Joan Friedlander

Joan Friedlander
Joan Friedlander
Business from Bed: The 6-Step Comeback Plan to Get Yourself Working again after a Health Crisis
When you’re recovering from a medical emergency, the work-life equation can be thrown into turmoil. Joan Friedlander, herself diagnosed with a chronic illness over twenty years ago, knows this personally and can show you how to get back in the game, whether you’re a self-employed entrepreneur, a small business owner, or re-entering the traditional job market. For those recovering from a health crisis, living with disability, or adjusting to life with a chronic disease, health comes first but professional life doesn’t have to suffer. The 6-step comeback plan in Business from Bed is designed to help you successfully integrate emotional, social, and physical healing with the practical aspects of rebuilding a business or career and getting back to work.
Co-Author, Women, Work, and Autoimmune Disease: Keep Working Girlfriend! (Demos Health, 2008)
Sedona, Arizona and Lafayette, Colorado
On the 20th anniversary of the onset of Crohn’s symptoms, Joan finished writing “Business from Bed: The 6-Step Comeback Plan to Get Yourself Working Again after a Health Crisis.” (Demos Health, Dec. 2012) As a result of Joan’s experience with Crohn’s Disease, along with trends she found in her coaching practice, Joan discovered a need for a book that addresses the unique challenges for business owners dealing with health issues.

Often, business professionals who are frustrated or embarrassed by their limited capacity (due to ill health and/or competing family priorities) worry that their limitations hinder their ability to succeed in business. Joan says no. She shows business owners how to turn their perceived limitations into a business advantage, and to achieve success on their terms.

Joan coaches independent entrepreneurs throughout the U.S., in Canada and Europe. She is a compassionate and well-respected workshop facilitator, as she has the unique ability to combine deeply personal questions with practical approaches that produce meaningful real world results.

She holds a B.A. in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley and is a graduate of Corporate Coach University. Joan currently resides in Sedona, Arizona.

The acceptance of limitation is the first step to transcendence.

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