About VBI

Good People Good Business was created by The Village Business Institute. The Village Business Institute (VBI), a program of The Village Family Service Center, works with employers to address the issues that affect their employees. Our unique team of professionals improve individual and organizational performance through business and organizational solutions.

Solutions include an employee assistance program, coaching, organizational development and strategic planning, workplace mediation, human resource consultation, critical incident stress management, management and employee training, career transition and outplacement services, and specialized services for nonprofits.

Darrin D. Tonsfeldt, director of in-office and organizational services, at The Village Family Service Center, is the lead blogger for Good People Good Business. Tonsfeldt has a background in program administration, employee supervision and clinical experience, as well as 19 years experience in organizational consulting and planning. Darrin is a MN Licensed Psychologist, ND Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Certified Employee Assistance Professional and Senior Professional in Human Resources.