Joanne C. Preston Associates


Joanne C. Preston is an internationally recognized management consultant who specializes in organizational development across large, complex systems.  She provides viable solutions and management development breakthroughs for major corporations and family business that focus on measurable outcomes and results. Recently she produces webinars on these topics.

Her clients have included IBM, Arthur Anderson & Company, Monsanto, Philip Morris, Wendy’s, Esmark, Bank of America, and many others, all of whom have engaged Joanne for her ability to bring about positive change and direction.  She has demonstrated her ability to resolve difficult business issues in clear, actionable ways that advance her client’s organizations to embrace and accept needed change.

Joanne enjoys management challenges in which there exist cross-functional teams, including executive, middle, and line management that need to demonstrate forward

strategic thinking in family business, non-profit, government and NGOs.  She frequently involves executives in open systems planning and transorganization development at the organizational and national levels to include culture change, organizational learning, organizational effectiveness, knowledge management and self-designing organizations.

She enjoys a multinational involvement with her clients and has worked with companies, as well as governments, in Japan, China, Korea, Mexico, Argentina, Ireland, England, Spain, Germany, Poland, Russia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, South Africa and UAE.  She has worked at high community levels with President Carter and his Atlanta Project as well as with David Cooperrider’s Imagine Chicago project.  Her personal involvement with Lech Walesa and Nelson Mandela during their presidencies included personal coaching of these two recognized leaders to develop their strategizing and influencing skills that greatly impacted the acceptance of Solidarity in Poland and the development of the new Constitution for the South African Parliament.  She has been in Kenya working with Daniel Moi and Presidents of Africa to establish tribal peace and non-violent change in Africa.

Joanne received her Ph.D. and MA in Psychology from Louisiana State University.  A former Professor of Organizational Development at the prestigious Pepperdine University in Culver City, California and recently the University Dean of the Doctor of Management, Colorado Technical University. Joanne has more than 40 years of organizational development and management development consulting experience with governments, business and industry plus community interventions domestically, in developing countries and NGOs.

She was recognized in 1994 as the Outstanding Organizational Development Consultant of the Year by the Organizational Development Institute for her work in Global change.  She has a chapter on her career in the Great Leaders in OD.   Joanne is the Editor of the Organizational Development Journal and President of ISODC.  She has been listed every year since 1997 in the Who’s Who of International Professionals.

Originally from the Philadelphia area, Joanne lives Colorado Springs and enjoyed owning a Bed & Breakfast in New Orleans, reading, cooking. art and international travel

Profile of Professional Development Workshops and Programs

Joanne C. Preston Associates provides an excellent selection of customized  learning and development workshops and programs, each individually tailored to address our clients’ specific needs.

We offer a host of innovative programs that address our clients’ business objectives, as well as highly customized approaches crafted to attain the business results our clients seek.

Selective samples of areas in which we have expertise, and in which we welcome the opportunity to be of service, include:

Organizational Development

  • Managing Large Complex Change
  • Developing Transformational Leaders and Change Agents
  • Professional Coaching & Mentoring
  • Process Consultation
  • Modifying Norms
  • Third Party Intervention
  • Team Building
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Communication Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Leadership
  • Influencing
  • Management Development
  • Community Development

Human Resource Management

  • Performance Feedback (360° Feedback)
  • Work Force Diversity
  • Succession Planning
  • Executive Coaching
  • Change Management

Project Management and Analysis

  • Evaluation of Change Projects
  • Focus Groups and Surveys
  • Large Group Techniques
  • Customer Relations Mgmt.

Strategic and Complex Change

  • Strategy Assessment
  • Implementation of Integrated Strategic Change
  • Open Systems Planning
  • Transorganization Development
  • Transformational Change
  • Culture Change
  • Organizational Learning
  • Quality Management
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Knowledge Management
  • Self-designing organizations
  • Networking Organizations

Government Change

  • Transformational Change
  • Active all level Stakeholder  Involvement using Large Group Interventions
  • Strategy Development & Implementation

Educational Interventions

  • OB & OD curriculum design at the Undergraduate, Masters & Doctoral levels (applied & Ph.D)
  • Global Leadership Programs
  • International intervention experience programs (2weeks to 4 weeks) for students working in gov./education/NGO/nonprofit/& corporations
  • How to publish for faculty

Joanne C. Preston Associates • Colorado Springs, CO


 Cell:  (504) 723-6192  

FAX:  (719)-302-5064