Dr. Joan Pastor is president of JPA International, Inc. She acts as a consultant on the "people" aspects of business to
corporations and organizations, and has been a professional speaker, trainer, seminar leader, and
organizational development specialist for over nineteen years.
Joan has two master's degrees and has practiced extensively as a psychotherapist.
She has been a guest on a number of radio and television shows and has hosted her
own radio show. Joan is the author of Women's Work and the recipient of
numerous awards, including Certified Speaking Professional from the National
Speakers Association, Outstanding Young Woman of America, and Who's Who in
the East and West. She is a member of the American Psychological Association
and was elected to the prestigious membership of the Society for Industrial and
Organizational Psychology in 1992.
Joan has over 14 years of experience facilitating groups to determine, define and
improve their work procedures and departmental processes, including projects and
conferences associated with and involving the highest level of senior officials in our
government, our military and other governments. She has worked in partnership
with her associates to implement process and quality improvement in organizations
around the world. She has facilitated senior management teams in strategic
planning, organizational change and implemented self-managed teams throughout
Finally, Joan has taught facilitation skills and group dynamic skills for over 10 years
in many companies and for several universities, including George Mason University,
Michigan State University, and San Diego State University. She has given
numerous keynotes to associations and organizations around the world reflecting
her extensive experience.
Joan's client list includes numerous Fortune 500 corporations and extends for
pages. An example of many of the clients who have brought her back again and
again include Mattel, Inc., Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coca Cola, Inc., Chevron,
USA, Milliken Design Center, IDS/American Express, Airtouch Communications,
and Union Bay Sportswear.