December 17, 2018

Meet Joy

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    Interview with Joy

    Interviewed in-person by Jean Nitchals, Certified Strengthsfinder Expert: September, 2011joy new pic

    Joy, you’ve certainly been a coach and trainer for a very long time! When did you enter this challenging field?

    In 2002, I exited the corporate world to launch my coaching and training business. Although I was making a positive impact in business, I was limited to those who worked with and for me. I felt a real need to expand my sphere of influence. I wanted to bring value to more than my immediate circle.

    Leaving a secure corporate position and becoming an entrepreneur is a daunting step. How did you begin?

    Since I had been an executive for 20-plus years, my early clients were corporate leaders who wanted support on initiating the vision, mission and strategy of their businesses. I also worked with their teams on communication skills and implementation of the company’s goals.

    As word of my success with corporate leaders spread, my client base increased and the dynamics of my work began to change. The emphasis shifted to Leadership Coaching and Human Potential Training. I created the Speed to Advancement™ system that strategically and successfully positions my clients in the areas of focus, time management and professional advancement. This powerful brand of coaching and training allows me to run a deeply satisfying practice and affect the lives of my clients in profound ways.

    I understand that, in addition to your own company you also partnered with an internationally-established coaching organization.

    Yes, I did. As my company was expanding, I was also growing into this profession and I wanted to learn more and to have a robust, full complement of coaching experience. I joined Robbins Research International, an Anthony Robbins Company, as an Elite Coach.  I was given the opportunity to coach and train hundreds of successful clients across the globe. I consistently worked with a client base of 50-60 clients per month. My exposure to so many people, in a wide variety of industries, with a full range of unique needs has taught me to be an expert on what people are ‘made of.’ This profoundly valuable experience helped drive my decision to focus on a more niche client base of successful business leaders.

    You mention your own learning and growth process. That’s important to you, isn’t it.

    When you’re open to learning and to developing yourself, there are so many great learning lessons along the way. That’s the way it’s supposed to be as you expand yourself, your company, your sphere of influence—you play a bigger game!  And yes, I hired a coach to support me and to guide me in this journey. And I am thrilled to be out here, for you to have found me, for us to have the opportunity to do some very powerful, fun, gutsy, successful, transformational work together. Now while this journey may not be the easiest, there is absolutely nothing more fulfilling, I can guarantee you that.  I have gone through it myself!

    You’re extremely passionate about your work and your life. That comes through in all you do and say. Can you speak to those passions?

    My career is my passion; I truly don’t know the difference between work and play. I feel very blessed and honored to have the opportunity to work with so many amazing clients across the globe. Leaders are such great role models; you have an important ‘job’ in becoming an even more successful and contributing role model in your life and in the lives of those around you.

    I have never ever looked back, wondering if I made the right decision in the work that I do. I know that I am working with a core client base that I am most passionate about and can see a hugely positive influence in their world because of who they are willing to become.

    I’m passionate about what I do, because it’s more about transforming lives than it is about earning an income. I know and trust and believe that when I’m truly on purpose, the money will follow, and that has occurred for me every single time.

    As my client, you are important to me. Who you are in the world is important to me. I want you to see and live into the potential I see for you. And yet, it’s my philosophy that I never work harder than my client. You have to really want this, you must come ready to play full out and together we will create a stronger partnership in how we work together than you may have ever thought possible.

    As your coach, I am an objective person in your life, one who truly has unconditional love and compassion for what it takes to walk this transformational journey. Believe me, I will not ask you to do anything I haven’t already had the courage to do and change in my own life. I’ve ‘walked my own talk’, so I can truthfully walk with my clients as well.

    Another aspect of my work that fuels my passion is that I love hearing my clients’ stories about how their lives change. They are more present, loving and giving. They receive more because they give so much more. It’s a life that most might have only dreamed of having in the past. Life is so abundant, there are endless possibilities.  I’m truly excited to show my clients how to experience all of that joy, and excitement and success.

    So yes, I do love supporting successful leaders in making their dreams come true. That’s how the Leadership Coach and Trainer for Successful Leaders was born!

    Exactly, who are your clients?

    I work with business leaders, just like you, who have the external successes in their lives and now it’s time to truly discover their inner leader and create even more laser-focus and strategies to success building, on their terms. My clients have an insatiable thirst for making a difference in their families, for others and to impact the world — enabling them to leave a legacy and become an even more powerful role model.

    This works well for me and for you because I am passionate about this type of work and about you as my client. I support, inspire, coach, train, teach, push, question, and mentor.

    How are you different from other “coaches”?

    I’m different from other “coaches” in several ways.  First I was a success in business, and secondly I became a coach. Unfortunately, there are many coaches who don’t really understand what business requires. But, I do have the knowledge and experience – the business acumen, to support my clients. I began my career in finance and was promoted along the way to executive management positions. So yes, I do have the expertise and experience to support you in your career and understand the business world, from creating business plans, to developing your vision/mission/strategy, to supporting you in being a great leader, managing great teams and being a part of the complexity that is required of today’s business leaders.

    I have the ability to hear on many levels—what my clients tell me and what remains unsaid, but is still there, still real for them.  I can detect and understand the patterns people get ‘stuck’ in, I listen for the unconscious beliefs and rules you have that get in your way or cause the conflict in achieving what you truly want. Who are you, really, when you’re not your ‘story’? I work with you on the unconscious level; clearing out the deep blocks so they no longer get in the way of what you know is possible. The healthier you are in mind, body and spirit, the less you rely on addictions to relax you or to make you happy. You’ll learn how to be in a great emotional state no matter what’s going on around you.

    And I’ve decided on business leaders as my niche market, because I am an expert in supporting leaders on eliminating 2-3 stairs on their staircase to success, and I know this to be true. I have the statistics to back that up! There is absolutely nothing more fulfilling than learning and growing and contributing in your life, I guarantee you that! And I feel very blessed that I live in it every day! As your coach, I am very aligned and congruent with how I am supporting you. I’ve been there; I know the courage it takes to transform, the confusion that can sometimes occur right before you have a breakthrough. And I know how to support you in whatever the process is that you’re in, I will guide you and support you in ‘seeing’ what’s possible and true for you. I will push you to go that extra 2 millimeters to have it all. And the rewards? Oh my, the rewards are grander than you might have imagined experiencing in this lifetime.

    Do all of our clients succeed? Do they all receive the rewards?

    Only those who are:

    • willing to play full out and want it more than you’ve ever wanted anything else.
    • honoring the commitments and continue to play full out between our sessions,
    • focusing on what is possible and let go of what hasn’t supported you in the past.

    I also focus on what makes each client unique. I help you tap into and see your core essence. It is from this place long-term success is born.

    There’s one more thing that makes me different from other coaches and that’s my absolute commitment to continually working on my own inner growth and mindset.

    You could also say I come to this path quite naturally. I’ve always wanted to support others in making them great, and bring huge enthusiasm and fun to everything I do. My parents did an excellent job in raising me and my 4 sisters and 2 brothers. I’ve always had a passion for business even while raising my three incredible children. So yes, I come to this path of passion naturally.  But if you don’t, that’s OK.  That’s what I’m here for!

    What type of clients do you work best with?

    The clients I work with must be willing to do what it takes to create the career or business they’ve only imagined possible, as well as listen to and consider my carefully offered coaching.

    I don’t work well with excuse-makers or storytellers or anyone that’s not willing to take 100% responsibility for their life. I ask a lot of my clients because I see a lot in them. I wouldn’t serve myself or my clients by holding back or playing small. I don’t work with clients that will hold back or play small either.

    I’m known for giving my clients lots of unconditional love, compassion and encouragement. I’m also known for my kindness, calmness and intuitive listening abilities, and clients do appreciate my ‘velvet hammer’ approach.   I‘m very generous with my clients, and am always passing useful information and resources their way. I’m a filter for my clients and only share with them what works. I don’t overload them with useless information—there’s already too much of that out there.

    For what type of client is this program NOT going to work?

    Please know I’m very selective in who I work with and I cherry-pick my clients, choosing to (gently) turn away people who aren’t suited for my programs and won’t get the results for which they signed up.  It wouldn’t be fair to them, and would take time away from clients who are willing to work for their results.

    Without exception, I won’t work with the chronic skeptic, as well as individuals who consistently make excuses for not getting their commitments done or challenging every aspect of the program. If you are one of these people, I gently and respectfully ask that you not call and I hope you understand why. We’ll probably just not work well together and I wouldn’t want you to waste your time or money. Is that fair?

    Can I contact some of your former clients to see what it’s like to work with you?

    Yes, I encourage you to. Please go to the Client Testimonials page and read all of them. See which ones you feel drawn to; perhaps because the person has gotten the results you want to get too. Then feel free to email or call them and ask what they got from working with me and my programs.

    What can I expect from working with you Joy?

    My exclusive systems and technologies give you something greater than what you’re doing. There is pain in moving backward in your life. Please go to the Programs page – not only will these programs assist you in achieving the personal and professional growth and change you seek, they will help you do it faster.

    If You’re About Leadership, It Doesn’t Come In A Box.

    You need to be close to the source of momentum. Reading books, attending seminars and listening to audios does not create the change you’re looking for. Going back to school to get an MBA  will not necessarily get you what you want.

    These Leadership Coaching and Human Potential Training programs are a MUST if you want a customized approach to integrating what you’ve already learned from the ‘school of hard knocks’ and are now ready to make the changes necessary for your maximum success. You will eliminate 2-3 steps to wealth and success building with my systems and technologies.

    Real success happens in Leadership Coaching and Human Potential Training. Anyone who is a high performance player KNOWS the importance of partnering with an expert.

    Will I recover my investment?

    Without a doubt, absolutely! By investing in my programs you’re not only investing in MORE resources, you’re investing in more clarity, more advancement, more time, more fulfillment, and more success.

    My programs will give you everything you need and nothing you don’t. Certainly in the short-term you’ll immediately notice changes in how you think about your life and your results will improve, and what these programs will do for you in the long-term is extraordinary. You see, creating your next journey takes time but when you’re armed with the specific resources you’ll be able to build so much faster. You won’t have to spend time putting all the pieces together and “figuring it out” (the hard way).

    When, I know which program I want, how do we get started?

    Great! You probably know that one of the most prominent characteristics of successful people is that they take action! They take educated risks, are decisive, and they move forward towards success faster as a direct result of this. It’s a well-known fact these people make decisions based on their gut instinct. So, that being said, since this feels right for you, then go for it.

    Here’s what you do: just click on the info page links above or if you have a question, give me a call at (952) 471-2567 or email me at and I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have. I can’t wait to meet you in person or on the phone to get you started on your extraordinary journey.

    Joy,  if I’m not quite ready to take action yet, is there a way to sample your work?

    Absolutely! To get started I recommend you register  for our LIFT event or It’s Not Serious; It’s Just Life teleclass series and you’ll also automatically receive future strategies along with the latest tools and powerful techniques.

    And when you’re ready for your coaching or training process, call me and we’ll get you started. (I’m in no rush and will be here when you need me.)

    Joy, I’d love to talk with you directly. How do I do that?

    I would like nothing more than to speak with you! If you have questions or just want to get a feeling for my style then I invite you to contact me for a “Get Acquainted” Session! During this private and exclusive 30 minute session I’ll answer all your questions regarding my products and programs.

    To schedule your “Get Acquainted” Session please contact me directly at  Serious inquiries only please.

    joy new picJoy Pecchia is an internationally Board Certified Coach originally trained through the Coaches Training Institute and Robbins Research International, an Anthony Robbins Company, the Meta Institute and Robbins Madanes Coach Training Program. Joy is also a Certified Master NLP Practitioner, Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Therapeutic Coach, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Reiki Master Teacher. Joy is also a Certified Strategic Interventionist, supporting relationships at any level.

    Joy was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota into a large Italian family. The exquisite outdoor elements in this part of the world inspired a love of the outdoors and adventure, and influence many of Joy’s experiences and passions. She is the mom of three incredible children. Chad, who is a rated volleyball player on the California beaches and is a chemical engineer in Los Angeles. Tricia is the Director of Marketing for the Denver Preschool Program and enjoys a myriad of friendships and activities, and Ben is a gifted guitarist who brought his band members out to join his sister in Denver and is working at a food science lab.

    Joy loves outdoor adventures. She is an avid road bicyclist and loves to kayak, sail, tandem skydive, snorkel in the Caribbean, zipline across the rainforest, hike to the top of Angels’ Landing in Zion, float above the Rio Grande in a hot air balloon, river raft the Savegre river in Costa Rica, canyon in Mount Etna, Sicily and looks forward to many more adventures. Joy also enjoys relaxing in the hammock [balance, right?], practicing yoga, boating on Lake Minnetonka, and is an ongoing, enthusiastic learner. She enjoys travel and operates her coaching business from various warm, sunny climates by the ocean to escape the cold Minnesota winters.

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