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 14 – How to Use LinkedIn to Drive Thought Leadership

episode 14 jd gershbeinDid you know that LinkedIn is the 12th most searched website on the internet?

LinkedIn has evolved tremendously since it’s launch in December of 2002  but too often, users set up a profile and then visit once in a blue moon. This means missed opportunities.

JD Gershbein was an early adopter and immediately recognized the potential of the platform. As a pioneer in the design and delivery in LinkedIn education, he has established himself as one of the top thought leaders on LinkedIn strategy. JD is a social business psychologist, frequent broadcast media expert on LinkedIn for business, and a featured writer for the Huffington Post and Forbes. He is the only practitioner in the world who combines LinkedIn profile writing, corporate LinkedIn consulting to the Fortune 500 sector, and instruction at the graduate school level at a major academic institution into his value proposition.

In this episode of In Layman’s Terms, JD shares insights to expand your thought leadership, generate leads and advance your business goals.

No matter if you’re a digital resident or just getting started on the platform, you’ll gain valuable information that you can easily apply. JD will tell you, “There are no hacks, you have to do the work,” and it can pay dividends in business!

Here’s a direct download link to the interview.

You can also find this and the rest of the In Layman’s Terms episodes on iTunes andStitcher too.

jd gershbeinBe sure to connect with JD on Twitter and of course, LinkedIn, and be sure to send a customized request. If you’d like to read his Huffington Post articles click here. His most recent, In The Wake Of The Deal: Microsoft Acquires LinkedIn.

Let’s connect!

 

P.S. Stay tuned for episode 15, an interview with Sandra Yancey, Founder of eWomen Network.

 

** 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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~Bob Burg, coauthor of The Go-Giver and author of Endless Referrals

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