Leadership Coach, Team Facilitator, Change Leader, People Connector- serving both for-profit and non-profit organizations- dedicated to driving sustainable change through the integration of leadership development, global business management and cross-cultural understanding.
Joy’s coaching philosophy is based on developing expanded self-awareness (the #1 predictor of executive success) and increased capacity to live and lead in ever-growing presence, to make intentional choices in the moment that support what leaders truly care about. Her coaching methodology is holistic in nature, where head, heart and body converge into one integral human being filled with renewed clarity, consciousness and awareness. Joy's passion is to accelerate the growth of high-performing leaders who are transitioning from individual contributor to a team leader or a leader of leaders, as well as to accelerate the growth of teams to further create positive impact at the enterprise-wide level and society at large.
Joy has worked with dozens of name brand organizations around the world, helping them to achieve their executive education and talent management goals. An expert in global business management, her focus areas include Leadership Coaching, Leadership Development and Talent Management. Joy’s results and metrics-focused approach have made her the resource of choice in many high performing organizations. Joy is sought after by both for-profit and non-profit organizations. She has been a successful Vice President as a non-profit professional with P&L responsibilities in the millions, with substantial experience in business strategy, business development, volunteer leadership engagement, board governance, recruitment and stewardship, fund raising and marketing.
Joy has enjoyed a successful career as a Vice President of Executive Education at Thunderbird School of Global Management, where she worked with for-profit clients such as American Express, Boeing, Grupo Alfa, Chase Card Services, Intel China and Cisco collaborating on the design and delivery of powerful executive development learning engagements. In the non-profit sector, key clients served include the IFRC, World Wildlife Fund, The Global Fund, UNICEF, ProMujer, Acumen Fund and ASHOKA, among many others.
Previously, she was Vice President of Thunderbird’s Alumni Relations where she successfully globalized the Thunderbird Alumni Network, comprised of over 40,000 highly mobile individuals within 140 countries working in 15,000 corporations worldwide. She also served as a corporate foundation relations officer and major gifts officer at Thunderbird, contributing to the success of two capital campaigns.
She also served as the Executive Director of the Phoenix Bach Choir (now the Phoenix Chorale), leading the organization from a community to professional vocal ensemble, now a 3-time award winning Grammy choir.
Joy currently serves on the board of the International Coach Federation, ICF Arizona Charter Chapter, as President and is a member in good standing with ICF (International Coach Federation). She is also a member of ACEC (Association of Corporate Executive Coaches).
Formerly, Joy served as President of the Alumni Council of Thunderbird from March, 2014-June, 2015, as well as ex-officio member of the former Thunderbird Global Council and Thunderbird Board of Trustees.
Joy has a commitment to pro bono coaching, and offers her leadership coaching expertise in service to United for Growth (Arizona) as well as the United Nations. She has served as a coach/mentor for the Thunderbird Dreamcatchers Program, in collaboration with Freeport McMoran. Joy has also served as a mentor in Thunderbird’s Project Artemis: The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Program, as well as the Cherie Blaire Foundation.
Joy earned a Global MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management (with an emphasis in Marketing). Her undergraduate degree is from Bowling Green State University (with a double major in German and Spanish and a minor in Piano). She has lived and worked in Austria, Spain and Italy, as well as having traveled throughout the world serving her diverse client base.
Joy is certified in the 20/20 Awareness Index (Executive Core), The Language of Influence (LOI-through Executive Core), the Cultural Orientation Approach (COA- through TMC, A Berlitz Company), the Leadership Versatility Index (LVI- through Kaplan Devries), Hogan Personality Assessments (October, 2015), Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching (November, 2015) and Executive Education Workshop Facilitator (through Development Dimensions International). She most recently completed 60 hours of Presence-Based Coaching education with Doug Silsbee and Bebe Hansen (Spring, 2017) and in June, 2018, completed an additional 75 hours of education and testing to earn the coveted designation of Certified Presence-Based Coach. She has also earned her PCC coach certification with the ICF.
Joy speaks Spanish and Italian at highly proficient levels and German conversationally. Joy has two grown sons and resides in Glendale, Arizona with her husband.