Joan Baker
LEADERSHIP
Joan is a Company Director and a Consultant to business and not-for-profit organisations. She specialises in helping organisations plan for their future, make the changes necessary for high performance and ensure that all of their people achieve excellence. Together with partner Martin Hawes, she provides WealthCoaching to individuals and at public seminars.

Currently:
Director, WealthCoaches.net Ltd
Director, Montage Multimedia Ltd
Director, Mount Aspiring Guides Ltd

Previous experience includes:
Managing Director, Scholastic NZ Ltd
Marketing Development Manager, DB Breweries Ltd
Regional Sales Manager, DB Breweries Ltd
Human Resources Manager, DB Group Ltd
President, New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM), Auckland
Board Member, New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)
Board Member, NZIM National Inc
Director, School Management Development, Auckland College of Education
Director, School Management Development, Dunedin College of Education
Principal Lecturer, Continuing Education, Dunedin College of Education
Senior Lecturer in English, DCE

Qualifications:
MBA, M.Ed, Dip Ed, B.Ed (Hons)

Publications:
Improve Your FQ (Financial Quotient), Wrightbooks, 2003
Get Rich, Stay Rich (with Martin Hawes), Allen & Unwin, 2003
Get Set By 30 (With Annette Sampson), Allen & Unwin, (to be pub 2004)
Regular column in ‘The New Zealand Herald’
Regular column in ‘Rural News’

Workshops:

DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE
Learn to handle the conflict that we all experience from time to time. Develop the skills and the mindset to read the issues and deal with the people who are giving you difficulty. Acquire some frameworks influencing others and working well with a wider diversity.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AT SCHOOL
How do you develop emotional intelligence in yourself? How can you promote it in the classroom? How could it be extended to a school wide programme? Emotional Intelligence is one of the more useful gifts we can foster in ourselves and others.

DEVELOPING A MARKETING PLAN FOR YOUR SCHOOL
Spend time looking at how you can present the best of your school to your community. What is at the core of your school? How is your school perceived? How do you make sure that you are communicating what you want to convey? Work on developing a plan that will be easy to implement.


DEVELOPING RESILIENCE IN YOURSELF AND OTHERS
Life does not get any easier! We need to get better at dealing with what life sends us. Spend some time looking at ways to develop your own resilience and bounce back. These techniques and principles are easy to develop in others.

MANAGING THE PERFORMANCE OF OTHERS
All of us are challenged by getting the best out of people we manage. Examine ways to clarify and agree on the results that we want. Develop the skills of helping others achieve those outcomes. Build the capacity of those who report to you to achieve even more in the future.

LEADING AND MANAGING CHANGE
It isn't going to slow down so let's get better at leading and managing change! Spend some time examining the principles and techniques for preparing for change, involving and supporting others, communicating about change, and making sure that the changes take root.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT
We all have careers that need to be managed. Organisations which help develop the skills of determining what you want are suited to. Spend some time examining ways to progress your career development (or that of others you are responsive for). Look at identifying the competencies that are needed for success and the ways that you can grow them.

COACHING AND MENTORING OTHERS (I.e. Tutor Teachers)
We all know that coaching and fostering the talent of others is crucial to the success of any organization. Often we are given this role, ready or not! Develop the skills to coach and mentor others so that you can raise motivation, improve outcomes and increase job satisfaction.


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