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angela joyner

MBA, ACC, CPCC, PhDd Candidate 
Chicago, Illinois, United States

I am part leadership expert, marketing maven, business strategist and a touch of creative soul.

FEES from $300 to $500 for coaching packages. more...

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About me

or as long as I can remember, I have always been highly motivated and believed that I was destined to do great things. Like many women, I was taught that if I worked hard and delivered good results, I would be recognized and rewarded for my efforts. As I climbed up the corporate ladder, I discovered that just working hard and consistently delivering my objectives didn't always guarantee recognition or promotions. I started thinking to myself, “What does it take to break through to the next level?”

It wasn’t uncommon for me to walk into a meeting and realize that I was the only woman leader in the room. I found myself competing with my male counterparts to be heard. There were many times that I left meetings feeling frustrated because I believed I had a lot to offer but I didn’t feel like my contributions were truly valued. I began to change my leadership style so that I could "fit in" and be more like my peers (most of whom were men). Instead of being collaborative, intuitive, and relational, I resorted to being directive, which made me feel inauthentic. While I was aware of the corporate politics, I was not as organizationally savvy as I needed to be. Building relationships and connecting with others had always been one of my towering strengths; however, I was not intentional about using my strategic alliances to accelerate my climb up the corporate ladder.

I have always wanted be an executive and pave the way for other women. When I was promoted to the director level, my boss hired an executive coach as part of my development. I told her while I was passionate about my new role, I felt like I was not bringing my whole self to work or using my natural gifts. As a woman leader, there were times when I didn’t feel like my voice was heard or that my perspective was valued. I desperately wanted to share my brilliance at work. Unfortunately, as a result of my trying to be like my peers, I felt inauthentic and disappointed because I was not bringing my whole self to work.

Her response was unforgettable and that conversation has been one of the most defining moments in my career. She looked me square in the eye and said, "Angela, what are you doing? Why are you trying so hard be someone you are not? You were given unique gifts and passions to serve a purpose. You rob the world of your brilliance when you compare yourself to others or when you try to be like someone you were never created to be! You are a jewel in a shallow pool of black and grey stones. You can’t stand out and shine when you trying to be someone else. Trust me, when you lead from a place of authenticity, you will be more satisfied, fulfilled and more confident. It may seem counter intuitive but you will actually increase your value at work. You were hired and promoted for a reason. Your company needs what you have to offer. You have a voice and you matter.” After that conversation, I felt a shift in my leadership. I learned how to align my heart with my smarts, lead from a place of authenticity, discover how to better navigate the corporate environment and build strategic alliances to further my career.

Now, I am passionate about helping other women shine at work and lead from a place of authenticity. I bring 20+ years of experience and a proven track record of developing high performance leaders. I can’t wait to meet you and help you break through to the next level.


Coaching with me


You can expect to:

* Hone in on EXACTLY what you bring to the table and the value to your organization.
* Create a compelling leadership story that will make others say, “Wow, she’s exactly what we need, how do we get her in our organization or on our team?”
*Make your leadership skills stand out in your organization and in the marketplace.
*Create a leadership purpose and development strategy within the first three months
*Get proven ways of educating your environment so more than just your boss are talking about what you bring to the table.
*Learn how to handle your projects (and your time) more efficiently so you actually have time for MORE things you enjoy
*Get out there and network effectively (for once)
*Work smarter, not harder
* Build strategic alliances in an authentic way
*Become an expert in your field (and be perceived, and paid, as such)
*Create new goals for yourself every 90 days to keep pulling yourself into your future as opposed to pushing so hard
*Stay accountable to these goals and achieve them
*Set up feedback & reflection systems to provide value input
*Get proven techniques you can apply right away to not have to reinvent the leadership development wheel on your own
*Receive specific tools for you to use: “just add water”
*Create greater exposure and visibility for yourself and your leadership
* Learn time saving techniques that will dramatically cut down your learning curve
*Learn how to tailor your influencing approach based on your audience. *Determine the best way to navigate your corporate environment.
*Learn how to build and NURTURE your networks.
* Schedule time to reflect, revise & renew.
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Although we will occasionally touch on things like time management and balance similar to life coaches, you have me as a leadership development expert and consultant. I only work with women (and a few good men) who are highly motivated to take their career to the next level. I do not work with people who are interested solely in a life coach and I am not a Jill-of-all-trades coach. I refer those people to other coaches. What that means for you is that I am very focused on anything and everything that works for women leaders in a corporate environment. Because my focus is very narrow, what you get with me is no-nonsense, undiluted expertise on what works for emerging leaders. I integrate the knowledge that I gained with my MBA from Duke University and my PhD studies in Organizational Leadership, as well as my experiences in the corporate environment. I’ve simply become an expert at this stuff and that’s why my clients, groups, and customers get great results (and I thrown in a healthy dose of compassion, humor and encouragement, which ALWAYS helps).

I deeply understand the struggles and trade-offs women make as they progress up the corporate ladder. I have learned first hand that delivering consistent results doesn’t always guarantee breaking through to the next level. As I was promoted from Manager to Director and ultimately Vice President/General Manager, I discovered that building strategic alliances, promoting my achievements and becoming more confident were critical to my success. I learned how to increase my value at work without compromising my values or my personal life. As a result, I believe that my educational achievements, work experience, and passion for developing emerging women leaders sets me apart from other coaches.”

I’ve simply become an expert at this stuff and that’s why my clients, groups, and customers get great results (and I thrown in a healthy dose of compassion, humor and encouragement, which ALWAYS helps).
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The Wonder Loft offers three levels of programming, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. Each level is specific to what you need right now in your career. My desire is to help you get recognized, valued and promoted at work. You will become more authentic and confident in your leadership. While I share a lot of tools you can use immediately, our time together is flexible so that we can address any "burning issue" you have each session.

Short courses or group coaching

I also offer group coaching and a Personal Branding Boot Camp. These are extremely popular and spaces only open up a few times a year. I help women in a group setting to identify their unique brand and how to leverage their brand at work. You get a more intense learning with accountability partners, high value content, and resources you can use right away.

Experience, Certifications and Training

  • MBA - Marketing & Brand Management
  • ACC - Associated Certified Coach (International Coaching Federation)
  • CPCC - Certified Professional Coactive Coach (Coaches Training Institute)
  • PhD Candidate (2013) - Organizational Leadership
  • Crucial Conversations
  • The Speed of Trust
  • 5 Dsyfunctions of a Team
  • Organizational Savvy & Presence

I have been a high impact leader for Fortune 500 companies over a span of +20 years. She has developed high performance teams, consistently delivered results and successfully navigated complex organizations. I bring a proven track record driving businesses and developing people. I am passionate about helping other leaders excel and lead with authenticity.

I have been been recognized as one of "The 25 Most Influential African Americans in Health Foods Industries" by Black Health Magazine and was recognized as a 2011 Presidents Award recipient by the US Black Engineers organization. I have been credentialed coach and holds an ACC designation from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and is a also certified as a CPCC Co-Active Coach.

Fee description

Fees: from $300 to $500

The fee structure is based on the program level. The fees reflected are monthly installments. I do offer monthly installments and full pay options. There is definitely a level specifically designed for what you need right now. Most programs range are approximately 6 months in duration so that you can get maximum impact with high quality coaching.


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