For the last 30 years Joanna has focused exclusively on providing consultancy and advice to leaders of legal and accounting firms on the people aspects of their business – leadership, talent and client relationships. She understands the specific challenges of leading in a professional partnership through her work with senior lawyers and accountants in a range of national and global firms, including Magic Circle law firms and the Big Four accounting firms.
Joanna designs and runs conferences, group programmes and seminars for leaders at all levels and works with intact teams, including boards, practice groups and business services functions, to improve leadership, performance, collaboration and client service.
Joanna writes and researches on the topic of leadership and leadership development in professional services firms and has a particular interest in women leaders and talent management. She has worked with clients in locations throughout Europe, the USA and Asia Pacific.
As a very experienced executive coach with a well-developed reputation and established practice, Joanna has a particular interest in helping Partners navigate significant career transitions and guiding female professionals on how to advance their careers.
Joanna’s previous roles include consultant at KPMG, Board Director of a consulting practice, and Principal Consultant of Bath Consultancy Group, which specialised in strategy, organisational development and leadership. She was also a consultant to JP Morgan, Credit Suisse First Boston, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, NatWest Markets, Merrill Lynch, Nomura and a variety of other leading investment banks during her earlier career, giving her a breadth of experience in dealing with multiple and different professional services organisations.