About Joanne

My writing captures the essence of executives and entrepreneurs, innovators and artists. By building trusting relationships, I help people break through the chaos of ideas and tell compelling stories.

To date, I have collaborated on eight books as well as written my own.

Prior to becoming an author, I was a reporter, writer and contributing editor at the New York offices of Forbes magazine, where I profiled leaders and companies in a variety of industries.

Over the years, my writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street JournalHarvard Business Review, the Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, Working Mother, CosmoGIRL!, Seventeen, Boston Magazine, PINK, MSN.com, and the CEO careers column for Conde Nast’s Portfolio.com.

Prior to becoming a journalist, I worked in business-to-business corporate communications for Burson-Marsteller and Accenture.

I have a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, with a focus on business writing and reporting, as well as a bachelor’s in journalism from Indiana University, Bloomington.

In short, I’ve been writing my entire life and it’s what I love to do.

I live in the Pacific Northwest, grew up near Chicago, and lived in New York City for ten years. I go wherever great authors need me to be.