About Joanne

With more than 15 years progressive experience in the career transition field encompassing career development, coaching, counseling, relocation, and work/life areas, Joanne has coached many individuals to change their careers, plan their retirement, or achieve personal goals. She now has her own coaching practice- New Perspective Coaching (www.newperspectivecoaching.com). Currently Joanne also enjoys training other life coaches as a Teleclass Leader for International Coach Academy and serves as the Director of Training for Retirement Options, training coaches to use a non-financial retirement assessment that looks at the 15 factors necessary for a successful retirement. In addition, Joanne offers training courses and mentoring for coaches in the career and retirement niches.

Joanne worked as a Senior Consultant for The Impact Group, a leading career/life consulting firm. Over the years, Joanne has served as a consultant to many companies in the process of downsizing and /or relocating and worked with professionals at a number of Fortune 500 companies including Monsanto, AT&T, General Motors, McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) and Chrysler Corporation.

Joanne has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and the St. Louis Post Dispatch on career and transition issues. The Post Dispatch has published many of her articles on career and work/life transition. In July 2002, Joanne started writing a coaching column for the St. Louis Post Dispatch, which is published every other month in West County Trends, she writes monthly for the Post Employment Section and authors a quarterly article for them as well on retirement coaching. A history of designing and presenting seminars and workshops on coaching, assertiveness training, job search, career development, work/life, retirement and relocation, enhances her broad depth of experience.

Joanne has a Masters of Education in counseling and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, both from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She graduated cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with an Honors Certificate, and was elected to Who's Who both as an undergraduate and as a graduate student.

A Licensed Professional Counselor with national certification in general counseling, Joanne also serves as one of only 230 Nationally Certified Gerontological Counselors and was selected as one of 35 to participate in the Geriatric Scholar Fellowship Program through St. Louis University. Joanne recently earned her teleclass leader certification through TeleclassInternational and also through Coachville.

Joanne was honored as an Outstanding Young Women of America, is one of the Past Presidents of the Missouri Career Development Association, and was recognized as a corporate honoree with a Certificate of Leadership from the YWCA. Currently, Joanne is a member of Zonta, an international business and professional women's organization and serves on their Woman's Another Chance Scholarship Board. Recently, Joanne agreed to serve on the Board for Radio Information Service an organization for the visually handicapped. Joanne lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her husband Michael and their elementary-aged daughter.

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