THIS IS MY STORY

Entrepreneur, Founder, CEO, Mother, and Storyteller. With years of experience building Gymboree and helping others turn their dreams into reality, I am here to help you realize your dreams and
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TESTIMONIALS

``Joan's journey is an inspiring tale of pioneering entrepreneurial vision, collaborative leadership, and courageous reinvention filled with lessons for us all.``

CHIP CONLEY
Chip Conley Founder of Joie de Vivre Hotels and Airbnb Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy

``Joan Barnes's story is an inspiration for any woman who rather builds her own table than wait for a seat in the corporate boardroom. Her unflinching honesty about the lows and highs of her journey make this a must-read for anyone seeking sustainable success.``

PEGGY NORTHROP
Peggy Northrop Editor-in-Chief of Sunset Publishing, cofounder of Shebooks, and former editor-in-chief of More Magazine and former global editor-in-chief of Reader's Digest

``Joan's story is a raw, rare and illuminating touchstone for future generations of women to sort out how to achieve success on their own terms.``

ELANA YONAH ROSEN
Elana Yonah Rosen Chief Development Officer of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center

``When YogaWorks acquired YogaStudios from Joan Barnes, we bought more than a business; we inherited a great culture with a dynamic community spirit from a visionary who saw the possibilities and the boundless potential in each of us.``

PHIL SWAIN
Phil Swain Founder & CEO at Corvus Wellness and former CEO of YogaWorks

``This book is a fascinating read for entrepreneurs and businesspeople of all types, not just women. Joan Barnes is a force of nature and her incredible journey inspires us to value heart, soul, passion, authenticity, and family as we navigate the interplay of our work lives and personal lives.``

YVONNE HAO
Yvonne Hao COO and CFO at PillPack and former acting COO of Gymboree

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