Keynote Speaking

Joanna Barclay is a published author and global speaker on cultural transformation, building high performing workplace cultures, and conscious value-based leadership and is a new face in the conference marketplace. She is an award winning consultant with over 3 decades of success facilitating the transformation of leadership teams and organizations. With 15 years teaching yoga and meditation, she is passionate about self-mastery, mindfulness, and personal development. The inner transformation required to lead outer transformation.

Audiences love the energy and passion Joanna has for people and her work which focuses on how to bring engagement and happiness into the work environment. Her specialty is speaking at global conferences, awakening leadership potential to make a difference by caring for people, profits and the planet.

Joanna recently moved back to Canada from Singapore where she lived for 5 years.  Looking for a speaker to inspire new thinking and conscious leadership to meet the challenges of the 21st century?

What are people saying?

"Your presentation today on Building a High Performing Culture with Resiliency and Connectivity resonated to my core! Thank you!"

Robert E. Flux, CPA, CA, Partner, Crowe MacKay LLP, Canada

"Joanna is Ted Talk quality and her idea is worth spreading."

CC Puan – CEO Packet 1, Mobile Telecommunication, Malaysia


"It was a great session and a perfect way to wrap up our conference. I’ve received many notes of appreciation today. Your contribution to the development of our leaders is truly appreciated!"

Lori Arpin – VP Communications, General Motors, Shanghai, China


"FWA had the pleasure of having Joanna address our members on three occasions now. Each time her talks have been energizing and engaging. Her recent talk on Culture and Workplace Happiness was well received. Joanna listens, and the result is an attendee experience that is customized and unique, conveying the message of how to transform a workplace into a happy, high performing environment."

LOW Chin Loo – FWA Exco Member and Events Chair, Singapore


"I must thank you for a very useful session. Let me also share that I really enjoyed the energy, clarity and people engagement. I see cultural transformation as key to the success of any organizational development effort because how an organization performs is ultimately down to its people and how they perform."

Raja Kumar – Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore

"Joanna exudes passion, enthusiasm and energy in her delivery, constantly engaging with the participants to ensure their understanding, inspiring their participation and inclusivity."

David Hsiao – Managing Director, Ardentec, Singapore

Key Facts


  • CEO – Culture Leadership Group

  • Member of Speakers Bureau of Canada

  • Member of Keynote Women Speakers of North America and Asia

  • Global Speaker at conferences, corporate events, and leadership development seminars

  • Author of acclaimed book “Conscious Culture – How to Build a High Performing Workplace through Values, Ethics, and Leadership”

  • Leadership Consultant with 3 decades of experience transforming teams, leadership and workplace culture resulting in high performing, value-driven organizations

  • Certified Barrett Values Centre Cultural Transformation Consultant

  • Certified Professional Facilitator accredited by the International Association of Facilitators and a Certified Technology of Participation (ToP) Facilitator by the Institute of Cultural Affairs

  • Certified 'Adventures in Awareness' Equine Facilitator

  • Art of Happiness, Yoga, and Meditation Teacher with the Art of Living Foundation whose mission is to reduce stress, violence and disease in the world


  • Canadian Director of the gold standard in leadership development programs TLEX Program (Transformational Leadership for Excellence)

  • Expert in large scale information management and technology transformation.

  • Graduate of the National Training Laboratory (NTL) Organizational Development program.

  • Certified Core Strengths Consultant, Level 1 & 2.

  • Bachelor of Administration from the University of Ottawa, Honors in Management of Information Systems.

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Keynotes on Leadership & Cultural Transformation
The Power in Building a Conscious Culture
Human Connection in Times of Disruptive Change

In these uncertain, disruptive times, organizations are quickly changing how they operate in the world.  In the wake of these changes, how people work together, communicate, and collaborate is essential to their future success.


  • What are you doing as a leader to build a conscious online culture, one that is values-driven and empowers employees to engage, perform, and reach their full potential? 

  • What new behaviours are you looking for, and which values are associated to them? 

  • How does conscious leadership make a difference?


Building a Conscious Culture takes place when we live into our values consciously with awareness, meaning and purpose.  Leaders must bring all of their people skills into the work environment to support human connection, a key element in employee engagement, and high performance.


Joanna’s inspiring motivational talk provides a powerful framework – the ACBs of High Performance, for supporting individual, leadership, and organizational transformation.  Leaders learn why it is important to create a conscious, values-driven culture. A culture that ensures employee engagement, a sense of fulfilment, and cultural alignment for strategic success.

Key Learnings from Talk
  • How to become an employer of choice to attract, engage, and retain top talent;

  • The leadership and culture necessary to create a conscious workplace that supports collaboration, mergers, and digitalisation;

  • The courage, inspiration, and positive energy to lead change.

Who Benefits?
  • CEOs and Leadership Teams

  • Business Owners

  • Managers

  • Staff

Conscious Leadership With Horses
The Path to Self-Awareness and Well-Being 
Key Learnings from Talk
  • Expanding one’s sense of self can increase our ability to be of service to others;

  • Increased authenticity and coherence creates greater employee commitment and trust in leadership;

  • Gaining intuitive and emotional intelligence increases our heart-centred potential – the “true power” of conscious individuals, leaders and teams.                        

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As the world is getting more dependent on technology, we as humans need to reconnect with and learn from nature to rediscover who we are. Trying to exercise more dominance and control over our environment (both in and outside of work) is taking us humans in the wrong direction and rarely works. Management teams observe that those members of the team who display dominating and controlling characteristics really struggle with building rapport with horses and couldn’t get them to cooperate.


In her talk, Joanna shares the science and history of how building connection with horses has helped many leaders and their teams to be more authentic, self-aware, and congruent, gaining the confidence and trust to grow in the next level of personal or leadership competency.  Joanna brings leaders on an inner journey to explore the “I See You” moments of being a conscious leader through the lynchpins of self-expression, connection and contribution.

Get Connected
Grow a Desired Team Culture

One day workshop with Intact Teams designed to empower team members and help them grow a desired team culture. Investing vital time to build relationships and connect individuals to the team challenges, stakeholders, and themselves for increased engagement and higher p. The importance of growing a shared culture is foundational for building trust and increasing productivity.

Building a High Performance Workplace Culture
How to Increase Employee Engagement and Productivity to Support Service Excellence,
and High Performance

This workshop will help you to awaken the life force energy in values that fuel employee engagement and productivity; Building a people-centered workplace culture consciously unleashes the potential within your organization, creates a workplace that is healthy, happy, engaged and productive, and an environment that provides winning conditions for its leaders, employees, customers, key stakeholders and the planet.

According to Gallup Research, in North America employee engagement is between 26 – 30%, in Europe, between 13 -18%, and in Southeast Asia, between 6 – 12%. With a one million dollar HR budget, that’s $700,000 spent on disengagement. That’s a huge amount of untapped employee potential that organizations are paying for but not realizing!


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