JoAnna “JJ” Ferrari

JoAnna “JJ” Ferrari

The Transition Specialist
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About JoAnna

“JJ Ferrari is someone guided by her intuitions, curiosity, creativity and her love for people. She’s someone who has always loved risk, uncertainty, learning and challenges, that being said, ...”

JJ Ferrari is someone guided by her intuitions, curiosity, creativity and her love for people. She’s someone who has always loved risk, uncertainty, learning and challenges, that being said, nothing could have prepared her for what she would experience when she transitioned her gender from male to female at 53 years old.

As JJ explains “At one point the fear and losses I endured were so debilitating, it nearly took my life. If I was going to survive I would need to find a way to love, trust and accept myself and learn to believe again in what I was capable of achieving. My biggest realisations was that I wasn’t having a transgender experience, I was having a human experience”.

Today JJ is successfully challenging audiences to turn Fear Into Confidence, Become a Genius@work and to go on A Journey Back To Wholeness. She believes her purpose as a speaker is not just to tell the audience a great story, but to give adaptive tools and encourage hope in them so they’ll keep going, keep creating and enjoy a better and better life.

A Snapshot of JJ’s Professional Successes
• CEO for Anthony Robbins AU
• The Interim CEO and executive of corporations in three countries.
• International Business Speaker and Trainer.
• Coached and consulted to businesses in over 140 different industries.
• Ran 300 seat call centres that catered to high end and luxury clients
• 17 years experience as performance coach with top corporate executives.
• Overseen sales and marketing for major brands in Australia and overseas.
• Received a standing ovation for my 2016 TEDx Melbourne presentation entitled “Your Secret Self”.

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What people say about JoAnna

JoAnna is an inspirational and motivational speaker. Her passion is infectious, and she is able to engage her audience effectively and with verve. JoAnna is also skilled at distilling the main points of a presentation into easy to inspire and remember points.” JoAnna inspires her audiences who are full of praise for both her speaking content and her presenting style.

– The Stella Network at BT Financial Group

It was very obvious that our audience was astoundingly impressed with JoAnna’s presentation and we received a very positive response from all our attendees as well as in the feedback following the session. JoAnna speaks with conviction, clarity and humour and we would welcome her back to speak with us any time.

– Marty Jovic/Partner Sponsor - GLEE@PwC (PwC’s LGBTI Network)

A massive thank you JJ for contributing to yesterday’s Masterclasses. It was such a lively and important conversation and we have been inundated with feedback from the community saying how valuable it was. Thanks so much for your important and considered contribution. I loved your perspective on all the questions. All my thanks again!

– Olivia Ruello/ Business Chicks

JJ was brilliant! The staff and executives found it incredibly informative and entertaining. It’s amazing how much she was able to deliver in a 1 hr session! JJ is a pleasure to interact with, she really brings out the best in people and encourages introspect.

– Mandy McPhee/ NASDAQ

JoAnna was the closing speaker at our TEDxMelbourne 2016 event. She delivered the most powerful and passionate talk of the day and ended up with a well deserved standing ovation (hard to do on a TEDx stage).

– Jon Yeo/ Licensee and Curator at TEDx Melbourne