Organizational Development & Business Transformation Consultant


Joanne Flynn

Founder, Phoenix Strategic Performance


In 2014, Joanne Flynn founded Phoenix Strategic Performance, a strategic human capital advisory consulting firm.  Prior to this, since 1989, Joanne led the consulting practice of Phoenix Group International, an executive recruiting and human resource consulting firm, where her area of expertise was the global Financial Services industry. Joanne is now taking best practices from the human capital intensive financial services industry and adapting those best practices to startup and growth businesses. She is a thought leader in the areas of strategic organizational alignment, organizational agility, human capital gap analysis, leadership challenges for the new workplace and transformation leadership.

Previously, from 1980 – 1989, Joanne was Vice President of Global Learning & Development for Goldman Sachs, Inc.  At Goldman Sachs, Joanne implemented programs to improve the organizational effectiveness of business units, most notably investment banking, equities, fixed income and operations.

From an independent vantage point, Joanne worked with organizations as they faced global growth and competitive challenges. She worked with her clients to be both externally focused and internally responsive. With her unique background, she aligns competitive business development efforts with related internal organizational leadership challenges. With the benefit of her career-long focus, Joanne contributes the unique insight of aligning strategy to internal organizational structure and process. She focuses on human capital relative to strategic initiatives, accelerated business growth, value creation and business development.

Joanne is experienced in all aspects of organizational development and training on a global level. Her consulting engagements have included the design and delivery of learning and development programs on the topics of strategic leadership, business development, client account management, strategic selling, management development, and executive coaching. Her consulting clients range from global investment banks to small private equity / venture capital firms and in people intensive industries.

Joanne holds a Master of Arts degree in Business Management from the University of Oklahoma. In addition, she holds a double degree major in History and German from the College of St. Elizabeth, as well as certificates from a variety of leading universities and professional training and development organizations.



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