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Joyel Crawford

CEO/Leadership Consultant at Crawford Leadership Strategies, LLC.

Professional Training and Coaching

Education: Elon University - Fairleigh Dickinson University
Philadelphia, PA, USA


Recently awarded one of the Best Coaching Services in Philadelphia by Find My Profession in 2021, Joyel Crawford of Crawford Leadership Strategies grows leaders for a living. Joyel Crawford is a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) Certified Virtual Presenter and Learning & Development Consultant with more than 20 years of experience in human resources and career management. She consults on effective leadership development skills with businesses and organizations, including The Muse, The New York Times, Aramark, New York City Mayor’s Office, Kean University and The Philadelphia Inquirer. She is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches and the Society for Human Resource Management(SHRM). Her career advice has been featured in Forbes, Essence, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, The Muse, Girlboss, Thrive Global. She is the bestselling author of “Show Your Ask- Using Your Voice to Advocate for Yourself and Your Career.”


Leadership Development and empowering individuals to manage their lives before leading others are passion points for me.

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Best Story

I left a six-figure job because I was unhappy and quite frankly burning out. I was exploring different options, but nothing planned out. A friend suggested that I start doing public speaking and telling my story to other professionals. I could help them move up the ranks within their jobs and be amazing leaders. I realized that's where my passion was. A year before I quit, I was contemplating what was next. My husband was consulting and suggested I do the same. I had the transferable skill set and the education but didn't recognize it. He did. So, I started Crawford Leadership Strategies in 2014.

Origin Story

I began my professional career shortly after graduating Cum Laude at Elon University with a Psychology degree as an Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellow. I obtained my MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a concentration in Management. Prior to my consulting career, I supported professionals within all functional groups at Verizon Wireless for 18 years. Throughout my career I worked in employee relations, EEO/AA/employee relations, staffing, professional mentoring, and learning & development training.

Example talks

Oops I Did It Again! Overcoming Work Burnout with Resilience

In this keynote speech, Crawford captivates and engages as she discusses how to lead your work and life with resilience. Self-leadership, self-compassion and REST are things that we typically don't discuss while creating our best lives. Her focus highlights tangible takeaways on how to build sustainable work/life harmony without losing yourself in the process in 4 easy steps. She explores how to identify the warning signs of work burnout, understand the value of self-care and self-compassion, learn resilience building tools that will help you work smarter not harder while increasing your visibility, and identify the role health and wellness plays in creating a strong personal brand. By sharing her story, she discusses how she is still able to create a successful leadership development practice and increase her work/life harmony after experiencing work burnout for the second time in her life- this time during a pandemic! Crawford’s talk is fabulous foundation for any leadership or employee engagement event, creating a call to action to RISE to the next level of work/life harmony with resilience!

Out of Sight but Not Out of Mind: How to Increase Your Visibility While Working Remotely

How do you create opportunities to gain visibility and keep your brand and your efforts top of mind while working remotely? How do you stand out and carve a career path that may be unconventional? This webinar answers those questions and more. We’ll discuss the importance of Owning your Career and the value of visibility whether you’re working for someone else or for yourself. We’ll discuss how to be your whole authentic self while standing out in a good way. Finally, we’ll discuss the decision-making process to identify visibility projects and share creative best practices to make yourself more visible even when you’re not in the office.

Creating Your Personal Brand

How do you create opportunities for yourselves to gain visibility to grab attention to keep yourself and keep yourself top of mind. How do you stand out and carve a career path that may be unconventional? I discuss the importance of Owning your Career and value of Mentorship/Sponsorship. How to be your whole authentic self and making yourself stand out in a good way. What participants will learn: Understand why visibility at work is important, discuss the decision-making process to identify visibility projects and learn best practices to make you more visible at work.