Dr. Keita Joy
The Leader's Life Coach
I am ME. Sounds simple but for a long time I had a hard time accepting who I was, so being my authentic-work-in-progress self, is a big accomplishment. I'm ambitious, driven, talented, and outrageously amazing. I speak and coach people just like me; You know you were made for more, and that’s exactly how I felt ever since I was a little girl, growing up as an only child in a home where drugs and alcohol were the norm. Even though I struggled with seeing my parents divorce at an early age and ultimately being crushed and devastated with the passing of my father at age 12, that same lingering message continued to whisper in my ear, “You are made for more.” I wanted to be accepted, liked, and loved. It was through God that I realized that all that I am at this very moment is already worthy of love. God brought counselors my way, supportive friends, and tears that turned into prayers. I grew to embrace my loud, silly, and glamorous on a budget behavior. I fell in love with my zeal and passion for personal and professional development. I became a maniac with marketing and I realized what I was made for; to serve others through coaching and speaking. I am a proud Florida State University graduate, with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and a Masters in Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. I have been an educator for nine years, and a Professional School Counselor for four years, with my Doctorate in Organizational Leadership and Human Services. What does all this mean for you? I am utterly obsessed with helping individuals unleash their gifts and strengths to their tribe and live with purpose, passion & profit. You are me. Your past does not define you, but guides you on your purpose driven path. I want others to gain JOY before they gain more money, because JOY unlocks the mysteries of gratitude, grace, and the ability to use our gifts to better this world. I am a wife, mommy to two adorable and energetic munchkins, an avid half marathon runner and lover of all things that breed creativity and courage. I use my extensive educational background, counseling experience, leadership skills, God obsession, creativity, and excitement for life to take minds, hearts, careers, organizations or ideas to the next level. I also use my past pain to give others hope.