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Dr. Elizabeth Joy

The Results Doctor

Specializing in discreet personal & professional coaching for high-performing athletes, physicians, entrepreneurs, and executives.

Hey there! Thanks so much for your interest in getting to know me and my work. Everything I do is rooted in my passion for supporting others in living their best lives, professionally AND personally. 

I became a high performer early in life, excelling in school and fearlessly pursuing my dreams. I achieved above-average levels of success in my career and publicly looked the part, but my inner reality fell short of the external presentation. While continuing the pursuit of career and financial goals, I began a journey to find a way to secure an aligned internal experience.

I'm very happy to say that I cracked the code and have discovered how to enJOY life in real life... to be successful in career AND life, and I'm on a mission to help others do the same.

I leverage my human behavior expertise, which combines my background as a licensed clinician, a business consultant, and an organizational psychologist, to collaborate with individuals and organizations to GET RESULTS. I look forward to connecting with you to explore opportunities for partnership.


Elizabeth... the human.

The code of conduct for professionals is to keep business and personal separate. While we all know that reputation management is real and there is certainly a need for boundaries and thoughtfulness in how we present ourselves in various environments, I believe that traditional definitions of professionalism facilitate self-suppression and inauthentic presentations of self that lead to diminished personal and professional outcomes. The reality is that we all wear many hats and are many things to many people. There are many faces that, collectively, make us who we are.

I believe that authenticity is one of the greatest gifts one can give themselves and that the best business and personal relationships are built upon common interests and synergy that can only be realized in the presence of authenticity. That said, I'm inspired to model vulnerability and transparency and share beyond my professional accomplishments and roles with an expectation that those individuals and organizations whose identities and cultures align with mine will see themselves in me, leading to an opportunity to connect and collaborate.

Dr. Joy... the professional.

Founder and CEO of Joy Society Enterprises, Dr. Elizabeth Joy is a human behavior and business expert who lends her leadership in various initiatives and organizations beyond her own to improve individual, organizational, and societal outcomes. She provides consultive and advisory guidance to numerous entities and high-profile individuals to enhance performance by providing solutions designed to account for individual needs while solving organizational and societal problems.


As the President and CEO of the Columbus CEO Collective, Dr. Joy partners with organizations, including the Columbus Partnership, Intel, and the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, to address inequities in Black business and economic wealth. In addition to leading efforts to institutionalize the minority business ecosystem, Elizabeth provides coaching and training for emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. 


Leveraging the Success as a Protector Factor theory Elizabeth developed in primary research she conducted with elite performers, Dr. Joy specializes in the personal and professional


  • Ph.D. Industrial & Organizational Psychology

  • Master of Social Work

  • Master of Business Administration

  • Bachelor of Science in Social Work


  • PROSCI Change Management Certified

  • Board Certified Coach (BCC)

  • Emotional Quotient-Inventory (EQ-i) 2.0/360 Certified Admin.

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Administrator

  • Licensed Independent Social Worker - Supervisor (LISW-S)

  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III (LCDCIII)


  • Holistic success for elite performers 

  • Crisis response

  • Emotional intelligence 

  • Economic development & minority business

  • Business strategies for growth

  • ​New-age executive & leadership development 

  • Human-centered organizational culture

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development of executives, athletes, physicians, and community leaders. She provides discreet personal and performance coaching that addresses the unique and often unspoken challenges they face due to their success. Ultimately, she facilitates growth and learning, allowing her clients to elevate from being elite at their craft to being elite in life.


Elizabeth designed and launched The Joy Society Community for professionals, leaders, and entrepreneurs who aspire to her coaching clients' success levels. Joy Society provides a GPS for Success through assessments, coaching, workshops, and self-paced learning modules accessible 24/7. Members enhance their ability to maneuver the intersection of work and life by being supported to reimagine and redefine success on their terms and move toward self-actualization by making holistic well-being and success a lifestyle.

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What I Do


Elite Performer Coaching

Joy Society -
GPS for TRU Success

New Age Leadership Development

Keynote Speaker

You Survived... Now What? A Road Map to Reclaiming Life

The journey of life is one of ups, downs, successes and failures. If life's hardships have caused you to stall or detour, You Survived, Now What? will give you the road map needed to get on track. Written by Elizabeth Joy (then Elizabeth Williams), she combines her professional experience as a Licensed Social Worker with her personal experience as a trauma survivor to inspire, educate, and empower you to begin and complete the journey of restoration.

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