I am a devoted student of the mind/body and I am seeker of knowledge and service (PRINT 5/2). This has led me to find and master the very best tools, including PRINT and FIT, that lead to immediate and lasting results for my clients.

I received my undergraduate degree in communications from Syracuse University and my masters degree in social work from New York University. I have 15-years of experience as a cognitive therapist. In addition, I am a board certified coach and a published member of the International Coaching Federation.

My purpose has always been to create communities of change. As a teenager, I founded an environmental stewardship program in my struggling hometown of Freeport, NY. It has since grown tenfold and been nominated for a Presidential Award for Innovation. More recently, I was a founding board member for the Posse Foundation in Miami, Fl.

My greatest strength is my ability to help my clients feel more calm, clear and confident. I believe strongly in life/work balance. My 92-year-old father, a retired boat builder, taught me that a well-balanced boat will encounter less resistance and go further. In an effort to achieve this, I spend time with my family and friends, exercise and practice meditation. 



It has been a delight to work with Joanna and I deeply value her advice and passion. Joanna’s instincts, dedication and warm sense of humor were critical to Posse’s success as we weaved our way through the difficult tasks of creating a new board of directors, raising awareness and executing the foundation’s vision in a new city. Over the years Joanna has continued to offer support to me in numerous ways and I consider Joanna to be an important friend and advisor.”
— Anne Chwat, EVP & General Counsel, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., former EVP & General Counsel, Burger King Corporation