What is your story? Or in other words, what made you your awesome self you are today?
As a native New York City girl with a dad who was a brilliant wordsmith, creative ad man, and principled entrepreneur, I evolved (so far) into a combination journalist and business communicator who infuses every story, interview or creation with a love of language, artistry and a passion for making a difference. As a woman who navigated a variety of societal and professional (conscious and unconscious) forces against strong career- and business-women, I put raising the visibility and influence of talented women at the top of my priority list. I’m delighted that work has evolved to include coaching women to help them find and realize the best professional expression of themselves, as well as a podcast of interviews with remarkable women innovators making the world a better place.
What message do you promote?
“Find a way”
In what capacity do you LEAD UP in your community?
As a career coach, podcaster interviewing women innovators in energy, sustainability, climate and corporate responsibility, journalist (currently in Forbes), and as a facilitator of Mastermind Groups.
In business and/or in life, share a struggle you overcame that other women can relate to
One struggle?! How about two to start: 1. sexual harassment and discrimination in Corporate America, and 2. an ex-husband who was so financially irresponsible and unethical that it cost me years in court and about 7 figures to make sure I was free of him and his detritus.
What is the most rewarding aspect of what you do?
Helping cool, talented women who are doing great things evolve and shine in their careers.
How do you SHOW UP?
I “show up” with wit and candor and zillions of ideas.
If you could give one piece of advice for women who are entering the workforce or launching their own business what would that be?
Connect with Joan Michelson
Green Connections Radio podcast – all podcast platforms and our website
Complimentary 30-minute coaching session via Contact Us on my website
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