Joan's wonderful use of humor as she shared her experiences with how her horses taught her to be an effective leader were extraordinary. She is humble, strong, vulnerable, direct, tough, and one of the most caring leaders in her industry. I could have listened to her leadership lessons for two more hours.
It's not often that a leader shares their leadership lessons. Joan's honesty and courage with her team made me envious of all those who work with Joan. She clearly is committed to creating an environment where people can do their very best work. She not only walks the talk, she provides solid ground for her followers to walk with confidence and leadership competence.
My Executive Coach
Joan is a powerful presence that brings integrity and expertise into any organization! Her ability to use methodologies and successful strategies increases performance, productivity and profitability in any venue.
Her appreciative inquiry style of consulting, which focuses on what we do well and how we can make it better is a refreshing approach. One of the things that we appreciate most about Joan is, as a business leader herself, she is not talking just in theory about what we do and how we do it. She has lived this in her role as president of a division of a major corporation -- and understands the human resources, operations and finance issues related to actually running a successful business. She has helped us engage our entire team in the process. Our team feels a pride of authorship and ownership over our mission and vision. She has also helped us with tools to help put the right team members in the right place, so that we can hire effectively and utilize the skills and gifts of each team member to accomplish our goals.
Dorothy E. Siminovitch, Ph.D., MCC
Executive Coaching and Program Chairperson
International Gestalt Coaching Program
Gestalt Center for Organization and Systems Development
I obtained a better awareness of my communication style and how I receive communication from others. Further, I gained clarity as to what type of social or work environment suits me best. I feel more individuals and businesses should invest in this type of analysis.
Sirocco Coach-Consulting provided me with an extremely professional and valuable service.
Joan's ability to help you realize your own goals, abilities, and purpose and give you direction based on that internal drive is truly unique and extremely valuable. I would highly recommend Joan to anyone seeking guidance on their career path. Joan was wonderful, inspiring, and empowering to work with. Please feel free to contact me about any questions on her excellent work.
Research & Development
Equine Assisted Coaching
Even when I arrived at the barn, I was still somewhat suspect about equine assisted coaching. After I chose my horse Joan asked me several thought provoking questions as she observed the horse's movements.