Joanne is a warm, intuitive leadership coach who brings deep experience of working across organisational boundaries where being a leader is about influencing, shaping and transforming, rather than ‘managing.’  Her specialist background is in communications/public affairs and she has more than 20 years’ experience of health and social care.  Joanne has held three chief executive/executive chair roles in the not-for-profit sector, non-exec roles in public-private collaborations and has a special interest in using coaching techniques to engage communities and to support innovation. She was appointed MBE for her work on health equalities and is a full member of the Association of Coaching. She is the founder-director of Healthy Conversations.