It's time to be your own Superhero

Uncover your inner truth with me. I specialize in guiding individuals through transformative messages. Whether at universities, associations, corporate events, workshops, or retreats, I teach audiences to unlock their inner power, navigate challenging discussions, and master communication in high-stakes situations.

Let's elevate...your audience's experience and make a lasting impact for you and your team.

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How to Find Your Voice

Join this important journey of self-discovery where participants learn that by leaning into their unique experiences, standing up for their beliefs, and overcoming challenges leads to discovering their real selves, empowerment, and unlocking the freedom to express themselves authentically.

Attendees will learn:


Attendees engage in self-reflection to understand their thoughts, values, and beliefs, learning the significance of self-awareness for authentic expression.

Overcoming Fear and Insecurity:

Participants learn to manage fear, self-doubt, and insecurities to speak and act authentically.

Effective Communication Skills:

Essential skills like active listening, assertiveness, and articulation are taught, enabling clear and confident expression in various situations.

Empowerment and Advocacy:

The course emphasizes advocating for personal needs and beliefs, teaching assertive communication and constructive dialogue for change.

Practice and Feedback:

The ongoing process of finding one’s voice is highlighted, with an emphasis on practicing communication skills and seeking feedback for improvement.
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Fun Fact:
JoAnne’s team sold the first Harry Winston print translation ad from English into Japanese.

You know that feeling when you leave a salon or a store or a meeting and you’re on top of the world? You feel like a rock star because they took exquisite care of you? It’s a phenomenal feeling, isn’t it?
That’s what I do. I provide a bespoke experience.

How to Have Tough Conversations

This transformative talk is designed to empower you and your team with examples and techniques on how to navigate the intricacies of challenging discussions, providing your team with examples and techniques to tackle tough conversations effectively.

Mastering communication when the stakes are high, and emotions run strong sets the stage for lasting success!

Attendees will learn:

Effective Communication Strategies:

Attendees will learn active listening, empathetic responses, and clear expression for skillful navigation of tough conversations.

Preparing for Tough Conversations:

Learn the importance of preparing by identifying issues, setting objectives, fostering a safe environment, and anticipating objections.

Managing Emotions:

Focus on maintaining composure and respectful dialogue, crucial in emotionally charged situations.

Conflict Resolution Techniques:

Gain tools for conflict resolution, including finding common ground, reframing issues, and creating mutually beneficial solutions, guiding challenging conversations to understanding.

Maintaining Relationships:

Discover strategies to preserve and strengthen relationships, mastering constructive feedback while maintaining trust and respect.
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Let’s set up a time to connect the old fashion way and have a phone conversation to explore how I can help you!

How to Face Your Fears

Embark on our purpose-driven program aimed at exploring, confronting, and overcoming fear. This immersive initiative focuses on acknowledging and addressing emotions, cultivating essential skills to boost confidence, and paving the way for unparalleled success.

Attendees will learn:

Understanding Fear:

Attendees will explore the nature of fear, its evolutionary role, and common types, helping them demystify and more effectively address their fears.

Identifying Personal Fears:

Participants learn to identify and categorize their fears in areas like personal relationships, career, and health, essential for targeted fear management.

Fear-Exposure Techniques:

Introduction to techniques such as gradual exposure, systematic desensitization, and mindfulness to confront and overcome fears.

Building Resilience:

Focus on developing emotional resilience and coping strategies to manage anxiety and stress from confronting fears.

Setting and Achieving Goals:

Guidance on setting SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) goals for facing fears, including tracking progress and celebrating successes.
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Fun Fact:
In 2011, JoAnne earned recognition in MIN Magazine's annual  '21 Most Intriguing People’ as the driving force behind Credit Union Journal's social media success at SourceMedia transitioning from print to digital.

About JoAnne

In her dynamic journey as a founder, speaker, investor, and business leader, JoAnne intertwines innovation, meaningful connections, and a mission to inspire. Whether you're seeking personalized real estate experiences or transformative insights at speaking engagements, JoAnne's diverse expertise stands ready to elevate your journey. Connect with JoAnne today, and let's embark on a path of excellence together, shaping the future of real estate and leadership.

Reach out for unparalleled experiences that transcend expectations!

She’s actively engaged in organizations such as Ascend NJ, Fordham University’s AAPI Alumni and Mentoring Program, Portfolia, and Real Estate Board of NY (REBNY), JoAnne demonstrates a commitment to investment, mentorship, professional networking, and sharing business insights.

Her most recent speaking engagements include Ascend NJ’s Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) Conference, Fordham University’s 2023 AAPI Graduation and AAF Alumni with topics such as “Making it in America, Stories of Courage and Resilience” and “Investing in Your Financial Future through Real Estate”.


I had to reach out and say I enjoyed your panel and the story telling today. A lot of what you shared resonated with me, especially “who knows you”. So perfectly said.

Geetanjali M, MBA HRM

Global Head | Talent Acquisition & HR Leader | Curating Workforce Solutions & Organizational Development I DE&I Advocacy & Veterans Hiring Ambassador | HR Digital Transformation | Center of Excellence (CoE)

JoAnne did a wonderful job of moderating a panel discussion during “Making it in America: AAPI Stories of Courage and Resilience.” JoAnne asked thought-provoking and inspiring questions, and got panelists to talk about how to be more visible at work and in my community for the benefit of those around me and those who will come after me.

Mark Son

Anti Financial Crime Investigations

JoAnne and I worked together on an interview event for Fordham University’s Real Estate Club. She was diligent, thoughtful, and a pleasure to work with. Club members were inspired by her wisdom and insight and spent lots of time discussing the field with JoAnne.

Kaleigh Pfohl

Incoming Market Risk Analyst

Goldman Sachs

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