About & contact

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 Mallon 2020

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 lifestyle blog Opposable Thumbs has been running for over 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 and is currently writing her next book, a collection of self-help tips, due for publication in 2021.

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.

Getting in touch

For media interviews or enquiries about coaching, feel free to email joanne@joannemallon.com , say hello on Twitter @joannemallon or call 01273 562 415. You can also book coaching sessions directly online here.

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