Certified Executive Coach
Joan is a Certified Executive Coach ( Royal Roads University). Joan’s diverse experience has proven her effectiveness in all facets of personal development, performance enhancement, team building and working with organizational dynamics. Her background in interpersonal relations and change management allows her to build effective relationships with individuals and organizations undergoing change, as roles and responsibilities evolve. As well, she has instructed communications courses at the university level and holds a Certificate in Business Administration ( University of Victoria).
Numerous consultants and small business owners have benefited from Joan’s ability to help them identify and find solutions for their unique business challenges, and fine tune the many aspects of running successful businesses and practices; from developing networking skills, to dealing effectively with personnel issues, and setting realistic goals.
Career and Life Transitions Coach
For the past several years Joan has provided executive outplacement services for mid level and senior leaders as well
as onsite notification support to managers during the planning and implementation phase of employee terminations.
Joan was a marriage and family therapist for over 30 years and had a private practice for more than a decade. She was a
clinical supervisor in a private counselling agency for five years, and taught in two university counselling programs.
Joan holds a Masters in Social Work degree (McGill University). She also holds a Certificate in Business Adminstration
(University of Victoria) and has instructed Communication courses at the university level. Prior to opening her coaching
practice 10 years ago, Joan's coaching work for over a decade was with an international executive outplacement organization.
Throughout her career, she has offered group career transition workshops along with one-on-one coaching support to
hundreds of individuals experiencing career transitions. Joan offers resume and interview preparation, LinkedIn profile
development, development of personal branding for networking opportunities as well as focused conversations with
individuals to determine next steps in their careers.
Joan also works with university students requiring interview preparation for admittance to professional academic
programs. She is known for the breadth and depth of her knowledge, as well as her warmth and clinical sensitivity,
professionalism and values-based style.
“To partner with individuals and encourage them to make the most of their potential; to be their best and do
their best, in all spheres of life as they create a life of significance and meaning for themselves and those around