Joan O. Wright, MSW, MCC
To book Joan for Speaking:
Architects Of Change
Joan was invited by Maria Shriver to Guest Blog featuring lessons from her book, UP – Pursuing Significance in Leadership and Life. Showcased in her “Tips for Transformation,” Joan’s blog post was picked as Maria’s #2 of her Top 5 Can’t Miss Articles in her weekly alert to new postings. Her blog is dedicated to “Ideas, Inspiration & Information for ARCHITECTS OF CHANGE.” Read the blog at www.mariashriver.com
Climb for a Purpose
Joan and her husband, Tom, successfully summited Mount Kilimanjaro and raised $23,000 to enable safe water, orphan care, agricultural production for Africa’s most impoverished communities.
An international speaker and leadership consultant, Joan is President of O’Sullivan Wright, Inc. an organizational strategies firm founded in 2000 to serve Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial businesses.
Prior to founding O’Sullivan Wright in 2000, Joan was head of executive leadership development at Wachovia (Wells Fargo). Her broad understanding of individual leadership and organizational development comes from 21 years in Human Resources Management roles with Philip Morris, Citicorp, and GE Capital. Her Masters Degree in Social Work enables her to help leaders understand important self-awareness issues and individual development, while her many key HR roles with leading corporations gives her the necessary business experience for supporting results-oriented organizational change. Her Master Certified Coaching designation combined with being one of an elite group of 59 Kolbe Copper Circle Consultants in the world, Joan brings a level of unmatched leadership insights and skill-building best practices to clients in four continents.
Joan’s articles have been published by the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations, CHOICE magazine for coaching professionals, ASTD trade publications, and The Charlotte Business Journal. She was featured in the audio series, From the Corporate Front Line: The Impact of Coaching on Today’s Leaders.
An avid golfer, yogi and runner, Joan and husband, Tom, have three grown children and enjoy leading their church’s Impact Community, focusing on the reconciliation and pastoral leadership needs in Rwanda and Burundi. Inspired by her book and its focus on Significance through a Summit Advance, Joan and her husband, Tom, successfully summited Mount Kilimanjaro and raised $23,000 to enable safe water, orphan care, agricultural production for Africa’s most impoverished communities. Joan and Tom, along with Drew Harding, founder of Senai Global, were featured guests on Rock the World Network's Uncommon Giving Radio Show on October 5th. Tom and Joan shared their passion behind their successful Climb for a Purpose of Mt. Kilimanjaro.