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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.

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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.

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Speaker

SPEAKER

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

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LATEST FROM JOAN’S BLOG

Truth Talk Series: Sheryl O’Loughlin

April 21st, 2017|0 Comments

The Quiet Change When my family moved to Santa Rosa, it was the culmination of a dream my husband Patrick and I had had for ages. We’d lived in and around the San Francisco bay [...]

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 [...]

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

JOAN BARNES

holds audiences with rapt honesty, vitality, and humility.  She entertains and teaches with humor and provocative storytelling. Drawing on her personal journey of building two successful companies—Gymboree and The Yoga Studio—she regales with a back story perspective that touches deeply.