CEO Corner: Episode 11

Joanie Hughes, CEO of FNZ

“If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re probably right.” Joanie Hughes, CEO of FNZ.

In this episode, Joanie shares the story of her younger years coming from a large ambitious farming family and her journey to becoming CEO of FNZ. Joanie discusses the challenges of moving from colleague to CEO and what it takes to continuously strive for more.

In early 2022, Joanie received some life-changing news regarding her health. She had cancer. Joanie discusses the impact this new reality had on her mental health, family, and career. Joanie inspires us about the impact of a positive and strong mindset in the face of adversity, not even cancer was going to stop Joanie from reaching her goals.

It was only 6 months ago that Joanie received her cancer-free diagnosis. Having gone through such a life-changing experience, Joanie will share with us, some valuable and learned perspectives on life and career.

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CEO Corner, With Sarah McGrath

Each month, we deconstruct world-class industry leaders, asking them about their leadership style, the psychological drivers behind their success and how they became who they are today. This platform is for those who want to gain tips and insights from the best of the best and for those who enjoy hearing other success stories.

Sarah McGrath is a Partner and Co-Owner at 360 Search Recruitment Service in Ireland and the UK and a Co-Owner of Vy Nutrition.

Sarah helps ensure senior professionals get access to their employer of choice and obtain their desired objectives while building their careers. She works with some of the most prolific entrepreneurs within Financial Services.

Sarah holds a Degree in Business, a Four-Year Diploma in Nutrition and a Degree in Psychology. She is passionate about organisational psychology and corporate well-being, advising and speaking at many industry associations.

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