Because competition is fierce and you need an advantage  

to achieve your next level in business….faster.

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The networking and business development course for busy professionals

If you’re like most business professionals, you’ve probably spent time on activities that didn’t produce bottom line results. It’s time to change the paradigm. IMMEDIATE INFLUENCE is all about focus, energy, and action to help you strategically building your brand, your network, and your business. The best news – Immediate Influence is NOT focused on sales tactics but creating great relationships instead. This virtual course is available in a 90-day self-paced curriculum of modules complete with downloadable action guides, resources, access to the private learning community, one-one-one coaching sessions and more.

Immediate Influence starts on October 26th – just in time for Q4 – so reserve your seat today!

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Who’s Joyce Layman

If I told you I deliver information through professional development training, business coaching and keynote speaking, you might put me into the typical buckets, but clients will tell you that the work I do is far from typical because of my unique skill set.

I launched my business in 2008 with a vision of offering solutions that would be unique in the marketplace. That difference lies in my expertise: real world business experience from building my own company from scratch, outside sales, and training in the science of mindset. I put some of my strategies and tactics into my books, Just Another Leap and Your Connecting Advantage. These books and expanded framework have been the foundation of my successful private coaching practice and work with corporate clients. More importantly, my mission is clear: to provide services that will make a profound difference to your success.

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I’m committed to cutting through the hype and do what matters to help clients achieve their next level in business…faster.

Business Coaching

Are you a small business owner, solopreneur, a professional service provider needing a smarter sales and marketing strategy? A targeted approach gets faster results.

Customized Training

Goals, challenges, and opportunities don’t come in a one-size fits all package. It’s time to get results that are as unique as the challenges you are facing in your business.

Keynote Speaking

Tired of the hearing the same topic in a slightly different way? Then it’s time for keynotes and breakout sessions that provide tactics, motivate and inspire you to take action.

After 23 years of non-productive networking, I was fortunate to meet Joyce at what I had determined to be my last networking event. She asked what results I was getting from my efforts. I shared with her that for over two decades, I had provided quality referrals to many and had received very little in return. She said, “I can help you fix the problem and turn your networking into a valuable asset capable of growing your business exponentially.” The fee I paid for her consulting is absolutely the best business development investment I have ever made. My only regret is I didn’t meet her 20 years ago. It is without reservation that I recommend her services to you. Do you and your business a favor…retain her.

Jeff Meyers, ChFC, CASL

Managing Partner, Meyers Wealth Management

Ideas, Insights, and Actions

Do you ever get stuck and need a flash of insight, dose of motivation or resource to help you take action on that great idea?

That’s what you’ll get in my monthly message. You’ll also receive valuable tips and tools to help your business grow.

Yes I want them!

From The Podcast

In Layman’s Terms is designed to help you shorten the learning curve and succeed in business through the power of your relationships.

Episode 42 – Entrepreneurship, Experience & Hustle

Episode 42 – Entrepreneurship, Experience & Hustle

Ben Rao, a real estate investor, started Community Buying Group in 2010 in the garage of one of his rental properties as a two-person operation. Five years later, CBG reached 60,000 investors and more than 350 affiliate organizations. In typical entrepreneur style, Ben is now using his powers to help other entrepreneurs and small business […]
Episode 41 – Keep Them SAFE

Episode 41 – Keep Them SAFE

Nick is the founder and president of Keep Them S.A.F.E., an anti-abduction course for children. Nick is also a lead instructor and project manager for Strategos International, a global training, security and protection firm.
Episode 40 – Lotuspool Records

Episode 40 – Lotuspool Records

You typically don't use the terms American psychedelic rock and roll musician and corporate suit in the same sentence unless you're referring to Chris Garibaldi. Lotuspool Records is an American independent record label formed in 1992 in Lawrence, Kansas by musicians Chris Garibaldi and Matt Hyde.
Episode 39 – Small Changes Big Shifts

Episode 39 – Small Changes Big Shifts

Like most chiropractors, Dr. Michelle Robin started out with a small practice. Over the last 25 years, her practice has grown into one of the premier wellness facilities in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Episode 38 – High Performance Marketing

Episode 38 – High Performance Marketing

David Patrick learned first-hand from brilliant marketers like McDonald's, P&G, LG Electronics, General Motors, Miller Lite, Kellogg, and Burger King to name a few. He worked his way up through the ranks and has served as a COO, CMO for companies like Beauty Brands and Westlake Hardware. In this episode, he shares how to drive growth through marketing.
Episode 37 – Hitting a Connecting Homerun

Episode 37 – Hitting a Connecting Homerun

Joel Goldberg has covered top athletes from Brett Favre to Kurt Warner to the 2015 World Championship Royals. In this interview, Joel shares insights on networking, building trust and of course, baseball.

Your Connecting Advantage

What’s the Buzz About?

“I’ve often said that Joyce Layman is the greatest networker in the world. Meet her and you’ll immediately understand why. Read Your Connecting Advantage, and you’ll understand exactly how. Fantastic wisdom from which we can all benefit!" ​
~Bob Burg, coauthor of The Go-Giver and author of Endless Referrals

Just Another Leap

Why Should You Take the Leap?

Joyce Layman outlines the simple steps you can take to propel yourself to success. Being uncertain about the future and, more importantly, your ability to handle the approaching uncertainties and obstacles is normal. Convincing yourself to take the Leap is not…but it can and should be. Thanks, Joyce for showing us the way!
~ Harry Campbell, CEO Durrie Vision, and author of Get-Real Leadership and Get-Real Culture

Joyce is a pleasure to work with. She has been instrumental in helping our organization navigate through change. Joyce is an excellent listener and is genuine in helping our organization. She is passionate about her work and she creates energy in the room. I admire her high-quality work and she continuously adds value to our organization.

Chad Wilkins

Former Executive Director and President, Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc.

The Performance Mindset Method helps individuals, companies and teams to unleash their mental potential and increase performance to achieve their desired outcomes. 

When many people and companies try to get to the next level, they often simply do the same as they’ve been doing, just with greater frequency and intensity. This speaks directly to the old adage, “If all you ever do is all you’ve ever done, then all you’ll ever get is all you ever got.” Achieving BOLDER goals means the risk of failure is higher than those who those who choose to play it safe. The most successful people know that exponential professional and personal growth requires you to do something different, the first of which is to change your performance mindset.

The Performance Mindset Method is NOT soft positive thinking and “just believing.” The Method provides the proven approach to help you make the changes you want to make and more importantly, make them stick. The virtual course content is based on decades of research in cognitive science and high achievement. It is not NLP, the law of attraction or Pollyanna ideas.

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Just Another Leap

Everything that you are familiar with today was once unfamiliar territory. There was a time where you didn’t know how to walk, talk or read. But you do all of those things effortlessly now. If you took a similar approach to everything else you learn in life, you’d be amazed at how quickly you progress. It starts by learning to leap. Speaking at TEDx allowed me to share my ‘there to here’ story in 16 minutes.  You’ll see there’s a perfectly timed technical glitch about 2:45.

You don’t need a net to leap – you just need to leap and it starts with a performance mindset. 

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