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Joanna Williams
Joanna Williams
Positive Psychology Coach, Consultant and Trainer, Flourish GmbH
Joanna‘s professional bio / interests
- MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology (MAPPCP) - ICF Accredited: ACC - CTI Accredited: CPCC - EMCC Accredited: Senior Practitioner - Fellow, Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate - Member, Swiss Positive Psychology Association (SWIPPA) - Neurodiversity at Work As a lifelong learner, I am constantly fascinated by the strides being made in the human flourishing and wellbeing space. Choosing to combine my passion for people and science, Flourish GmbH was founded in Switzerland in 2021. Using the latest research and evidence-based methods from Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, I co-create trusted partnerships to maximise individual and organisational potential, with wellbeing at the core for driving change, achieving goals, and enabling sustainable performance and flourishing. Research-informed design is the foundation for providing hands-on, practical approaches and tools for daily life through coaching, consulting, and training, as well as strengths-based learning & development interventions to build flourishing. I also specialise in increasing the awareness of the neurodivergent trait of Sensory Processing Sensitivity (Highly Sensitive Persons), and the strengths of this trait, through coaching and training. ​My MSc empirical quantitative research explored the relationship between employee wellbeing, empathy and turnover intention (i.e. intention to leave or stay with an organisation). I am happy to discuss the significant findings further, particularly in light of the Great Resignation and the War for Talent. Please feel free contact me to find out more, and what these results mean for you and/or your organisation. As a global professional with over two decades of multicultural & cross-market experience, I was born in Sydney, Australia and began my career as a gemologist. I spent four years in Shanghai, China and have been based in Zurich and Lucerne in Switzerland since 2010. My professional background includes senior leadership and general management positions in three companies. Successes include developing and implementing global HR strategies and business transformations, intercultural management consulting, leading and developing global talent & leadership interventions (e.g. as director for global leadership at Swarovski), change management & employee engagement programs, and building an outstanding track record in education, manufacturing, consumer retail and luxury goods.
I’d like help with…
Broadening my network and client base of those who are interested in Positive Psychology and human, organisational and societal flourishing
An interesting, or unusual fact(s) about me…
My DEI focus is to raise the awareness and inclusion of neurodivergent individuals, specialising in Highly Sensitive Persons (i.e. those with the trait of Sensory Processing Sensitivity)
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A career highlight
Founding my own Positive Psychology business: Flourish GmbH
Joined Guild
03 October, 2022