Colleen-Joy is a full time professional speaker, author and trainer. As a seasoned professional, she captivates audiences with her humour and empowers with practical wisdom.
Her first public talk was at age 9. She surprised herself and her audience, by overcoming her shyness to speak - her simple 10 minute talk inspired her teacher and classmates to tears. Since the age of 23 her career as a speaker has taken her to stages and corporate conference halls around the world, including Argentina, Chicago, New York, Colorado, London, Namibia and Singapore.
Sometimes called “the Apple Tree Lady”, her talks on Purpose have left their mark in the hearts and minds of many. One of her most memorable talks at UNISA for an international delegation and public audience of 700+; awarded her a standing ovation. 2 documentary films have been made on Colleen-Joy’s life. One for Kyknet, the other for SABC3. Her 20+ years of successful experience in the industry means that she consistently gets top ratings for her presentations. She adapts well to client objectives. Her expertise in coaching communication skills means that talks are filled with real take-home value for delegates. This coupled with refreshingly interesting topics and highly useful content has given her a proven track record.
Colleen is a published author of 3 books and has been interviewed frequently as an expert for television, radio, newspapers and magazines. Colleen is a PCC ICF internationally accredited professional Coach, PSASA Professional Speakers Association and COMMENSA member, EDTP SETA qualified Assessor, Moderator and Facilitator.
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