Sean Elliot, CEO, YMCA Green Bay Wisconsin

June 4, 2021 When I asked JoAnna Brandi to bring her Positive Leadership training to the Green Bay YMCA, it was because I knew the program, which I had already experienced with my Vistage (Peer-to-Peer group) meeting, couldn’t be more timely and valued by our team both on a professional and personal level. Moreover, her…

Avi Smith-Rapaport CEO, We Care Computers

January 14, 2021 All I can say is WOW. JoAnna spoke at our virtual webinar – a gift to our clients and staff –  we held this year and it was just fabulous. The entire audience was energized, excited and engaged. That’s exactly how we want our customers and employees to feel about doing business…

John J. Jennings Chairman & CEO

For the last decade the leaders at Waste Pro have had the pleasure and privilege of working with JoAnna Brandi of ReturnOnHappiness.com.   At a time when our company was growing rapidly through acquisition, we became concerned that the value based culture we had so carefully built might get diluted as we expanded. JoAnna came…

Define the Moment – or it Defines You

You either define the moment, or the moment defines you.   In the past several months I’ll bet we’ve all had quite a few “Defining Moments.” Each time we define a new moment, a new way forward, it’s necessary to let go of an old belief system and replace it with one that is more…

How Many Ways Is Kindness Contagious?

Breathe. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe deeply through your nose into your belly and exhale completely through your mouth. Make a sound.  Perhaps a sigh. Put a hand on your heart as you breathe and you get an extra bonus.   That tiny break in the action gives your body a chance to shift from the sympathetic…

How Can I Help? The Best Question to Ask Now

The world has changed dramatically. It feels like almost overnight, but I know for the business owners and managers struggling to make the hard decisions about whether or not they need to let people go, close facilities and restructure their businesses, these last two weeks feels like forever.   So many, like people in any…

Should You Believe Everything You Think?

If you’re pretty “normal” you think 60,000 thoughts a day. 90% of those thoughts are the same thoughts you had yesterday and unless you work at it, 80% of those are most likely negative.   In case you hadn’t noticed the world you live in can sometimes present itself as quite negative. So, at any…