Most Requested Program Topics

Mindset and strategic relationships: I know that these are the two keys to reaching and then exceeding goals in business today.

Breaking into bigger markets, launching new initiatives, navigating day-to-day challenges, or creating change of any kind can be daunting.  Being successful requires stepping outside comfort zones and connecting with the right people and organizations.

Since 2008, I have worked with businesses of all sizes and their executives and associations in a variety of industries, sharing insider strategies and tactics to succeed in business and life.

Even with that, I don’t believe that one size fits all….for anything.

Speaking topics are customized to focus on the key needs of every audience with a tailored message that addresses their pain points and their amazing (but often hidden) opportunities. I don’t do cookie cutter talks that you would swear you’ve heard before (but maybe with a different title). I don’t assume that every audience member – whether in an auditorium of hundreds or in an intimate workshop setting – has the same goals, opportunities or challenges.

My most requested topics are available as keynote talks, breakout sessions, webinars, 1/2 day private workshops and full-day intensives. All are motivational, inspirational and action-packed. Which one is best for your organization or event?

comfortzonefish4-300x271The Potential Difference

We all have incredible potential but the difference between good and great is directly related to how you think.

Change happens, and in today’s world, it’s the only constant. New initiatives, day to day pressures, technology or too much to juggle on a professional and personal front can leave you feeling stressed out and overwhelmed. Before you can create new possibilities and tackle bolder goals, you need to overcome the greatest obstacle you’ll ever face – the four inches between your ears. The good news is that it doesn’t need to be complex or confusing.

This program isn’t about the soft and fluffy stuff but instead helping people understand how their thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs impact their actions and outcomes. The result is helping individuals achieve higher levels of performance in all aspects of their life, and companies discover new opportunities for success.

Whether stuck at the first level or experiencing new challenges at that next level, this interactive program combines real-world examples, tidbits of science and easy to apply concepts to help you manage your mindset, shift from motivation to engagement and empower you to thrive through change.

When asked, “How would you describe this program to a colleague or friend,” attendees said: 

“Makes you think about the changes you want to make, and gives you the ‘how to make them’ process.”

“Learning to look beyond my comfort zone to make changes in my life.”

“One you don’t want to miss.”

Packages including a keynote plus breakout session and Just Another Leap book copies are available.

Looking for a webinar or webinar series? Topics include:

  • A Mindset Shift, the Starter Package
  • Mindset & Motivation and the Need for Bathing
  • Goals, Initiatives, Actions and Keys to Making Change Stick

Do you have a conference or training date already set? Contact me today to discuss the details and availability.


“If you have the chance to hear this incredible woman speak don’t miss it, she will blow you away!”

Christy Dreiling

Executive National Vice President, Arbonne International


Creating a Connecting Advantage

Mindset and connecting: Joyce Layman knows that these are the two keys to reaching and then exceeding goals in business today.  All the strategic planning, sales forecasts, and tactical checklists won’t do any good if you, your team and your business aren’t bringing your A game to the table. A simple change in your thinking and a process with some specific tools can make the difference between good and great. And it starts long before you get in front of a potential referral partner or client.

Joyce can teach you, your team how to truly connect and make your interactions have greater impact. This process can be learned and leveraged by anyone who wants to successfully navigate the corporate ladder, uses sales to drive their business or expand their market presence. Attendees will walk away with a strategy to position their personal brand, increase influence and build lasting relationships.

In case you’re wondering what sets the following topics apart? Typical networking programs only focus on what to do AT or AFTER an event or conference (business cards galore!). Using the unique views and tactics outlined in Your Connecting Advantage, attendees will learn a step-by-step process to connect with intention, create meaningful relationships and powerful results.

Program topics include:

  • The Networking Shift: Effective connecting starts before you ever go to an event. This session shows you how to avoid the most common networking mistakes people make. You’ll learn how to position yourself and/or your business, and connect with intention and influence. The result is a shift from networker to connector.
  • Corporate Connecting: In a fast paced environment, networking tends to fall to the bottom of your to-do list, but it can be the most important thing for your career. This session shows you how to build a powerful network inside and outside of your company and become an invaluable asset to those around you.
  • Networking for Business Growth: It’s not about your products and services or how you’re better than the last 10 companies that your prospect talked to. It’s about them and their business. This program is designed to get sales professionals to think differently about business development and provide the tactics to shorten sales cycles through referral relationships.
  • Your Social Capital: If you’re not using social media to expand your reach, you could be missing opportunities. This program shares the ins and outs of creating and maintaining relationships in the digital age. You’ll also learn the latest #connectinghacks to build visibility, credibility with the ideal connections for you and your business.

In each program she delivers, Joyce teaches participants how to shift their mindsets, expand their beliefs about what’s possible through networking, and elevate their confidence for making connections through traditional and digital platforms.  Her content is current, relevant, and full of useful tactics for everyone from CEOs to people working their first jobs.

When asked how would you describe this program to a colleague or friend, participants said:

“If you’re trying to create growth in business, you need to hear Joyce speak!!”

“It’s like having Pandora’s Box opened about connection.”

“Easy things to do to trigger success.”

“A must do if networking is not your strong point.”

Packages including a keynote plus breakout session and Your Connecting Advantage book copies are available.

Hosting a conference? Joyce can help you maximize networking opportunities for your participants before, during and after the event.

Click here to inquire about booking me for your next event and download my bio/program overview.

Programs are offered as a:

Keynote – A highlight of the concepts with real-world examples, a dose of humor and inspiration.

Breakout – A deeper dive of the keynote. Humor, inspiration, and motivation are included (kinda free of charge…).

1/2 day Workshop: Is a fast-paced, action-focused, session that will expose you to new thinking, translated into a clear strategy for action. Experiential activities are included.

Full-day Intensive: This is the deepest dive of a customized, step by step experiential process. The result is an actionable strategy to carry the concepts forward within your organization and make them stick.

My half-day workshops and full-day intensives are generally built on my most requested keynote speeches and breakout session topics. The Mental Technology of Leadership is an 11-unit course that takes a deep dive into individual performance and collective culture. It can be delivered in person or via an online learning platform.

“Joyce was great at helping us kick off another year in real estate. She is very passionate at what she does and genuinely cares about helping us understand how to change our results! So happy I discovered her…another great person in my life!”

Debbie Davis

Broker/President at Prudential First REALTORS

In Layman’s Terms podcast


“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

Your Connecting Advantage


"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

Just Another Leap