JoAnn is convinced that when more people clearly communicate with courage and confidence, more people will thrive. This is why she works individually with professionals eager to improve their ability to message and influence others. Since influence occurs at all levels in an organization, much of her time is also spent facilitating dynamic Communication Workshops for groups in organizations.
JoAnn runs her own Communication Practice and she is also a sought-after Consultant at The Humphrey Group where she delivers Leadership Training and Executive Coaching programs at corporations like RBC, TD Bank, Microsoft, Chubb Insurance, CP Rail, Cadillac Fairview and Morneau Shepell, to name a few.
Her clients have learned to use more confident language in everyday client interactions, project stronger presence when it counts and every now and then, she coaches thought-leaders to take the TEDx stage.
JoAnn has over 25 years of managerial and coaching experience from Europe, North America, the UK and the Caribbean. Her communication expertise is built on leadership positions at APPLETON Jamaica Rum and The Technology Innovation Centre, the Caribbean’s first Business Incubator.
In 2008, she established her Communication Coaching Practice in Barcelona, Spain while holding the position of Professor of Business Communication at the ESEI Business School. About five years ago, JoAnn and her family made Toronto home. In 2014, she established her own practice, VATE Communication Training where she trains professionals across industries to increase their impact by improving their communication skills.
She holds an MBA in Strategy from the CASS Business School in London, England and a BA in Business Management from The University of Western Ontario.