BA Prescott College, Prescott, AZ
Lic. Psychology, Universidad Rafael Landivar, Guatemala
Master’s in Social Development, Universidad Nur, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
I consider myself a world citizen. I was born and grew up in the United States, becoming a Bahá’í as a university student. Immediately after graduating, I moved to Guatemala as a pioneer. Then, in 1990 I moved to Bolivia, where I began my work with Nur University.
During my years at Nur, I became known for my work on Moral Leadership, which we developed with Dr. Eloy Anello in 1992. The Spanish edition of the book Moral Leadership is now in its 4th edition and has been used in educational programs throughout Latin America. With the aid of May Khadem, the English version, titled Transformative Leadership: Developing the Hidden Dimension, was published in 2014, although unofficial pdf translations had been used for many years in development projects, especially in Africa and Asia under the auspices of Health for Humanity.
In all, I am the author or co-author of more than twenty books on leadership, education, family life, social economic development, and the Bahá’í Faith. Although some of my books are only available in Spanish, my books in English can be found on Amazon at http://tinyurl.com/JoanBH.
In 2019 I began working with Vahid Masrour and Jessica Kerr in Transformative Leadership Education in order to form a center for the many people in different countries who are applying Transformative Leadership. We invite you to visit our webpage (http://transformativeleadershipeducation.org/) to familiarize yourself with the concepts and activities of Transformative Leadership. You can also sign up for the newsletter that we publish every two weeks with articles related to activities of Transformative Leadership in different parts of the world.