"I embrace intuition, collaboration, the power of story, 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, the Internet, Silicon Valley and San Quentin, frequently collaborating with Evangeline Welch, her partner at Intuitive Leaps Creative Services.
She brings extensive expertise and experience developing, designing and maintaining websites, and is a Squarespace Circle Member, a special designation for experienced designers in the Squarespace platform.
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,
An accomplished speaker, storyteller and Certified Speaking Circle Facilitator, Jo Anne has led public speaking and personal storytelling workshops, and produced and directed storytelling showcases, seminars and other events. She spent five years as associate producer on award-winning educational videos and multimedia. Her projects included co-producing a documentary on the theme of women reclaiming their voices.
Her professional experience also includes serving as the executive director of Speaking Circles International, 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
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
The Enneagram Center of the Rocky Mountain Region
Haimovitch Medical Technology Consulting
London Enneagram Centre
Sleep Easily Method
Speaking Circles International
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