"I believe in trusting intuition, working in collaboration, the power of storytelling, and the creative potential of silence."
Jo Anne Smith has been helping people explore personal and public presence for more than 30 years, in settings as varied as non-profits, meditation centers, Silicon Valley and San Quentin. She freelanced for McGraw-Hill Publishing for many years, and now provides editing, book design and layout, website and content development services for individuals and organizations, frequently collaborating Evangeline Welch, her partner at Intuitive Leaps Creative Services.
An accomplished speaker and storyteller, Jo Anne has led personal storytelling workshops, and produced and directed storytelling showcases, seminars and other events, such as inspirational humorist Terri Tate's acclaimed one-woman show, Shopping as a Spiritual Path. She spent five years as associate producer on award-winning educational videos and multimedia, and co-produced a documentary on the theme of women reclaiming their voices.
Her professional experience also includes serving as the executive director of Speaking Circles International, a presentation coach, grief counselor, bereavement support group facilitator, suicide prevention hotline counselor, and meditation teacher. As an ordained mentor/minister, Jo Anne celebrates end-of-life and other passages, and offers mentoring groups through the Center for Soulful Living.
She works in Northern California and the ethers of the Internet.
- McGraw-Hill Higher Education Publishing Co.
- The Center for Soulful Living
- Cohousing Association of the United States
- Enneagram Association in the Narrative Tradition
- Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition
- International Expressive Arts Therapy Association
- Keeping Hope Alive
- O’Hanlon Center for the Arts
- Marin County Coalition to End Human Trafficking
- San Rafael Chamber of Commerce
- Body-Mind Inner Work
- EDGE Publishers
- The Enneagram Center of the Rocky Mountain Region
- Haimovitch Medical Technology Consulting
- London Enneagram Centre
- Pediatric Alternatives
- Powers Consulting
- Sleep Easily Method
- Speaking Circles International
- Frederick Smith, artist
- Terri Tate, inspirational humorist, keynote speaker
- Marlena Blavin, bodyworker, nutritionist, speaker
- David Roche, inspirational humorist, keynote speaker, author
- Jeralyn Glass, opera singer, healer
- Bill Bauman, PhD, author, speaker
- Lynn Rogers, PhD, therapist, coach, chaplain
- Nancy Bardacke, RN, speaker, mindfulness-based childbirth educator
- Donna Bauman, artist
- Dale Biron, poet, business consultant
- Elaine Duncan, artist
- Rita Glass, singer, songwriter
- Kate Jones, healer
- Gary Rosenthal, MA, MA, MFT, therapist, poet
- Audrey Seymour, business coach