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

Because competition is fierce and you need an advantage  

to succeed in business.

Clients Include

Who’s Joyce Layman

Most tell you where they are instead of where they started. As for me, I’m a former wallflower in the world of business networking. Speaking in public was my second biggest fear, and I was stuck on the proverbial couch just like Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory fans can relate). Then I made a BIG shift.

I am an entrepreneur, podcast host, and referred to by many as a walking LinkedIn. If I told you I deliver information through keynotes, training and private coaching (along with publishing two books), you might put me into the typical buckets, but clients will tell you that the work I do is far from typical.  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.

work with me

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


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.


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


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.

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

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

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 21 – Crystal Knows

The Empathy Equation: Helping people understand and communicate with each other better at work and in life. Launching a successful technology company takes vision, guts, execution, and patience. Drew D’Agostino recognized the importance of communication between individuals and within organizations. He started developing applications for Crystal in the Harvard Innovation Lab. Crystal analyzes public data […]

Episode 20 – Men Are Asleep

“When standing in the face of fear, if you stabilize yourself, you can work yourself through problematic situations.”  Fred Pryor is a renowned speaker, author, and philanthropist. His initial career path took him down the pastoral route. He will tell you the common denominator between a congregation and corporate audience is that if a person […]

Episode 19 – The Winds of Turbulence

“If you’re going to have a flight-plan for your organization, it has to be agreed upon by everybody and it has to be implanted into the fabric of the organization.”

Episode 18 – Dogs, Roses & EBT

“If you’re going to be on it,run it.” No matter if it was great coincidences or connections, Ed Holland has been blessed with both in his career.

Episode 17 – Non-traditional Non-profit Leadership

“You build relationships when you’re solving something together.” The path to success isn’t always what you think.

Episode 16 – Conversations from the Cave

“We’d rather bet on ourselves than someone else.” In 2011 there were 230 craft distillers operating in the US.

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

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 tell my ‘there to here’ story in 16 minutes. Click on the image to watch the video. 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. Check out these two offers to kickstart your success.  


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