Get Past Perfection and Throw Out the Script with Joy Spencer: Podcast Ep. 172


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Get ready to be inspired to get past perfection and throw out the script you may *think* (consciously or unconsciously) you should be using in your career, business, and life.

My guest is Joy Spencer, who works as an organizational development consultant and is a certified professional coach.

Joy and I worked together earlier this year on her signature talk called “Beyond Your Dream Job: A Reframe to C.R.E.A.T.E. Your Ideal Work Experience and Legacy.”

Joy was planning on using her signature talk for in-person workshops for her coaching business.

With in-person events not possible right now, Joy joined our Webinar Idea to Launch program in April and repurposed her signature talk into a webinar version, which she delivered for the first time a couple of weeks ago.

In this episode, Joy and I talk about:

  • Lessons from converting her signature talk into a webinar
  • The results from her webinar
  • What it means to throw out the script and how that showed up for her in her career
  • Why your goal shouldn’t be productivity
  • Joy’s upbringing in Nigeria and the impact her school plays had on her (this is a fun story!)
  • Which comes first: clarity or action


About My Guest: Joy Spencer is a coach, speaker, and organizational development consultant working with professionals and leaders at all levels within organizations.  Whether she’s working with individual contributors or senior leaders, Joy leverages over 17 years of experience she gained while working to champion change in social justice movements, including those related to global access to essential medicines and consumer advocacy for online privacy.  This work required a dogged commitment to not merely challenging the status quo, but to reimagining and working towards creating an ideal future.  It is this commitment to creating that has shaped Joy’s coaching philosophy and approach today.  

She now supports leaders in sharpening the most important instrument they have for fostering change and developing teams—their own personal development and transformational growth.  Joy also specializes in coaching leaders through a dynamic process to unearth, craft, and share their defining stories.  Joy’s greatest passion, however, is to challenge experienced professionals to reframe their understanding of success away from a focus on being productive to a new commitment to being creators who continuously use their gifts to create beautiful things and experiences they can offer in service.  

Using her signature C.R.E.A.T.E. framework, Joy guides her clients through a process to become incomparable in work so they can get paid to be themselves.  

About Us: The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals create their signature talks and gain more visibility to achieve their goals. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power: on stages, in businesses, on boards, in the media, in politics, and in our communities. Check out our coaching programs at



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