The Happy Pear Podcast
What makes a great leader? With Joanne Hession
What are the characteristics of a great leader? Are you born with it, or can it be taught?
From the moment she entered the studio filling the space with warmth; to the leadership roundtable she facilitated at the end, Joanne oozed passion for people and creating a national of leaders “of good character”.
Today, Joanne is dedicated to her social enterprise LIFT, which strives to create positive change in Ireland through values based leadership. With over 30,000 people doing LIFT roundtables since inception 4 years ago, LIFT is the most inclusive positive leadership initiative ever seen in Ireland.
Starting as an entrepreneur at the age of 27, Joanne founded two businesses of her own: The Entrepreneurs Academy and QED The Accreditation Experts.
What else? From speaking at TEDx and authoring the best-selling “Don’t Get A Job Build A Business”, to spending being elected a Council member of the Dublin Chamber, Joanne has also lived a rich professional life away.
We are very grateful for the wisdom, lessons and kindness Joanne gifted us and believe that anyone striving to be a better leader will benefit from this conversation!
Lots of Love,
Dave & Steve
Produced by Sara Fawsitt and Sean Cahill