Certified Career Coach
Joan Runnheim Olson is a multi-certified career coach and national speaker with over 15 years of experience. Joan exudes energy, optimism, and a passion to inspire others, and has assisted thousands of career-minded professionals in gaining clarity, confidence, focus, and momentum to achieve their career goals faster.
Joan is an expert when coaching professionals, managers, and executives with career or job transition through personalized one-on-one coaching. Recognized as a “glass-half-full” type of person, she not only enables clients to 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 has established her presence as a career expert by two of the heavy-hitters in the global job board industry – both CareerBuilder and Monster. As a faculty member for the Institute for Life Coach Training, she provides training to coaches who want to add job search coaching to their practice.
Joan has been quoted and published in numerous print and online media, including contributing to two career books “WorkSmarts: Be a Winner on the Job” and “The Twitter Job Search Guide.”
Joan received a Bachelor’s degree from Mount Senario College and a Master’s from the University of Wisconsin. Her credentials also include numerous coaching certifications, including Associate Certified Coach (ACC) designation from the International Coach Federation, Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC), Certified Leadership and Talent Management Coach (CLTMC), Certified Career Development Coach, Certified GetFive Career Coach, and 360Reach Certified Analyst.
“I never expected to work one-on-one with a professional job coach, and Joan instantly dispelled any preconceived notions I had about what that relationship would look like. Joan is extremely knowledgeable in the job search field and in using all the most modern techniques. But what impressed me the most is her genuineness and ability to support the broad goal of self-actualization by translating it into terms of a rewarding career path and not just finding another job. Joan’s expertise gave me the courage to believe in myself and build on my abilities.”
“Thank you for all the job search expertise you shared with me. I felt much more prepared to launch a successful search after our sessions and reading the recommended books. I appreciate all you have done, and I’m pleased to be another one of your success stories. I recently received two job offers and accepted one as a graphic designer with a better salary/benefit package than my last job.”