Meet Joanne O'Sullivan

Joanne O’Sullivan has dedicated her career to either telling stories, or helping people tell theirs.
 
She is a multifaceted storyteller, podcaster, writer, and executive coach with extensive experience across various genres of Canadian entertainment. Her television writing credits include popular shows such as This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Baroness von Sketch Show, and CBC's From the Vaults, which is currently streaming on CBC Gem. Joanne has also performed stand-up comedy across Canada and written and performed in three solo shows, including She Grew Funny, which premiered to sold-out audiences at the Toronto Fringe Festival. She's the proud winner of a Writer's Guild of Canada award and her second one-woman show, Any Second Now was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award. 
As the creator and host of the podcast Happy Funny Amazing, Joanne invites guests to share their funniest, happiest, and most amazing true stories. Her podcast recently was invited to record three episodes live in front of an audience as part of the 2022 Meighen Forum at the Stratford Festival. Joanne has also written for the award-winning podcast Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson, delving into the unknown drama behind some of the world's most significant innovations.



Writer and Storyteller

With over 18 years of experience as an executive coach and workshop creator, Joanne has helped businesses and their teams navigate critical conversations, deliver compelling presentations, and build relationships through effective and authentic storytelling. She has created over 20 training programs for clients, including sales, storytelling, and executive-level coaching techniques, and has personally coached over 800 clients. Joanne's background as a comic, screenwriter, and storyteller has given her a deep understanding of the importance of language, as well as the humor, insight, and empathy needed to facilitate constructive and engaging workshops.

Joanne has also worked extensively in the not for profit sector with seniors, refugees and veterans - using storytelling to create bridges between cultures, families and all people, to encourage community, healing and trust.

EXECUTIVE COACH

Photo Credit Racheal McCaig

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She Grew Funny

Joanne in the Media:

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Listen to the Podcast: Happy Funny Amazing Podcast

Joanne O’Sullivan has dedicated her career to either telling stories, or helping people tell theirs. 

EXPLORE SERVICES

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HFA PODCAST

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LIVE EVENTS

Sharing unique perspective on how comedy and storytelling can transform your business's culture.

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WORKSHOPS

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PRODUCTIONS

"...this Toronto actor/writer/comedian is wryly and sometimes brutally funny."


— Tom Murray, See Magazine, Edmonton

"O'Sullivan is a true original, in the best sense
of the word."

— Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star

“What's new is that O'Sullivan is a funny, funny woman. Not just-a-chuckle funny, but laugh-out-loud hilarious.” 

— Joanne Huffa, Eye Magazine

Watch an excerpt from Joanne’s Award Winning Solo Show,
She Grew Funny

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01  Stories from Judy Holm and Paul Mather

02 Stories From Steve Pratt and Geoff Siskind

03  Stories Live from the Stratford Festival, Featuring Pulga Muchochoma, Ijeoma Emesowum, and Ron Kennel

04 Stories from the Stratford Festival, Featuring Beau Dixon, Lisa Nasson and Sepehr Reybod

05  Stories from the Stratford Festival. Feat. Jani Lauzon, André Sills and Jason Sermonia

06  A Story by Naomi Snieckus and Matt Baram

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Listen to the podcast!

Fun, personal, and always surprising, each episode of Happy Funny Amazing brings together an eclectic group of guests to tell host Joanne their happiest, funniest, and most amazing true stories!
Come listen as people get lost in the wild, connect with strangers, meet their idols and deal with hauntings.

AMAZING PODCAST

HAPPY FUNNY

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