JoAnne Freeman

JoAnne Freeman is a Leading Associate of DIAFORA and delivers several leadership seminars which she designed to help professional women win at the game of business.

In creating herpersonal trade name SWIMupstream, JoAnne has woven together various strands of professional expertise. She is recognized for innovative techniques to meeting facilitation and team building and has developed particularly effective approaches for personal promotion and influence. She is certified in Dramatherapy and Transactional Analysis. Three workshops of unique design: Leadership for Women, Marketing Brand Me, and Skillful Meeting Facilitation enjoy high demand across Europe.

JoAnne was responsible for Management Education at Digital Equipment Corporation after coming to Geneva from Canada. Her early career spans managing International Humanitarian projects in Haiti, Niger, Indonesia and Nepal and teaching Sociology at Colleges in Toronto, Montreal and Geneva.

Her very first jobs were in the fields of social work and criminology. In addition to regularly speaking at women’s professional networks and conferences, she is on the Advisory Board of W.I.N. the Women’s International Network Conference. She has co-founded TEN the Trainer’s Exchange Network in Geneva.