Joy was born in Sydney, Cape Breton Island, grew up in Toronto and Orangeville, Ontario and moved out West at 26. She studied photography at Humber College in Toronto and Civil Engineering Technology at Okanagan College in Kelowna.
Her go to job, since she was 18, has been bartending and serving, which paid the way through school and between career moves.
Joy has over 30 years full-time job experience that includes being a flight attendant, construction coordinator, real estate project salesperson, civil engineering design tech and a real estate professional.
She has lived and worked in the heart of Toronto and Vancouver as well as Nelson, BC, in the Kootenays; finally settling in West Kelowna for the past 18 years.
Joy is an avid photographer and makes time to tend to her garden, hike in the woods, ride her bike and cross-country ski. She can swing a hammer, change the tires on her car and does most of her own home repairs.
Why I Do What I Do
Happiness is found in helping others. I truly experience immense satisfaction in serving others. If you’ve ever helped a neighbour who needed a second pair of hands or helped that person get across the street safely or bought a coffee for someone who couldn’t afford it or listened to a friend who needed an ear…How did it make you feel?
Were you glad you could help? Did it fill you with energy? Did it lighten your step? Well, that’s why I do what I do. Helping people buy and sell real estate is mostly about giving my time and experience and providing tools and solutions to help my clients make informed decisions with confidence and joy. And that’s what really counts.
Building Blocks For Trust
As business professionals we always talk about building trust with our clients. It’s a crucial requirement in sustaining a productive relationship. In our business interactions, we can usually, intuitively feel when trust is there or not.
I believe the important factors or values in building and sustaining trust with my clients and colleagues are accountability, making me answerable and responsible; authenticity, by just being myself; dependability, means I can be counted on; leadership, providing people with the tools and solutions to succeed; caring, sincerely concerned and generosity, giving more than expected. I am a reflection of my relationships.
I believe by serving those relationships, by building trust, it will serve me, my clients and colleagues well in the long run.
The Power Of Giving Back
Volunteering is about giving, contributing and helping other individuals and the community. I’ve learned so much and met so many caring people who have brightened the lives of many, including mine.