Inside Out Image is all about helping companies and individuals achieve their goals and perform at their best by developing often untaught skills.

Below are testimonials from some of the clients I have worked with.

“I met Joanna as I was pivoting in my career at a senior level and I needed guidance on building my brand, improving my networking skills, demonstrating gravitas and having impact at C level. Joanna had practical advice that made an immediate difference. She’s a very positive, kind and attentive listener who is able to successfully walk you through each step of the challenging moments of your career with a smile.”

Former Investment Banker

“Having had the pleasure to see Joanna in action delivering a session to our newly qualified associates the other week, I can highly recommend her to other firms looking to run training on professional impact. Joanna is not only a delight to work with but personifies the word “professional” in everything she does. I am very much looking forward to continuing to work with Joanna in the future.”

Head of Learning & Development, Forsters LLP

“We asked Joanna to help us develop a programme for employees who had expressed a desire to develop their Personal Impact and Networking capabilities. Working collaboratively with us, Joanna developed and delivered an interactive, lively and ultimately very well received set of workshops. The feedback from the delegates was excellent and has prompted us to look at our next set of development needs. Thank you Joanna, you are such a pleasure to work with.”

Mark, Regional Director London, South and West, Allied Irish Bank

“I approached Joanna at a very stagnant and discouraging point in my career. Joanna quickly identified the areas that needed work. Over the last few months, Joanna has helped me identify my personal brand, work on strategic relationships, network effectively and become more politically intelligent.

Joanna has been more than an executive coach for me, she has been a friend and confidante. I faced several challenging and changing circumstances; Joanna was available at the end of a phone call to give me direction whilst reassuring me. I always looked forward to my sessions with Joanna. Joanna showed empathy and gave me the right feedback in the most gentle manner.

I’m confident that I am on the right path for my personal objectives and will be using Joanna’s coaching as my guiding light.”

Programme Manager, Financial Sector

“Joanna ran a fantastic session on ‘Navigating Office Politics’ for my team. Talking through these ideas really helped people realise that understanding and managing colleagues is a vital skill, no less important than delivering high-quality technical work.

Senior Manager, Major Financial Institution

“I re-joined my old team after an 18 month secondment and immediately faced a number of challenges in terms of reconnecting with my previous colleagues; connecting with new senior colleagues; and establishing the right place for myself in a team that was quite different to the one I’d left. I immediately thought of Joanna as someone who could help.

I had four one-to-one sessions with Joanna. We discussed a range of issues, challenges and worries. Joanna helped me to determine practical actions I could take to address these. Because of her approach, I found these actions to be both manageable and impactful. Joanna empowered me to regain the confidence I’d lost in myself and helped me to position myself an impactful senior team member.

Many of the concepts we covered have also had a lasting impact on my approach to situations at work.”

Director, Global Consultancy Firm

“Joanna carried out a programme of activities for our junior to mid-level Consultants, where they had sessions covering image and impact, body language and networking, delivered in both a team meeting and one to one coaching. 

This development was a departure from the typical technical or consulting skills training, but was received well, and genuinely made a noticeable difference to a number of attendees. 

We will look to extend to more senior colleagues in the coming months, as Inside Out Image provided a truly effective, alternative development activity for our junior professionals.” 

Anonymous, Global Actuarial Consultancy, London

“I started working with Joanna after hearing her speak at an industry event on Personal Impact and Relationship Building.

Her presentation really resonated with me and I thought Joanna would be someone that I would be able to work with.

From my initial telephone conversation, Joanna gave me confidence that she would be able to help me develop the areas I had identified as requiring room for improvement; increasing my confidence at networking events and improving my CV and LinkedIn profile.

Joanna put me at ease from the outset and worked with me on developing realistic action plans at each session.

After four individual sessions with Joanna, I felt as though I had the confidence to move on from a business I had been in for 16 years and I am delighted to say, I was able to secure my next role just 2 and a half months after my last session.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Joanna to anyone looking to develop their career and improving their ‘personal brand’.”

Anonymous, Large Corporate

“I used Joanna’s services to rework all my application related documents and get those in the best possible shape.

She is a fabulous career adviser, coach and word smith. Joanna makes a sometimes cumbersome process easy to navigate. She really wants to understand what makes you tick, what happened and why in your career, your motivation, why you made certain career decisions.

She asks excellent questions. I had the most valuable conversations with her, which prepared me in the best way possible for the interviews.

Needless to say that all the work paid off and I landed my dream job!

I can highly recommend Joanna’s services and plan to go back to work with her again on my next move.”

Stefanie Dobbert, Head of M&A and Global Strategic Projects, Global Pharmaceutical Company

“Joanna added a new and fresh angle to our annual event. Her engaging, relevant and useful talk found real empathy in our guests and encouraged conversation and networking.  We would highly recommend her services.”

Janice Martin, Partner, Kerman & Co

“I began working with Joanna at a cross-roads in my career – I knew I wanted to make a major change and was looking for guidance to develop and execute a plan for how to achieve this. Joanna helped me to map out the options and feel confident in those that I opted to pursue.

Joanna is very perceptive and tailed her style of working to my personality/temperament – using her experience to guide, while retaining a clear focus on my stated objectives for finding a new role. She gave very specific guidance on developing a CV and LinkedIn profile, which I received very good feedback on from numerous contacts, and also in helping me to refine my interview technique through practice and feedback sessions. She also acted as a sounding board throughout my search and was a great support in interpreting employer feedback and planning out next steps.

Having worked with Joanna over a number of weeks, I secured a new role and I am very happy with the change I have made, supported throughout the process by Joanna. I’m very pleased that I had the opportunity to work with Joanna and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to make a career change.” 

Vice President, Portfolio Management

“We were hoping for an off-site event at which our Business Services team leaders would pick up useful skills and insights to help them deal with the increasing pressures of a demanding ‘high touch’ professional services environment. 

Joanna exceeded our expectations. 

She won the confidence of the group from the outset and proved an open, insightful and action-oriented facilitator. 

Our group came away energised by Joanna’s skills exercises and universally positive about Joanna’s impact on the group.” 

Business Services Director, Leading Global Law Firm, London

“While working with Joanna might seem a substantial investment, I would not hesitate to do it again. It allowed me to really take possession of my role and be more confident in my abilities.”

AL, Transformation Manager, Large Corporate

“Joanna presented on image for Balance at HSBC to over 200 people in 10 sites across the UK.

She is informative and engaging and we have received fantastic feedback from our members – I look forward to working further with Joanna in the future.”

Sam Cooper-Gray, Head of Business Management, Commercial Banking Channel Islands and Isle of Man HSBC

“My first session with Joanna was mind blowing; she teased out a lot of information from me; I was amazed how much I had achieved in my career and the exceptional difference and value I had made along the way.

Joanna helped in bringing out and shaping what I had done in my career, in a way that made an impact, without sounding over confident, and also at the same time capturing the attention of my audience.

Sessions with Joanna improved my self-confidence and gave me the self-belief that I could get the job I wanted.

I’ve now secured an exciting opportunity since leaving the organisation I had worked at for over 14 years; it took me less than two months.”

Anonymous, Programme Manager, Large Organisation

“We invited Joanna to speak at an IAM Continuing Professional Development event on the subject of ‘Why Personal Impact and Relationship Building Matter for Success’.

Her presentation was very well judged in terms of content and pacing, and her knowledge of the subject was exceptional.

Like all good professional speakers she made sure to credit other sources and actually used this to provide a list of further reading for attendees.

Joanna is extremely professional in all aspects of her delivery. She has a warm, natural style and communicates clearly and with conviction on her chosen subject.

I would have no hesitation whatsoever in inviting Joanna to present for us again and look forward to working with her in the future.”

Andrew Jardine, General Manager, IAM

“We thought that the course with Joanna was extremely useful for our new graduates and something that we will definitely consider incorporating into our graduate training programme in future years.”

Anonymous, Large Accountancy Practice, London

“I would wholeheartedly recommend Joanna as a coach and speaker. She spoke at the IFoA Momentum conference, a conference for 200 nearly and newly qualified actuaries.

There she delivered the opening plenary on networking, which was extremely well received delivering insightful tips and real-life advice.

It was well pitched for an audience of mixed levels of social confidence and experience in networking.

I feel confident in saying I certainly learnt a lot! Joanna’s talk set the tone for what turned out to be an excellent conference for networking.

At the same conference Joanna also gave a workshop on negotiation skills, where she shared insights from her wider experience and break down her approach to negotiation into a digestible form; quite a challenge for a 1 hour talk.

I have found Joanna to be extremely generous with her time and expertise.

Coupled with her excellent judgement I feel confident in recommending her.”

Russ Bowdrey, Senior ALM Manager, Strategic Asset Allocation, Aviva