Though she has spoken on a wide variety of topics, the common goal almost every time is finding identity, a comfort in self-understanding that allows each of us to exceed what we believe is our potential. Whether an individual meeting or a packed auditorium; a radio segment or documentary – Joanna’s one desire is to help each person with whom she has contact find their cool and understand the impact they can make.




A comfortable person makes for a more confident, productive, and happy employee. Teams built from people with a robust understanding of their personal strengths are teams that achieve their goals. Make sure your team is equipped with the best tools: themselves.


No matter the degree a student is pursuing, continuing education lends itself to true identity development. Overcoming doubt, hardship, and self-discovery are aspects of school every student (and teacher) is familiar with. Help your students and faculty grow together and attack their challenges with greater confidence in themselves and each other.


Part of “finding your cool” is finding your passion. That passion enables you to understand not only what is fulfilling, but why it gives you strength. Employees that are driven by – and identify with – a collective cause make the biggest difference in our world.


You cannot win on talent alone. Off-the-field, it’s a saying… but on-the-field, it’s a law. At every level of competition, teams that understand the greater sum of their parts are the teams poised for success. Self-assured teammates know their strengths, roles, and responsibility to play for each other.


sinekDescribed as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home every day feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.

Joanna with Nicole Antoinette at the Muse Women’s Conference

The annual Muse Women’s Conference brings together local women & teens with internationally recognized artists, authors, athletes, entrepreneurs, activists, and social change leaders to celebrate International Women’s Day and kick-off Women’s History Month. Our fifth event is scheduled for March 3rd-5th, 2017 in Bend, Oregon.

World Muse – Inspiring Social Change For Women & Girls