About me

Creative communication is my forte

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Every person has a unique story that has the power to make a positive difference in the world. The key to starting that ripple effect of positive change and inspiring people to take action is to unearth, elevate and communicate those stories and use the channels that will reach the people who need to hear them most. 

I have spent over 20 years honing presentation, editorial, interview and digital design skills to provide my audiences with engaging, empowering and inspiring creative experiences and content. Some of the organisations I have worked with include WeWork, Sendle, IABC, Gartner, The University of Sydney, Reward Gateway, Pacific Magazines, Yaffa Publishing, AHRI, Key Media, Sweatshop Literacy Movement and Blacktown Arts. 

Experience

Keynote Speaker, Host, Panelist

I am a passionate advocate for women's health and wellbeing. I challenge my audience to consider how they can rethink the ways we support the most vulnerable in our communities (or more often fail to), and how to rebuild systems to better support people whose personal, religious or cultural needs have been overlooked.

 

I believe that underrepresented voices need to be proactively included in the national conversation and in 2021, I became a Gidget Foundation Ambassador and Community Voice participant with the Judith Neilson Institute and Media Diversity Australia.

I have personal experience in and am available to speak on the following topics:

  • Managing mental health and dispelling the stigma of perinatal anxiety and depression, particularly in new and/or migrant parents and women returning to the workforce after a break

  • Women’s reproductive and menstrual health, managing endometriosis, and the need for education about natural, non-invasive forms of managing fertility 

  • Creating companies worth working for and how organisations can cultivate diversity and inclusion by recognising, elevating and creating psychologically safe spaces for individuals whose cultural, familial, religious or relational values are currently excluded.   

Some of the recent events/channels I have spoken at include:

AHRI National Convention
Engagement Excellence Summit

Engagement Excellence Live

Gartner ReimagineHR Conference

HRD National HR Summit

IABC World Conference

SBS Filipino

SBS Insight

2SER

World Youth Day, Sydney

Writer, Editor & Content Strategist

I use storytelling as the foundation for producing quality content for business leaders and marketing teams in organisations of all sizes. I combine the right words with thoughtful design to tell compelling stories that bring a brand to life and inform, engage and inspire clients to take action. 

Artist, Live Notetaker, Workshop Facilitator

Creative lettering, calligraphy and writing have been integral to my own mental health journey and have helped me cultivate confidence in both my personal and professional life. 

 

I work with organisations and local art studios to design tailored, fun and interactive creative events that challenge people to approach skill-building, problem-solving and innovation by creating a space where creativity is encouraged and explored in a trusting environment. I run creative workshops for people of all ages and find it incredibly rewarding to ensure my participants leave feeling energised and inspired to strive for progress, not perfection.

I also offer live sketch-note and lettering services at events and accept commissions for custom watercolour artworks and personalised gifts.

Skills
& Expertise

  • Public speaking and event hosting

  • Online, feature, profile and creative writing

  • Content strategy and production

  • Podcast production

  • Change management & communications

  • Live sketch-note taking

  • Freestyle calligraphy and brush lettering

Image by Brandi Redd

What People Say

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J. FULLUCK
HEAD OF SALES, ANZ

 

Joy is one of the most inspirational people I have ever met. If you ever get the opportunity to see Joy speak on stage or virtually, you will quickly understand what I mean. She has a natural warmth to her presenting style, very articulate and engaging and is a true expert!

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N. SINGH
SENIOR INTERFACE DESIGNER
& UX CONSULTANT

 Joy possesses an exceptional talent for writing, which is versatile and adaptable for any context; from technical process documentation to creative and editorial writing. She uses her refined interpersonal and social skills to communicate confidently.

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K. FOLEY
SERVICE DELIVERY MANAGER, IT

 

Joy took the time to understand my business needs and those of different stakeholders across the organisation. Joy tackled complex technical concepts and challenging bureaucracy to deliver key messages to our community.