Joan strives to provide you with a safe and confidential space to grow and thrive, not just survive! Forward Steps in Life focuses on the phrase “One Step Forward.” The three key values include Integrity, Collaboration, and Empowerment.

What They Do

  • Complimentary 30 Minute Inquiry Call
  • Certified Professional Life Coach
  • Professional Business Coach
  • Professional Workshops/Training/Presentations

Whatever journey you’re on, Joan Munro acknowledges how unique and personal that road can be. As a Solo-preneur, Forward Step In Life was established by Joan in 2021, after a rigorous course of study, practicum, and credentialing by an International Coaching Federation-approved Coaching Institute. 

Joan’s career journey began with 35 years in the field of public education (Pre-K through Post Grad). She has always cherished working with families, staff, students, and community groups/agencies, in a variety of roles and settings. Later in life, Joan became a Certified Professional Life Coach. She furthered her education and skills by taking continuing education training and certification as a Group Mastery Coach, combining skill sets and neuroscience research into the Coaching Process.

Thanks to technology and the increased popularity of Zoom, Joan is able to serve her clients on three continents. Her expertise is in the areas of work-life balance, self-care, and growth, as well as supporting business teams.

What sets Joan apart is her personal presence and depth of commitment, while providing confidential, safe, and judgment-free opportunities and options for individuals, small groups, and/or teams.  Joan is a “People-First” person, and that’s evident in all of her contacts, and community service commitments. Joan writes monthly blogs and offers, as a professional courtesy, complimentary webinars to support adults in their multiple roles and interactions, with strategies backed by scientific data.

Joan continues to volunteer in local Optimist International organizations, volunteers at faith-based and community groups, as well as supporting groups such as St. James Community Outreach, Mosaic, Upper Merion Junior Optimist Club, The Patrician Society, and the Central Montgomery County Business and Professional Women’s Club, along with the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce!

As the founder of Forward Steps in Life, she partners with individuals, small groups, and business owners to support them in all seasons of life transitions or developing self-care and growth strategies. Additionally, Joan enjoys generating interactive workshops, public speaking engagements, facilitating teamwork, and designing customized webinars for both in-person and Zoom.

If you are interested in meeting or speaking with Joan, you can reach out to her through the Montgomery County Chamber Directory, by email or via her website