An expert in servant and authentic leadership, Joanne is passionate and effective in helping organisations to achieve their business ambitions by leveraging expert training and entrepreneurial attributes. Starting as an entrepreneur following a period working in the refugee camps in Rwanda after the Civil war, at the age of 27 she founded two businesses of her own The Entrepreneurs Academy and QED The Accreditation Experts. Joanne’s business, The Entrepreneurs Academy has trained over 30 thousand entrepreneurs towards success over 20 years. Currently a Council member of Dublin Chamber, Joanne is a specialist in embedding training across multiple people groups (age, public & private sector, etc) through peer-to-peer groups. She is author of best-selling book “Don’t Get A Job Build A Business” for entrepreneurs. Joanne is an Executive Director of the largest entrepreneurial leadership training organisation in the world, and has recently been awarded the 2019 International Award for Equipping Others for her work in leading LIFT Ireland, an award that was presented in the US in March. With interviews in Forbes and in The New York Times Joanne is Founder and CEO of LIFT Ireland, a national initiative to raise the level of leadership across the country. She is also currently mentoring teams in Denmark, UK, Nigeria and Australia all wishing to adopt LIFT’s model.
We are delighted to have Joanne join us today to share her knowledge on leadership and tell us about LIFT Ireland this afternoon….welcome