I help individuals and businesses leverage new opportunities, navigate change and turn every day encounters into real results

Meet Joyce

I am an entrepreneur, author of two books, a business speaker (tactics with a touch of humor), podcast host, and referred to by many as a walking LinkedIn. My passion is inspiring people to step out of their current habits and into new opportunities that are already surrounding them. I leverage my extensive experience in the science of mindset and the art of business connections to help my clients create an advantage over their counterparts and their competition. More than motivation, I’m intent on helping others build their business and life by design.

Joyce’s Clients Include

SERVICES

SPEAKING

Your own mind is the key to achieving the results you want in every aspect of your life.

COACHING

Are you leading a team, in business development, career transition or starting a new venture? A targeted approach tends to get faster results.

COMPANIES

Goals, challenges and opportunities don’t come in a one-size fits all package,

Episode 15 – An Interview Sandra Yancey, Founder of eWomenNetwork

“Confidence doesn’t find you, it’s the result of doing something big.” 

Sandra Yancey episode 15Contrary to what you might think, Sandra Yancey didn’t start eWomenNetwork because she liked networking. She started it because she saw a way to solve a problem for introverts (herself included) who didn’t like crowds and attending events.

From its start above Sandra’s garage in 2000, eWomenNetwork has expanded to six countries and 600,000 members. Men never fear as you are also welcome.

 

In this episode, Sandra shares insights for introverts and extroverts including the three E’s to open up a conversation:

  • Example – “Give me an example of your ideal customer. What do they look like and what is their problem are they looking to solve?”
  • Explain – “What’s your biggest business challenge? What have you already tried?”
  • Expand – “What are you trying to accomplish and who is a potential strategic introduction for you?”

You’ll also learn the importance of doing people math and the power of making the ask. In fact, that’s how she got her fellow Dallas resident, Mark Cuban, to come to her office to meet.

You can listen to the podcast here. It’s also available on iTunes and Android users can subscribe and download it on Stitcher.

Gratitude is a daily focus for Sandra. Her mother raised her with the saying, “Give without remembering and take without forgetting.” 

Her Favorite Reads:

Sandra is a best-selling author of five books including Succeeding Through Doubt, Fear & Crisis.

You can connect with Sandra on TwitterFacebookInstagram and of course, LinkedIn. If you’re on Snapchat, you’ll find her there too. For more information on eWomenNetwork, be sure to check out the website.

And, you can find me on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook too. Feel free to email me through my website with feedback and suggestions for future guests.

Stay tuned for Episode 16 – ‘Conversations from the Cave’ with the Founders of SD Strong Distilling!

 

Episode 10 – Nell Hills

Nell Hills episode 10

Mary Carol Garrity, the founder of Nell Hills, has garnered national attention with Forbes magazine dubbing her “one of the hottest little retailers” in America. She has been featured on CBS’s The Early Show and NBC’s Today Show and in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Midwest Living, Country Living, and many more. Mary Carol is the author of nine books on home decorating, a weekly decorating blog, ‘Style at Home with Mary Carol Garrity’, and a column syndicated weekly throughout the U.S.

She has been featured on CBS’s The Early Show and NBC’s Today Show and in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Midwest Living, Country Living, and many more. Mary Carol is the author of nine books on home decorating, a weekly decorating blog, ‘Style at Home with Mary Carol Garrity’, and a column syndicated weekly throughout the U.S.

 

After 35 years in business, Mary Carol knows what it takes to build and maintain a thriving business despite changing markets and significant challenges, including the crash of 2008.

Nell Hills first opened as a gourmet food store. Call it luck, right place right time, guts and determination, a great mentor, or all of the above, Mary Carol grew her small shop in Atchison Kansas into a retail empire. It’s easy to see how passionate she is about her staff and customers. No matter what business you are in, you’ll find valuable insights in this episode!

You can listen to her story and insights here:

 

Or, find this episode and the rest of the In Layman’s Terms podcast episodes on iTunes.

The original Nell Hills store, located in Atchison, receives an average of 75,000 visitors a year.

If that’s too far of a drive, then check out the Briarcliff Village location in Kansas City. Be sure to plan on spending most of the day as you’ll need it to explore the 16,000 square foot store with items that fit everyone’s budget. Be sure to ask for Mary Carol as she’s there most of the time doing what she loves best – taking care of her customers.

In the meantime, you can read her latest blog post: 5 Ingredients of a Well Dressed Room. 

Social or just looking for terrific ideas for your home? Be sure to follow Nell Hills on Pinterest and Instagram. You can also get their latest posts on Facebookand Twitter.

I’d love to hear your comments and questions so feel free to drop me a line atJoyce@joycelayman.com.

Stay tuned for Episode 11 – Challenging the Status Quo with Rebel Brown!

**Post originally published on LinkedIn

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