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Jo-Ann Harris

Head of Mentor and Oral Assessment


Professional Coach


Jo-Ann Harris is an Academic Consultant to Erickson Coaching International. She also facilitates The Art & Science of Coaching both online and in person, as well as oversees the Mentorship Program

As a seasoned training and development specialist, Jo-Ann was introduced to the fascinating world of coaching 12 years ago. With over 15 years experience in management and as a certified training and development professional, she began her coaching career as an internal business coach, working with management professionals and teams in the corporate world. Her interest in the role of professional and personal leadership, and the importance of effective relationships in creating successful organizations, led to her studies in leadership at the Masters level. During this time, she also became a certified executive coach and enjoyed the opportunity to bring coaching into the world of developmental leadership.

As a Master Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, Jo-Ann was introduced to The Art & Science of Coaching and the Solution-Focused approach – an education that transformed forever the coaching conversations taking place with her clients and within organizations in which she worked.

“The program at Erickson Coaching and the Solution-Focused approach have provided both my coaching and educational consulting practice with backbone. It has provided my clients with very tangible results leading to transformations in their professional and personal lives.”

In 2007, Jo-Ann launched her own business, ‘Leading Relationships’ offering customized instructional design, training and development and coaching services. “I believe that the ability to build strong and enduring relationships with people is key to business and personal success.”

Jo-Ann has a reputation for helping employees, at all levels in the organization, succeed through building positive and productive relationships both within the organization and with external stakeholders. Jo-Ann is an established professional speaker with the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and a champion public speaker with Toastmasters International. Her expertise in management, training and coaching, and her engaging presentation style creates an educational experience that is certain to improve vital relationships and support employees at all levels as they focus on building relationships, building careers, and addressing business challenges.

Professional Qualifications:

  • BSc Nursing
  • Masters Degree in Education
  • Masters Degree in Leadership
  • Certified Professional Coach
  • Certified Mentor Coach
  • Certified Training and Development Professional
  • Certified Executive Coach
  • Certified mBIT Coach
  • Certified Synchronous (online) Facilitator