My goal and intention for this month working with Joanne was to know what my Career is, that would put a big smile on my face. I loved that approach as a starting place. The question that Joanne posed was: in 30 days what change would put a big smile on your face and choose an area in life to focus on.
When I met Joanne I instantly felt seen and cared about; it really mattered to her who I was and what was important to me. Today is Day 30. I had the last of my 3 sessions, and I now have 2 Career paths to follow of which I know each will feed into the other. Talk about Abundance! I am standing in confidence as a Business Woman whereas before I had major resistance to the word “Business,” having worked in the healing arts for so long, which was so much more about heart. I have realized that one doesn't take away from the other, and in fact, the Business aspect feeds into the part of me that has been lying dormant and actually now enlivens me.
Joanne is very good at pulling out who you are. From the very first session with a powerful technique she used, I was able to connect back in to Who I Am, who I was born to be. Notice I said, “Be,” not “Do.” My unique energy blueprint. Joanne is great at following the threads that present themselves. She made me feel like I matter, that it is important not only for me but for the World that I know myself and what I am here to share. I love how she gently set challenges for me when I came across places of resistance, challenges that I got excited about and feel doable based on who I am.
I would recommend Joanne to anyone who is ready for a shift in their lives in any area because, although my focus was Career, I now bring who I am to every area of life. The shift is within then the externals change.
Joanne brings such a good balance of techniques and intuition.
Working with her was a life-changing experience.
Thank you, Joanne, for being an important part of the creation of my new life path.
- RoseJuliette, Transformational Healer - Guiding people in uncovering their Essence, rosejuliette3 at gmail dot com
Since working with Joanne, I’ve cultivated more of the feelings I want to experience, and released some of the feelings that were getting in my way. Approaching challenging situations from this perspective has improved all the areas of my life that I was focusing on: • the way I interact with my kids - dropping off my son at childcare this morning left smiles on both our faces – that’s new! • my efficiency at work – I have nothing else on my task list for today, and it’s barely 5 p.m. • My finances – I got the raise I hoped for in the short-term, and my performance at work is bringing me closer to my long-term goals.
I value Joanne’s ability to encapsulate what I’m saying and reflect it back in a different way so that I can better process. She asks excellent questions. I appreciate her leaving space for me to process and come up with my own answers. It has also been extremely helpful to have measurable (SMART) action steps to take after each session.
Joanne’s energy is consistently centered, making it easier to stay focused.
The experience working with her is intense and highly personalized. At the end of each session, I felt relieved, self-aware, and empowered.
I would recommend Joanne’s services to anyone ready to do the emotional work needed to lead the life they say they want to. - Laura Todd, Marketing Director, Southern Cross Property Consultants
I was glad to be the winner of three sessions with Joanne, from a drawing at a networking event. It was great working with her. She helped me to visualize a future for myself that crushed through the obstacles which I had placed before myself. I could ‘dream’ and put my mind to what I really wanted, as opposed to focusing only on what the challenges were. It felt as if Joanne saw things in me that I am unable to see in myself at times. I like her direct candor and language, and highly encouraging tone. This might not be customary for some people…Joanne doesn’t mince words…she means well and she highlights truths…but I personally love this direct and straight-to-the-point approach when dialoguing with someone. She was fully present with me in each of the three sessions. I feel as if she gave me her full attention and put her brain and heart to work on my issues, through each word I uttered. She listens, she hears, and she can organize thoughts into different areas of discussion, so that it does not become confusing. I totally recommend her coaching to others…they will great benefit from her objective approach and caring personality.
As my holistic, intuitive and spiritual coach, Joanne helped me re-connect with my intuition, self-awareness, and values. Through this, I have started the hard work of setting boundaries in all aspects of my life, as she has helped me see that this is necessary to be my best self. During one of our sessions, I was stopped short when Joanne asked me when I had last been at the top of my game because I couldn’t remember – so lost had I become in serving others. I now have a better picture of my value and my own truths. I’ll be using the strength she has helped me find to stand up and give to myself as well as to the world! I give Joanne 5 stars and recommend her with the highest respect and gratitude. - Leanne Fournier, MightyWrite - Write for Business Photo Credit: Roberta Durham Photographer
Joanne Chen is a gifted coach indeed! I'm at a transformational time in my photography business, and Joanne coached me through some very specific shifts that I am looking to make in my business life. Throughout my time with her, I was able to identify where I need to make specific changes, and she challenged me to address areas of my business that were holding me back, and also helped me create action plans towards those much needed shifts. She has a unique set of skills that combines her corporate, pragmatic perspective with her heart-centered energy work. As a woman entrepreneur, I felt very seen and understood by Joanne, and now I feel motivated and equipped to make some strides towards my next level of success! - Marcy Browe, Portrait Photographer, www.MarcyBrowe.com
I found Joanne’s take on things refreshing, and her questions helped me articulate my reality. I always feel better after our coaching sessions and have made some changes. Instead of just going, going, and going, I have learned to stop and celebrate my successes. I’ve realized that experiencing joy is very important to me, and I consciously incorporate things into my day now that bring me joy. In general, Joanne has helped me live more in alignment with my values and with renewed energy. I am excited about my future! I would highly recommend working with Joanne!
From working with Joanne, in a short amount of time she was able to positively impact my life. Through our talks, she was able to reassure me that I was on the right path in regards to working towards my career, relationships, and other aspects of my life.
During my time with Joanne, I saw myself thinking much more deeply about the different areas of my life and confront those that were harder to deal with. Joanne gives these action items that are helpful to working towards the things you may be pursuing, and I can say that they are very helpful.
I was always impressed with the way she was able to draw out thoughts from the way she asks questions. She’ll draw out things that even I never considered or thought of. I appreciate that she’ll give time to ponder and come up with a response.
Every conversation I had with Joanne has always felt personal and I usually leave feeling positive. It’s simpler to say that I always walk away with something useful. Our emotional being plays an important role in affecting the other areas in our lives. I totally recommend her for anybody who feels the need that they need to work on their emotional self to help them achieve or get over the rut that is hindering the path to their desired life.
- Paulo Nulud, Legislative Intern of Senator Joel Anderson, California State Senate
I loved being coached by Joanne. She is a skilled and confident coach, and I love the way the sessions would take unexpected twists and turns as she took me through various tools and exercises.
Joanne is fully engaged during the sessions. She is compassionate and flexible in her style. We have very different world views, and I never felt that this got in the way or that she held any kind of judgement. Joanne stays fully focused in the sessions, always keeps my agenda, and was skilled at moving me forward towards my goals. I felt after every session that I had new clarity and insight into what was going on for me.
I also love that she has a vibrant and humorous nature, and this brought a sense of fun and lightness to our sessions. There is a feeling of safety that comes with Joanne's skilled and accomplished coaching.
I would highly recommend her as a coach.
- Michelle Miha, Brighton, UK
I have really enjoyed working with Joanne during my job search. It was evident at every step that she cares deeply about having me experience breakthroughs that lead to results. Her methods are both practical and creative. Some of her exercises helped me think outside the box to see where I was stuck. In addition, she employed practical advice for actions to take. Both the concrete suggestions and the whimsical aspects of her coaching enabled me to make progress with the problem we were addressing. If you are trying to escape negative thought patterns, explore your passions, or work on short-term or longer term career aspirations, Joanne will encourage you to draw upon your strengths, think productively, and put together action items as well. You will feel stronger and get moving. I heartily recommend Joanne!
- Carol Barefoot, Training and Change Specialist, website
Joanne coached me through a significant personal transition period. All the while, her steady support and skillful coaching helped me think through challenges, connect with my values and develop plans that have been helpful. Her professionalism, insightful questions, and consistent support helped me reflect, learn from my inner wisdom, and propelled me to action — all traits of a great coach. Thanks, Coach Joanne!
I’ve had a number of coaching sessions with Joanne, and she has been a true champion and incredibly invested in my development as a leader. Through my coaching with Joanne, I have become more aware of some of the privilege I hold and what I want to do about it. Joanne is always very good at balancing reflection with action so that you get introspection to inform your positive momentum. - Lupe Poblano, Project Director, Compass Point
No matter what someone is going through or what/how he (or she) is feeling, Joanne knows how to guide someone to achieve his full potential through her unique and comfortable coaching approach. She takes the time to thoroughly investigate not just what the person is saying, but who he actually is as an individual. In my experience regarding her coaching, I expressed my discontent with various things, and she helped me realize that the power to change those very things was in my control via her self-reflective questions on emotional, physical, and mental matters of my being. She also handed me a couple assignments (which I completed) that were correlated with areas of personal development that she discovered were lacking adequate motivation — which I can say were very helpful. For someone that has always been skeptical of coaching as a concept (and who has never tried it before), I can honestly say I was beyond pleased with my time with Coach Joanne! I definitely commend her. - Peter Habib, Rutgers University Graduate