Jo-Ann is a trained and certified HeartMath professional who has been using biofeedback as a tool in her coaching for many years. HeartMath LLC is a cutting edge performance company providing a range of unique services, products, and technology to boost performance, health, productivity and well-being while dramatically reducing stress. Founded in 1991 as a non-profit research organization by Doc Childre, HeartMath has earned global recognition for our unique research-based techniques and proprietary technology to transform the stress of change and uncertainty, and bring coherence and renewed energy to the workplace, and the home.


HeartMath clinical studies have dramatically demonstrated the critical link between emotion, heart function and cognitive performance. HeartMath case studies have proven significant business outcomes with measurable improvements in leadership performance, sales, health, effectiveness, customer service, staff retention, cost reductions and overall performance.


The Institute for Health and Human Potential (IHHP)

Jo-Ann is currently contracting as Director, Western Canada with IHHP (Institute for Health

and Human Potential). This global research and learning company specializes in assisting

organizations and leaders leverage the science of emotional intelligence and high pressure performance.


Kelly McGonigal:

How to make stress your friend


Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.