Joani Plenty is a bestselling author, coveted motivational speaker, actress, story teller, mother, wife and lover of life. She is a die-hard advocate of Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Anti-Bullying and random acts of kindness. One of her true passions is inspiring others to follow their dreams and take risks; emptying their bucket lists along the way. Joani benefits from her fears by using them to motivate, educate, and alleviate herself and others; along with a strong dose of humor.
Joani is co-author of the international bestseller, ‘Embracing Your Authentic Self’ as well as the ’5 Keys To Self-Sabotage: A Woman’s How-NOT-To Guide’. Joani is a member of Coachville, NAFE (National Association for Female Executives), Women Speakers Association and the founder of b4bully.com. She is also a featured contributor for 30Second Mom, and has been featured by the site as well as The Ricki Lake Show’s social media community, ‘Friends of Ricki’ as the subject matter expert on bullying. Joani’s anti-bullying chats “Bullying From The Bully’s Perspective”, have reached over 5 million Twitter impressions in a single 1-hour chat on Twitter.
As a self-proclaimed “Professional Social Butterfly”, there is no coffee shop, social gathering or restroom that is safe from her energy. Joani intentionally makes new friends from all walks of life where ever she goes. At a pivotal moment in her life, she decided that she was no longer going to waste time trying to decide what one thing she wanted to do with her life…she was going to do it ALL and no longer care what other people thought! “It’s not about what other people think you can or cannot do. What matters is that you’re doing something or everything that you love. You won’t do any one thing that your heart isn’t in better than 20 things that you love.” Joani’s talents lie in the arts; film acting, voice-over acting, dancing, singing, writing, fashion and graphic design. A true right-brain thinker.
Joani’s spare time is spent blogging, horseback riding and introducing her children to her “childhood” so that she can live it all over again. Playing jax, wishing the lights would go out during a thunderstorm (then turning them out anyway) and singing in the mirror with her “hair brush microphone”. Joani is a regular writer of children’s books, YA and thriller novels though she loves and writes in many genres.
Joani lives in NJ with her husband, the children doctor’s told her she would never have and “Phil”, the groundhog who lives under the shed.