meet the team

Joanne Trotta

Joanne is a dynamic, high-energy and results oriented individual whose core passion is people. She is an established executive with 20+ years of experience in leading teams in various functions. Besides extensive experience in Customer Service, Technical Support, Sales, Client & Partner Management, Project Management, and Technology and Operations, she has a solid background in both highly complex B2B service offerings and mass markets. Joanne spent 12+ years in the telecommunications industry and 6 years in the energy and services business. She is a proven leader in the development of business strategies, project leadership and team-building, with a proven track record for success in execution and building solid life lasting relationships.

During her career in the energy and services business, Joanne became a Certified Facilitator for The Personal Leadership Program and Leaders at Every Level created by The Living Leader. The Personal Leadership Program, as well as working with Penny Ferguson and her team, was life changing for her. It was through this experience that she chose to start living her dream – to help people become more effective leaders in all aspects of life. Joanne founded and built Leaders Edge into the successful venture it is today. Feel free to reach out to her if you would like to know more about their experiences or need assistance in your business.

Rose-marie Fernandez


Rose-marie is the Founder and Principal of Coaching Worx, who’s mission is to support and guide individuals to reach their highest potential of success, personally and professionally. She is a coach, facilitator and consultant that has worked internationally in diverse environments. Drawing on decades of experience as a human resources practitioner with a focus on integrating people from diverse cultures into the workplace, she has worked with senior leaders and organizations to achieve higher productivity, employee satisfaction & retention, a stronger corporate culture and overall organizational growth.

Rose-marie has held senior HR positions in organizations in Canada and internationally. She has acted in an HR consulting role, and has provided services in teaching, facilitating and speaking. Rose-marie completed her CPC through the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching and is certified to deliver the Energy Leadership Index – an enlightening and transformative assessment tool. She leverages the Core Energy Coaching™ Process to help organizational leaders and practitioners amplify and sustain superior results. A clearly outlined strategy of best practices is delivered with the passionate guidance of a collaborative and driven coach.

Rose-marie has deep experience in the senior ranks of the HR field, giving her the insight into how to use the HR and Executive function as a powerful lever for organizational change. She combines many years of professional global experience with a passion for facilitating breakthrough results. This unique blend of skills, experience and personal dedication come together into a distinctive coaching style that is welcomed by individuals and organizations alike.

Leaders Edge is proud to be partnered with Rose-marie and Coaching Worx to offer coaching services to our clients. Coaching Worx amplifies organizational performance and supports your organization to reach its highest potential by igniting the fire and energy of your most valuable asset – your people.

The Living Leader was motivated by the desire to create leadership development programs that challenged people both intellectually and emotionally. The Living Leader’s development programs have been designed to instigate sustainable and long-term personal and workplace change, as well as dramatically lift employee engagement levels and bottom line results. To learn more about the partnership between Leaders Edge Inc. and The Living Leader visit:

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