Joanne LaMarca Mathisen


Certified CEO Facilitator and Coach

Joanne LaMarca Mathisen has studied under Sylvia Lafair since 2001. She graduated from CEO’s TLC program as well as TLC Advanced and has been a ‘Gutsy Girl’ since the inception of the program. She is a certified CEO facilitator and coach. Mathisen is also the co-host of Sirius XM’s “Happy Hour” on Today Show Radio, Channel 108 as well as co-creator of the podcast, Podclair which features stories of entrepreneurship. Until 2017, Mathisen served as Senior Producer on NBC’s Today, the longest-running morning news program. While there, Mathisen won multiple Emmy awards as well as a Gracie overseeing the 4th hour of Today hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. During her time at NBC, she led a creative team and used her skills as a Pattern Breakthrough coach to limit conflict and ensure collaboration. Mathisen lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her husband, Tyler, and their teenage son whom she often writes about in her blog called Old Moms Rock.

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