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Executive Coaching

Helping executives on all levels to lead themselves, their lives, their teams and business with courage and authenticity.

Leadership Development

Helping companies develop the leaders which will shape their future in a VUCA world.

Team Development

Developing high performing teams who achieve extraordinary results.


If you are reading this, then you are like most of my clients, successful, a high achiever, someone who is committed to succeed at work and in life. Personal development is part of who you are, as you grow, invest in yourself to get better and you wish to reach your full potential. Whether this means becoming an inspiring leader or building a thriving business, you want to leave a lasting impact on the world around you.

However, something is getting in your way.

  • Do you feel overwhelmed? Low on energy and confidence?
  • Do you think you could perform better?
  • Do you feel the loneliness and responsibility of your job is weighing you down?
  • Or you just wish you would have someone you could talk to, about your fears, ideas, issues, without being judged? A place where you could just be who you are?

If that sounds like you, don’t worry, you are not alone.

I know how you feel.

As a very young and successful executive, I too, many times, felt overwhelmed and was questioning my ability to lead. Being on the top can be extremely lonely.

Now, I believe, that my success came at a cost, at a cost of my health and most important relationships.

What I realised and learnt from my own failure is that you can have it all, it is just a matter of learning to leading yourself first, before leading others. Because true leadership starts with you and within you.

In order to be truly effective, in personal and professional life, first you need to understand yourself. Understand your driving force, your behaviour, what you do and why you do it. Reflect on your life, your roles, your work. Your busy schedule doesn’t allow you this time, coaching does.

Coaching allows you to take your leadership to the next level! Because you can also be an effective and inspiring leader and you can as well achieve leadership, in all aspects of life.

With my proven approach I can help you achieve this greatness by giving you the guidance, help and support you need to be the best. Once you’re the best, there is no holding you back. Live, work and lead with greater impact. Leave a legacy so others can be there best, too.


Joy Medos at a glance

Meet Joy, an internationally trained and certified Executive Coach and Supervisory Board Member. Be inspired and explore how and why she can help you succeed!

Real Executive Experience

Joy combines more than 15 years of international and corporate experience, leading international, multicultural and complex teams, projects and organisations. She knows that being at the top can be very lonely as she has been there herself. No surprise many executives choose her as their sparring partner.

Business and Leadership

Joy uses a combination of Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching, Co-Active Coaching, Organisational and Systems Relationship Coaching, Emotional and positive intelligence, leadership expertise and life experience, alongside business, corporate and entrepreneurial acumen to empower you in achieving everything you were born for. She believes you can do it all.


Joy speaks fluent English, Italian, Spanish, German, Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, elementary Dutch and French and a bit of Romanian. Her dream is to be fluent in 10 languages by the age of 80.

International and Expatriate

Joy has been living as an expat for 15 years and understands what it means to live and work abroad and the challenges this brings. She is a world traveler and so far has visited 55 countries, including a trip to Antarctica during her 6 month world trip.


Joy is a living ball of energy, passion, fun and a source of inspiration and motivation. As your guide, supporter, champion and mentor, she is committed to your success, in life and in business. She will help you succeed and become an inspiring leader.


Joy helps successful people and high-achievers, just like you, who already win at work and succeed in life to grow, get better and reach their fullest potential by eliminating what is getting in their way. This enables you to get to the next level so you can leave a lasting impact on your world. She envisions a more human and positive working environment, where people can be successful, healthy and happy. It is the day-to-day well-being of all employees that drives company performance and results.

Personal, experienced and engaging are a few of the first things that come to my mind when I think back on working with Joy.

I had the pleasure of working with Joy during the Arrow Leadership Excellence Program 2018 – 2019 during which she was the facilitator as well as my coach and she shared with me a wealth of experience, advise and tools in regards to leadership.

I was particularly impressed by Joy’s ability to ask the right questions and with that trigger personal reflection and initiate growth. As a coach and facilitator Joy earns my highest recommendation.

Rens van Dorst, Senior Manager Global Operations at Converge (Arrow)

“Journey with Joy.

What started as a mere trouble shooting exercise to support me in a challenging professional change process, turned into a joyful journey from the difficult starting point into the present and to a promising future.

With her positive, friendly spirit and a wholistic approach to my specific situation, Joy guided me through the depths of the challenge, not shying away from raising difficult questions and giving me concrete exercises to solve which brought me closer to the answers I was looking for. And what was the really astonishing thing about this journey: I even found answers to questions I had not raised so far, at least not in my professional environment, and in completely different contexts then I had expected.

So in a nutshell: it was my big pleasure to work together with Joy and I can only recommend her as a coach, especially if you are willing to open yourself to follow her guidance.”

Robert Ranftler, Head of Legal & Compliance, RHI Magnesita

One of my direct reports has been working with Joy for about 5 months and it is incredible how much has she developed and grown as a leader. Improvements are really impressive. This has been acknowledged by others stakeholders in the company as well.

I would recommend to any executive starting in a new role or facing challenges in their current one to work with Joy.

K.A., Business Head, Pharma Industry, USA/Austria
My time with Joy was an incredibly helpful experience. During a time when I was not sure of my professional direction or purpose, she helped me realize my true interests, goals and life priorities. Joy is both a coach and a personal cheerleader. She asks difficult questions that get to the heart of who/what you want to be/do. She encourages you to venture out of your comfort zone, while simultaneously cultivating a warm and affectionate environment during your coaching sessions. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who is at a professional crossroad, or just wanting some extra professional guidance.
Hallie McCormick, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA

Thank you again for your input and guidance Joy. Your thirty minute power coaching session fit nicely into my work day and provided valuable guidance for tackling my areas of concern in an important upcoming meeting scheduled later that same day. I found your coaching style very professional yet personable.

Filipp Kogan, CFO, International Product Development, Inc., Vienna, Austria and the USA

Even after having just one session with Joy, I can say that her services of coaching are something that I would recommend to anyone having any self-doubts, lack of motivation, if you need a guidance in your professional life, or if you just don’t know what is stopping you from being successful or reaching your potentials. The conversation opened many important questions which made me look deep inside and think about things which are stopping me to progress. This first session helped me realise what are some of the issues regarding my professional motivation and it is a first step to start focusing on what is important to me and not on the distractions which are stopping me.

Antea Vujevic, Vienna, Austria and Bratislava, Slovakia

Joy has the ability and intuition to sense what is at the heart of an issue and then analyses it through poignant, direct questions. Through this process, she is able to create a new empowering dimension where everything is possible.

Through her coaching sessions, Joy teaches you tools that can be applied in your everyday life to help you move towards your goals and dreams.

I really enjoyed our sessions and left feeling transformed.


Davide Calvi, Owner, T.Telecom Consulting Ltd, London, UK

I worked with Joy to gain clarity and certainty for my business decisions, to help me re-launch my business with greater ease. She not only supported me through this part of my life, she also helped me shift a number of personal blocks that were holding me back. Joy is great at calling out real truths when you’re stuck in your own warped view of things, skilfully guides you to figure things out for yourself and at times puts on her mentor hat to help you get out of your own way. I can highly recommend Joy as she’s a fabulous champion for you and your dreams, and passionately coaches you to achieve your goals more easily and effortlessly.

Carola Moon, Portrait Photographer, Carola Moon Portraits, Oxfordshire, UK

It has been a great pleasure to work with Joy and I highly recommend her.

In the beginning it seemed unlogical to do online coaching sessions but this soon disappeared as snow for the sun. Joy is a great listener and intuitively feels what interventions to do and knows what kind of questions to ask by her expertise. And that works! Keep it up Joy and reinvent the world, one person at a time.

Joost Veldman, Fundraiser, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

I have found my coaching experience with Joy extremely valuable. She brings a unique combination of real life experience along with a true passion for coaching, which has been instrumental in my personal and professional growth. Joy has helped me identify the challenges I was having, her ability to ask the right questions has helped me to uncover the root causes of key issues. Joy is an exceptional coach and I’d highly recommend her.

Melania Wenstrup, Global Key Account Programme Leader, Grant Thornton International, London, UK

I highly recommend Joy as a coach! Just before hitting 30 I was suffering a major case of decision paralysis on what the next step of my career should be. As this was causing me substantial unrest I have asked Joy to help me get unstuck. In a few sessions she helped me to refocus from opportunities to my priorities and create an action plan. Although the process was not always easy for me as I had to do some serious thinking down deep, Joy skillfully guided me through my thoughts. Looking back at what made it work I believe it was Joy’s…

…warm and positive personality. With Joy you know from the start that you will not be judged. The feeling of safety enabled me to truly open up and embrace her help.

…business experience. Joy’s executive experience enabled her to understand my indecision on a deeper level as well as draw from her own experience to help me understand where a given decision leads to. 

…intuition. She was really good at showing me where I myself did not believe in my own line of argumentation. Drilling-in on the weak spots together, she helped me discover where my priorities are and why.

A few months after the sessions I am following the plan and am feeling very confident about my decision. I have also noticed that through our sessions I have built a decision platform that has helped me reduce the anxiety level in other major decisions I needed to make since.

Matija Krajnc, The Boston Consulting Group, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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