As the Founder of the National Association of Divorce for Women and Children, Joanie's passion is to help women during and after divorce to be the best they can be as well as become role models for their children and community. Joanie is also the Divorce Specialist for the National Association of Baby Boomer Women.
Joanie became a successful business owner of a True Value Hardware store at the age of twenty five. After eighteen years in the retail arena, she embarked on a professional career as a speaker, author, business/personal coach specializing in divorce, Certified Behavior Specialist, and a Certified Laughter Leader. Joanie speaks around the country and her diverse clientele is in the retail, health care, non-profit sector, and education industries. She is also the author of Rising to the Top, A Guide to Self Development.