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Joanne Freeman - Swim Upstream

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Joanne_FreemanIn creating SWIM upstream, JoAnne Freeman built on her passion and experience for boosting individual effectiveness. She is recognized for innovative techniques to meeting facilitation and team building and particularly effective approaches for personal promotion, influence and persuasion.

Three workshops of unique design; Leadership for Women, Marketing Brand Me, and The Art of Meeting Facilitation enjoy high demand across Europe. Many participants have testified that they have earned respect and promotion at work by applying skills learned with JoAnne.

JoAnne was responsible for Management Education at Digital Equipment Corporation after coming to Geneva from Canada. She graduated from Carleton university in Sociology and has studied International Cooperation, Dramatherapy and Transactional Analysis.

Her early career includes managing humanitarian projects in Niger, Indonesia, Nepal and Haiti and teaching Sociology and Organization Development at Colleges in Toronto, Montreal and Geneva.

She regularly facilitates meetings to clarify purpose and strategy and to help teams resolve conflict and motivation issues. She has trained aspiring women for board membership for the Women’s Entrepreneur Club.

JoAnne has regular speaking engagements for corporations, professional networks and conferences. She serves on the Board of Advisors of WIN, the Women’s: International Networking conference, is past president of the Career Women’s Forum in Geneva and co-founder of TEN the Trainer’s Exchange Network.

Her coaching competencies cover personal branding and influence, mastering office politics and disagreements, and presenting with impact.