Reflections about how this work, works.
Testimonials and other thoughts...


Joy has been a solid part of my path to healing and growth. She is a master at reframing and one of the things I most appreciate about her is she helps me to reframe my judgments I use against myself, into new perspectives that have been transformational in my finding my own way. She has been a major difference maker in my life, providing hope, assignments for self-reflection and a loving heart. I can't say enough about what a difference maker she is.

Sandy Edie
General Manager, General Sales Manager, KMA Radio Shannondoah, Iowa,
Mentor and Coach


I have observed that Joy has the rare talent of being an excellent listener. She absorbs what you have to say without judgment. She's totally present. And then she's brave enough to share her vulnerability and explains how she has successfully dealt with similar challenges. Joy expresses her humanity. She speaks in plain English--no professional jargon. She also has a great sense of humor and believes in lots of laughter--even as she's coaching an individual. I believe Joy's approach to coaching is very unique and very effective. Don't take my word for it. See for yourself!

                             Betsy Taub, LVN



I had the gift of having an introverted 12 step sponsor.  When I was having trouble, she didn't say "You need to go to more meetings." She told me to rest and go to fewer meetings.  She knew it was extremely stressful to pick up the phone and call her.  So she would call me to check in.  She understood that I so dreaded  the mingling before and after the meetings, that I couldn't really pay attention to what was happening and what people were saying during the meeting. 
This experience transformed my life and  I understood how important it is to work with another introvert.  You are my people.  You are not alone.

"I am not a mess but a deeply feeling person in a messy world.  I explain that now, when someone asks me why I cry so often, I say, for the same reason I laugh so often-because I am paying attention.  I tell them that we can choose to be perfect and admired or to be real and loved. 
We must decide."

Glennon Doyle Melton

Author of Untamed

"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, JUST AS I AM, then I can change."

 Carl Rogers
Founder of Person Centered Therapy

This is the starting point for most transformation work. 
Once we stop fighting what we see about ourselves, then
we can choose what we want to keep, tweak or change.    
                                                                                                         Joy Miley