About JoAnn

JoAnn Corley - CEO, Founder The Human Sphere
Talent Management Specialist | Author | 
Media Contributor

Speaker Site | HR & Leadership Blog


Recently named to The Top 100 Most Social HR Experts - Huffington Post


JoAnn Corley is the Founder, CEO of The Human Sphere™, a consultancy that helps companies increase profits through holistic talent management. Additionally she is a nationally sought after speaker, author, and coach.

Professional Highlights
-Seasoned HR, training & development professional, speaker, coach 
-Authored management book: The 1% Edge - Power Strategies to Increase Your Management Effectiveness
-Authored time management productivity book: Organizational Strategies for the Overwhelmed: how to manage your time, space, and priorities to work smart, get results, and be happy
-Spoken through-out North Americain every major city in the U.S. and every state
-Conducted thousands of training seminars and workshops over the past 15 years; considered a master trainer
-Conducted many Train-the-Trainer for training professionals through-out North America
-Member of ASTD, SHRM
-Regularly featured in on-line media and radio

People have said about JoAnn that she is an emerging voice in the business marketplace...a catalyst for innovative thinking...passionate for bringing theory into reality in the laboratory of real life! 
She brings fresh thinking that matches the realistic management needs of the 21st century workplace. She is known as a champion of human potential in the arena of business enterprise.

JoAnn Corley is an experienced human resource professional and a dynamic, inspiring speaker-trainer, author & coach. She has a contagious passion and energy for the topics she teaches and has shared that passion with thousands through-out North America specializing in seminars on Effective Management and Leadership, Time & Organizational Management, Personal Empowerment, Emotional Intelligence, Creative and Innovative Thinking,  Team Productivity & Collaboration. She has the unique distinction of having conducted seminars in every state in the U.S. and every major city.

She is author of the newly released book, Organizational Strategies for the Overwhelmed, How to Manage Your Time, Space, & Priorities to Work Smart, Get Results, & Be Happy, Wisdom@Work and The 1% Edge – Power Strategies to Increase Your Management Effectiveness. She is also contributing author to the book, Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Success, a collaborative effort with some of the top female motivational speakers in North American and hailed by Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup for the Soul fame as a must read.

JoAnn also has a unique passion for the connection of technology to enhancing the quality of both one's personal and professional life. She sees herself as a "non-techie tech" who loves to learn about what's next. That interest lead to the development of her mobile learning-training app - The 1% Edge Portable Coach (available on all smartphone platforms).
Ms. Corley utilizes her 20+ years of business experience, expertise in the knowledge of work functions and thousands of hours of human behavior coaching to consult in areas such as organizational design, creative and innovative thinking, management development, and adaptive leadership strategies.

She is known by her clients as insightful, passionate and an acute strategic thinker as she assists them in reaching their targeted outcomes.

Ms. Corley founded Convergence Consulting Group in 1998, a human resource-organizational development firm, which has provided services to a variety of industries such as; accounting & finance, engineering, government, staffing, risk management, not-for-profits, and sales to name a few. It has recently been re-named The Human Sphere™ to reflect  expanded offerings under the umbrella of holistic talent management.

Variety also describes the type of coaching and consulting clients Ms. Corley has helped over the years, which have included governmental leaders, scientists, engineers, phds, executives, finance and accounting consultants, mid-level managers and small business owners.

Ms. Corley attended Concordia CollegeMoorheadMN and Eastern Illinois University. Prior to launching her consulting practice, she spent several years as the International Benefits Manager for a not-for-profit, then moved on to become a Senior Recruiter for the Richard Michael Group, a boutique, INC 500 Chicago recruiting firm. She has worked for 2 INC 500 companies and has a professional affiliation with ASTD & SHRM.

LIST OF COMPANIES Here's a partial list of companies whose employees have experienced JoAnn’s dynamic workshops: The City of Chicago, Microsoft, Conference Board - Toronto, Randstad Corporation, 3M Corporation, HBO, Trump Enterprises, Lockheed Martin, Rayovac Corporation, University of Central Texas, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Johns Hopkins, the U.S. Army, Fort Hood, TX, U.S. Marshals Service, The University of Iowa, The City of Kissimmee, Florida, The University of Texas, McAllen, ESPN, Northrump Grumman, Duke University, The Chicago White Soxs, NALCO, NASA, The Yale Club of New York City, Bridgestone Americas and many more.

Speaking: www.joanncorleyspeaks.com   |   Consulting: www.thehumansphere.com