Joanna Rawbone has always known that she was different from peers, friends and family, and in her 30s she discovered how; she was an introvert. With more than three decades working as a trainer and consultant with thousands of international clients, Joanna saw just how problematic this bias is within organisations, negatively impacting employee engagement, retention and productivity as well as the wellbeing of employees. Thus began a mission.
Through her business Flourishing Introverts, she champions the cause of introverts and promotes positive action to address the extraversion bias. She took to the TEDx stage in 2019 and launched The Flourishing Introvert Talks podcast in Feb 2020.
Through her 1:1 and group coaching programmes, Joanna enables individuals to recognise their natural strengths so they can fulfil their potential without pretending to be something they are not. Once introverts own and play to their strengths, anything is possible. Her programmes include Introvert Emerging and Introvert Rising whilst her community, The Sassy Introverts Society, launched in Spring 2022.
With her clear purpose and unshakable passion, she works with companies and organisations to help them recognise and encourage the contribution introverts can make to their business. This is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in action.
Connect with Joanna Rawbone: www.flourishingintroverts.com
Dr. Virginia LeBlanc “DocV”, The Pivot Maestro
Dr. Virginia LeBlanc (DocV) is a highly sought multi‐disciplinary expert and global thought leader delivering value across industries world‐wide sharing key ingredients to successfully pivot through transition gaps, earning her the nickname “THE Pivot Maestro.”
Her work leading major change initiative with Joint Forces commands at the Pentagon, Department of the Navy, Booz Allen Hamilton, Indiana University, and the National Pan‐Hellenic Council birthed her passion in personal wellness and transformation through transition founding Defining Paths (DP)—not only a company but a heart‐centered, socially conscious movement and network for thought leaders, change makers, legacy builders, and purposed entrepreneurs—healing, rebuilding, and transforming lives and businesses from the inside out.
A Holistic Coach, particularly serving retiring military and women leaders in career‐life transition, DocV specializes in putting YOU back in business guiding clients through next steps facing fears, connecting the dots, and thinking without a box while to live inspired with a “be your own boss” mind‐set.
Dr. LeBlanc is the international bestselling author of Love the Skin YOU’RE In: How to Conquer Life Through Divergent Thinking, her autobiographical love‐letter to “Society” on socio‐cultural conditioning and how she overcame to define her path.
Learn more at https://linktr.ee/definingpaths.
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