Joyce Gioia (joy-yah) is a Strategic Business Futurist concentrating on workforce and workplace trends. Joyce is President and CEO 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 46 states.
Gioia's career includes a wide variety of industries and fields, including hard goods, soft goods, wholesale, retail, and direct marketing. After founding her first company at the tender age of 14, later 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.
Focusing on what will be 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 authored five books. These books are focused on what employers must do to attract, optimize, and hold onto their best employees. Gioia 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 consultant, Gioia has earned the designation Certified Management Consultant, the highest certification granted by The Institute of Management Consultants. She also earned the coveted Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association. Gioia contributed a regular column to various business journals, as well as Sky, Delta Airlines' award-winning in-flight magazine. She is also CEO of Employer of Choice, Inc., the organization that certifies employers as Employers of Choice®.
Often quoted in media, like Industry Week, The Christian Science Monitor, Entrepreneur Magazine, Business Week, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and on National Public Radio, Gioia 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. Gioia is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the East, and the International Who's Who of Business Executives.