Joe’s life and work have been profiled in the Wall Street Journal. His career as an entrepreneur, banker and the senior executive of three companies provides a valuable and authentic perspective. Wall Street Journal writer, Sue Shellenbarger, called Joe Healey a “pioneer and renaissance man whose content is filled with distilled wisdom.” His consulting practice, which started in 1989, has taken him to audiences in four continents and all 50 states.
He is the author of “Radical Trust: How Today’s Great Leaders Convert People to Partners.” (Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.). This book has been hailed as a fresh and powerful idea-packed tool that equips managers and sales professionals to attract and retain talent, drive innovation, fuel growth and create an organization clients love.
His experience as CEO of a rapid-growth retail chain insures that his innovative ideas relate to audiences in ways that are relevant to a busy and competitive world. His hands-on work as a consultant/general manager running companies as a turn-around expert means that Joe’s message reflects the need to provide solutions and motivation that has traction in the real-world.
Voted “World’s Best Presenter” by journalists in 2000, his unique message and inspiring style have made him a sought-after speaker on change, leadership, growth and unleashing the power of trust to build success. Joe’s leadership experience combined with his "pioneering" lifestyle and award-winning speaking make his sessions an inspiring experience and an energizing, idea-packed session.
One of Joe’s pioneering personal adventures was aimed at building character. Joe, his wife Jill, and their three children settled into a customized motor home and went exploring. They traveled, schooled, and discovered together for 18 months as they ventured through 44 states, into Mexico and Canada.
The last decade of Joe’s career has involved working with the world’s largest corporations and the most successful small-business enterprises. And, he intimately understands the challenge of being an entrepreneur. In Joe’s early career he endured great adversity as he built a small-business while he and his wife raised three small children.
Joe speaks with the grit of an entrepreneur who knows the struggle of building a business and the wisdom of a leader who has experienced failure and success. He lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia with his family. He serves on the board of the at-risk-youth development program, Youth Entertainment Studios.