I have to admit, I was quite nervous the other day, meeting one of my "business-idols", who`s progress I first became intrigued during last year`s "Showcase Ireland" in late January of 2017, when the girl, after having juuuust about started her business, literally cleaned-up as she won the "Best Product Award" in the "Overall Gift Category". This was an award which was to be followed by many many more.
Joanne handled it all so professionally and the rest of us stall holders were in great awe. I knew then, that I wanted to get to know this powerhouse and to hear her story.
One year later, I have her in front of me and we will together tell her inspiring tale of global success. When she came in the door to where we were to meet, with the glow from her early morning training session still evident on her smiling cheeks, she greeted me with a warm, firm hug and I knew straight away that we would get
on really well.
There is a definite air of confidence, contentment and inner strength around Jo, which you only see in completely self-made business women.
Joanne lives and works in County Carlow with her husband Matt and their three children.