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Joan has a passion to help others realize their success and the life they want to create. Her ability to help leaders identify what makes them thrive in their personal and professional lives is one of her key skills. She educates through assessments, coaching and powerful questions. Joan is able to help leaders learn how to develop new habits that will enrich their lives and make them more successful. Joan is one of the most highly regarded coaches in the Washington DC Metro Area and has extensive experience in developing high performing leaders and teams. She has the rare ability to obtain measurable results through focus, presence and by helping top executives learn how to better understand how they communicate through self-awareness and emotional intelligence training. Joan's programs help leaders observe their thoughts and actions so they achieve the results they want. Her success is evident through client's promotions, new careers, salary increases and most importantly their increased well-being. Throughout her career, which spans almost three decades, Joan has become a certified Leadership Coach through Georgetown University's Leadership Coaching Program, holds a master's degree in Individualized Studies, specializing in Adult Learning and Communication and has successfully provided coaching/training services for Nationwide, JLL, CBRE, Microsoft Corporate, Dixon Hughes Goodman, Sodexo, Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney, ChildFund International, American Bankers Association, Hilton Worldwide, Inova Fairfax, Inova Loudoun and Inova Foundation, Reston Limousine, and more. Joan holds the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and is certified in The Adult Stages of Development, The Right Conversation, EQi and Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Additionally, she is a certified Professional Behavioral Values Analyst, Emotional Intelligence expert and Job Benchmarking professional through Target Training International (TTI). Her passion for helping people turn their thoughts into success extends beyond business--Joan also devotes a significant amount of time working with families living in poverty. In one case, she has continued to work with a family for over fifteen years, helping them become self-sufficient and reach their goal of home ownership in Northern Virginia in 2014. In addition, Joan co-founded the non-profit When she's not helping clients achieve their personal success, Joan can be found spending time with her two young adult children, coaching the Women's Training Program in Reston, traveling or volunteering. 

Maria Vakhterova