Organization Design & Effectiveness Consultant
20+ years in driving tangible business results through Org Design and Organization Effectiveness
Expert at translating vision and strategy into easily implementable solutions
Adapts methodologies and toolsets to client culture and project needs
Quickly builds strong working relationships with all levels
Joann has over 20 years of experience working with global organizations helping them maximize organizational effectiveness and achieve their business objectives. She is outcome focused with a proven track record in:
Joann develops practical organizational solutions that can easily be transitioned and sustained by her clients. She has a strong foundation in proven OD, change and project management methodologies and tool sets, and easily adapts them to the culture and needs of clients. It’s not one size fits all. Her extensive experience allows her to work quickly and, while always remaining flexible, drive results through thoughtful planning and project management.
Joann works successfully in a variety of environments, industries and project sizes. Current and former clients include: Nike, Inc., Gap Inc./Old Navy, VF Corporation, Stanford University, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. / Genentech and EFI, Inc. Prior to becoming a consultant, Joann held various org effectiveness, change leadership, program management and human resources positions. She is able to travel as needed.
Joann lives in the San Francisco bay area with her husband and their teenaged daughter. She can be reached by email.
“It was a pleasure working with Joann and I am quite certain we could not have done this project without her. Her expertise, counsel, and effort were much appreciated.”
~ Michael Rosenblatt, Global Head, PDG SPE at F. Hoffmann - La Roche Ltd.
Michael Rosenblatt - Global Head of PDG Systems & Process Excellence at F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
“What differentiates Joann from other consultants is her ability to quickly translate a vision/strategy into organizational solutions that are practical and sustainable. Joann was able to quickly get up to speed and understand the nuances of working in our environment. Working across five diverse sites including; San Francisco; Toronto; the UK; Switzerland; and Shanghai presents some interesting organizational challenges, all of which Joann was able to quickly internalize and interpret. She understands the implications of design choices and was comfortable sharing her observations even if it meant disagreeing with leaders. She has strong organizational design and project management methodologies and tool sets, and easily adapted them to meet our culture and needs. Additionally, and equally important, she ensured a smooth transition to our internal team ensuring the benefits of this work will live on.
It was a pleasure working with Joann and I am quite certain we could not have done this project without her. Her expertise, counsel, and effort were much appreciated. I will certainly keep her mind for future efforts."
Tracy Layney - SVP, Human Resources at Gap Inc.
“When Joann joined the project team she was able to immediately assess an extremely complex, global initiative, identify interdependencies and sequence the work. Joann’s in-depth understanding of org design allowed her to easily stay on top of an extremely dynamic project with a multitude of moving parts (e.g., anticipating resourcing needs, timing critical decisions and identifying potential risks) and she always kept us on the critical path. She is exceptional at connecting with people at all levels and easily builds trusted relationships. As a result, Joann was able to hold a large group accountable to delivering their work and ultimately our project on time."
Mary Bobel - Director of Finance and Administration, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine at Stanford University
“Universities are difficult environments for consultants because academicians are by their nature very skeptical individuals who question everything especially those from "outside."
This was no different when Joann was first introduced to the leaders of Stanford Radiology but this quickly changed as the team got to know her and her work. She built strong relationships and learned to navigate the complexities of the university and hospital with ease. She was flexible and patient with the slower moving world of academia and offered tangible actionable recommendations. Through her practical approach and broad organizational effectiveness knowledge base, she helped us create the organization, governance and clarity needed to deliver on our vision for the future."