Over the past 20 years, Joanna has done thousands of intuitive readings and spiritual coaching sessions for business leaders, entrepreneurs and celebrities including some notable names: Ellen Burstyn, Goldie Hawn, Monica Lewinsky, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Vanessa Marcil, Ernie Banks Hall of Fame Baseball and Robbie Rogers U.S. Olympic Soccer team.
When Joanna was 6 years old, she’d kneel by the side of her bed every night before going to sleep and prayed, “What is the purpose of my life?” She was a very sensitive child and felt people’s pain and fears, even when they tried to act like everything was ok.
In her teenage years, she was a London party girl however she leveraged her popularity by hosting a large party at a famous night club and raised over $10,000 for the charity Operation Raleigh, a sustainable development charity, their mission, to challenge & inspire volunteers from around the world to work with communities in poverty. She also raised thousands of dollars for UNICEF and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
In Joanna’s twenties she struggled to integrate her natural leadership qualities with her low self esteem. She felt misunderstood in her environment. At the time she was working in advertising for Saatchi & Saatchi. She then moved onto work in corporate finance for Merrill Lynch. Her soul was calling her to travel the world. She spent time on the Hopi and Navajo Reservations with their spiritual leaders making a request as to how she could be of service to their community. The stark contrast of the romanticized Native American culture being sold in stores and the reality of tribal racism, diabetes and poverty was shocking.
In Joanna’s thirties she embraced her soul purpose of modern day spiritual leadership, despite her many failures. Inspired by this Nelson Mandela quote, “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” She made many mistakes that have helped her clients and students to keep moving forwards no matter what obstacle have been thrown in their path.
Since Joanna turned 40, she created the “Intuition Masters” series including celebrity interviews. She has been featured on the TV show, “Laker Girls,” on Time Warner Cable Sports Net which has aired multiple times and was on a season finale episode of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles. Joanna is a professionally trained actress to the level of Master Class with Howard Fine who’s past students have included: Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Connelly. She also trained with world’s leading voice coach, David Coury.
Joanna teaches her clients “Lead through service.” She has shared the stage with Sir Ken Robinson, speaking on Social Impact for BritWeek, a charitable organization focused on bringing creativity and innovation to businesses in CA. The core of her message was the importance of discovering who you are. When you know your mission, you become unstoppable. Her album “Meditations for Successful Business Leadership,” was released at the Business Innovation Award’s ceremony 2014. Landmark College who focus on students with special needs have been using her album for the teaching faculty and students to help them get focused and inspired.
Joanna was nominated as a finalist for the SBC Sustainable Small Business Award in2015.
Joanna has been featured as a recognized speaker on the front covers of Conscious Life Expo and New Living Expo Magazines in 2015. She taught her popular workshop called “Unleash The Psychic In You” based on her book, because she believes everyone has the gift of intuition. The key is to listen to it and use it. Joanna has successfully guided groups of hundreds of people to give and receive readings who have had no prior experience of psychic reading. Her motivation, the heartfelt connection between people who were strangers only a few minutes before. As a spiritual and business educator, she has taught thousands of people how to effectively use their intuition in business and life. She has coached hundreds of people who have gone onto become influencers in their industry and community, winning awards in their field and some generating over a billion dollars in revenue.
She lives with her husband, Nick and their son, Dominick in Los Angeles, CA.