Joyce Gioia is a Strategic Business Futurist concentrating on relationship aspects of the future. This arena includes workforce and workplace trends, as well as consumer and business-to-business trends. Joyce is President of The Herman Group, a firm serving a wide range corporate, trade association and governmental clients on an international basis. Through consulting, speaking and training, Joyce helps clients position themselves for success in the future. Joyce has served clients on six continents and in 39 states.
Focusing on what will be most valuable for her clients and audiences, Joyce tailors her messages to what is most needed with an emphasis on take-home value, practical tactics and strategies that can be put to work right away.
To reach an even wider audience, Joyce has co-authored five books and is working on her first solo book, Grounded Courage. These books are focused on what employers must do to attract, optimize, and hold onto their best employees. Joyce approaches Human Resources from an Internal Marketing perspective, taking external marketing concepts and strategies and applying them within the organization.
A respected professional speaker and trainer, Joyce has earned the designation Certified Management Consultant, the highest certification granted by The Institute of Management Consultants. She is also a Founding Member of the Association of Professional Futurists as well as being an active Professional Member of the National Speakers Association and The World Future Society. Joyce contributed a regular column to The Future Magazine as well as Sky, Delta Airlines award-winning in-flight magazine. She is a Fellow of The Workforce Stability Institute and edited its monthly newsletter, “Workforce Stability Alert.”
Joyce Gioia holds a bachelor’s degree in languages and communications from The University of Denver and a masters in Business Administration (specializing in Marketing) from Fordham University. She also holds masters degrees in Theology and Counseling from The New Seminary. Joyce’s Career includes a wide variety of industries and fields, including hard goods, soft goods, wholesale, retail, and direct marketing. At the age of 28, she was the youngest magazine publisher in the country, publishing The Complete Buyers Guide to Stereo/Hi-Fi Equipment for Service Communications Ltd.
Often quoted in the national media, like Industry Week, The Christian Science Monitor, Entrepreneur Magazine, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, and on National Public Radio, Joyce is recognized as one who not only knows what’s coming, but can communicate that future very effectively. She has also appeared on numerous radio and television talk shows and was featured in an episode of New Attitudes on the Lifetime Cable Network.
Joyce is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the East, and the International Who’s Who of Business Executives.