Joyel Crawford

Joyel Crawford

CEO/Founder, Author, Leadership Consultant, Crawford Leadership Strategies

As an award winning Certified Professional Career Coach, Certified Virtual Presenter, TEDx Speaker, and Leadership Development Consultant at Crawford Leadership Strategies, Joyel helps others expertly navigate every step of their career. Crawford Leadership Strategies is an award-winning consultancy that provides Leadership consulting, Keynotes, and Hybrid Solutions to provide your organization with the tools, knowledge, and skills to RISE and thrive in the global workplace.

Before her consulting career, Joyel supported professionals within all functional groups for 18 years at Verizon Wireless. She worked in Employee Relations, EEO/AA, Staffing, Professional Mentoring, and Learning & Development Training throughout her career. She was a Manager of Management and Employee Development in charge of the Leadership Development programs for over 30K employees.

Joyel hosts a podcast called “Career View Mirror®” and is the author of the Amazon Bestselling book “Show Your Ask: Using Your Voice to Advocate for Yourself and Your Career” which was ranked #1 in New Releases.

Crawford has facilitated leadership development courses and has been a keynote speaker for businesses and organizations such as the U.S. Senate, NASA JPL, The New York Times, ESPN, Intuit, NYC Mayor’s Office, Morgan Stanley, Hewlett Packard, Aramark, various chapters of SHRM, NJACP, SHFM, and many other notable industries, organizations, and higher education institutions.

Speaking Topics: Change Management, Resilience, Effective Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Goal Setting, Stress Management, Management vs Leadership, Civil Treatment in the Workplace, Generational Differences, DISC Behavioral Styles, Feedback, Coaching, Leadership Skills, Self-Advocacy and Visibility/Personal Branding.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Joyel began her professional career shortly after graduating Cum Laude at Elon University with a Psychology degree as an Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellow. Joyel obtained her MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a concentration in Management. Joyel is a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC). She also holds PHR, SHRM-CP (retired), DISC, and Birkman Assessment certifications. She is a member of Forbes Coaches Council, Newsweek Expert Forum, Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches, National Black MBA Association, National Speakers Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Her career advice has been featured in Forbes, Essence, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Yahoo! Finance, The Ladders, The Muse, Girlboss, Thrive Global, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Capitol Standard, Philadelphia Magazine, Fairygodboss, The Lily and many more.





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