We are a team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. Our experiences range from leading innovative and award-winning cross-sector initiatives to developing a range of leadership certification programs.
With a supportive and engaging approach, our team has:
- Expanded and trained staff,
- Increased revenues while optimizing budgets, and
- Helped to create lasting system-wide changes
We look forward to helping you grow your organization through growing your people!
JOANNE GIANG (she/her)
Joanne Giang is the Founder of Braindom LLC, helping organizations become more employee-centric through Benefits, Human Resources, and Training & Development. She brings over 10 years of organizational development and management experience fringe the retail industry.
During her 8 years at IKEA, Joanne developed and implemented sustainable and effective team communication and management systems throughout the different departments of the company. She strongly believes in developing and empowering her teams to bring their unique contribution to the organization, her leadership and accomplishments were recognized on a National level: Top 3 in the US for Sales Index, #1 in the US for IKEA FOOD Customer Satisfaction, and Top 5 departments throughout her store for Employee Satisfaction.
The individual and organizational impact she witnessed as a result of her leadership capabilities led her to start her own company, to help organizations achieve their next level of success by investing and making people a priority in their business model.
Being known as the Community Connector, Joanne is always involved in various non-profit organizations and community events. She currently serves as Ambassadors President for the local Chamber of Commerce and sit on the board for a non-profit, National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), Los Angeles Chapter. Through her volunteered leadership roles, she acts as the liaison between the members and the organizations she serves.
SAMANTHA “SAM” MARK (she/her)
Samantha “Sam” Mark is the Founder of The Conscious Altruism Community where she connects leaders, changemakers, advocates, activists, and heart-centered humans. She runs virtual gatherings utilizing the skills gained from her DEI certification “Leading Diverse Teams & Organizations”, her experience as a Spiritual Entrepreneur & Advisor, and prior professional experience.
Aside from running her own small businesses, Keep It Saussie LLC and Saussie Tarot, Sam supports purpose-driven leaders and entrepreneurs as a Virtual Assistant. Blending her unique gifts of intuition, innovation, and creativity with her strategic and organizational super powers, Sam has become an exceptional partner and collaborator.
She holds her LGBTQIA+ community especially close to her heart and focuses primarily on strategizing ways to build allyship and spread awareness of the different identities and experiences of the community. Building allyship through education, awareness, and relationship-building is one of Sam’s biggest passions and would love to connect with anyone who is open to learning and sharing experiences for a common goal of inclusivity being a second-nature norm!
JULIE HA TRUONG (she/her)
For 20 years, Leadership Savvy founder, Julie Ha Truong, has supported hundreds of leaders in achieving real, meaningful change.
Today’s issues are complex. Tackling them requires a new level of agility and tenacity. At Leadership Savvy we know one thing remains true: it’s all about the people. It’s about building strong teams towards a shared vision.
Our consulting solutions serve as your partner in both people and business development. Whether it’s building your team, developing partnerships, or reorienting your career, gain expert insight to reach your goals.
She has led innovative and award-winning cross-sector initiatives, developed a range of leadership certificate programs, as well as coached and recruited diverse executive and emerging leaders. In each of these roles, she expanded and trained staff, doubled revenue and budgets, and created lasting systems-change. Her supportive and engaging approach makes her a welcome strategist, trainer, facilitator, and coach.
DANIELLE C. LARA (she/her)
As a Leadership Coach, Danielle C. Lara, MSW primarily helps career-driven women raise their visibility and elevate their influence at work so that they can get paid, get promoted, and achieve their professional goals.
Specifically, through one-on-one coaching, she helps women recognize the influence their identity, social, emotional, and cultural experiences have on their ability to lead, build teams, and grow and excel in their career, all while improving their confidence, and limiting self-doubt and feelings of imposter syndrome.
By creating professional development plans and improving skills in areas such as, communication, conflict resolution, decision-making, and goal setting, her clients feel more confident, equipped and empowered to address and overcome the unique challenges they face in the workplace, as they strive to elevate their influence and activate their leadership power.
Danielle also works with organizations and leadership teams to provide team development workshops and training sessions to improve company culture and create more inclusive work communities.
Holding a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Southern California, Danielle strives to take meaningful action in the pursuit of racial, social, and economic justice. She aims to promote and elevate underrepresented and historically silenced individuals, groups, and communities in the workplace. She is guided by the following core values in work and in life: Equity, Service, Leadership, Justice, and Liberation.