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About JoAnn

JoAnn is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in Oregon and as an Independent Certified Social Worker in Washington. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and a Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work. JoAnn is also qualified to administer and interpret the Myers- Briggs Type Indicator.

JoAnn has been self-employed since 1976, when she became the first Social Worker in private practice in Clark County, Washington to specialize in coaching high achieving individuals and executive teams; administration and application of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and general Social Work practice: including individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, marital and family counseling.

Prior to private practice JoAnn was employed at the Mental Health and Family Services Center in Vancouver, Washington where she was the founder of their Children’s Program and  Volunteer Program. As director of the Residential Facilities Program she developed an innovative comprehensive program that provided psycho - social services to patients and training to the staff of 12 Nursing Homes. This program was used by state auditors as a model for other facilities.  JoAnn mentored and supervised a significant number of professionals while in this position. 

With 30 years of experience in providing high achieving individuals and groups the support and challenges necessary to reach their goals, JoAnn has developed the competence to facilitate both external and internal movement.  In other words, JoAnn has the expertise to teach objective skills and tools, and she possesses the knowledge and experience to guide others in changing the internal, psychological and nonverbal process necessary to make the external tools more powerful. As a result she can speak and write about the personal side of business from this unique perspective. 

JoAnn’s expertise includes a blend of:

  • Understanding business as a business owner (the intricacies and stressors of running a business, leading and motivating a successful staff )
  • Understanding the psychology of working groups, success, building rapport, communication skills, conflict resolution, stress management, leading change
  • Understanding organizational development concepts that help leaders harness the skills necessary to motivate others and move an organization to the next level.
  • Personal training and experience in using the Myers - Briggs Type Indicator in team building and for individual professional awareness and growth.

Active in her community and professional organizations, JoAnn is a member of:

  • Association for Psychological Type
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Oregon Psychological Association
  • Pacific Northwest Providers
  • The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii

She has also been an active member of:

  • Children’s Home Society – previous board member
  • National Association for Female Executives - previous member
  • The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis - previous member
  • Vancouver Rotary Club -previous member
  • Vancouver Trade Club- previous president
  • Women in Action- previous member

Some of JoAnn’s accomplishments include:

  • Listed in National Who’s Who of Executive Professionals
  • Listed in National Marquis Who’s Who of American Women
  • Honored Member of Empire Who’s Who of Executives & Professionals
  • Business Associate of the Year awarded by American Business Women’s Association: Fort Vancouver Chapter

    With a gift for facilitating open constructive dialogue, I find I am able to quickly get to the core factors that provide a vehicle for my clients to achieve their goals. Individual clients and teams as well key stakeholders typically begin to notice an improvement in the focus areas of our work within a few meetings.  

    My ability to use the Myers- Briggs Type Indicator for individual awareness and development as well as group training such as: teambuilding and workshops is enhanced by the extensive experience and ongoing training in providing psychotherapy to high functioning individuals and groups.  

    As a result I am able to assess what would be most effective in helping my clients maximize their potential and achieve their goals. Applying these principals to standard organizational development and leadership competencies makes this approach much more comprehensive and effective. 

    I instinctively see people’s potential and enthusiastically help them to discover what they can do to achieve success. I so enjoy the feedback I have received from clients. It is a pleasure to be instrumental in the success and achievement of such talented leaders. Many clients have described their experience as life changing. Make today the day you begin your life changing experience by taking the first step towards achieving your full potential. 

                      With a Sincere Thank You,