What People Are Saying
It's impossible for me to put into words the influence JoAnn has had on my career. I reached out when I was considering starting a private practice. Since then, we've had countless conversations over more than 5 years covering all aspects of entrepreneurship and professional growth. Coaching sessions included business planning, marketing, staffing, goal setting and all topics in between. Now, with a thriving therapy practice with 10 employees, I continue to rely on JoAnn to help keep me directed on my personal and professional goals. If you are looking to grow professionally and achieve lofty goals, you should be talking with JoAnn.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Aaron Shaw, OTR/L, CHT, CSCS with MoveMend in Seattle, WA
"I met JoAnn early in my physical therapy career, and she remains one of my biggest inspirations and influences, both professionally and personally. I already had an interest in becoming a Certified Hand Therapist, and working with JoAnn as my mentor helped me take the steps I needed to transition into hand therapy. She offered targeted advice on career goals, and also holistically helped me explore all facets of my personal life to make effective, positive changes. Her talent for asking the right questions at the right time, and helping guide me in making important decisions with advice and encouragement, has been key in me achieving my total life transformation. She is the most skilled and caring coach one could ask for!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Leah Michelsen, PT, DPT, CHT with Northsound Physical Therapy, Stanwood, WA
JoAnn was instrumental in helping me learn strategies for professional advocacy and development of my leadership skills. During her tenure as our state board president she made significant changes to our organization's structure which improved efficiency and increased revenue. With her support and encouragement, I served a term as the board president. I would not have been able to do this without her expertise. She guided me through the entire process with advice and resources that were invaluable. Her knowledge regarding advocacy, organizational change and leadership is unmatched in our field.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Sarah Jensen, OTR/L - Past President, Washington Occupational Therapy Association
I opened a new hand therapy clinic the end of July 2018. I began the thought process the first of that year. The first person I called was JoAnn to question my sanity and if she thought it would be possible to start my own clinic. She assured me it would be and I moved forward. We had many phone conversations that assisted me in organizing the process. I had previously been a clinic director, so understood the day to day operations of a working clinic, but had no idea what happened behind the scenes, and no idea how to set up a business. She provided me with the framework to put together a business, helped with guidance on insurance credentialing, offered her credentialing specialist as a resource, and offered her expertise and knowledge for every issue that arose during the process. She continues to be my go to person when I have business, staffing or profession specific questions. I have a very successful business 16 months later that is profitable. I was able to pay off my start up loan in 10 months and I employ 8 staff. I could have not started this venture without her guidance and know I would not be appreciating the success I am without her expertise. I highly recommend her expertise in business planning, every aspect of that process as well as ongoing issues as they arise.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Donna Klein, OTR/L, CHT with Skagit Hand Therapy, Mt. Vernon, WA