a horse-drawn carriage but in the workplace, it is the process of equipping people with the tools, knowledge, and opportunities they need to fully develop themselves to be effective in their commitment to themselves


a participant in an action or process


My career is a manuscript in progress. The Prologue is about life on a farm in southwestern Ontario where I learned the value of hard work. Chapter 1 encompasses singing, dancing, and acting on stages, tv sets and film locations. Chapter 2 spans a narrative arc from temp receptionist in a book packaging firm to Senior Executor Sales Director at the world’s largest English language publisher. Chapter 3 focusses on founding a non-profit organization blending my love of books and bicycles together into six literary events. Chapter 4 explores the creation and building of a literary festival within an outdoor education centre in the Ontario near north, promoting nature through the lens of literature. Chapter 5 is all about community engagement with the objective of leaving the world a better place. This brings me to Chapter 6. Coaching and consulting clients on creative paths to realize their vision of success.

Let’s work together to bring your project off the page and into peoples’ hearts.



for authors who want creative coaching

Janet Joy Wilson has infinite insight into the world of publishing. She’s also exceptionally organized. It’s the perfect combination for authors who want creative coaching, from online presence to bio presentations or toolkits for post-publication plans. Janet’s approach is so thoughtful and she’s an abundant source of fresh ideas. I highly recommend her work!

says Moira Welsh, author of Happily Ever Older: Revolutionary Approaches to Long Term Care

able to help people perform at their best

As a writer, I have worked with Janet Joy in several of her many roles. I have found her innovative, flexible,sensitive, enthusiastic, intelligent and articulate. She is able to help people perform at their best and offers kind, enthusiastic, inspirational facilitation and leadership. Her warm and friendly manner energizes organizations and events and her diligent, experienced and thorough planning and logistical skills ensure that festivals, events, and everything else are pulled off with finesse, genuine connection to intended audience and with aplomb. I highly recommend her for any role.

says Gary Barwin, Canadian poet, writer, composer, multimedia artist, performer and educator

incisive, humorous, gentle encouragement

I came to Janet Joy seeking advice and direction for a nonfiction book proposal. I was not disappointed! Her extensive knowledge of the publishing industry, incisive and often humorous feedback, and gentle encouragement helped me immensely. In preparation for my appointment, she had already done thorough research in the genre in which I am writing, and so was readily able to to point out possible pitfalls ahead as well as opportunities. With her support, I was able to formulate a clear plan for taking my proposal forward to agents and publishers. I highly recommend her!

says Charles Hayter, writer and physician

I’m not just a coach fee schedule

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