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Part-Time Faculty


Joann Presbrey has been educating, inspiring, and driving people change for over 20 years. Her focus is to align people, process, and technology to drive success. She develops individuals and teams to improve business effectiveness and employee engagement, particularly during times of change. Presbrey has a passion for the ‘people’ side of change and believes that developing and enhancing communication is a key to success. She speaks from the heart and has the ability to connect with people by understanding their needs and communication styles. She appreciates team dynamics and groups of people from different cultures and backgrounds creating and collaborating together.

Presbrey has vast experience in talent and people development and has delivered training to multi-cultural audiences in Europe, Middle-East, Asia Pacific and North America. She spent 15 years with Viacom, Inc. leading their education, communication, and change strategy for their top brands including Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and MTV Networks. Her experience has taught her that communication, collaboration and soft skills are critical for managers to succeed in their professional roles.

Today, she develops and facilitates training for a wide range of business sectors including banking, insurance, sales, hospitality and entertainment. She specializes in Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence, Change Management and Personality Profiling. She brings her experience working with multicultural teams and managing large scale change projects to her students as she can adapt the content to align with their needs and challenges.