Joanna Barclay is a corporate leadership consultant with thirty years of experience in business transformation. From Digital Equipment to Oracle Corporation to independent consulting, she has a passion for helping leaders build high performing, values-driven workplaces. Discovering your true purpose or calling in life connects to your inner passion for living. And that is what Joanna discovered in 2000, after taking a group facilitation course with the Institute of Cultural Affairs. As a result she changed professional careers and became a Certified Professional Facilitator. In 2010 she was introduced to the Barrett Values Centre and since then has been a Cultural Transformation Tools Consultant, empowering leaders to be the change they want to see. Now, every time she facilitates or speaks it’s in the role of servant leadership, helping leaders create a culture of engagement by developing collaborative connections, increasing team synergy, and building consensus.
In her work with teams and leaders Joanna has gained deep insight into the human dynamics of effective relationships and communication. She was Canadian director of the TLEX Program (Transformational Leadership for Excellence), a gold standard in leadership development that enables individuals and organizations to reach their full potential. The program is delivered by the International Association for Human Values, a global, non-profit, humanitarian organization. Working with leadership teams and being a facilitative leader gives her the opportunity to further change by the people, for the people, and help them reach their true potential. With extensive experience in information management and management consulting, Joanna has expertise in leadership development, public speaking, facilitating organizational culture change, strategic planning, designing and leading training seminars. Joanna has worked with a wide variety of clients including federal and municipal government departments, private corporations, associations, and non-profits. She also has years of business analysis, application development, and sales experience with major IT companies. Joanna is married with three children. A loving wife and mother, she counts these as the most meaningful of all roles in her life and a constant source of love, inspiration and growth.