About Joanne

With more than 20 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. Currently Joanne also enjoys training other life coaches as a Teleclass Leader for International Coach Academy (Joanne also runs the Career and Retirement community of practice at 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.

She has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and the St. Louis Post Dispatch on career and transition issues. The Post Dispatch has published over 50 of her articles on career and work/life transition, as well as 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.

Recently Joanne was awarded the Master Career Counselor designation through the National Career Development Association. Joanne earned her Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation and in 2006 was bestowed the Citation of Merit for Outstanding Achievement and Meritorious Service from the College of Education Alumni at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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. Over the years, Joanne has served on Zonta‚Äôs Woman’s Another Chance Scholarship Board and on the Board for Mindseye Information Service an organization for the visually handicapped. In 2009, she was honored as one of the Outstanding Career Practitioners by the National Career Development Association.

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