Since 1990, Joan Lloyd has grown her reputation as an executive coach, organizational and leadership development strategist. Her syndicated newspaper column, Joan Lloyd at Work, has appeared weekly since 1982, reaching millions of readers. Her objective, down-to-earth advice puts her in the unique position of having credibility with both management and staff.
Joan’s background as an Officer of a 3 billion dollar organization, and more than 15 years of results as an outside consultant, gives her a keen understanding of the needs of today’s high-pressured corporate environment and drive for results. She applies her own rich experience, as well as the best practices of some of the most outstanding organizations in the world.
Her list of loyal clients reads like a Who’s Who of Successful Businesses, including prestigious companies such as Northwestern Mutual, Kohler Company and Harley Davidson. Eighty percent of her new projects come from the referrals of satisfied clients. Her reputation as a respected consultant led to invitations to share the podium with notables such as President Bush Sr. and Captain James Lovell, of Apollo 13.
Prior to founding her firm, Joan Lloyd & Associates, Inc., Joan was the Officer charged with Leadership and Organizational Development at Northwestern Mutual, where she led internal consulting, training and communications for more than 3,000 employees. She also led Training and Organizational Development for Clark Oil and Refining Corporation and held a similar position at Miller Brewing Company.
She holds both a BS in Education and a M.S. in Counseling, having graduated Magna Cum Laude and Suma Cum Laude, respectively.
Joan enjoys helping her clients solve people problems and implement changes that create a more productive, healthy workplace. She says, “I find it extremely rewarding to apply my years of experience in creative ways to help each client. I get real satisfaction when a leader turns around his or her career, a team works effectively together for the first time, or a dysfunctional workplace becomes a place where people like to come to work.”