Author

Author

Joan’s book soared to #1 on the Amazon Best Seller list in a matter of days. Find out what the reviewers are saying, and purchase her book today. MORE >>

Advisory Entrepreneur

Advisory Entrepreneur

I am a serial entrepreneur.  I have an insatiable appetite to assist aspiring entrepreneurs to vitalize winning concepts that exude from inner passion and a sense of themselves. MORE >>

Speaker

Speaker

Joan illuminates a humanity that connects with those similarly situated beyond any kind of business tips.  She leaves an indelible impression. MORE >>

Book Reviews

“Joan Barnes’ story is an inspiration for any woman who’d rather “build 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, co-founder of Shebooks.net, former editor-in-chief of More Magazine and former global editor-in-chief of Reader’s Digest
“Joan’s journey is an inspiring tale of pioneering entrepreneurial vision, collaborative leadership, and courageous reinvention filled with lessons for us all.”
Chip Conley, founder of Joie de Vivre Hotels and Airbnb Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy

Latest from Joan’s Blog

Gymboree Founder Joan Barnes Shares Her Journey from Young Mom to Mogul

September 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Joan Barnes is the trailblazing businesswoman who built Gymboree into a billion-dollar global brand, but in this candid interview with “Extra,” the mother of two reveals she paid a steep price for her success. View [...]

How a Serial Entrepreneur Built Two Companies from the Ground

September 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Today we are going to meet a serial entrepreneur who built not one but two consumer companies from the ground up! You may not know her name right away you certainly know her mark. Joan [...]

  • The Entrepreneurial Anti-Formula

The Entrepreneurial Anti-Formula

April 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Imagine how helpful if would be if we could easily extract the formula for entrepreneurial wizardry from a business school course book, a scintillating TED talk, an excel spreadsheet or a Times bestselling “how to” [...]