Making Transition a Friend not a Foe

About Our Director

Joanne has worked both nationally and internationally for more than 25 years in the human development sector with a diverse group of individuals and organisations. She has a proven track record of facilitating high levels of achievement through mentoring, coaching, and training.

Key Strengths

Joanne excels in a number of areas. She has the ability to:

  • Connect deeply with people from a range of cultural backgrounds
  • Operate from a deep sense of personal Intuition, built on a breadth of expertise and experience
  • Communicate with sincerity and openness and practice authenticity
  • Enable others to develop a sense of self-belief and confidence in Order to empower them to get where they want to go
  • Facilitate the development of creative and strategic thinking in order to ensure better planning, implementation, and problem solving
  • Communicate fluently in Farsi, Including in dialects spoken in both Iran and Afghanistan
  • Speak and understand simple Pashto


Joanne’s areas of expertise include: 

  • Leadership development, especially cross-cultural leadership
  • Staff training and development, including performance management
  • Community mobilisation, from grass roots to community leadership
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Team building, especially with cross-cultural teams
  • Building resilient lifestyle practices for staff on hardship postings

Contact us to see how our coaching techniques help to develop your resilience.


Joanne has experience and success in the following sectors: 

  • Educational Sector, incorporating management and leadership.
  • Non-Profit Sector, including project design and management, cross-cultural leadership and staff development.
  • Community Development, including developing community leadership and facilitating grass-roots mobilisation.
  • Coaching and mentoring expatriate employees, especially those in hardship-postings.
  • Walking through many personal life-transitions and coaching others as they face significant transition points in their lives.

Key Educational and Professional Qualifications

During her career, Joanne has picked up the following certifications and qualifications: 

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (Distinction)
  • CELTA (Distinction)
  • Certificate in Community Development TOT
  • Certificate in BLISS TOT (Maternal and Child Health Programme)
  • MA Peace and Reconciliation (Distinction)
  • Graduate from ICF-Approved Coach Training Programme 
  • Certificate in Personal Resilience Coaching
  • Coaching the Global Village (Approved Trainer)
  • Certified Stressed to Best™ Coach