Joanne Mallon is the UK’s most experienced media career coach.
Joanne trained as a coach in 2001, after having worked as a TV producer for 10 years for shows including GMTV and This Morning. She is the founder of the online networking group for women in media MediaWomenUK and KidsBlogClub, the site for children who blog. She was a finalist in TalkTalk’s Digital Heroes Awards in 2014 and was shortlisted in the Best Writer category in 2014’s Brilliance in Blogging Awards.
Joanne regularly features in the media and is known for her practical and down to earth approach. She’s been in The Guardian, The Independent, Daily Telegraph, London Evening Standard, Woman’s Own, LBC Radio, BBC Local Radio and many others. She has been a featured expert several times on The Guardian’s careers live web chats discussing media careers.
Joanne is also an experienced journalist who has written for The Times, The Guardian, Daily Express, Psychologies and a wide range of magazines and websites. Her popular geeky lifestyle blog Opposable Thumbs has been running for ten years.
An Accredited Life Coach and NLP Practitioner, Joanne has a BA (Hons) degree in English and Communications; a Post Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Cardiff School of Journalism and is the author of three best-selling self help books: Social Media for Writers; Toddlers: An Instruction Manual and How to Overcome Fear of Driving: The Road to Driving Confidence
Joanne is originally from Northern Ireland and currently lives in Brighton with her family. She works as a media career coach with clients all around the world via phone and Skype.