Joan O. Wright- SOULinks: Pursuing Multi-Generational Significance
This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Joan O. Wright. The original live interview was 5/6/16.
At its core, life is all about relationships. We all know the benefits of close and loving relationships between grandparents and their young grandchildren. What we often overlook, however, is the incredible richness and significance of these relationships for adult grandchildren and grandparents. And further, these relationships are not, and should not, be limited to those with only biological ties. These mentoring relationships can function just as well outside typical family boundaries.
This book brings together stories about real-life connections that will move you. These stories are followed by some simple ways and tools to help kick-start these relationships. It is the author’s hope that this book will inspire and encourage people of all generations to pursue these kinds of relationships, termed “SOULinks.”
Prior to founding O’Sullivan Wright in 2000, Joan was head of executive leadership development at Wachovia (Wells Fargo). Her broad understanding of individual leadership and organizational development comes from 21 years in Human Resources Management roles with Philip Morris, Citicorp, and GE Capital.
Joan’s Masters Degree in Social Work enables her to help leaders understand important self-awareness issues and individual development, while her many key HR roles with leading corporations gives her the necessary business experience for supporting results-oriented organizational change. Her Master Certified Coaching designation combined with being one of an elite group of 59 Kolbe Copper Circle Consultants in the world, Joan brings a level of unmatched leadership insights and skill-building best practices to clients in four continents.
A respected speaker at major global leadership and executive coaches conferences including Linkage and International Coaching Federation, Joan’s articles have been published by the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations, CHOICE magazine for coaching professionals, ASTD trade publications, and The Charlotte Business Journal. She was featured in the audio series, From the Corporate Front Line: The Impact of Coaching on Today’s Leaders. Her recently released book, UP – Pursuing Significance in Leadership and Life, was nationally acclaimed by Midwest Book Review as a Five-Star citing it to be “…an inspirational book from Joan O. Wright as she advises readers to take up the mantle of importance in their everyday life, and how to apply it to greater success in one’s career, and pursue the summits of their lives.
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Joan’s website is www.osullivanwright.com