Become a Leadership Explorer
To be a great leader, and to be able to deal with the complexity of the world we live in, you need to think like an explorer.
You might not be leading sea expeditions like Shackleton or Magellan did, yet you need to find the courage to leave the harbour and sail into the unknown.
Having an explorer’s mindset will increase your ability to lead in fast changing business environments, doing so with great consciousness, clarity, confidence and courage.
I will help you develop the growth mindset, curiosity and agility needed to do just that.
Ready to jump on an adventure with me and start your new leadership journey? Schedule a virtual call here or dial +436608184451 to join 1000s of other explorers!
“The sea is dangerous and its storms terrible, but these obstacles have never been sufficient reason to remain ashore.” – Ferdinand Magellan
Joy Medos at a glance
Meet Joy, an international Executive Coach, Facilitator and Supervisory Board Member.
Real Executive ExperienceJoy combines more than 18 years of international and corporate experience, leading international, multicultural and complex teams, projects and organisations. Over the years she held various board positions across Europe.
Business and LeadershipJoy uses a combination of coaching, positive intelligence, leadership expertise and life experience, alongside business, corporate and entrepreneurial acumen to empower you in achieving everything you were born for.
MultilingualJoy 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 ExpatriateJoy has been living as an expat for 20 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 60+ countries, including a trip to Antarctica during her 6 months world trip.
InspiringJoy 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.
VisionAn explorer at heart, Joy will help you discover and develop the skills and mindset needed to lead in a complex world.
A.F., Business Unit Head, Pharma industry
Having had the opportunity to be coached by Joy, has been the single most important thing that happened in my professional life. A life changing experience.
C.M., Global Product Operations Lead, Pharma Industry
The balancing act between empathy and being tough; there is room for both emotions and hard business facts; Joy knows how to navigate and accompany in both worlds – and to unite them.
M.B., Managing Director, Fortune500 technology company, Italy division
Working with Joy has been a life changing experience, personally and especially professionally…
S.A., Managing Director, Fortune500 technology company, Germany
…thank you for your time and the words, questions and remarks you are using to break my nutshell…
J.I., General Manager, luxury brand
Truly inspirational, authentic and passionate individual, solid professional experience, warm personality allows her to really challenge and push you to open up and be honest with her and yourself.
Rens van Dorst, Senior Manager Global Operations at Converge (Arrow)
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.
Robert Ranftler, Head of Legal & Compliance, RHI Magnesita
“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.”
K.A., Business Head, Pharma Industry, USA/Austria
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.
Filipp Kogan, CFO, International Product Development, Inc., Vienna, Austria and the 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.
Davide Calvi, Owner, T.Telecom Consulting Ltd, London, UK
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.
Carola Moon, Portrait Photographer, Carola Moon Portraits, Oxfordshire, 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.
Joost Veldman, Fundraiser, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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.
Melania Wenstrup, Global Key Account Programme Leader, Grant Thornton International, London, UK
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.
Some of my clients and partners
Moments of reflection