JOY is a life transformation specialist from New Zealand famous for teaching how to live More Joyfully and Less Stressfully in 3 minutes or Less. She embodies how to experience joy regardless of circumstance.
She has died 6 times in this life, each time she's been returned with different perspectives and abilities. She describes her body as a TimeShare unit. A grateful channel for good in the world.
The first time she died was at 15 years old after flying off a cliff on a
motorbike. She was declared dead on the operating table. When revived was
told she would never walk again, and doctors wanted to amputate her leg.
Within seven years she had overcome massive odds, including a pain killer
addiction, to become a medal-winning ballroom dancer, and a highly
successful business executive.
At 24 she was hit by a drunk driver and brain injured in a car accident.
Doctors said she would be dead or vegetative before age 30. Her frontal
lobes scanned like those of an autistic child. Western Medicine gave up on
her. For the next 18 months she walked with death as a constant companion.
Finally she turned to alternative healing methods. As a Specialized
Kinesiologist she learned how to reprogram the neurological pathways of her
brain to bypass the damage. Instead of allowing her brain to die and
"Taking up basket weaving" as the court appointed psychiatrist suggested.
She learned how to access parts of the brain most people never use.
By age 30 she had co-created Australia's first computer software support
- She was the first individual ever to be nominated for an IT&T Award
for Excellence in Industry Development.
- The first woman to sit on the board of the Queensland branch of the
Australian Information Industries Association.
- She became advisor to both State and Federal Government after
single-handedly co-opting the unanimous support of every major computer
organization in the country.
She developed an ‘*established an end-user support traineeship that
introduced an entirely new, much-needed path within the IT Industry which
created thousands of jobs at the level where they were most needed*’ quote
from Connecting Queensland Magazine
- JOY! started that company with a $30 government cheque that bounced.
- Her formal education ended with the bike accident at 15.
- She has only set foot in a university to lecture.
- She knows nothing about computers to this day.
At 34, personal tragedy saw her lose everything for a third time. She went
from a leader in Australia's Computer Support Industry, to a single Mother
on welfare, in a year.
Five years later she was a Member of the Australian Association of
Accredited Alternative & Natural Therapists; AAANT, certified in a dozen
different healing modalities. She had again healed herself, and now was
teaching others how to do the same.
She re-created herself again as JOY. Her passion had become
psychoneuroimmunology: How the way we think affects our physical health and
well being. She began a healing and metaphysical practice.
In the new millennium JOY received a spiritual calling to travel the world,
teaching the many things that she had learned about self healing, personal
empowerment and how to thrive under any circumstance.
In July 2000 she arrived at LAX with two suitcases, a briefcase and her
nine-year-old daughter. She knew no-one on this continent, had no idea of
what to do next, and was not yet aware that everything she had placed in
storage had been stolen. She was now holding everything she owned. Within
three days ‘Upstairs Management’ had her in the home of a Hollywood
director to create videos on her teachings.
*In May 2004 she left her home in Austin Texas to go to Mexico for the day.
She expected to return in time to kiss her now 13-year-old daughter good
night. Instead her New Zealand visitor’s visa was canceled and she found
herself locked out of the United States for a year. She knew no-one in
Mexico, did not speak Spanish and had nothing with her but the clothes she
wore across the border.In 12 months she went from alone and desperate in
the terrifying border town of Nuevo Larado, to renown and prospering in the
paradise of Puerto Vallarta. That story, The Miracle Updates is now
available as an audio book.*
Her latest book 'No Worries, Mate!' details the 'De-worrying Process' she
uses to stay sane in the midst of the continued grand adventure that is her
JOY’s passion for the last 20 years has been collecting ‘emPOWERment
tools’: Skills and techniques to succeed more quickly, easily and
powerfully, in any area of life. Currently she is making videos of these
tools so that more people can learn how to move as quickly and easily as
possible through whatever stress or challenge presents itself.
Everything she teaches is simple enough for a child to do and produces
immediate positive results. Each emPOWERment tool takes three minutes or