Inspirational Speaker. TV Community Producer/Host. Singer & Recording Artist.
Whether I stand up to speak in front of an audience of sales people at a corporate function, or an auditorium full of youth, I want each attendee to know that I’ve been in your shoes. I know your pain, your doubt…and underneath all these often crushing emotions, your deep-rooted desire to reach a dream. To find purpose. To become the best of all that you are.
My mission in life is to inspire adults and youth to discover their full potential and the gifts that lie within.
Through corporate and organizational keynote speaking and presentations, I help supervisors rebuild the feeling of family amongst their teams. I inspire employees to rekindle the spark of enthusiasm and rediscover their purpose within the organization.
I love to inspire young people at schools, colleges, universities and youth groups, where I create a forum where they can openly explore the unique gifts they bring to the world. Through my Future Prospects television talk show, I inspire youth to overcome challenges and hurdles so that they can take charge of their lives, discover greatness and find their rightful place in society.
For me, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing adults and youth challenge themselves, go through the process and then see the results…confidence, smiles and a brighter outlook for the future.
In addition to being an inspirational speaker, singer and recording artist, and community producer/host, I’m the recipient of the 2016 IWAA International Women’s Achievement Award, the founder of the New Tecumseth Student Advisory Committee and the Kimberlite Enterprises Youth Singers (KEYS).
My why: As a child, I grew up in a dysfunctional family where I consistently doubted my abilities and my self-worth. In 1998, I was diagnosed with Cushing’s disease that lead to 3 brain surgeries and a life dependent drug that I continue to take daily. When I speak to people about moving from the pain and doubt onto becoming the diamond each and every one of us was meant to be, I speak from the heart of someone who’s been there.
Family is everything to me and I would not be the success that I am today without the support of my husband, best friend, love of my life and rescuer, Shaun. I’m the proud mother of a handsome, accomplished and intelligent son, Michael who reminds me daily of how blessed I truly am.
It was Shaun who came up with the name Kimberlite. Kimberlite is a type of rock, most commonly associated with diamonds. Within a kimberlite’s matrix, carbon becomes concentrated into what is known as a diamond. A diamond’s extreme hardness, refined beauty and brilliance come from being allowed to develop in the right environment. The word ‘diamond’ is from the Greek ‘adamas’, meaning invincible…the exact attitude needed for success! Kimberlite Enterprises’ main goal is to provide just such an environment for you to define yourself.
Quite simply, Joy’s presentation was masterful. It was life giving, it was inspirational, it let the students know that they are indeed a gift, and that they are called to greatness. The students felt invigorated, challenged, motivated, supported, and at the end of the session so desperately wanted to ‘board the plane’ tomorrow and head to Tanzania. It was an honour to witness Jot’s interaction with our students and staff, and I am so thankful to her for sharing her gifts with us – her gifts of presence, hope, and voice.
- Brian Beal
, Director of Education (Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board)
I know the students found your motivational talk very inspirational. I was extremely pleased with the participation, comments, and questions that you were able to draw out of them. The lineup of students, who wanted to personally thank you at the end of the session, truly speaks to how you were able to touch them and make a lasting impression upon them.
- Gary Boydell
, Program Coordinator Entrepreneurship Programs (Georgian College)
Sometimes all it takes is someone with the gift to recognize the importance of an organization and how it is made up of people who make it what it is. The members enjoyed your humour and your message and they left that day having been lifted in mind, spirit and energy. By the standing ovation you received I think the women would agree with me.
- Donna Jebb
, President (Simcoe Area Women’s Institute)