JoAnna Ferrari or “JJ” as she prefers to be called had the kind of professional and personal life we all dream of. Then the dream ended and the nightmare began when she openly told the world about starting her gender transition. JJ recalls, “Once I began my transition, my world exploded. Reality hit quickly and I realised, it was going to be a treacherous trek with no map, no guides, no support and no going back.” JJ had to start life and career completely over. The lessons she used to survive in her new life are what she now feels an obligation to teach others so they can survive and succeed at their own lives and businesses.
Today JJ is happy in life and has again become a well respected business coach, transition/performance consultant, requested keynote speaker and author. As JJ puts it “If you succeed once in your life, people will call you lucky. But when you do it twice and transition your gender on top of it all, well, they call you talented, agile, resilient and authentic.” JJ