Joan Wood is a dynamic, high-energy speaker who is able to address tough business issues head on and keep audiences engaged. Joan's extensive experience with successful organizations allows her to incorporate real world experiences and practical approaches that add dramatic insights and value to her presentations. Her messages cause leaders to pause and assess their leadership practices and strategic intentions.

Keynote speaking engagements are customized around the client's vision, values, and strategy on topics such as the following:

The Influence Matrix:
Strategies for Engaging Others to Get Results

  • Explore new ways of thinking and communicating in a turbulent business world
  • Discover how we engage or unintentionally disengage others with our communication
  • Understand the impact your behavior has on other people and their performance
  • Demonstrate authentic power and inspire others by relinquishing control

Leading in an Age of Ambiguity

  • Develop the core competency of reducing ambiguity
  • Create awareness around the risks involved with maintaining the status quo while the market moves with speed and resilience toward reinvention
  • Focus people on the "gain" in situations of uncertainty versus the fear of loss
  • Separate the facts from the fiction in the stories told and maintain performance in times of ambiguity

Culture Design: Build a Culture that Anticipates and Initiates Change

  • Culture is the strategic deal breaker for getting results
  • Design a culture that adapts and aligns with marketplace demands
  • Stop the performance drain caused by negative stories and institutional memory
  • Build a culture of Trust: the competitive edge for creating speed in execution