A leading voice and change-maker in sustainability, healthy buildings and wellbeing.

I’m a communications consultant and advocate for the sustainable and healthy buildings movement. For 25 years, I’ve championed the idea that the environments we live and work in can have as much influence on our health and wellbeing as our doctors and life-style choices. For organisations and individuals that want to understand the link between the natural world, building science and human health, I’m here to help. 

Adding Value

Intel & insight

Market intelligence, research and data should drive any commercial decision making - as Founder of Work in Mind, I’m uniquely-placed to see what’s on the horizon.


With 25 years comms & commercial experience, I work with manufacturers, designers and service companies to understand the shape of the market and sculpt messages.

Speaker & contributor

As the Founder of Work in Mind, I’m happy to collaborate with like-minded brands and share my thoughts and knowledge as a speaker, chair or facilitator.


If often helps to have someone to share ideas with - if your organisation wants to talk through the benefits of embracing a wellbeing-focused culture, I’m here to listen & challenge.


I’ve been incredibly fortunate to witness the growth of Jo’s WorkInMind.org project. She has worked hard to expertly curate such high-quality and topical information and it really shows.


Chris Bowie-Hill,

Director of Innovation Delivery at Hydrock
John O'Brien

I’ve been very impressed with Joanna’s ability to communicate the themes and issues which are driving the global sustainable and healthy buildings movement. She is a true champion and advocate for improving the environments we all live and work in.

John O’Brien

Founder & MD LCMB Building Performance

Joanna’s passion and energy for driving awareness about healthy buildings and quality of work life is unsurpassed. Her extensive environmental and wellbeing knowledge and experience enables her to set the focus squarely on the people, as they are the ones with the power to make change happen.

Deborah Wilder

Head of Research & Strategy, Interaction

Joanna is a woman on a mission to change the way we design and occupy the built environment. She is an advocate and a voice of reason for the positive benefits of healthy buildings in their truest sense.

Michelle Anthony

Development Projects, Oxygen Asset Management
Martin Brown

“As we move to a built environment future that addresses the climate and ecology crisis, the content and approach from Joanna and Work in Mind is vital to understanding how to make that future socially just and healthy for both mind and body.”

Martin Brown

Sustainability consultant & author of FutuREstorative.
Walter M Lourie - testimonial

“Joanna Watchman has been the leader in sustainable design communications for not only the UK but the globe. The work she has developed and published on Work in Mind has literally changed my life in addition to the company I work for, mafi Naturholzboden in Austria; it has re-doubled its efforts and its mission and goals towards a more sustainable and transparent company.”

Walter M. Lourie

Healthy Living Ambassador & Global Sustainability Manager mafi-America, Inc.

Passionate about healthier, better buildings? Let's talk?

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