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

Meet Joyce

I am the 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 12 – KC Wineworks

“Every opportunity is on the other side of fear.”

episode 12 wineworksJames Lowery had the decision to make when the work dried up in his industry. Launching an entrepreneurial venture takes vision, knowledge and the willingness to take the leap. In the case of James and his wife, Lindsay, you can also add the combined talents to create a team.

The passion around wine came at an early age. The farmland the vineyard is on has been in James’s family since 1870’s, and they bottled wine long before growing production for other wineries since 2002. In some businesses, you can see a fairly quick payoff of your efforts. In the wine industry its years in the making from the vine to bottle. James and Lindsay will tell you that, “every grape that comes off the vine is full of unrealized potential to be a great wine; you just have to figure out how not to screw it up. If it’s a raisin, it’s a tragedy.” Launching KC Wineworks in 2014 was no small feat. They are still learning lessons and making a name for themselves in the process.

In this episode James and Lindsay share:

  • Why your competition can be your best resource.
  • Everyone experiences stress in their business. It’s your mindset that determines how you can use it to your advantage.
  • Stepping outside your comfort zone doesn’t just apply to business but wine preferences too. You could be pleasantly surprised.
  • How to use lessons learned as a road map.

 

Listen here or find this and the rest of the episodes on iTunes.

gearIn case you’re wondering why the gear shape in the winery’s logo? According to James, “it symbolizes the cyclical nature of the winemaking process. From growth to harvest, processing, bottling and selling the wine.” But doesn’t that sound similar to the lifecycle of any business? 

Be sure to visit KC Wineworks at their location in the Crossroads of Kansas City for a tasting. As you’ll hear in the podcast, the Chambourcin is my favorite. You can also find them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too. Their hashtags are #drinkMOwine and #discoverMOwine.

If you like to read, consider James’s Book Suggestion: The Wild Vine: A Forgotten Grape and the Untold Story of American Wine.

Stay tuned for Episode 13 and leadership insights from Perry Puccetti.

 

**Post previously published on LinkedIn

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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