Joan Tabb

Joan Tabb

Founder and Principal, | Author of Great in 8 Job Seeking Skills


  • Coached hundreds of people successfully to launch, relaunch and transition to new levels of career achievement.
  • Developed a proprietary method of coaching: going from the inside out and the outside in.
  • Top rated speaker and workshop leader for Congresswoman Jackie Speier’s Job Hunter Boot Camp for 5 years, reaching 3000+ job seekers.


Joan brings decades of business leadership to her passion for driving clients forward in their careers. She spent a decade in positions of increasing management responsibility with Apple, 3Com and Memorex, driving award-winning sales training and global marketing programs. Joan built and ran global customer programs, advertising, PR, direct marketing, advisory councils and always brought a special expertise and interest in developing and building teams. Joan then founded and led two successful marketing and communications consultancies, putting several notable start ups on the map and driving new programs for leading companies like Intel and Apple, again.   Recognized for powerful and creative communications and positioning, Joan brings that valuable asset to positioning her coaching clients with accuracy, clarity and freshness.


Joan brings a unique and robust toolbox of services, insights and strategies. The Great in 8  Coaching process is highly individualistic, giving feedback, direction, skillbuilding and strategies that will make you more self aware and capable, and has been proven to increase the likelihood of career advancement, fulfillment and increased achievements. And if you are a job seeker, you will find Joan ‘gets it’  and you will get the confidence building, structure and accountability needed for the job search.


Joan attracts both men and women to the practice, ranging from recent college graduates to seasoned executives. And she brings deep knowledge and skills in coaching professional women to operate from a position of authentic confidence and strength.


Committed to lifelong learning in a wide range of subjects, Joan earned a B.S., cum laude in Psychology from The University of Pennsylvania with coursework at the Wharton School. She earned her M.A. in Instructional Technology from the University of Oregon. Additionally, Joan completed courses at University of London, Stanford, New York University, and The New School for Social Research. Continually involved with professional development, she is a founding member of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard University.