Because competition is fierce and you need an advantage  

to achieve your next level in business….faster.

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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.

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 competition. Not just theory – I’ve experienced it first hand. I’m a former wallflower in the world of business networking. Speaking in public was my second biggest fear, and like Sheldon Cooper from the Big Bang Theory, I was stuck on the proverbial couch. Then I made a BIG shift.

Taking the leap meant growing my business in ways I never imagined including publishing two books, creating online courses and hosting a podcast that hit iTunes New & Noteworthy list two weeks after launch. I’ve shared strategies and tactics on the national stage as well as with private clients since 2008. More than motivation, I’m intent on helping others achieve their next level in business, faster.

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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.

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.

Business Coaching

Are you a solopreneur, leading a team, in business development, career transition or even starting a new venture? 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.

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

STOP networking and gain IMMEDIATE INFLUENCE instead!

If you are like most people, the courses you’ve taken may have been long on theory, but short on delivery. 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. This virtual course is available in a 90-day self-paced curriculum of modules complete with downloadable action guides, hacks, resources, access to the private learning community, two one-one-one coaching sessions and more.

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The Performance Mindset Method

The Performance Mindset Method helps organizations, departments, teams, and individuals unleash their potential and increase performance to obtain their desired outcomes.

Change is always happening, it typically happens fast, and often happens all around us. Transition seems to take more time and for the most part takes place inward in both the mind and heart. So the real question is…when change is implemented how well do you and your people transition? Many studies and research, including The Blanchard Companies “Making Change Stick”, state that 70% of all change initiatives fail. The question is why? The answer is… an insufficient focus on culture, internal resistance, and lack of outside expertise in establishing a formal approach to bring about the desired change.

The Performance Mindset Method is NOT soft positive thinking and “just believing.” The content is based on decades of research in cognitive science and high achievement. It’s designed with real life examples and practical concepts that resonate with the participants both personally and professionally. The course can be facilitated live or via an online course format.

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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.

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 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.
Episode 36 – FacePrint

Episode 36 – FacePrint

Why most high school students are taking time off this summer, Erin Smith is attending the Research Summer Institute at MIT where she will be continuing her explorations into algorithms for the FacePrint app she developed.
Episode 35 – How to Become An Opportunity Maker

Episode 35 – How to Become An Opportunity Maker

Kare Anderson is inordinately curious about why we do what we do. She's an Emmy-winning former NBC and Wall Street Journal reporter. Now a columnist for Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and the Huffington Post, she shares her knowledge and strategies on quotability and connective behavior.
Episode 34 – Build. Solve. Evolve.

Episode 34 – Build. Solve. Evolve.

Established in 1893, US Engineering has grown to be one the nation’s top design-build mechanical contracting firms. Projects have included the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts, H&R Block World Headquarters and Mars Chocolate North America to name a few.

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

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. The Performance Mindset Method virtual course is launching in September. Reserve your seat today. 

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