Joan Baker

Joan specialises in helping organisations and individuals plan for their future, make the changes necessary for high performance, and ensure that people achieve excellence.

#TeamEA Role

Joan Baker has worked with the Entrepreneurs Academy remotely for a number of years and has relocated back to Ireland after many years in New Zealand. We are pleased to have her on our panel of consultants.


Some of Joan’s books include:

    • Don’t Get a Job- Build a Business (with Joanne Hession), Mercier Press (2013)
    • My Time – How to Make the Rest of Life the Best of Life (with Mandy Fealy), Penguin (2011)
    • Your Last Fencepost – Succession for Farmers, Longacre (2008)
    • A Man is Not a Financial Plan, Allen and Unwin (2007)
    • And many more.


Joan has been: a Board Member for New Zealand Qualifications Authority, a Managing Director of Scholastic NZ Ltd, President of New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM), Auckland, also a Principal Lecturer of Continuing Education at Dunedin College of Education and a Senior Lecturer in English at Dunedin College of Education.