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.
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.
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