“She had so much empathy. As I started talking to her & what was going on in my life, Joan was such an empathetic listener. I realized she understood what I was up against & I knew she was in my corner. That is something that I think marked our whole coaching relationship working together. I felt like she was totally & entirely in my corner.”
–Dena Morris, CEO, Private Client
“Joan helped my Executive Forum members with their CEO time management challenges and did a great job relating to everyone in the audience. She is a master at not only educating and engaging the audience, but inspiring them to take specific actions to improve their results. It would be impossible to hear Joan speak without taking away valuable learning and being motivated to take action!”
- Lee H. Self, President/Owner, Renaissance Executive Forums – Northern Virginia
"Joan’s leadership class was the right program at the right time for me. Over the course of the several months I spent in Joan’s program, I grew in confidence, assertiveness, and flexibility. Most of all, I developed a self-awareness that has allowed me to be more present in my interactions with others and has catapulted my career growth. Within a few months of completing Joan’s program, I earned a significant promotion at work. I am grateful to Joan for sharing her wisdom and insights to help others reach the “winner’s circle” in business and in life!"
- Peter Colwell, Director of Operations, JLL Mid-Atlantic Property Management
“I hired Joan Fletcher, Winning Ways, Inc. as a presentation coaching for myself, the president of OTJ, a 65 person architecture firm as well as for my director of business development. Our business development director has tripled the amount of business she is doing since she started working with Joan. Joan also worked as an executive coach with two of my partners and both have shown remarkable improvement. Both run profit centers for my company. One is up 22% and the other 31% in volume of revenue related work that they are doing and I understand that Winning Ways is directly responsible for these results. Every second that Winning Ways works with my company improves the quality and clarity of our offerings.”
-Lance Jaccard, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, Partner, OTJ Architects
“I’m a business strategist, but I needed someone to help me look at my own strategy. I was unhappy with my company after four years of being a solo consultant and I wanted to be more profitable. I asked Winning Ways to help me look at my business, my objectives, and how I could work with my expertise and passion in ways that I could enjoy my work more and increase my profitability. The Strategic Planning we did helped me first create management systems so I could really see my business strengths as well as consider what wasn’t working. Then we looked at potential for new business, set goals, and dug down to determine what I was really going to need to do to get on the path to achieving those goals.
“Without Winning Ways, I’m not sure I’d still be in business right now. Once I had systems that could show me how my business was performing, we developed a more cost-effective model to serve my then-core clients. We identified two other niches of prospects that represented a fit for my passion and expertise. Then we set up tools that have exponentially increased my effectiveness in developing prospects and referral contacts.
I know I’m on a much better track than where I was, and I’m much better able to make decisions because I can tell whether something is 0r isn’t aligned with my strategy and goals.”
–Judy Bradt, Principal & CEO, Summit Insight
We have had the pleasure of hosting Joan as the featured speaker at three different client and prospect events. She is an inspirational speaker, who always leaves her audience energized and ready to tackle new challenges. Whether she’s discussing goals, emotional intelligence or some other topic, Joan’s message is always on point and easy to digest. She doesn’t ask you to conquer the world on day one, but rather to conquer one or two discrete challenges at a time. She can make an entire room feel like success is well within reach. More importantly, she gives everyone practical advice and tips to ensure that success becomes a reality.
-Patti Steis, Managing Director and Office Head
“In the time I have known and worked with Winning Ways they been outstanding teachers, consultants, and coaches. Their coaching skills are excellent and seem innate, and the ever-present positive attitude and outlook they foster always seem to generate a creative spark in our conversations. They have mastered the craft of selling and as true masters are great teachers. In our time working together, Joan Fletcher always seems to have the right words to inspire me to take on the next challenge of doing what I need to do to build my business.”