joan steffend

Joan Steffend Brandmeier

Ambassador of Kindness

As a former news anchor, HGTV Host and author, Joan has a lot of experience witnessing how kindness and the absence of kindness impacts the outcome of any situation.  Joan left the formal world of media and entertainment to begin her personal journey to recover the best parts of herself.  It has lead her to write and publish two books, start a non-profit, spend a lot of time contemplating life and looking for the littlest ways to encourage herself and everyone around her to feel more purposeful. 

As a young actor, Joan finagled her way into a job as a television news anchor, first in Duluth, MN, followed by 17 years on KARE-TV (NBC) in Minneapolis-St Paul. Then she skipped out on the crime and legislative stories to take a job as a host on the HGTV network, putting in ten years being the face (and paint-splattered body) of Decorating Cents, a show dedicated to completely redecorating a room for under 500-dollars. While there, she hosted many of HGTV’s Christmas at the White House specials, the Rose Bowl Parade, Dream Home specials and live Dream Home giveaways. It looked like success, but Joan didn’t feel it and quit (yep, explain that to her accountant). Now as an author, keynote speaker and seminar leader, Joan travels around the country sharing the message of: WHY YOU AND KINDNESS ARE GOOD FOR BUSINESS AND LIFE

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