In 2002 Joan wrote Building Blocks for Breakthrough Results which is for people who are interested in making a significant difference in the workplace while, at the same time, having balance in their personal life. As a business and personal coach, motivational speaker, educator, and businesswoman for over forty years, Joan has been helping people be more accountable and responsible in the workplace. Out of her coaching, people find themselves more expressive, self-confident, and creative. Many of her clients triple their income from their work together.

In May, 2015, Joan updated and revised her book, Building Blocks for Breakthrough Results, and put it in an electronic format, which is now available on Kindle.
Building Blocks For Breakthrough Results on Kindle
She is excited about making this affordable and available to everyone. Please share this with your friends and colleagues, and let’s make a difference in the world using these tips.

Through her coaching clients learn the difference between efficiency and effectiveness. Sometimes we are very efficient, but not very effective. Our effectiveness in any area of our life is a function of who we are BEING when we’re DOING whatever it is we do. This book is about empowering you to BE extraordinary. It’s about bringing the commitment you have for your future into your life now.

Think of each of the 52 chapters as a tip, or tool, or building block.  Here are three of the "Tips of the Week" you could begin working on right now:

#12: Ask people “what’s great about your life? -- This is an easy thing to do any time, anywhere. Share positive things that are happening. If someone says “pass” encourage them to say something (i.e,, the lung capacity to speak!”) and to appreciate the greatness around them!

#26: Learn something new. -- Challenge yourself every week—whether with a computer program, a cooking class, a finance seminar, or whatever has a glimmer of interest to you. By learning something new, your ability to lead will grow.

#52: Stop procrastinating. -- Stop procrastinating. Jump in. Get out of the “grandstands,” and onto the “court.” The first is a way to “observe” and there is really no value in that place. The second is alive and full of possibility, vitality, and creativity. Start big projects and carry them through to completion. It’s the joy in jumping in that will inspire you to produce breakthrough results.

Orange County Register/Laguna Niguel News, July 23, 2015 “A.V. Business Coach urges people to ‘live as your word and be as good as your word.’

Orange County Register/Business Section, August 13, 2015 “Aliso Viejo resident coaches business professionals with revised book”

The Word Among Us, February, 2014, “Supported By The Saints:  How the Citizens of Heaven Became Real in My Life”
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OC Register, July 15, 2010, "Personal Growth Coach holds free social events"

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Joan Smith begins Sept. 14"

Aliso Viejo News, July 24, 2003, "Life Beyond the Comfort Zone"

Power Negotiation, Fall, 2001 - Packaging Horizons Magazine

Five Tips, September 29, 1997 - Orange County Register (Business Monday)

She "Coaches" Executives, Winter, 1996-97 - The Adelphean of Alpha Delta Pi

Christmas Bonus, December 9, 1996 - Orange County Register (Business Monday)

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Five Tips, October 21, 1996 - Orange County Register (Business Monday)

It's Your Business, October 14, 1996 - Orange County Register (Business Monday)


Business Wingmen Podcast - Show 022 - March 16, 2018
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Business Wingmen Podcast - Joan Smith