" I believe my experience can really benefit others... coaching has always been part of what I do as a leader and a manager."
and political assignments around the world have provided
globetrotting human resource specialist Joan Sheridan with
dynamic skills and practical wisdom which can only benefit
executives she coaches.
Joan brings to her coaching work international experience at
chief executive level, directorship experience in large
public and private companies and expertise in the often
difficult areas of organisational change and
An experienced director and member of many government
and industry committees, Joan thrives on the challenge of
helping major – especially complex – companies grow and
spread their wings in broader and ever changing markets.
During 12 years at BHP Petroleum, Joan pioneered the
company’s first human resource facility and also played a
key role in BHP’s strategies for global expansion.
For five years, Joan was also chief executive officer for
global organisation development at Lend Lease Corporation.
During this time she steered moves by Lend Lease into Asia
and helped staff work in international markets.
During her career, Joan has been exposed to numerous
international acquisitions, mergers, expansions and
restructuring projects. This wide experience has provided
Joan with a deep understanding of the challenges
organisations face as they re-orient to meet an
ever-changing environment and of how these difficulties
impact on the people responsible for their implementation.
Joan’s career has seen her work in the UK, Asia, India,
Canada, United States, Europe and the Middle East.