About Joan


www.BookMarketingDiva.com (Joan Holman's book publishing & book marketing website)

www.SelfPublishing.zone(Joan Holman self publishing website)

Joan Holman Is A Nationally-Acclaimed Online Marketing Expert, A Consultant, Author & Producer

Nationally recognized as one of America's top Internet marketing experts, Joan Holman is Chief Enlightenment Officer of Joan Holman Productions, a Minneapolis-based company that helps businesses, organizations, authors and professionals with online marketing, business development, branding, public relations, book development and book marketing and the development and improvement of web sites.

A broad-based consultant, Joan provides leadership, vision, creativity and insight to a nationale clientele. An author, ghostwriter, speaker and television producer, Joan's knowledge, experience and extensive network of contacts put her at the forefront of progressive developments in all areas of modern life.

Joan is featured in the book Online Marketing Heroes: Interviews with 25 Successful Online Marketing Gurus (published by John Wiley & Sons) with VPs of Google and Yahoo! and other industry leaders and she is also featured in the book Dear Success Seeker: Wisdom from Outstanding Women along with a number of noteworthy women including Gayle King, the Editor at Large for O, the Oprah Magazine; tennis champion Billie Jean King; actress Phylicia Rashad; actress Della Reese; Joan Ganz Cooney, the founder of Sesame Street; and others. (published by Atria Books, a division of Simon and Schuster)

Joan is the creator and producer of the award-winning PBS television program The Legacy of Achievement ™ featuring the lives and lessons of great achievers. She is also the founder and Director of The Legacy of Achievement Foundation which is dedicated to preserving the legacies of great achievers using film, video and other media.

Former Director of Tourism and Film Board Development -- After graduating from the University of Minnesota, where she worked in the public relations department while attending school, Joan was hired by the MInneapolis Chamber of Commerce to develop special tourism programs and within months was promoted to become Director of Tourism for the City of Minneapolis. During her nearly six years in this position, she organized and implemented a cooperative effort between the public and private sector for economic development through the tourism industry. She initiated the first tourism economic impact study for the metro area, working with the University of Minnesota. She created the first "familiarization tours" for travel agents and travel writers to the city of Minneapolis. She created the Mary Tyler Moore Table -- a popular tourist attraction. She created the first series of annual tourism conferences in the city of Minneapolis. Working with media throughout the United States and the world, she brought major media attention to Minneapolis. She was also instrumental in making Minnesota a popular location for feature film production and was involved in the early development of the Minneapolis Film Board. As part of these efforts, she worked on feature film productions, including locations, casting, and involement of community resources for production and promotion.

"Hollywood" Producer-- Joan left her position as Director of Tourism and headed to Hollywood where she worked as an independent producer. However, she did not like living in Hollywood and returned to the Twin Cities to pursue post-graduate studies in the field of psychology. 

Psychotherapist / College Psychology Instructor--After graduating from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago with an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Joan set up her own private practice in Minneapolis which she called "Psychotherapy for Normal People". She spent thousands of hours studying human behavior and human potential and combined research in history, philosophy, religion, psychology, art, science and culture to develop and teach her own original course of introductory psychology at the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota. She also drew upon her background as an artist and her studies abroad at the Universita Internazionale Dell'Arte, a private art school in Florence, Italy, where she pursued her training in fine arts. After several years of working in the field of psychology, Joan returned to work in the media, communications, marketing, television and video.

Jay Abraham Marketing Protege -- Working with businesses to help them achieve success, much of Joan's marketing expertise has come through her studies with the legendary Los-Angeles-based marketing genius Jay Abraham. She has consulted for a number of companies using many of Jay's techniques, with impressive results. She has been instrumental in taking one company from $1.1 million to over $3 million in less than a year, and has positively affected the bottom line of many businesses. Her online marketing work, including marketing-optimized websites, have generated millions of dollars in revenues for her clients.

Internet Consulting, Speaking, Internet Marketing -- As an Internet consultant, Joan is an expert in Internet marketing, domain name and branding consulting, search engine optimization, and Web site design and development. She has over 26 years of combined experience in marketing, communications, publishing, public relations, television and video and has been specializing in the Internet since 1995. She was one of the first people in the world to have her own domain name and web site (www.holman.com). Dedicated to helping create business success, she has given many presentations about the Internet, marketing and on how to be successful in business. Joan was also instrumental in establishing eWomenNetwork in Minneapolis-St. Paul, and was a premier eWomenNetwork faculty member specializing in Internet marketing.

Work with Start-Up Companies -- Joan advises many entreprenuers and business owners about marketing strategy and business development. She has served as a consultant at the University of St. Thomas Small Business Development Center (SBDC), working primarly with start-up companies. She has also attended the Fast Trac II program for business owners.

PBS Television Producer -- As a independent television producer, Joan created and produced The Legacy of Achievement with Dennis Kimbro (author with Napoleon Hill of Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice), an award-winning television program that was broadcast nationally on PBS stations. Corporate training and educational versions of the program have also been created and have been sold in those markets. Disney, IBM, Dupont, the University of Colorado, the University of South Carolina, Northwest Airlines, high schools, and libraries are among those who have purchased the program. She has also produced videos about the world-renowned New Zealand physical therapist Robin McKenzie.

Director of Legacy of Achievement Foundation -- With plans to produce several more Legacy of Achievement programs, Joan established the Legacy of Achievement Foundation, an organization dedicated to "using film and video and other means to create and disseminate an educational library documenting the lives and lessons of outstanding individuals of all races who exemplify positive characteristics and accomplishments."

A Dynamic Motivational Speaker -- In addition to speaking about business and the Internet, Joan is an expert on the science of success and the development of human potential and has spoken throughout the country as a motivational speaker.

Consultant to Massage Pioneer Sister Rosalind -- Joan was a consultant to renown massage pioneer Sister Rosalind Gefre and the Sister Rosalind Schools and Clinics of Massage and the Sister Rosalind Christian Ministries for several years. Joan is the author of Hands That Touch, Hands That Heal, the biography of Sister Rosalind. Joan is responsible for the creation, development and design of this book as well as the publishing, distribution and marketing of the book.

Work with Authors -- Joan has worked with a number of authors including Michele Wright, Ph.D. (Dear Success Seeker; Kathryn Harwig (The Intuitive Advantage); Jane Stevenson and Bilal Kaafarani (Breaking Away: How Great Leaders Create Innovation that Drives Sustainable Growth–and Why Others Fail); Dennis Kimbro, Ph.D. (Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice); Janie Jasin (million book bestseller The Littlest Christmas Tree); Keith Gaddy Davis (The Pause);  May Yue (The Tao of Youth); Joan Solomon (Secrets in the Garden); Barbara Burke (The Napkin, The Melon & The Monkey); Barb Greenberg (After the Ball); and Meg Robinson (Drawn by A Star); Jan Lowe and Tracy Lungrin (Career Code: Know Your Code, Find Your Fit); George Labovitz, Ph.D. (Rapid Realignment); Othello Bach (Whoever Heard of A Fird);  Luis Solis (Innovation Alchemists) and others.

Joan is a writer, ghostwriter, book development and book marketing specialist.

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