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As a seasoned executive coach and vice president of human resources for over 25 years, Joanne understands both the successes and challenges of being a senior leader. She understands that for leaders, growth, feedback, and behavior change is hard work, and that it starts with good support and information.
Joanne's talks are engaging, educational, and interactive. Whether providing a signature talk, on a panel, or moderating a panel, you will leave with an insight you didn't expect and at least one action you can take to be a better leader and team member.
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Signature Talk Titles
Increase your Impact as a Coaching Leader
Impactful leaders bring their authentic selves, values, and skills to work every day. Catching the tendency to be the expert by “telling” and “advising”, learning to ask powerful questions is a transformational leadership practice. This program will help you discover the power of coaching to create the impact you want as a leader and to truly partner and get results with your team.
Develop and Create Alignment for High Performing Teams
Not all “groups” are actually “teams”. On high performing teams, members share a common vision, goals, and metrics, and collaborate, challenge and hold each other accountable to achieve outstanding results. In this highly interactive talk, you’ll learn and practice the 5 steps to developing and maintaining a high-performance team including the leaders’ and team member’s roles.
Embrace and Lead through Change
Companies that pursue and embrace change tend to be healthier organizations with more engaged employees. The process begins with understanding the business needs for change, identifying what needs to change, and the key messages for the organization. This program helps leaders and their teams adopt a change model, understand the impact for the organization, and create a change roadmap that will be well received and that will stick.
Create Success in your first 90 days: build positive momentum
Did you get promoted or become an executive in a new organization? It is imperative to use a systematic onboarding method to thrive. Matching your expectations with the organization and your new boss, adapting to the cultural, political and technical environment, mapping out key stakeholders, and assessing your new team all help you secure early wins and avoid typical pitfalls of a new leadership role. In this program Joanne helps you think through an OnBoarding Plan which you will use to gain positive momentum and success.
Other talk topics include:
The power of open-ended questions
Peer coaching for great teamwork
Building a culture of accountability
Delivering feedback and “feedforward”
About the Programs
These programs are delivered in many formats - one-to-one, group coaching, full day, half-day, retreats, or as ongoing programs.
Tufts University Board Best Practices Summit
Marsh and McLennan Agency client roundtables
National Diversity Council/Women in Leadership Panel
"Through positive and provocative questions Joanne generated interaction and engagement, providing skills and tools that our leaders immediately implemented"
- BOARD MEMBER