Speaking & Workshops

Joanna is proud to have shared the stage with leaders in the college readiness and success arena.

Joanna (L) with Wes Moore (R)

Wes Moore an author, social entrepreneur, tv producer, political analyst and decorated US Army Officer. He is the author of The Other Wes Moore and The Work, both of which are New York Times Bestsellers. He was also the host for Beyond Belief on the Oprah Winfrey Network, as well as the executive producer and a writer for Coming Back with Wes Moore on PBS.


Joanna (L) with Erin Gruwell (R)

Erin Gruwell is a teacher known for her unique teaching method, which led to the publication of The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them (1999). The 2007 film Freedom Writers is based on her story.


Joanna is available as a:

  • Student success keynote
  • Workshop presenter
  • High school student assembly guest
  • Administrator conference speaker


Presentation Topics:

  • Walking the Tight Rope: 3 Steps to College Readiness & Success
  • Learning is What It’s About – Not Grades
  • Understanding the Impact of Core Motivation
  • Responsibility – It’s 100% YOURS
  • Taming Your Inner Critic
  • Empowering Students to
  • Millennials: The New Lost Generation
  • Surviving & Thriving High School with Grace & Ease
  • And more!



For more information, or to schedule Joanna

Email joanne@newheartcoaching.com