We are souls choosing human experiences for the purpose of growth in consciousness and connection to the Divine. The ultimate goal is to know oneself as the Divine where miracles are a natural birthright.
Joanne’s career started in education, teaching Language Arts to middle school & high school students in Covina Valley and Beverly Hills USD. After being invited to participate as a teacher-consultant and UC Irvine Writing Project Fellow, Joanne realized she loved teaching how to teach and how to lead, regardless of subject matter.
After a decade in education Joanne joyfully stepped into the realm of motherhood, raising her three boys while becoming the Founder and President of The Friends of West Hollywood Elementary Non-Profit. Under her guidance West Hollywood Elementary became one of the most sought after schools in LAUSD. API skyrocketd above 900 and the school became designated both a California Distinguished School and Apple Distinguished School. After a decade working with this unstoppable community, Joanne decided it was time to re-create herself once again, and moved to Ojai, California to become the in-house a Spiritual & Creative Wellness Master Teacher and consultant at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa while launching her private Spiritual Wellness Coaching practice.
After receiving Certification as an Agent of Conscious Evolution from Barbara Marx Hubbard, a leader of the Human Potential Movement, Joanne pursued her Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology with an Emphasis in Conscious, Health & Healing from the University of Santa Monica, merging the worlds she loved most; teaching, writing, building community, and spirituality. To bring a uniquely feminine perspective to her life, she studied with mentors such as Sheila Kelley of S Factor, Mama Gena of the School of Womanly Arts, and Barbara Huson (Sacred Success).
Joanne lives her life according to the principals of A Course and Miracles which she has been studying for nearly two decades. She studied for years with Marianne Williamson, and has enjoyed ACIM teachers Gary Renard, Robert & Hollie Holden, David Hoffmeister, and many more. Her most transformative experience to date was a stay at Hoffmeister’s Living Miracles Monastery in Utah with fellow ACIM mystics where she learned the power of direct communication with the Holy Spirit.
In early 2019 took a hiatus from the coaching and teaching and moved to Bath, England where she completed her MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. She opened a private coaching practice and collaborative programs at the House of St. John’s in Bath. Having recently returned to Newport Beach, California, Joanne primary focus is teaching, coaching, and leading A Course In Miracles and The Eternal Circle Process.