David and Stephen Flynn
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David and Stephen Flynn

The Happy Pear Podcast

What are the characteristics of a great leader? Are you born with it, or can it be taught? 

From the moment she entered the studio filling the space with warmth; to the leadership roundtable she facilitated at the end, Joanne oozed passion for people and creating a nation of leaders “of good character”.

Episode 20 – Joanne Hession

Today, Joanne is dedicated to her social enterprise LIFT, which strives to create positive change in Ireland through values-based leadership. With over 30,000 people doing LIFT roundtables since inception 4 years ago, LIFT is the most inclusive positive leadership initiative ever seen in Ireland.

Starting as an entrepreneur at the age of 27, Joanne founded two businesses of her own: The Entrepreneurs Academy and QED The Accreditation Experts. 

What else? From speaking at TEDx and authoring the best-selling “Don’t Get A Job Build A Business”, to spending being elected a Council member of the Dublin Chamber, Joanne has also lived a rich professional life away.

We are very grateful for the wisdom, lessons and kindness Joanne gifted us and believe that anyone striving to be a better leader will benefit from this conversation!

A great episode! Enjoy!


Lots of Love,

Dave & Steve x

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