Joanne Hession & LIFT
23 April, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joanne will share her leadership story and her work with the Lift program (Leading Ireland Future Together). She will describe LIFT and her intention to raise the level of leadership across Ireland. She will put the focus on your leadership skills and how we can Lead now in our work and life, talk about the key barriers to better leadership and how can we build our leadership muscle in our business and society.
Joanne is a successful entrepreneur, speaker, author, trainer and coach. An expert in servant and authentic leadership, Joanne is passionate and effective in helping organisations to achieve their business ambitions by leveraging expert training and entrepreneurial attributes. Starting as an entrepreneur following a period working in the refugee camps in Rwanda after the Civil war, at the age of 27 she founded two businesses of her own The Entrepreneurs Academy and QED The Accreditation Experts. Joanne’s business, The Entrepreneurs Academy has trained over 30 thousand entrepreneurs towards success over 20 years. Currently a Council member of Dublin Chamber, Joanne is a specialist in embedding training across multiple people groups (age, public & private sector, etc) through peer-to-peer groups. She is author of best-selling book “Don’t Get A Job Build A Business” for entrepreneurs.
Joanne is an Executive Director of the largest entrepreneurial leadership training organisation in the world, and has recently been awarded the 2019 International Award for Equipping Others for her work in leading LIFT Ireland, an award that was presented to her in the USA in March. With interviews in Forbes and in The New York Times Joanne is Founder and CEO of LIFT Ireland, a national initiative that will raise the level of leadership across the country. Her many years of experience of working with Business Schools of top Universities in over 16 countries through her business QED The Accreditation Experts, together with her corporate and entrepreneurial experience, has given her a key insight into cultural change models, with LIFT being a key solution in this area. Joanne is also currently mentoring teams in Denmark, UK, Nigeria and Australia all wishing to adopt LIFT’s model.