Joyel Crawford is a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) and HR Consultant with over 15 years of experience in human resources and career management. Prior to her business Crawford Leadership Strategies, Joyel supported professionals within all functional groups at Verizon Wireless for 18 years. Throughout her career, she worked in employee relations, EEO/AA, staffing, professional mentoring and learning and development. Leadership and career development were a golden thread that she followed throughout her successful career at this Fortune 50 company.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Joyel began her professional career shortly after graduating Cum Laude at Elon University with a psychology degree as an Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellow. Joyel obtained her MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a concentration in management.
What inspired you to become a coach?
I have always enjoyed helping others reach their goals. I was an Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellow at Elon University because of my passion for leadership development. I’ve been coaching and mentoring others for my entire career per the request of executives within the organizations I support. I love to grow leaders! My passion is helping others achieve their career and business goals.
What one piece of advice do you find yourself relying on most? Why?
Follow your heart. Go where your passions lead you. It’s been the antidote to overall satisfaction in the work that I’ve done in my life.
What is the biggest hurdle your clients face? What advice would you give others struggling with this issue?
One of the biggest hurdles my clients face is feeling like they have no hope of moving in any direction in their career because they feel they have no special skills. My advice is that there is hope. You have amazing transferable skills that you can apply to other positions. You don’t have to feel stuck in one spot. You can also bloom where you’re planted.