About Joanna Penn

Too many people don’t like their jobs. I want to do something about it!Joanna Penn

I have an Author page here http://howtoenjoyyourjob.com/index.php?page=about-the-author

You can also see my main website The Creative Penn – Writing, self-publishing, print-on-demand, internet sales and marketing …for your book

I have written a book ” How to Enjoy Your Job” in order to try and make a difference to people’s working live http://www.HowToEnjoyYourJob.com and this is the companion blog. I want to challenge the way we work as individuals and what is acceptable in the workplace. We have the opportunity to shape the way we work and I want to be a part of that.
Here is a video I have posted in which I discuss why I wrote the book

You can get the FREE e-workbook plus Chapter 1 of the book here:


A bit about me…

I have been a Business and IT consultant for 11 years. I have worked for large organisations such as Accenture, Cap Gemini, and IBM as well as small, boutique consultancies.

My clients have included the global companies British American Tobacco, Fonterra, and Rio Tinto as well as small corporates in New Zealand and Australia. I have used this experience as well as interviews with other people and extensive research to create this book. I have used my consulting experience to create the easy-to-use diagrams and process flows throughout the book. I currently enjoy my job as a contractor.

I have a degree in Theology from University of Oxford (Mansfield College) and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology from University of Auckland.

I have had 3 businesses before this one – running a luxury dive charter business in New Zealand, starting my own online travel business and also a confidence consultancy. The lessons learnt from this are also incorporated into my book. 

I live in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia with my partner Jonathan and my cat, Shmi.


2 Responses to “About Joanna Penn”

  1. adventuresinsocialmedia Says:

    Hello Joanna,

    I was reading your blog “Social Networking: 8 ways to get a job” and I thought it was very interesting because of my work at JustMeans (www.justmeans.com).

    As you mentioned, social media and networking are great ways to submit applications or meet people that share similar professional interests. JustMeans is a platform that connects individuals with over 2000 job opportunities that are offered by socially responsible companies. These positions directly or indirectly support a company’s social initiatives, so individuals get to work on the issues they care about and change the world through their job.

    If you think this could be interesting to your readers, let me know because I can line up a phone chat between you and our found and CEO, Martin Smith.


    Ashley Fidel
    JustMeans New York Associate

  2. shannysview Says:

    Hello Joanna,
    I enjoyed listening to you teleconference with ACE today, and I am currently reading your book and the workbook. They are a mess with notes and postie notes growing out of them by the minute. Thank you for your contributions and insight. I have alot to work on, its tough when you realize your the one that has to change. But your guidelines will make it easier to evolve past this situation.

    Thanks Again,
    Dave Schanfelter

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