Meet Joel

Joel is one part shaman, one part management coach, and one part MBA professor. He has added a ton of skill to my arsenal and all of my reports think I am just a nicer person since I started working with him.

Brian Walsh, CEO, CodeScience

Joel Yanowitz is a leading consultant, executive coach and senior advisor renowned for his ability to help leaders accelerate progress on critical business challenges through leveraging the human side of their organization.

Over the past thirty years, he has helped countless business leaders drive growth, improve innovation, and build cultures capable of extraordinary performance.

Joel has hands-on experience launching and running companies. He was the co-founder and managing director of Innovation Associates, the firm that brought the prestigious work of Peter Senge’s book The Fifth Discipline, to companies worldwide, and pioneered the field of Organizational Learning.

As a Vice President of Arthur D. Little, a global management consulting and technology development company, he led their Organization Practice and co-led their Strategy Practice. Joel has served on a number of corporate and non-profit Boards, including The African Food and Peace Foundation, CorStone, and Upstart Bay Area.

Joel is a graduate of Columbia University’s Advanced Program in Organizational Development and Human Resources Management. He lives outside of San Francisco where he enjoys mountain biking, playing guitar and holds a third-degree black belt in Aikido.

Joel’s clients have included:


I am better at what I do because of my work with Joel. He provides clear and practical advice that I can quickly put into action. Joel fully recognizes and appreciates who I am. He gets me.

Charmaine Mercer, Chief of Equity and Culture for The Hewlett Foundation

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