Engerized! Inspiring! Passionate!

Joanna Barclay – A fresh, new face in the Asian Conference Marketplace

Joanna Barclay

What people are saying thought-provoking • energizing • engaging

“Joanna is Ted Talk quality and her idea is worth spreading.”

CC Puan – CEO Packet 1, Mobile Telecommunication, Malaysia

“It was a great session and a perfect way to wrap up our conference. I’ve received many notes of appreciation today. Your contribution to the development of our leaders is truly appreciated!”

Lori Arpin – VP Communications, General Motors, Shanghai, China

“FWA had the pleasure of having Joanna address our members on three occasions now. Each time her talks have been energizing and engaging. Her recent talk on Culture and Workplace Happiness was well received. Joanna listens, and the result is an attendee experience that is customized and unique, conveying the message of how to transform a workplace into a happy, high performing environment.”

LOW Chin Loo – FWA Exco Member and Events Chair, Singapore

“I must thank you for a very useful session. Let me also share that I really enjoyed the energy, clarity and people engagement. I see cultural transformation as key to the success of any organizational development effort because how an organization performs is ultimately down to its people and how they perform.”

Raja Kumar – Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore

“Joanna exudes passion, enthusiasm and energy in her delivery, constantly engaging with the participants to ensure their understanding, inspiring their participation and inclusivity.”

David Hsiao – Managing Director, Ardentec, Singapore

Key facts


  • CEO – Culture Leadership group
  • Global Speaker at conferences, corporate events, and leadership development seminars
  • Author of acclaimed book “Conscious Culture – How to Build a High Performing Workplace through Values, Ethics, and Leadership”.
  • Member of APSS – Asia Professional Speakers, Singapore
  • Leadership Consultant transforming teams, leadership and workplace culture resulting in high performing, value-driven organizations
  • Certified Professional Facilitator accredited by the International Association of Facilitators and Certified Technology of Participation (ToP) Facilitator by the Institute of Cultural Affairs
  • Art of Happiness Teacher , Art of Living Foundation whose mission is to reduce stress, violence and disease in the world.


  • Canadian Director of the gold standard in leadership development programs
    Transformational Leadership for Excellence (TLEX) program.
  • Earlier career as an expert in large scale information management and technology transformation.
  • A graduate of the National Training Laboratory (NTL) Organizational Development program.
  • Certified Core StrengthsTM Consultant , Level 1 & 2.
  • Bachelor of Administration from the University of Ottawa, with Honors in Management of Information Systems. Flies from Singapore Speaks to senior executive groups in Singapore and the region.

Speaker Profile

Joanna Barclay is a published author and global speaker on leading change, building high performing workplace cultures, and value-based leadership. She is an award winning consultant with over 3 decades of success facilitating the transformation leadership teams and organizations. With 15 years teaching yoga and meditation, she is passionate about self-mastery, mindfulness, and personal development.

Audiences love the energy and passion Joanna has for people and her work which focuses on how to bring engagement and happiness into the work environment. Her specialty is speaking at global conferences, awakening leadership potential to make a difference through caring for people, profits and the planet.

Joanna moved to Singapore from Canada in 2014 and is a fresh new face in the Asian conference marketplace.
Looking for a speaker to inspire new thinking and conscious leadership to meet the challenges of the 21st century?

Contact Joanna for your next event.

Leadership and Inspirational Keynotes


 Get Connected

Energize, Engage, Empower Human Potential

At the heart of Leadership is a life force energy that connects us all. Joanna shares the ABCs of high performance, a framework for developing conscious leaders and awakening their true potential.

Leaders are empowered with an unlimited source of energy through greater Awareness, Belongingness, and Commitment. Learning how to connect the head and the heart, the intellect and emotions, to increase engagement and performance throughout the whole organization.

“All you need is love.” These words made famous by The Beatles 30+ years ago still hold true today. Everyone wants to experience love, joy and happiness in life and at work, but few are able to realize this potential.

Positive energy and inspirational leadership engages staff by connecting hearts and minds. Living the values of open communication, respect, trust, and integrity, leaders are able to better understand and meet the needs of all their stakeholders.

This talk awakens leaders to who we are, and the importance of our inner nature. Mind, body and soul are integrated to promote health, inner peace, relationships, and ability to fulfill our organizational purpose.

Joanna bridges the divide between the physical and spiritual, mind and emotions, enabling leaders to energize, engage, and empower the human potential in their organizations.


  • Courage, inspiration, and positive energy to lead change
  • Emotional fulfillment for more joy and happiness
  • Greater self-awareness and awareness of others, developing connections, trust, and mindfulness

Who Benefits?

CEOs, Business Owners, Managers and Staff

. . . Create a happy, healthy, harmonious workplace culture!


Thank you for your inspirational speech on ‘The Power of Love and Awakening the Heart of Leadership Potential’ during our offsite. The topic was truly inspirational, and presented in an innovative way that everyone could understand and practice in daily life.

Your knowledge about culture and leadership, inspiring leaders with powerful new ideas were impressive.

- N.Selvam,Senior Director PSAE, Global Technology Services, EQUINIX

Relationships That Work

People are Complex, Relationships Don’t Have To Be

Working together productively doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Have you ever observed or experienced a situation where effectiveness in the workplace suffered because of different strengths and the way people communicate with each other? This challenge is all too common as differing work and communication styles can lead to conflict, reduced efficiency, increased employee absenteeism and turnover. In today’s business environment, effective interpersonal relationships are essential to a healthy workplace.

Fortunately, there are ways to improve interactions among individuals to support team and leadership development. The quality of the relationships and communication among members of a team can have a positive impact on its performance: people collaborate more effectively when they understand themselves and others better, and when they recognize and value each other’s strengths.

For 18 years Joanna has been a professional facilitator and learned many secrets about group dynamics and working with people. In her talk, Joanna provides a roadmap to creating and sustaining lasting relationships. She shares powerful yet simple approaches for leaders to grow and build trustworthy personal and professional relationships.


  • Discover why people behave the way to do
  • What to do when faced with conflict
  • Appreciate the awesome diversity of personal strengths

Who Benefits?

CEOs, Business Leaders, Managers and Staff

. . . Create happy, healthy, harmonious relationships!


Grow a Desired Team Culture

Culture by Design

Around the globe, humanity is waking up. People are taking action to make the world a better place by tapping into our human potential.

Many leaders as well are waking up to the fact the most important factor for the success of their team and organization is culture.  (Culture = values, beliefs and behaviors of a group) The way they behave together can make or break an organization.

GET CONNECTED has the ambition to create those special moments in a team that we love to be a part of. Times when you felt connected to the moment, the challenge, the task, the team and yourself.

GET CONNECTED is a one day workshop to support team development in the workplace, designed to empower team leaders to build and grow team culture.


  • Create a corporate culture of happiness and enthusiasm to increase engagement, performance, and retention
  • Shared understanding of the factors that create a dream team
  • Dynamics of mapping and measuring culture to support transformation

Who Benefits?

  • This workshop is for teams who wish to build stronger connectedness and trust.

. . . Create cultural alignment for strategic success!

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