Joanne Newborn, MBA

pronouns: she/her/hers


Coaching • Training • Consulting


Joanne Newborn is a certified executive leadership coach, trainer, and consultant with almost 20 years of experience developing high-performing teams, culture, analytics, strategy, marketing, and business development. Her experience spans from working with innovative start-ups to large publicly traded companies such as Microsoft, Amgen, Accenture, Chobani, and NielsenIQ. Joanne is a senior Faculty member at LeadWise Group and the founder of Newborn Evolution.

As a business leader, Joanne recognized early on the need for strong leadership and management skills and invested in coaching and training her teams. This resulted in her teams becoming high-functioning, collaborative and accountable while feeling motivated, engaged, and uniquely valued. All of which helped Joanne continuously achieve record-breaking year-over-year revenue growth.

Joanne earned her MBA from Penn State University with Beta Gamma Sigma Honors. She received the ACC Credential from the International Coaching Federation. She is also a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Certified Coach. Joanne is a certified DiSC Personality Profile facilitator and trainer. She is a frequently published writer and keynote speaker at corporations and business universities.


Joanne was born and bred in Brooklyn, NY, and has had the pleasure of living on both coasts in New York and Los Angeles. She is passionate about wine, as she spent 18 years in the wine and spirits business. She had the opportunity to visit and work with vineyards and distilleries in the US, Chile, Argentina, Iceland, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, France, and South Africa. She loves to say that wine is a living and breathing organism that is always evolving, just as we are.

She has traveled extensively in the US, Canada, South America, Europe, and Africa and looks forward to her next overseas trip. In the meantime, she enjoys working with professionals all around the world. She has worked with professionals on every continent except for Antarctica, so she is on the hunt to work with scientists at the South Pole!


  • Leadership development
  • People management skills
  • High-performing team dynamics
  • Resilience, Agile EQ and growth mindset
  • Executive presence
  • Communication
  • Marketing and business development
  • Managing the intensity of the job
  • Productive conflict / managing difficult personalities


  • MBA | Penn State University School of Business
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) | Pace University
  • Associate Certified Coach credential | International Coaching Federation
  • Certified DiSC Personality Profile Facilitator | Wiley & Sons