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Let Me Help You Thrive and Find a Life of Purpose


My name is

Joy Fitzgerald

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My Story

As a dynamic speaker and strategic thought partner, Joy has presented keynote speeches and workshops in more than 20 countries and 5 continents. She has more than 20 years of leadership experience working across business sectors, for both profit and nonprofit organizations in various industries. She is a highly sought-after certified executive coach helping leaders to go from where they are to where they aspire to be. She has served on boards for several organizations and was named by Diversity Journal as a “Woman Worth Watching,” by Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association as a “Rising Star,” and by Black Enterprise as a Top Executive in Corporate Diversity.

A global leader in talent management, Joy has dedicated her career to improving the lives of individuals, one person at a time. Known as an “inspirational leader,” Joy has a rare ability to tackle very difficult subjects and speak truth to power without stirring negative emotions. She is skillful and experienced in developing business solutions that address people challenges to create a more diverse and inclusive work environment.

A leader in diversity and inclusion, Joy is an advocate and powerful voice in creating change for diverse populations. She seeks to create a world in which all people are treated with dignity and respect. She works tirelessly to champion inclusion by creating safe spaces for brave conversations on topics of injustice and inequities.

Joy currently serves as the Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer where she partners with Human Resources and business leaders to support the company's objective to attract and develop talent, build future leaders at all levels, and improve diversity and inclusion. Joy earned a master’s degree in strategic leadership and a bachelor’s degree in organizational development from the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN.

Joy is a devoted mother and wife. She is married to her college sweetheart, Tyron, and has two wonderful young adult children, Taylor and Tyron Jr.. She is an avid writer and will release her first book soon. 

“ I truly admire Joy as a most courageous, dynamic and strategic leader who has been my role model. She is extremely passionate about diversity and inclusion but most importantly she creates a culture of equality where everyone feels respected and valued.” 

-Rupal Thanawala, 
Market Development Executive

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Joy Fitzgerald (aka Speaking Joy) is an author, speaker, and life coach who has dedicated her life to motivating and igniting joy into every aspect of a person’s life. Her power is in her courageous voice and desire to develop and grow people. She is known as a highly sought-after transformational leader and executive coach, who helps take people from where they are to where they aspire to be.

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