Engerized! Ôö¼├í Ôö¼├íInspiring! Ôö¼├í Ôö¼├íPassionate!

Joanna Barclay – A fresh, new face in the Asian ConferenceÔö¼├íMarketplace


Joanna Barclay

What people are saying ├ö├ç├┤ thought-provokingÔö¼├í ├ö├╣├à Ôö¼├ílively Ôö¼├í├ö├╣├àÔö¼├íÔö¼├íengaging

├ö├ç┬úI must thank you for a very useful session. Let me also share that I really enjoyed the energy, clarity and people engagement. I see cultural transformation as key to the success of any organisational development effort because how an organisation performs is ultimately down to its people and how they perform.”

Raja Kumar, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore

ÔÇ£Joanna exudes passion, enthusiasm and energy in her delivery, constantly engaging with the participants to ensure their understanding, inspiring their participation and inclusivity.ÔÇØ

Ôö¼├íDavid Hsiao, Managing Director, Ardentec

ÔÇ£It was a great session and a perfect way to wrap up our conference. IÔÇÖve received many notes of appreciation today. Your contribution to the development of our leaders is truly appreciated!ÔÇØ

Ôö¼├íÔö¼├íÔö¼├íÔö¼├í Lori Arpin ├ö├ç├┤ VP Communications, GM Singapore, Shanghai, China

Thanks to you again JoannaIt was the best workshop I have attended in years if not ever!

Ôö¼├í John Bertorelli, Manager, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

ÔÇ£Joanna was integral in transforming my client engagement network from a loose committee to strong leadership team. This was achieved through the use of the BarrettÔÇÖs Cultural Transformation Tools. But the best tool of all was Joanna herself.ÔÇØ

Daniel Leclair, Director General, Public Works and Government Services Canada

Speaker Profile

Her Expertise

Joanna Barclay is CEO of the Culture Leadership Group, an International Speaker, Corporate Leadership Consultant, Certified Professional Facilitator, Media Contributor, and Author of Conscious Culture ÔÇô How to a Build High Performing Workplace through Values, Ethics and Leadership.

A veteran withÔö¼├í30 years of experience in business transformation working with leadership teams, resulting in high-performing, values-driven organizations, she is passionate about empowering leadership teams to achieve the full potential of their organizations.

Through her work as a certified cultural transformation consultant and former Director of the TLEX Program (Transformational Leadership for Excellence), she understands the human dynamics of change, and the life force energy in values that drive excellence and superior performance.

Key facts


  • CEO ├ö├ç├┤ Culture Leadership group
  • Author of acclaimed book ├ö├ç├┤Ôö¼├íConscious Culture ├ö├ç├┤ How to Build a High Performing Workplace through Values, Ethics, and Leadership.
  • Global Speaker at conferences, corporate events, and leadership development seminars
  • Member of APSS ├ö├ç├┤ Asia Professional Speakers ├ö├ç├┤ Singapore
  • Leadership Consultant transforming teams, leadership and workplace culture resulting in high performing, values-driven organizations
  • Certified Professional Facilitator accredited by the International Association of Facilitators and Certified Technology of Participation (ToP) Facilitator by the Institute of Cultural Affairs
  • Art of Happiness Teacher, Art of Living Foundation whose mission is to reduce stress, violence and disease in the world.


  • Canadian Director of the gold standard in leadership development programs ├ö├ç├┤Ôö¼├íTransformational Leadership for Excellence (TLEX) program.
  • Earlier career as an expert in large scale information management and technology transformation.
  • A graduate of the National Training Laboratory (NTL) Organizational Development program.
  • Certified Core StrengthsTM Consultant , Level 1 & 2.
  • Bachelor of Administration from the University of Ottawa, with Honors in Management of Information Systems.

Flies from Singapore

Speaks to senior executive groups in Singapore and the region.

Signature Keynote

Bringing ‘Happiness’ and ‘Joy’ into the Workplace CultureÔö¼├í

By Awakening Your Leadership PotentialÔö¼├í

happiness and joy in the workplace culture

Think about the last time you worked in an organization where you felt it cared about your growth and development; where everything possible was done to enhance the client experience; and where everyone was pulling in the same direction. Almost certainly, that was a happy, high performing workplace.

In 2015, Singapore conducted a National Happiness Survey.Ôö¼├í The survey shows the link between happiness and culture. When leaders invest in creating a culture that is engaging and aligned with the values of their employees, profitability increases through greaterÔö¼├íemployee satisfaction and performance. Healthy workplaces create happy employees who are less stressed, more focused and creative, and as a result more productive.

There is a growing need for new-thinking and conscious leadership to lead transformation withÔö¼├íincreased levels of employee participation and engagement. Ôö¼├íPlans, strategies and structures represent only the ├ö├ç┬útip of the iceberg├ö├ç├ÿ in terms of leadingÔö¼├íinnovation. Ôö¼├íIt is the collective habits, attitudes and beliefs of the leaders and employees … YOUR WORKPLACE CULTUREÔö¼├í, which can make – or – break new initiatives.

In her keynote, Joanna Barclay shares 3 decades of facilitating successful leadership teams resulting in high performing, values-driven organizations. With her ABCs of High Performance, Ôö¼├íshe provides a blueprint for awakening leadership potential that fuels happy, high performing, values-driven organizations.

You’ll discover how to:

  • Create a workplace culture ofÔö¼├íparticipation and engagement
  • Connect theÔö¼├íhead and the heart through values-based leadership
  • Lead consciously forÔö¼├íhigh performance toÔö¼├ímanage people, profit, and planet

Who Benefits?

CEOs, Business Owners, Managers and Staff


Leaders willÔö¼├íawaken their leadership potential to:

  • Attract, engage and retain valuable employees
  • Enhance internal culture to create a stronger external brand
  • Increase employee engagement for greater customer satisfaction and revenue growth

. . . Ôö¼├íCreate a Happy, CourageousÔö¼├íworkplaceÔö¼├ículture!

Leadership Development Workshops: Ôö¼├í1/2 – 2 Days

Build Your High Performing Workplace

Building an impactful, people-centric, high performing workplace culture unleashes the tremendous potential within your organisation. This creates a workplace that is highly motivated, engaged, and productive. AÔö¼├íwinning environment that provides conditions for its leaders, employees, customers, and key stakeholders to succeed and grow. Your company├ö├ç├ûs ability to consciously transform its culture as a strategic tool to attract talent (the right people, not just anyone) and sustain change is now one of the biggest differentiating factors in business.

The workshop is experiential and interactive, providing an opportunity for participants to experience the profound impact values and behaviours have on engagement and retention. ItÔö¼├í includes lectures, discussion, and group activities to deepen the learning experience. A workbook, toolkit, DVD, and case studies areÔö¼├íprovided to facilitate:

Ôö¼├íTransformational Leadership Development –

Learn how to apply values-based leadership to empower and engage the workforce and workplace.

Organisational Readiness –

Assess the current culture, organisational climate, and capacity for business transformation.


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