Joanne Osmond working behind the scenes, creates a better world because she has walked this way. Leaving footsteps for others to follow, she is leading the way.

Joanne Osmond is transparent. There are other words that describe her as well; such as conservative, dedicated to improving the whole child, relevant and practical, reformer, intense, ever-ready energized, and a change agent. She is not afraid to make hard decisions that need to be made to ensure success in the future. Maybe she is a visionary, but she relates that she is only an implementer of the visions that others have. She has been recognized for transforming both individuals and organizations and she continues to do that today at the Lake Villa Library Counseling Small Business Owners, in Scouts, at Church, at School, and in the Lindenhurst-Lake Villa, Lake County community. Her personal mission, handed down to her from her father, is to leave this world a better place because she passed this way.
  • On March 9, 2013, Joanne was recognized by the Lake County Woman’s Coalition as a woman inspiring innovation through imagination and new support of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.)
  • In 2000, while at Abbott Laboratories, Joanne received an international award, the Help Desk Institute’s Team Excellence Award, for operational excellence by developing the right organization, processes, and technology to provide consistent delivery of end-to-end customer support.
  • In 2003, she received the ATHENA Award for assisting women in reaching their full leadership potential while demonstrating excellence, creativity, and initiative in her profession.
  • In 2004, the Lake County media recognized her as one of their “Leaders in the Forefront” for providing valuable services to improve the quality of life for others in the community.
  • She has served for five term on the Lake Villa Elementary School Board, has served over twenty year on Lake’s Division of the IASB, serves on the IASB’s executive board, and on the SEDOL’s Executive Board.
  • She is the recipient of the Boy Scout’s coveted Silver Beaver Award and serves on the Council’s Executive Board as the Vice President of Membership. Really!
  • In 2017, Joanne received the ¡Scouting…Vale la Pena! Service Award for her dedication to the under served youth in the BSA NEIC Council. She developed programs and resources that are used in public schools and developed a funding mechanism that initially generate $15,000 and in five years generated $70,000.

Beginning in 2003 through 2018, Joanne contributed time and resources to the Small Business Development Center providing counseling and facilitation of courses to help Lake County small business thrive. She has written and launched eight online classes that provide expert advice to start and grow your business.

Joanne Osmond received a BS from Purdue University and an MBA and Masters in Information Systems from Webster University. She is an international speaker, small business coach, computer programmer, teacher, author, game designer, public affairs director, facilitator, online class designer, coach, publisher, business counselor, personality profiler, entrepreneur, and she helped many small business gain an online presence with her Web hosting and design for small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. She has written several books for business, scouting, and children.

She is currently an accountability coach helping organizations write dynamic strategies for growth.

Joanne H Osmond
216 Waterbury Circle
Lake Villa, IL 60046