Columnist: Joan Washburn, Executive Coach

Joan Washburn, ACC, is a master at coaching busy, professionals as they zero in on their top priorities, stop wasting their precious time and energy on things that don’t matter and produce the results they’re aiming for.

She also works with leaders of large companies as well as small business owners to deliver professional development trainings designed to produce resilient and productive employees, happy customers and increased profitability!

Her on-line programs are guaranteed to deliver practical tools and build essential skills her clients use every day both personally and professionally to succeed with ease and grace vs. stress and struggle. Her clients come to her because they feel a need for her expertise in accelerating results, managing change with ease, or there is something at stake and it is big!

Joan is credentialed by the International Coach Federation, a Licensed Trainer by the Academy for Coaching Excellence and a graduate of the Wharton Business School AMP.

Prior to starting Washburn Endeavours, LLC (WE) in 2006, she was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a division of Siemens Medical (PETNET Solutions), where she built a world class organization comprised of sales, marketing, product development and technical support specialists to address the growing opportunity and increasing competitive nature in the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) market.

At PETNET she led the development and implementation of a training program and the associated selling aids that resulted in a sales force consistently ranked #1 in the industry. She had $10 Million dollar P&L responsibility in 2005.

The Power of a Graceful “No”

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Have you ever said “yes” when you wanted to say “no” just to avoid conflict or friction?  Have you ever felt too scared or timid to turn down a request from a boss, colleague, friend, neighbor, or family member for fear of disappointing them?  If you have, you’re not alone. You know the adage “If […]

Road Trip to Success – Let’s go!

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  • 29 Days ago
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Are you ready to take a road trip? Joan Washburn shares a breakthrough definition of success, that’s new and empowering. Watch the first episode in this six video series now. Watch other videos in my series, Coffee Break with Coach Joan: Quick Tips for Busy Professionals  

How to Write a Powerful Vision for Your Life

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  • 29 Days ago
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In the last few months, my work has been even more fulfilling, my income has doubled, my health has improved, and I am riding the horse I have always dreamed of!  “What happened?!” you ask.  “Did you win the lottery?”  Nope!  I sat down one morning with a cup of coffee and wrote a vison […]

Joan Washburn Finding Clarity and Building a Life on Purpose

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  • 1 Month ago
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Joan Washburn was a driven results-oriented corporate sales person before two major life events stopped her in her tracks nine years ago. For 27 years, she traveled every week of her life – to at least 1 city, often 2.  Looking back, she realizes how she missed out on creating a life outside of work. […]

Podcast with Joan Washburn

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Listen to our podcast with Executive Coach, Joan Washburn.

How to Stop Losing Your Keys

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  • 1 Month ago
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Do you think about what’s next instead of what’s NOW? Executive Coach Joan Washburn shares a valuable coaching principle based on an example from her own life. Learn what to do when you are especially busy. Watch more videos from Joan’s video series at Coffee Break With Coach Joan.

The Three Rules for Successful Delegating

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  • 1 Month ago
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A dear friend of mine recently had a heart attack.  She is local business owner, a pillar of the community and barely 50 years old.  She is the go-to person for successful event planning.  If you want something done – you call her.  She doesn’t just volunteer at non-profits- when she sees a need, she […]

Are You One of the 87%?

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  • 6 Months ago
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Did you know that approximately 87% of the people in the world feel inferior in some way? The major reasons given for these feelings of inferiority is that we spend way too much time comparing how we’re doing with our judgement of how someone else is doing. In other words, comparing our insides to someone […]

Mix It Up! Step Out of Your Comfort Zone.

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  • 7 Months ago
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Recently while doing research for an article I was writing I Googled “comfort zone”. As you can imagine, pages and pages of quotes, articles, even t-shirts come up. Simply put, your comfort zone is a behavioral space where your activities and behaviors fit a routine and pattern that minimizes stress and risk. It provides a […]

There Must Be Something Wrong With Me!

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  • 9 Months ago
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Why does every project take longer and cost more than you planned? “This should only take a few minutes” inevitably turns into an hour. Determine how long a project should take, then multiply it by three – there’s your real timeline. And, staying within a budget on any project can be quite a challenge. There […]
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