1. Unicorning™ ~ Inside the Unicorn Mindset

Joanne Flinn began her professional life in technology and then climbed the corporate ladder. At 48, she began her artist life, eighteen months later exhibiting in her first museum. Soon afterward, she was invited to be the artist in residence for TEDx at the ArtScienceMuseum to share her journey from corporate executive and business coach to creative success.

As she shared her journey, she realized behind it patterns and principles she’d discovered as a corporate executive leading successful billion-dollar business transformation projects. UNICORNING™ is the story of this journey, a practical exploration of the mindsets needed to take on change, deal with disruption, and stay in action.

Joanne takes us through the good, the great, and the ugly of the journey to make it swifter and smoother for anyone with the desire to take an audaciously new path. She shares the magnificent moments as well as the inevitable struggles and frustrations, letting audiences in on her eight-word secret to getting to the core  of your vision. Her goal is for each participant to leave with tools they need to enhance their performance and results on the job and, more importantly, to feel the spark of inspiration and courage to take on big goals, dream out loud, and succeed in creating their own unicorns—be  it in leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation, or the arts.

Unicorning™ is a methodology and mindset for creating success in busy, rapidly changing times characterized by new challenges. It’s based on 20 years of research initially completed at the University of Oxford and HÈC Paris. The Unicorn™ Profile helps people and teams deepen and solidify their role in business growth, regardless of skillset, by giving them a clear understanding of their innovation and decision-making strengths through a skills profile and tool kit. Knowing your current strengths is key to effective, successful growth.

Originally released as the Success Healthcheck (Wiley 2010), Joanne has much more fun helping you create Unicorns.

2. Karma and Kindness for Business

Millennials entering the workforce are profoundly changing the face of the corporate world. Not content just to make money, they crave purpose, kindness, and sustainability. Even traditional companies like CISCO have introduced kindness as a key business advantage—with solid business results. Their share price has doubled. Even Forbes and the Harvard Business Review recommend this not-so-new philosophy, re-tooled as a business practice.

The message is simple: karma and kindness are good for people and for business.

But how do we do kindness, as people, as teams, as organizations?

Based on her book Karma in Action ~ How to Use Karma and Kindness to Grow Your Business for Prosperity and Success, Joanne’s keynote is lighthearted and meaningful. She shares her own journey in dealing with the shift from doing a job out of fear to working from joy. It’s a highly interactive session, as Joanne believes that every one of us can create great karma when we get into it—and that the perfect time is right now. Her workshops take people and teams through eight simple daily actions they can easily put into practice to increase the kindness in their daily lives, improve their job performance, sales, and cash flow, and radically increase the quality and quantity of the love they give and receive.

“A poignant and timely reminder that the corporate world as a whole has gone through a cathartic change in the last two decades. Leadership is about empowering those whom you serve. What legacy will you leave behind? How will your teams remember you in ten years’ time? Karma in Action is a highly recommended book by a true modern-day Renaissance thinker.”

—Hema Prakash, Board Member and Asia CEO of Two Unicorns
Monster.com, MindBody.com

The KIA program is underpinned by solid neuroscience of brain behavior and human performance. Based on ancient wisdom with a modern twist, Karma and Kindness provides a useful framework and practical actions to put the Golden Rule into action as simple, pragmatic daily acts.

Karma in Action is available on Amazon, the Book Depository, and at www.Jflinn.com/KIA. You can learn more about karma here too.

3. Business Growth 5.0 ~ 7 Keys to Success in Disruption

With the Industrial Revolution 4.0 turning into 5.0 before our eyes and terms like VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) defining the new normal, this research-based talk takes on the leading issues around disruption and the seven key elements that help leaders and businesses thrive in these times.

This is a no-nonsense talk about facts, the challenges of our era, and the leadership dilemmas we face today. The current generation of leaders is responsible for finding the way through business sustainability, climate change, social change, economic transitions, customer expectations, and changes in technology and the politics of privacy.

Built on the long-range scenarios process from the University of Oxford and implemented with considerable success in her adopted country of Singapore as she led businesses through the dynamics of fast growth, recessions, and rapid recovery, Joanne Flinn’s Business Growth  keynote takes the form of a fireside chat among the leaders of the future.

In this session, we’ll explore lessons from the financial crisis, revolutions around the world, art, billion-dollar projects, and businesses turnarounds to help you find your way forward—a way that is right for you and that will improve your organization’s success and make the world a better place.

4. Unleash Your Voice ~ Powerful Public Speaking for Every Woman

When women show up, speak up, and share their wisdom, it’s a better world, a more diverse and inclusive place where better decisions are made. Your voice is powerful, and it is time to unleash it.

Expressing your ideas accelerates your career. Speaking on stages spreads your reach and impact. You may simply want to speak more effectively in a meeting or with more impact at a business conference. You may wish to be a powerful professional speaker or even tackle speaking at TED. Either way, this talk is for you.

It’s for the women who want to better wield their voices. It’s for men who are cheering them on to make a better world for all of us.

Joanne began her speaking career at age 14 and nearly fainted from fear. Today, she’s on stages all around the world. Building her confidence in speaking helped make her career. It also helped her raise capital.

Bring Joanne in to inspire your team to unleash their voices—both men and women—grow your business, and make the world a better place.

This talk is based on the best-seller Unleash Your Voice, the book written by women for women. It’s a practical guide drawn from thousands of hours of experience. The fifteen women who contributed have distilled their best tips for public speaking into three sections, each relevant for different stages of your speaking journey: crafting your talk, what you need to do to get to the stage, and what it takes to go pro as a speaker.

UNLEASH Your Voice ~ Powerful Public Speaking is available on Amazon and the Book Depository. For more, follow Unleash Your Voice on Facebook or Instagram.


About the Speaker:

JOANNEJoanne Flinn, the Business Growth Lady, is a business advisor and coach for executives and entrepreneurs. She ran her first $10 million business at 24 in Australia before going on to lead the Financial Services Consulting Practice for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Thailand and then joining the IT Exco of a major Asian Bank to lead the human side of a billion-dollar digital disruption. She’s taught risk management and ethics at CPA Australia, lectured at universities, and examined project managers. Joanne co-founded the Change Leaders, a global professional community aligned with HÈC Paris and Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.

Twice a TEDx speaker, Joanne has spoken for industry associations including the Asian Banker, corporations including Bank Julius Bär, Calvin Klein, KPMG, and Singapore Post, and with personal development leaders including Anthon Robbins and Success Resource. She is the author and editor of five books on business and digital and human change. Her most recent book, Karma in Action ~ How to Use Karma and Kindness to Grow Your Business for Prosperity and Success, is available online at Amazon and the Book Depository.

As an international artist, her work  under the name Booth Aster is in collections in five countries and has been exhibited in multiple museums. You can learn more about her artist life at www.boothaster.com.

Joanne has degrees in economics, law, finance, and investment from Australia and a Master of Science in Consulting and Coaching for Change from HÈC Paris and Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. She authored the International Board Governance Practices program for CPA Australia in 2019.


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