Joanne Wallace is a very gifted and talented woman: best-selling author, media personality, internationally known speaker, successful former corporation president, award winner, wife, mother and grandmother-not listed in order of importance!
Joanne is a member of the National Speakers Association where she received the prestigious designation of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), the Council of Peers Award of Excellence (CPAE), and was also inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame. In 1989 she was the recipient of the Award of Excellence from the International Image Industry. She has held the title of "Mrs. Oregon" and competed in the Mrs. America Pageant. Joanne founded the internationally known Image Improvement, Inc. now headquartered in Tampa, Florida. She has also been active as chairperson and speaker for Christian Women's Clubs. Joanne received her education at Seattle Pacific University and Portland State. She has teaching experience in several community colleges as well as Warner Pacific and Western Baptist College in Oregon.
Some of Joanne's well-known books include As Refreshing As Snow in the Hot Summertime, Starting Over Again, Mini-Memories for Image Bearers, and The Confident Woman. She won the 1979 Best Writer award for The Image of Loveliness from the Northwest Christian Writer's Conference. Gospel Films is distributing her video series entitled Being Your Best For Him internationally. Audio and video cassettes of her sessions can be used as resources for group meetings.
A favorite with the media, Joanne has been interviewed by scores of radio and television talk show hosts. She has been heard by thousands through Dr. Dobson's "Focus On The Family", seen by millions of television viewers across the country on "The 700 Club", "Heart to Heart" with Sheila Walsh and has a standing invitation on "100 Huntley Street" in Canada. Joanne has also hosted her own weekly television program which aired nationally, and wrote a feature column for Virtue magazine for ten years. She has also been featured in many magazines and newspapers throughout the country.
Joanne speaks with intensity because she's been there. She understands the struggles a woman faces in her complicated world. Her message teaches women how to discover who they are in Christ.
Joanne is married to Robert Lovelace. She has two children and ten grandchildren.