Joan Cutlip


Joan Cutlip is an Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer with over 20 years of experience, focusing on interpersonal skill development. As an Executive Coach, she works with high potential individuals who need a new perspective on their interpersonal skill development, self-esteem, and career and professional development. Over the course of her involvement, Joan becomes an advocate for her clients while building rapport and helping them adapt their natural behavior style for more effective outcomes when interacting with others. She uses the Everything DiSC Assessments to bring about awareness of their style.

As an educator, she is passionate about teaching people the skills they need to get better outcomes with others. She established her coaching and training business, Lifeskills and Career Resources, over twenty years ago.

Regarded as a results-oriented and people focused educator, she possesses a unique ability to start where people are and teach them skills necessary to get the outcomes they want. Joan helps clients prevent career derailment by opening blind spots to develop awareness. She holds people accountable for behaviors they want to adapt. Clients appreciate her exemplary interpersonal skills, ability to educate and work in areas that require high standards of integrity and confidentiality. She often utilizes assessments when she is coaching which helps to open blind spots and provide skills needed for development.

Joan developed a two-day course entitled, “Assertiveness: Appropriate Behavior for Maximum Results” for Procter & Gamble. For nearly 15 years, she has consistently received the highest evaluation scores among outside trainers. In addition, Joan has fourteen years of experience working as an outplacement consultant with Right Management, helping people learn career transition skills.

Her clients include: Procter & Gamble; Ashland, Inc; American Express; Reynolds & Reynolds; Kettering Health Network; Lexis-Nexis; Wright Patterson Air Force Base; DFAS: Department of Finance and Accounting Services; NASIC: National Air & Space Intelligence Center; and many educational and governmental institutions.