and he did them with a relish, a desire to do more. He was happy, joyful and having fun. Oh! And, he loved his wife!
Once upon a time, a young Midwestern girl lived the life of a princess. She rode horses, learned to boat, studied ballet, traveled, challenged boys, and wrote a letter to the US Secretary of Education. Being a princess was fun, but she wasn’t going to be boxed into someone else’s image of what a “girl” should be. She was too busy discovering, “What’s Next?!” She followed many roads and along the way she discovered being a business owner, an elected official, a wife and mother, a philanthropist, a speaker, and an educator.
One day, the dreamer and the princess met.
He nicknamed her “The Best Gurl” He told her, “I’m from Alabama. We pronounce it like it’s spelled with a “U.” She liked the name. It stuck.
In 2004, they formed Best Gurl Entertainment. Later shortened to Best Gurl, inc.
We think it’s intriguing, interesting, and unusual. It begs the question, “What is Best Gurl?” We love to provide the answer.
Meet Our Team
The Founder… The Princess… The Communicator… and The Storyteller…
Intriguing, interesting, and unusual…
The Best Gurl team!
Thom Gossom, Jr.
The Chief Check Writer
Setting the course, steering the ship and keeping everyone moving in the right direction on the next great adventure!
joyce gillie gossom, EdD
Connecting the dots, drawing the map and seeing obscure relationships between everything that happens
Emily M. Hedrick
Keeping clients and curious engaged, informed and smiling through social media posts and website information
Remegio "Jay" Yaranon, Jr.
Telling the exciting and changing story of us… and our clients through sound, color and light!
A Few of Our Clients
“joyce, you reinforced the need to engage with municipalities and the value and benefits of working to solve shared goals.”
2011 National Association of Branch Campus Administrators, Conference
“Not only did we learn of his journey, but we saw his brilliance as a storyteller and an actor
played out before our eyes. It was captivating.”
Leadership Montgomery Power Lunch Committee Chair
“Thom and joyce were a riveting success for this historic program. As they shared their interconnected stories of experiencing and overcoming prejudice, gender inequality, and segregation, they captivated the audience. Their stories of courage and successfully handling integration and difficult situations were uplifting and compelling. Attendees laughed, rejoiced, hurt, and some even cried as Thom and joyce opened their history books and hearts, and spoke of their experiences.”
Sidney James Nakhjavan, Executive Director
Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, & Women’s Philanthropy Board
PO Box 4235
Fort Walton Beach FL 32549
Film/TV & Theatre
Best Gurl inc. is a multi-platform company committed to all forms of effective communication
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Capture the Moment
by Jay Yaranon
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