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Joan Tabb

Joan Tabb, M.A, Founder
and Principal

Who are you?

Recent Grad
Aspirational Executive

Team Building
Group Facilitation
Management Development

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"Joan is an incredible career coach and knows how to drive success in her clients. I was referred to her when I was at a career crossroads. Joan used a powerful process to guide me to see and leverage my unique accomplishments and capabilities. I'm back at work now, moving forward with strength, confidence and concrete new skills and insights. Great in 8 Coaching changed my life!"



Let's bring the best of you to work!

At Great in 8 Coaching  we team with you to probe, explore, define and project your unique and best position and messages to get notice and results from your target audience. You get personalized guidance, structure and accountability to move forward with confidence and clarity. We activate the process by developing deep awareness and insights. We build on strengths, consider the competition, re-visit assumptions,  choices and interpretations along the way. We wisely mitigate weaknesses or blind spots. We work with you to envision the best intent, and build strategies and programs to move forward toward that intention. 

Our goal is career and/or company advancement and success; on your terms, in your way—much faster and more direct with Joan as your guide. She  brings objectivity, rich experience, and a keen set of eyes and ears, all focused on seeing and developing you and/or your company.

Come, explore Great in 8 Coaching. Joan has helped hundreds of people and dozens of companies to be positioned for success! She brings a 20+ year corporate leadership track record from top Silicon Valley companies; Apple, 3Com, Intel and notable start-ups. An expert in marketing and career advancement, Joan is also a sought after speaker and the author of Great in 8: Job Seeking Skills.


Blog: All Things Career
  1. 8 Smart Steps for a Career Transition Joan Tabb 09-Oct-2011
  2. How to Get the Most out of Working with Professional Associations for Career Advancement Joan Tabb 03-Oct-2011
  3. What's on the Minds of Recent Grads? Joan Tabb 16-Sep-2011
  4. 8 Smart Communication Strategies for Business Success Joan Tabb 13-Aug-2011
  5. 8 Tips for Moms Returning to Work Joan Tabb 05-Aug-2011
  6. 8 Smart Ways to Manage Your Manager Joan Tabb 26-Jul-2011

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NEW Appearances

MARCH 22, 2014

Joan leads a workshop:
Would You Hire You? Building Authentic Confidence at the Career Transition Conference in Santa Clara.

MARCH 16, 2013

Joan will present a highly interactive career talk, Secrets on How to Market Yourself for Success Today to the CleanTech & Sustainablility Forum in San Mateo.

OCTOBER 16, 2013

Joan presents: When the Going Gets Tough: Re-Invigorating Your Job Search at Congresswoman Jackie Speier event in San Mateo.

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