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Kathleen possesses the rare ability to quickly assimilate a tremendous amount of seemingly disconnected information and find patterns that can dramatically affect the way it will impact people. After the patterns emerge, she can effectively create custom programs that strike at the heart of your company’s cultural needs.
— Billy Bosworth, CEO DataStax (NFL alumni)

Kathleen has taught me how to use my own personal impact on others to optimize the performance of my team.  She is someone whose advice I trust implicitly, as I know it comes from a place of honesty, care, and a desire to help her clients grow into high performing, happy people. I would highly recommend Kathleen's services to anyone who wants to improve, find balance in their personal/professional life, and become a higher performing leader and person.
Kathleen Joy has played a very important role in my personal and professional development.  She has been a tremendous help to me in several ways, including assisting me with my ability to be aware of how to optimize business and personal relationships, to create a personal development plan and to build a more effective team.  In short, Kathleen has helped me to be a better leader.  

- Peter Andruszkiewicz - President & CEO, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Kathleen is a superb professional who combines a thorough understanding of the corporate world with a highly intuitive coaching style. I rely on her implicitly for guidance and counsel. Cannot recommend highly enough.
— Alexandra Morehouse - CMO at Banner Health

I’ve been working with Kathleen for over 15 years. She’s such a core, vibrant, brilliant piece of the architecture we have. She presents with such an articulate manner, a way of expressing herself in a way that everyone really becomes engaged. She’s a beautiful genius with this work.
— Michael Takagawa, Founder and CEO

Thanks for pushing us beyond our comfort zones in a professional and judicious manner.
— Joe Bell, VP Sales at Cellaration

Kathleen is one of the most intuitive people I know. She has an ability to connect with her clients and associates to really hit on the real issues that drive progress. Her instructional design work is exceptional as are her coaching and facilitation skills.
— Betty Till - Owner at LifeWork Solutions

Working in a very dynamic music industry with artists, agents, and a target audience of teens, Kathi was able to bring some calm and perspective to my personal storms. I appreciated the presence and perspective she brought.
— Kevin Lyman, Founder at Van's Warped Tour

Kathleen Joy was instrumental in helping me make a major career move. She helped me to institute a disciplined and thorough process for ensuring I was assessing all options and making the right decisions. By developing an awareness within me of what was important in a new employer, and then exploring with potential firms whether they matched that criteria, Kathleen was instrumental in my making the right decisions. Upon making a change, Kathi helped me to plan how I would successfully integrate into McDermott, easing that transition significantly. Top-notch and always insightful. I would not hesitate to work with her again.
— Bill Gaede - Partner + Co-Chair at McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Kathleen is great to work with. She has made a significant contribution to the development of our management training programs and has conducted many individualized executive coaching sessions that have had a strong impact on our teams. I would highly recommend Kathleen.
— MIke Guerchon - Chief People Officer at Okta, Inc.

I’m very grateful for Kathi’s work with our executive team. She quickly came to understand our organization well. I particularly admire her confidence in helping us to address difficult topics. Kathi knows how to build effectiveness into a team right from the start.
— Malcolm Clemens Young - Grace Cathedral

Some people make you want to write them a recommendation before they have even asked... it is therefore with great enthusiasm that I transmit the following testimonial to my enduring pleasure in working with Kathleen JOY. Over and above her high energy and remarkable creativity, Kathleen is an exceedingly perceptive and effective coach. She is a true professional in every sense of the word, and has considerable experience in many fields of training, marketing, writing and materials creation, and consultancy, as well as different forms of coaching. Her international experience gives her insights in many varied situations. I feel privileged to have worked with her!
— Carol Bausor - Owner ILTC, Int'l Language & Training Consultants, France

Kathleen’s intuition to the business world and understanding of her client make her unique. Working with Kathleen allowed me to strengthen my executive branding through authenticity and strategic dialogue with other senior executives.
— Helen Yu, Group Vice President, Marketo

Working with Kathleen Joy and LumiereWork has been an exciting, inspiring experience, being in the presence of brilliance!
— Jared Brick, Founder, Brick House Media Co

Kathleen supported my transition into a new CEO role in a new company; she quickly and effectively created an environment of inclusion for the executive team and helped me create my agenda and executive presence. Kathleen’s candor, experience and style were invaluable to me as a trusted advisor to guide my success throughout the transition and beyond. Her warmth, listening skills and intuition are invaluable to any new CEO or any executive in search of self discovery and improvement.
— Kim A. Keck, President & CEO, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island