Joanna began her career as a corporate lawyer 20 years ago and attained diverse work experience in New Zealand, London and Hong Kong. She worked for a top tier English law firm Simmons & Simmons before moving into in-house legal and consultancy roles for global conglomerates in various sectors. She has been a departmental head, led large teams in multi-billion dollar transactions and often advised senior to C-level executives across regions and continents.
As an Executive Coach, she has facilitated leadership programs and coached senior executives in the legal, financial, luxury, construction, technology and government sectors in Asia, Europe and the United States. Joanna's coaching approach has a basis in neuroscience and is process-focused, and outcome driven. She also brings a deep understanding of the mind-sets of different cultures and facilitates a transformation in thinking, and therefore positive personal change.
In addition to coaching, Joanna contributes to the welfare of others by using her professional skills to advise non-profit organisations that aim to eliminate systemic poverty and human slavery.
Joanna trained as a coach in the United States and is certified with the Neuroleadership Group. She is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation ("ICF") and is a board member of the ICF Hong Kong chapter. She is also qualified as a solicitor in New Zealand, United Kingdom and Hong Kong (non-practising). Joanna works with various assessment tools such as TMP, DISC, GlobeSmart and Harrison Assessments.