Joanie Connell

Author/ Career Coach

Joanie B. Connell, Ph.D., is a talent management expert and career coach for people across job levels, ages, and industries. She works with companies to attract, develop, and retain top talent and she works with individuals to improve their success and happiness in their careers.

She has advanced degrees in psychology from UC Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Harvard. As a professor, she has taught business and psychology students at the University of California San Diego, Alliant International University, and National University.

Her clients are from Fortune 100 companies, not-for-profit, government agencies, high tech, biotech, healthcare, finance, legal, and other industries. She draws inspiration from her daughter and support from her husband in San Diego, California.

Episodes for this expert

  • Are You a Helicopter Parent?

    As parents, we all want to protect our children and keep them safe and healthy. But it can become problematic when parents continuously remove obstacles to ensure that their kids never experience disappointment discomfort, heartbreak, or pain. What typically causes parents to “hover” over their kids? What are the pros and the cons? And what traits and characteristics typically develop in your child as a result?

Videos for this expert

  • Preparing Kids for Work and Life

    We know hovering over our kids constantly may not be the best way to help them become the successful, independent adults we picture in our minds. So, what should we be doing as parents to help prepare our kids for work and life? What life skills are kids lacking? What are the most common challenges managers have with their younger employees? How can parents love and encourage their kids throughout life without becoming too involved?

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