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 cultural transformation, building high performing workplace cultures, and conscious 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. The inner transformation required to lead outer transformation.

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 Cultural Transformation Keynotes


 Conscious Leadership

Leadership Transformation through Values

Into Conscious Leadership through Values

Conscious, values-based leadership is an emerging concept in business and organizational development.  Where the requirements of leadership are expanding to meet the evolving consciousness of external stakeholders. Leaders are being asked to integrate values such as ethics, integrity and transparency, along with non-traditional business concepts such as co-creation, and love in the management of profit, people and process.

In her keynote Joanna shares a framework for Cultural Transformation and high performance to attract, engage, and retain top talent, and empower human 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.

This talk awakens leaders to who we are, and the importance of values. 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!

Yemi Tépé and Shirin Tang
Yemi Tépé and Shirin Tang

We worked with Joanna Barclay on Morrison & Foerster’s (MoFo’s) inaugural event for women in the legal industry in Singapore. We chose Joanna as our guest speaker because at MoFo we share her passion for “Conscious Values-Based Leadership” believing that it not only builds a positive and cohesive workplace culture but also delivers better results to the bottom line. Joanna’s presentation and the panel discussion that followed were engaging and inspirational. Her knowledge about culture and leadership is impressive and her messages convincing – even for an audience of skeptical, analytical lawyers. We were given practical ideas and actions to take away to further develop our own values-based leadership. It was a valuable and memorable evening. We would recommend Joanna as a professional guest speaker.

- Yemi Tépé and Shirin Tang Partners, Morrison & Foerster (Singapore) LLP

Conscious Culture

Culture by Design – Building a High Performing Workplace Culture

Change is the new norm in society and it’s having a devastating impact on organizations. In North America employee engagement is between 26 – 30%, in Europe, between 13 – 18%, and in Southeast Asia, between 6 – 12%. That’s a huge amount of untapped employee potential that organizations are paying for but not realizing!!!

Joanna Barclay shares 30 years of business transformation experience. With her ABCs of cultural transformation, she provides a blueprint for igniting the life force energy in values that fuel a high performing, values-driven organization.

Leaders will learn the importance of building a conscious culture. How to tap into the wisdom of the organization, unify employees, and connect hearts and minds, to create a “WOW” culture—where employees are inspired and enabled to meet the new business paradigm of the 21st century.

Why would you want to become values-driven? These organizations are the most profitable in the world. 1649% more profitable than the S&P500 over a 15 year period.  Joanna provides a framework to map, measure and manage cultural transformation. She brings simplicity to complexity, making the intangible – tangible! A powerful yet simple approach for leading change to grow and build high-performing, values-driven organizations.


  • Become an employer of choice to attract, engage and retain top talent
  • Generate greater employee engagement, motivation and productivity
  • Build a new culture after a merger or acquisition

Who Benefits?

CEOs, Business Leaders, Managers and Staff

. . . Create high performing, values-driven 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


Cultural Transformation

Building a High Performance Culture

to Drive Productivity and Growth

Around the globe, humanity is waking up. Leaders are taking action to make the world a better place.

Joanna shares 3 decades of experience working with successful change leaders. This workshop answers the question: What makes values-driven organizations the most successful in the world?

Our current reality is filled with challenges due to differing values, disengagement, and failed change projects. Leaders cannot solve these problems with the same level of thinking that created them. New consciousness is needed to empower leaders with new thinking.

Leaders are waking up to the fact the most important factor for the success of their organization is corporate culture. (Culture = values, beliefs and behaviors of a group) The way they behave together can make or break the achievement of outputs and strategic initiatives. This means investing in corporate culture as a capital resource is as necessary as measuring human capital and financial capital.

This workshop is designed to provide the business case and steps required for increasing cultural capital to drive high performance, productivity and growth.


  • Create an engaged and motivated corporate culture to increase engagement, performance, and retention
  • Understand the factors that create a culture capital, the new business paradigm of the 21st century
  • Learn how to map and measure workplace culture to support transformation

Who Benefits?

  • This workshop is for leaders, HR Professionals and Change Agents

. . . Create cultural alignment for strategic success!

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