Joanne is a learning and development professional with extensive experience in education, training and assessment. She is also a certified Leadership Facilitator and Executive Coach, specialising in working with senior managers within the higher education sector.
Joanne manages the day-to-day operations of the Entrepreneurs Academy sister business: QED (Quality Education Development). QED provides advisory services to the international higher education community, including:
Joanne is a learning and development professional with extensive experience in education, training and assessment. In addition to her extensive work with international business schools seeking international accreditation, she is also a certified Executive Coach, specialising in working with senior managers within the higher education sector.
Joanne joined the EA in 2015. She contributes as a Leadership Facilitator and qualified DISC Consultant. Her leadership philosophy is centred on a core belief that authentic leadership comes from within. She brings that philosophy to both QED and the Entrepreneurs Academy, with a focus on deepening awareness of individuals’ core characteristics and values to raise overall effectiveness and impact.
Education is Joanne’s passion. Following several years working in second level and vocational training, she qualified as a chartered accountant and subsequently worked in public practice before returning to an education role. In 2006, she joined Chartered Accountants Ireland, initially as its Syllabus Development Manager and subsequently as Head of Assessment and Syllabus. During that period, she worked extensively with senior accountants and academics to develop and review syllabi and assessment strategy and processes for trainee chartered accountants.
Joanne is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, an alumnus of Trinity College Dublin and a certified member of the John Maxwell Team.
Joanne is also certified as a DISC Consultant (DISC Personality Profiling), Executive Coach and a Leadership Facilitator.