About Our CEO

Joanna Kirke, MBA, PCC is our award-winning leadership facilitator, coach, speaker and trusted partner to our incredible clients.  She is known for her business acumen, thought leadership, positive energy, high standards, and for not asking anyone to do what she wouldn’t do herself. She’s the real deal.


Her Expertise

Joanna has 20+ years of real-world leadership experience and a proven track record developing thousands of leaders of all levels and industries. She has led several large-scale global change initiatives for high-growth, fast-paced organizations during some of the most complex and uncertain times in our history, while leading people and teams to success.


She is an internationally certified Executive Coach with an PCC designation and a graduate certificate in evidence-based coaching from Fielding Graduate University in California.  She graduated with several awards from the Rotman School of Management MBA program with an exchange semester at IE Business School in Madrid and a specialization in International Consulting. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Sociology and French from Queen’s University where she was awarded for her academic excellence in French studies.  She also has a Post-Diploma in Human Resources Management from BCIT in British Columbia and a Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from The Octopus Garden that has created a whole host of additional strategies she uses with clients for mindfulness.



Joanna is a multiple award winner for her leadership ability, international work, academic achievements and community involvement from several organizations including Rotman School of Management, TD Bank, Optimum Talent, Double Digit Sales, and Queen’s University.  She has volunteered with several organizations, including: The Canadian Cancer Society; Habitat for Humanity; UNICEF; the United Way; SisterTalk; Capital One; and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Kirke Leadership is a global learning and development firm committed to providing world-class learning experiences to business professionals in all industries.

We Are Your Partner in Leadership.

Reputation - most of our business is driven by referrals and testimonials of people who love what we do (and we like you too)

Facilitation and coaching expertise - our energy is through the roof and we bring it! We prize engaging experiences, experiential learning and practice

Results-driven - we are laser-focused on your needs to create the best experiences for your most important resource

Sense of humour - we take results very seriously and yet are fun to partner with

Authenticity - we live our values and practice the tools in everything we do

Our core values are the foundation of our success: Authenticity, Inclusion, Fun, Partnership and Growth


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