York | Leeds | Doncaster

Healthy Conversations Ltd, York, YO318HL, Co. number 6917695

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I work face to face in Yorkshire and London. I also provide online leadership coaching services all over the UK and internationally.

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“Joanne is an extraordinary facilitator who supports people to think out loud, so that they can communicate honestly and without rancour. She brings her own high level communication skills to the service of the objective, without getting in the way.

She brilliantly facilitated a citizens’ jury when I...

On behalf of the Professional Standards Authority, I facilitated a strategy day at a time of anticipated change without certainty, depending on possible legislation and other external factors. Each table built their vision of what the Authority would look like in 18 months' time, using large cardboa...

I worked closely with Jagtar Dhanda, Macmillan Cancer Support’s head of inclusion, when he was creating the Values Based Standard, a powerful new way of shifting relationships between professionals and service users.
 
It requires new ways of thinking about leadership.  All too often, people are not...

On behalf of NHS England and Macmillan Cancer Support, I devised a different way of working with groups of health and care commissioners to improve patient experience.  Instead of bringing people together to listen to presentations, I worked with health writer Simon Crompton (www.simoncrompton.com)...

 “Joanne combines strategic insight, coaching techniques and the use of practical approaches, to support teams overcome obstacles. At the heart of her work is the diffusion of leadership and innovation across different staff and job levels. Leadership isn’t just about being at the top!
 

Joanne was i...

 “I have really enjoyed the coaching conversations I have had with Joanne over the last year. Her perceptive questioning helps me recognise what is important, and her skillful combination of challenge and encouragement help me find ways forward.”

 

“I have had the good fortune to work with both Christine and Joanne separately, to improve our organisation performance and my own leadership capacity. The team and I, and ultimately our service users, benefited greatly from their astute insights, compassion and deep understanding of the reality of...

 “I’ve worked with Joanne for more than 7 years. She’s an expert facilitator and coach who is also an excellent communicator. She is able to quickly translate complex ideas into a compelling call to action, working across organisational boundaries and helping diverse partners to join forces and make...

 “Joanne is a world-class coach. Both warm and incisive, she asks question that have stopped me in my tracks and really forced me to challenge my own thinking.

 

Her observations are astute and always relevant. She is unfailingly punctual, focussed and prepared for sessions, and is great at helping me...

One London cancer clinic wanted to build on its reputation for excellence by engaging all staff, not just nurses and doctors, in improving patient experience. I held a series of structured listening events with different groups of staff, helping them to think about what was going well and what would...

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