Today's interview is with Johanna Sawalha. Jo is an Executive Coach and coach to high performers. She has particular expertise in coaching C level professionals, building entrepreneurial companies, career building and transitions, as well as executive & leadership coaching and fast-track sales force training.

Since returning to her native Sweden in 2015 after 25 years in the US, Jo coached executives in the advertising and children’s educational gaming industries. As Head of Executive Coaching and Business Development, she co-created the Executive Coaching Division of The Roll AB, of the SSE MBA LeadershipLive Program and the SSE MSc. Finance Career Development Accelerator Program (CDA) at the Stockholm School of Economics.

Meanwhile, she retained her US and international clients, companies & organizations, shifting clients forward in highly valuable ways by providing coaching support, practices, structure, process, and energy to create value and achieve results. She has led executive coaching programs at, among others, the following New York institutions: The Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, The Learning Annex, SoHo House, and also held a column in the trend watch magazine Modern Economy doing the global analysis of world trends. She was Senior Vice President a New York-based coaching firm teaching at MIT and Stanford Business School, with AOL, Sony and Conde Nast among their clients. Her clients range from high-level executives at Blackstone Investment Group to the Hollywood movie industry. Her client roster features Blackstone, The Port Authority, and during her five years in Texas The San Antonio Current and affiliated media companies, The Media Justice League, Turner Holdings, San Antonio Sports and VentureLab – a non-profit STEM organization for girls. In Texas, Jo also held coaching workshops at Our Lady of the Lake University for the student body, faculty, and staff, as well as coaching politicians in local government.

Johanna’s served on the board of the San Antonio River Foundation, the selection committee for the board of her building as well as Strand Academy.

Johanna's entrepreneurial background includes founding the perfume brand Lakshmi NYC which she ran for five years, and which was sold in both national and international retail stores. She also co-founded one of the first companies to offer international yoga retreats and took groups to Thailand and Mongolia among other places – Avatar Yoga Retreats.

Johanna has experience with the Assessment Tools StrengthsFinder 2.0, HBDI, as well as MBTI Myers Briggs.

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