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None of us want to work the next 20, 30 years or more in a state of drudgery. We have to find a better way.

Joy Brownridge -

Speaker, Facilitator, Writer

Meet Joy.

Welcome to! I am Joy Brownridge, a dedicated advocate for cultivating joy and well-being within the professional sphere. My journey into the world of personal and professional development began well before it was my full-time career.


In 2001, I graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. After graduating, I got my start in the professional world as a packaging engineer in the automotive industry. For 15 years, I honed my skills as a packaging engineer, delving into the intricacies of design and functionality.


But I was always passionate about personal and professional development and studying it on the side. Over the past 20 years, I've been on a continuous quest for knowledge, exploring the realms of growth, meditation, mindfulness, and effective communication independently.

In my current role as a Training and Development Specialist for the University of Illinois System, I am privileged to channel this passion into meaningful action. Engaging in employee development and training has become not just a profession but a calling. Every day, I have the opportunity to contribute to creating workplaces that prioritize both individual well-being and collective success. is an extension of this commitment. Through invigorating presentations and insightful discussions, I aim to share the wealth of knowledge accumulated over decades. Together, let's explore the transformative power of joy, mindfulness, and positive workplace culture.


Thank you for joining me on this journey of growth and joy within work.

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