Listening to Joan, audiences learn they are hardly unique or alone in their personal quest to become their personal best as they battle the formidable challenge to find the seemingly elusive “proper balance.” Joan illuminates a humanity that connects with those similarly situated beyond any kind of business tips. She leaves an indelible impression, and audiences, advisor clients, and readers of her blog feel their world inexorably shifted as a result of being seen and understood.
“Joan is a force of nature and she is real. Her story inspired my community both in San Francisco and New York where she spoke and moved us to tears. We love her energy and only wanted more. Go Joan Barnes!”
Edith Yeung, Founder CEO, BizTech Day
“Joan Barnes is the voice of experience for female entrepreneurs. As she told the story of her years at Gymboree, the audience learned of her successes and setbacks, all told with a refreshing candor and truthfulness. Joan’s presence lights up a panel. I was honored to meet her.”
Judith Inglehart, EdD, President, International Division, Keiretsu Forum
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