About Joanna Pieters

I help you grow the business you want. I help you to have the best team around you, so you can do what you love and what you’re great at.

Joanna Pieters, Time Wizard

I’ve had my career because of the brilliant teams around me. I’ve found wonderful people to work for me on five continents, turning round impossible projects to impossible deadlines. Now I want to help you grow your business and succeed without making the mistakes I did.

I’ve lived the business dream for many years. With 18 years experience and an MBA from one of the UK’s top business schools, I’ve run and grown a series of successful six, seven and eight-figure businesses, with big teams and small teams, in large corporate and small private companies. I’ve set and delivered business strategy, I’ve turned around failing businesses and I’ve taken successful ones to even greater heights. 

Now I help small businesses and individuals grow by building their own brilliant teams, with my company Time Wizard.

I spent years early in my career as a magazine editor of a high-profile international music magazine. With a tiny team in the office, I had to find people around the world to do work for me: journalists, translators, photographers, researchers, reviewers and much more. I worked with some of them for years without ever meeting or even speaking to them on the phone, while I needed to find others for one-off, demanding projects. I became expert at finding people, at checking them out, and at finding the right way to get them to deliver what I needed.

I wanted to know more about business, so I studied for an MBA, before joining the UK’s largest consumer magazine publisher, IPC Media, to run a big, busy group of magazines and websites, with a big, busy team. Many of my team were first-time managers themselves, and I worked with them to become effective, inspiring and confident leaders, growing and developing their own teams.

Along the way other companies have brought me in to help them with their workflow, or their staffing issues. I’ve worked with small UK businesses from the high-tech to the craft sector to help them find the right business solution to help them grow.

Along the way that’s meant reading thousands of applications for work, interviewing hundreds and selecting dozens of remote and in-person people to work in both my team and other peoples’. I’ve also employed numerous consultants, agencies and experts to grow my businesses faster and more efficiently.

I now use a virtual team to build my own business, using my skills to find great people to do great work for me.

I particularly love working with small business owners who want to grow their businesses.

I want you to feel that you can run your business in the way you want. I want you to be able to focus on the things you love and the things you’re good at. I want you to use your time, your energy and your money in the best way possible.

I’d love to talk to you about how I can help you succeed. Fill in the form below, or contact me by email or Twitter, and I’ll be in touch to arrange a call. 

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