Ask about JJ Ferrari
Key Points
  • JJ Ferrari has had a brilliant 15-year track record as a transition and performance coach.
  • Has written and taught High-Speed Selling in the US, Canada, UK, New Zealand and Australia.
  • Created The Selling You book and course for the State of Illinois working with people specifically unemployed for more than 1 1⁄2 years. She had over 10,000 attendees in 4 1⁄2 years and placed over 4000 people in new jobs in less than 12 weeks.
  • Trained, coached and consulted to over 1800 business with her Business Prosperity Course.
  • She grew an Australian telecom business from $10 million to $80 million in under three years.
  • Is the former CEO for Anthony Robbins and three other companies.
  • Has coached and presented for major corporations such as PwC, Medibank, BT Financial, Westpac, St George Bank, CBA, AFP, TEDx, LinkedIn, Google, Europcar, Big Brother- Big Sister, Lend Lease, Optus, American Express, Telstra and Salesforce.
  • Has degrees in Biology, Nutrition and Nursing.
Topics
  • Fear into Confidence: Lessons from A Lifetime of Change
    FEAR holds a permanent place in the human psyche. Everyone has fears. Fear has been handed down like a family heirloom through generations by people we are supposed to trust; parents, teachers and authorities. Fear gets the blame for most things bad and negative that happen to us, unless like JJ you’ve had a deep, dark run in with it. When you do, you come to know fear as a powerful, controllable, desirable ally, not your nemesis. When you are in a fearful state, can sit in it without panic and still come clear and conscious of what you need to do, you see fear differently. To the masses it still remains a chaotic and insurmountable barrier to be overcome. Successful people look for it in their life and dealings to help them make inspired decisions when others will not. When you learn that fear is an energy that you can convert to confidence you won’t become “fearless”, but you will fear less and find yourself facing change and challenges with greater ease and achieving more of what you want and needFear into Confidence audiences will learn…

    Why Fear is so powerful and how to use it for positive results
    • The 5 personal methods for turning fear into confidence OR The 5 business methods for turning fear into innovation and success (depending on audience and event outcomes)
    • Developing Your Champions Mindset
    • Develop a dojo style philosophy for creating unstoppable confidence
    • Learn How Survival Is A Step Towards Success
    • Create A Personal Ritual to Minimise Stress and Depression
    • How We Use Fear to Shape Ours and Others Reality and Outcomes
    • Reinforce Positivity and Counter the Negatives Around You.
    • Move Your Thoughts and Body from Pain into Power
    • Courageously Face Fear, Uncertainty, Risk and Challenges

  • Transition-ABLE: Harness the Power of Transitions
    To be transition-ABLE is to survive! No one ever asks the question... are transitions causes or effects? Are they chosen or imposed? Are they internal or external? The answer is, YES. All of these things are transitions. When you better know the phases and types of transitions, plus the “transitional patterns for your business and industry” you’ll have a valuable set of skills that put your business in a class of its own. When you visit with JJ, you’ll have all of those plus a formula and model for getting into, out of or unstuck from transitions. JJ brings her 30 years of business experience and her 6-years of being in personal transition to this presentation. She leaves her audiences knowing how to proactively predict and prepare for their next transition, what steps can be taken during and how to recover afterwards. To be transition-ABLE is to succeed!

    Transition-ABLE Audiences will learn…
    • What transition-ABLE mean?
    • “Acres of Ideas” finding the hidden answers already within your business
    • The 5 things the most transition-ABLE businesses do consistently and effectively
    • The Power of a single-minded culture
    • Transitioning to “Exceptional Quality” as the standard client experience
    • The three phase of TBS- Trans-Behavioural Science (and how JJ developed it) 
    • How to double sales with the number 79.2
    • Identity Crisis! Learn to trust and transition who your business really is?
    • How does transition-ABLE equal a “Growth Mindset” and does it even matter?
    • How keeping your clients in your brands transitions is your best lead generation system
    • How loyal relations and trust grow a business faster (and cheaper) than marketing
    • Why 2 years is the new year (and how it reduces costs, stress and increases profits and productivity)
Testimonials

JoAnna Ferrari is definitely one of a kind speaker; she will not only challenge your thinking but also make you walk away with not one, but several 'aha moments.
Artistic Director & Curator Work Club
Co-Founder Inscapes Projects
Head of Production
TEDxMelbourne

JoAnna was the closing speaker at our TEDxMelbourne 2016 event. She delivered the most powerful and passionate talk of the day and ended up with a well-deserved standing ovation (hard to do on a TEDx stage). 
Licensee and Curator
TEDx Melbourne

We were so humbled to have this remarkable woman take us with her on her journey of transition by sharing her own deeply personal experiences and by challenging us to embrace a lifetime of change not only personally but professionally in the workplace. In an incredible and unforgettable session with our legal team, that was simultaneously humorous and poignant, Jo scratched deep beneath the surface to help us unearth the reasons why some of us get stuck in a fixed mindset and to encourage us to persevere in the face of uncertainty and risk, and to embrace change and challenge in our careers. Jo has forever shifted the needle in helping us to become the better version of ourselves, to be open to new opportunities in what we do day to day in the office as well as reminding us to hold firm to what we truly believe in. Highly recommended!
Vice President & Head
ANZ Legal

On behalf of YWCA Australia I wish to extend our sincere thanks to you for presenting as a Keynote Speaker at the SHE Leads Conference. Participants feedback rated your presentation “Rethinking Life” as excellent and received a high number of additional outstanding comments. We felt your presentation was an excellent way to end the conference and the way you delivered your presentation kept people engaged right until the end. 
Business Development & Relationship Manager
YMCA

JoAnna presented at our Spark the Change event and talked about bringing meaning and purpose to work. Jo's session was extremely well received, highly praised and top-rated in participant feedback. Engaging, memorable, inspiring and valuable- I absolutely recommend Jo as a presenter and speaker.
Lead Curator Spark the Change Melbourne 2018 and Director
Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia

I engaged JoAnna to be part of a panel discussing Homophobia and Transphobia in the workplace as part of Westpac Group's support for IDAHOT (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia). She is a great communicator and engages very well with her audience. We received great feedback and JoAnna was the standout guest, with many learnings from audience members coming from JoAnna's input. I look forward continuing to work with her in the future
St George Retail Bank

JoAnna was wonderful. She was energetic and passionate about giving her best presentation for our conference. Well in advance of the conference JoAnna reached out to get a better idea of the audience and displayed a sincere dedication to understanding the audience and working to achieve a presentation that would suit them and the room.
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

JoAnna is an inspirational and motivational speaker. Her passion is infectious, and she is able to engage her audience effectively and with verve. JoAnna is also skilled at distilling the main points of a presentation into easy to inspire and remember points. JoAnna inspires her audiences who are full of praise for both her speaking content and her presenting style.
The Stella Network
BT Financial Group

It was very obvious that our audience was astoundingly impressed with JoAnna’s presentation and we received a very positive response from all our attendees as well as in the feedback following the session. JoAnna speaks with conviction, clarity and humour and we would welcome her back to speak with us any time.
Partner Sponsor - GLEE@PwC PwC’s LGBTI Network

Jo was such a raw, powerful and wonderful speaker across our IWD series in Melbourne and Sydney. She was such a fantastic addition to our lineup - we absolutely loved having her there!

Business Chicks

JoAnna Ferrari is definitely one of a kind speaker; she will not only challenge your thinking but also make you walk away with not one, but several 'aha moments'.
Artistic Director & Curator Work Club
Co-Founder Inscapes Projects
Head of Production at TEDxMelbourne

We were so humbled to have this remarkable woman take us with her on her journey of transition by sharing her own deeply personal experiences and by challenging us to embrace a lifetime of change not only personally but professionally in the workplace. In an incredible and unforgettable session with our legal team, that was simultaneously humorous and poignant, Jo scratched deep beneath the surface to help us unearth the reasons why some of us get stuck in a fixed mindset and to encourage us to persevere in the face of uncertainty and risk, and to embrace change and challenge in our careers. She has set the wheels in motion for us to embark on our own personal and professional transitions and venture into unchartered territory. Jo has forever shifted the needle in helping us to become the better version of ourselves, to be open to new opportunities in what we do day to day in the office as well as reminding us to hold firm to what we truly believe in. Highly recommended!
Director & Counsel & Ryan Rayfield
Vice President & Head
ANZ Legal

Dear JoAnna, on behalf of YWCA Australia I wish to extend our sincere thanks to you for presenting as a Keynote Speaker at the SHE Leads Conference. Participants feedback rated your presentation “Rethinking Life” as excellent and received a high number of additional outstanding comments. We felt your presentation was an excellent way to end the conference and the way you delivered your presentation kept people engaged right until the end.
Business Development & Relationship Manager
YMCA

JoAnna presented at our Spark the Change event and talked about bringing meaning and purpose to work. Jo's session was extremely well received, highly praised and top-rated in participant feedback. Engaging, memorable, inspiring and valuable- I absolutely recommend Jo as a presenter and speaker.
Lead Curator
Spark the Change Melbourne 2018 and Director Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia

I engaged JoAnna to be part of a panel discussing Homophobia and Transphobia in the workplace as part of Westpac Group's support for IDAHOT (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia). JoAnna was honest and open, sharing her experiences and raising awareness of overt and subtle transphobia. She is a great communicator and engages very well with her audience. We received great feedback and JoAnna was the stand out guest, with many learnings from audience members coming from JoAnna's input. I look forward continuing to work with her in the future
St George Retail Bank

JoAnna was wonderful. She was energetic and passionate about giving her best presentation for our conference. Well in advance of the conference JoAnna reached out to get a better idea of the audience and displayed a sincere dedication to understanding the audience and working to achieve a presentation that would suit them and the room.
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

JoAnna is an inspirational and motivational speaker. Her passion is infectious, and she is able to engage her audience effectively and with verve. JoAnna is also skilled at distilling the main points of a presentation into easy to inspire and remember points.” JoAnna inspires her audiences who are full of praise for both her speaking content and her presenting style.
The Stella Network at BT Financial Group

It was very obvious that our audience was astoundingly impressed with JoAnna’s presentation and we received a very positive response from all our attendees as well as in the feedback following the session. JoAnna speaks with conviction, clarity and humour and we would welcome her back to speak with us any time.
Partner Sponsor
PwC’s LGBTI Network

JoAnna was the closing speaker at our TEDxMelbourne 2016 event. She delivered the most powerful and passionate talk of the day and ended up with a well deserved standing ovation (hard to do on a TEDx stage).
Licensee and Curator
TEDx Melbourne

I needed someone to help me transition the business from an entrepreneur run and managed business to a senior management run business. Over a 12-month period we transformed the business into a less stressed business while maintaining the same rates of growth. The culmination of which saw our profit increase 8 fold! I can unreservedly recommend JoAnna to achieve your business goals.
Managing Director and Global CEO
Telcoinabox

Joanna's gift lies in the fact that she quickly helps you understand what is holding you back, she has a passion & drive to bring out your best.
Manager Business Partnerships
BT Financial Group

Within the first minute of meeting JoAnna, I was motivated – her positivity is infectious! She has a unique ability of helping you work through a problem and provided me invaluable tools to the get the results I wanted. I cannot speak highly enough of JoAnna!
Service Delivery Manager
Hays

She is a great communicator and engages very well with her audience. We received great feedback and JoAnna was the stand out guest, with many learnings from audience members coming from JoAnna's input.
Business Operations Manager
St George Retail Bank

JoAnna was wonderful. She was energetic and passionate about giving her best presentation for our conference. Well in advance of the conference JoAnna reached out to get a better idea of the audience and displayed a sincere dedication to understanding the audience and working to achieve a presentation that would suit them and the room.
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

JoAnna is an inspirational and motivational speaker. Her passion is infectious and she is able to engage her audience effectively and with verve. JoAnna is also skilled at distilling the main points of a presentation into easy to inspire and remember points.” JoAnna inspires her audiences who are full of praise for both her speaking content and her presenting style.
The Stella Network leader
BT Financial Group

Engaging, honest and inspiring.
International Convention Centre Sydney

Jo was my Exec coach while I was going through the partner process at a large professional services firms.
Why did I ask for Jo's help?
- I had seen her speak on a number of occasions and I found her to be really insightful and thoughtful while challenging typically views 
  and stereotypes - just the type of person I needed to help coach me through this challenging process

How did Jo help me?
- Jo is very direct and speaks to the point. For me, this was fantastic to help me to articulate my business and value very clear. She also
  helped me to identify areas where I wasn't being myself, being natural or getting caught up in business language.

  After 3 months of regular coaching I felt confident and prepared for the partner process ... Much of this was due to the conversations Jo
 
and I had together.
I would recommend Jo to anyone really wanting to challenge their own thinking on how they lead and present themselves and their   value - and doing this in the way that works for you. Thanks Jo!
Partner
Health Economics & Policy
PwC Australia

JoAnna was the closing speaker at our TEDxMelbourne 2016 event. She delivered the most powerful and passionate talk of the day and ended up with a well deserved standing ovation (hard to do on a TEDx stage).
Speaker trainer & consultant 
Designing experiences and community engagement

I was recently attending a series of workshops being run by JoAnna. They were different to any others I'd experienced. JoAnna knows her stuff and has a clever way of getting the message across. I would highly recommend JoAnna of Visions & Goals.
Owner
David Jones Electricians P/L

Despite initial hesitancy from a few of our team Jo was able to quickly and progressively establish a definitive ‘re-think’ in our business culture; to such a degree that the processes began to transform our sales figures from a static plateau to a pattern of renewed growth. I find Jo to be a very dedicated, passionate woman of exceptional character and integrity with an uncanny capacity in formulating sound business initiatives, goals and objectives and then to deliver on her promises. I have absolutely no reservations Jo will always be, without doubt an asset to any business in which she serves and accordingly she has my utmost support and endorsement.
Patrick F. Fahy

As a Workforce Development Professional, I’ve interacted with many talented, resourceful and creative individuals, but none of the same calibre as Jo. Jo seems to thrive on doing the seemingly un-doable, and has a never-ending portfolio of creative solutions to make it look easy! She is a change agent who can inspire individuals, teams, or entire organizations, and give them the tools to break down the barriers that stand between them and their goals. Being around Jo for any length of time is inspiring and empowering, and once you’ve worked with her, you’ll want a regular dose of what I call ‘Vitamin J,’ which is the energy that makes her so dynamic. Having worked with Jo for over ten years, I’m still amazed by her ability to help clients tap into their own creative forces to be more competitive in their industries, and I’m grateful to call her both a professional resource and a friend.
Zubko

Jo was really amazing; she lifted my spirits after i had been made redundant. With her book Selling You and personal coaching exercises, she gave me the confidence to fight the battleground of recruiters and job adds. I now have my dream job working as head of marketing in a medium-sized firm in less than 8 weeks! Thanks Jo!
Annalisa Meryment

Some call it luck and some call it fate, but no matter, we have been incredibly fortunate to come across Jo when we did. Jo came recommended through my network, as I needed someone to help me transition the business from an entrepreneur run and managed business to a senior management run business. It was all about succession planning for me. Over a 12-month period we transformed the business into a less stressed business while maintaining the same rates of growth. The culmination of which saw the 2009/2010 profit increase 8 fold! At the same time Jo personally helped me understand my strengths through coaching. Jo also coached a number of other people within the organization in order to ensure they were ready for the increased responsibility. By transitioning the business I was able to focus my time on expanding the business internationally and we are now in the UK and NZ. This would not have been possible without the help of Jo (both from releasing my time and also recently providing sales and marketing mentoring/strategy in both NZ and the UK). I was able to convince Jo to join the business after the transition process was finished to head up the sales and marketing area, which led to the growth of our wholesale channel. Today we have two strong channels thanks to Jo. Our company has become one of the most visible brands in both the Wholesale Telecommunications and Franchise sectors through great innovative marketing and PR. There is no doubt that Jo has a flare for sales and marketing which is sometimes unconventional giving it the cut through that was required to make our business the successful company it is today. I was devastated when Jo said that she was going back out on her own to achieve her own goals. I can unreservedly recommend Jo to achieve your business goals whether it is, coaching, sales and marketing strategy or training. Jo will be sorely missed.
Managing Director and Global CEO

Working in the gender balance and diversity space JoAnna has been a great help to my business. She understands intrinsically the challenges and has the insight, experience and intuitive delivery to ensure I am able to overcome the hurdles. On the sales side of the business she was able to zone in on the weak spots of my message, enabling me to instantly improve my outcomes when working with new clients. She is more than a coach; she is a strategist that gets results.
Founder and CEO 
100 Mums Pty Ltd

I cannot thank JoAnna enough for sharing her vast experience, knowledge and positive energy with me. Working together has been an inspiring and exciting experience. JoAnna has helped me to formulate our purpose so it can be communicated through the different layers of the business. The time spent together and the advice I took away has been invaluable. JoAnna’s recommendations were easy to implement and I started to make real changes straight away. I now know that by removing complexities and unknowns along with always coming back to our purpose-making decisions within the business will be effortless. I wholeheartedly recommend JoAnna as an Executive Coach and look forward to continuing to work, stay inspired and succeed together.
Owner
Indigo Finance

I engaged JoAnna to be part of a panel discussing Homophobia and Transphobia in the workplace as part of Westpac Group's support for IDAHOT (International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia). JoAnna was honest and open, sharing her experiences and raising awareness of overt and subtle transphobia. She is a great communicator and engages very well with her audience. We received great feedback and JoAnna was the stand out guest, with much learning from audience members coming from JoAnna's input. I look forward to continuing to working with her in the future.
Diversity Manager
Westpac Group

JoAnna has been helping me with fine-tuning and focusing my thoughts about the currency and potential for my business. She has been invaluable in helping me break down my options, to identify possible potentials, to work through opportunity scenarios and to challenge my thinking. Through working with JoAnna, I have been able to more clearly define my wow factor and to better map the future path for my business and personal goals. I have a great deal of respect for her methods, her knowledge, her expertise and her energy!
Ned and Legal
Commercial Adviser to Boards, Senior Executives Aad Management