Joan Runnheim Olson is an internationally certified coach whose experience is shaped by over a decade of career and leadership coaching, consulting, and workshop training. She enjoys helping clients develop a focused plan that empowers them to develop and maintain momentum to achieve their job search and career management goals. Joan’s first-hand experience with lay-offs, career change, and job search allows her to "put herself in her clients' shoes." She works with professionals, managers, and executives from a wide range of fields, including healthcare, IT, financial services, and sales and marketing.

Joan instills confidence, offers support and encourages out-of-the-box thinking. Her dynamic style, caring attitude, and warm demeanor not only enables clients to open up and see what is possible, but also helps them set a plan of action, manage it from day to day, and keep accountable and on track with their goals.

Joan earned a Master's degree from the University of Wisconsin. Her professional memberships include International Coach Federation, Career Management Alliance, Career Planning and Adult Development Network, and Minnesota Career Development Association. Joan also earned Career Management Coach Certification through Career Coach Academy and Leadership and Talent Management Coach Certification through Leadership Coach Academy. In addition, she has achieved the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) designation through the International Coach Federation.