Richmond , BC V7C 5P6
Joanne Pulis is a visionary leader who facilitates greatness. She sees the world through the lens of unconditional love and possibility. Distortions are simply catalysts to realize our individual and collective potential by unfurling and discovering our brilliance and thereby being our unique contribution in the world. Joanne’s background in business development started when she was 19, partnering to build a national, multimillion dollar company. She followed this up with two accounting designations, her Canadian CPA-CGA and the international FCCA(UK). She also holds an international MBA, and CBM degrees. For the past 20 years her work with corporate restructuring helped her hone her capacities to see the full spectrum landscape of the corporations she worked with and hold the brilliance of the creation to be realized while simultaneously facilitating the greatness of the individuals within the corporation to move beyond limitations and constraints – creating cohesive, collaborative teams that are able to work synergistically together to synthesize the corporate vision into realized success.
Joanne Is an active community Leader and has served on many boards; She served as a Director of CGA-BC and chaired the educational foundation. She was Chair of Richmond intermediate Care, a nursing home which became the hub to develop the ’campus of care’ – a project which delivered 35 services to seniors in the community to assist them in remaining independent for as long as possible while simultaneously providing community connection; She also served on the Hasting Sunrise community policing centre Board and chaired the steering committee which led the renegotiation for policing centre funding with the VPD and City of Vancouver. As Chair of Peace it together, an organization which uses dialogue, filmmaking and community engagement to empower youth to build sustainable peace among Israelis and Palestinians, Joanne broadened her experience to include international affairs and created new governance frameworks which included youth participation.
Joanne’s full spectrum playground includes developing education alternatives which is supported by her training as an AWECP practitioner, a certification which engages children diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Her play with children helped her to move through her own limitations and see the world from multiple perception points. She has broadened her scope of practice to include working with Horses as partners, who, through their presence and connected wisdom, assist their human friends to remember our authentic self and invite us to show up that way in all areas of our lives. Joanne is a certified FEEL (Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning) facilitator and is developing a vision to incorporate FEEL work with alternatives in education, business and leadership development – expanding consciousness by inviting a return to our innate joy and wholeness of self.