Thought leader, award winning author and respected international keynote speaker Joanne Flinn has brought inspiration, insight, and action to audiences across countries and industries. Her deep experience enables her to share true insights about digital disruption, change and leadership. Her empathy and realism help people succeed in business and life.
Joanne Flinn is the Founder of UNICORNING, a specialist consultancy solving critical C-suite problems for clients as they lead transformation across complex, multi-jurisdictional programs. Her unique mix of strategy, creativity, and cross-cultural pragmatism creates stability and delivers results in theface of stakeholder sensitivity whilst managing non-obvious risk.
Her dynamic stage presence means that she is in demand as keynote speaker at global conferences. She is a Non-Executive Director of Change Leaders, a thought leadership entity affiliated with the University of Oxford and HEC Paris.
Over the last 26 years, as a specialist in complex, high-stakes situations, she has leveraged her business dealings in 52 countries,using her EQ skills and business acumen to calmly and effectively deliver results.
In 2020, Joanne completed a confidential Board engagement on risk culture for an UK-based 103 year old organization, operating in 45 countries. She identified the gaps in their ability to deliver on their $750 million profitability target, along as well as with their license-to-operate risk, against a backdrop of deep economic uncertainty.
As an Entrepreneur, she ran her first $10 million business and raised $1 million in capital at the age of 23. Joanne is an advisor for Startups (with a mission), RachelHouse (health), Keynote (equity), and GINB(sustainability).
Joanne is on the Board of Advisors to CPA Australia for governance and innovation. Quoted in the Asian Banker and the Business Times as well as on Channel News Asia and on radio as a business transformation thought leader, Joanne is writing her sixth book on climate leadership in the business world in collaboration with the Oxford Futures Forum atthe University of Oxford and the Resilient Cities Network.