Joan Walsh

Joan has served individuals and organizations in a variety of industries for over 3 decades. She assists an organization with the developing of a strategic business plan and then coaches the leaders to achieve higher levels of performance and growth.

Joan is the author of Ready, Set, PLAN, Go – Strategies to Accelerate Your Success and Blazing Your Own Trail: A Guide for Women on the Way Up. She also co-authored with David Herdlinger, 10.5 Reasons to Hire a Coach.

She is a board member of the Robert and Joan Dircks Foundation and the College of Mount Saint Vincent and on an Advisory Board at S&T Bank. In addition, she serves in a leadership role at Ellevate – Charleston (a businesswomen’s organization) and P.E.O. – Chapter AR (Philanthropic Educational Organization).

Joan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Mount Saint Vincent and a MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has two sons and resides in Mount Pleasant, SC.

On a Personal Note

I was born in New York City and lived in eight states throughout my life in the United States. Starting over in new locations is natural and part of who I am.

I am an extrovert and a Type A personality. While all of us hit bumps along life’s journey, it is not what happens to us but rather how we react and get back on track.  

My two sons bring me joy, happiness, and laughter. I count them as my greatest success.

In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering, exercising, and sharing time with family and friends.   

Core Values

  • Faith
  • Generosity
  • Integrity
  • Engagement
  • Community
  • Positivity


  • Holidays: Christmas and Easter
  • Number: 27
  • Color: Pink
  • Activities: All types of exercise as well as walking on the beach
  • Movie: It is a Wonderful Life
  • Songs: Hallelujah and Jersey Girl 
  • Book: The Power of Positive Thinking
  • Foods: Pizza or Salmon
  • Places to visit: Ireland and Italy
  • Travel: Everywhere
  • Quote: “Seize the Day”