Joann Perahia-M.P.A. is what one would refer to as a Renaissance Woman. Joann is a Retired Software Developer, Technical Conference Speaker (20+ yrs) and a Retired Figure Skating Coach. She has succeeded in many different arenas such as Legal, Personal and Athletic Training, Judge at Performing Arts and Athletic Events, Sales, Marketing, Operations. Joann is a published Author, Owns 2 businesses, (Catalina Beach Club, Systemic Solutions Inc.) Podcaster Guest Speaker, Marketing Consultant for the Performing Arts, SAG/AFTRA member and more.
Semi-Retired and now focusing on Purpose/Career Assessment and Business Improv Workshops are a passion because Ms. Perahia too has had many different trajectories herself that encompass many different fields of study. Joann believes that we all have different talents and gifts that change through our lifetime and we need to continually identify them for a better life for ourselves and those around us. The main question to ask oneself is "What am I good at and how can I help?" Joann assists people with finding their innate talents/ gifts through systemized methods to discover their passions. This assessment helps the individual to find the right career for their personality so that work is not a "job". She also identifies career moves and changes that need to be done. Included is coaching people on interviewing and speaking using Actors Improv techniques. She creates an individualized plan.
Joann remains thrilled as to the success of her book The Unabashed Truths the Entertainment Industry Won’t Tell You, A guide to the Business of Acting. Joann has been guiding actors through the business maze of a craft. This book comes from over 12 years of managing SAG/ AFTRA Child Actors, along with being an Actor’s Talent Agent Assistant. These experiences exposed Joann not only to the acting industry but the marketing of acting talent from auditioning to working on sets, the business side of the industry.