Joy King, a dynamic Operations Executive, is renowned for her tenacity in driving growth-focused transformations across nonprofit, corporate, and academic sectors. Specializing in innovative program design and implementation aligned with organizational objectives, she excels in fostering thriving cultures centered on well-being and progress. As a change leader and Founder/CEO of Lifestyles by Joy and Suite Life Business Coaching, Joy also serves as the Chief Talent, Strategy, and Operations Officer at the National College Attainment Network (NCAN). In this role, she drives NCAN's strategic vision, oversees financial management, and champions diversity, equity, and accountability across the network, securing grants and building lasting relationships.
Committed to anti-racist work, Joy ensures access and inclusivity for systemically minoritized groups, propelling opportunities for financial advancement and shifting the trajectory of generations. A Chicago native with a Bachelor of Arts from DePaul University and a Master of Arts from Governors State University, Joy is a certified Organizational Development professional with extensive board and community leadership. As the Board Chair of the Trauma-Conscious Equity Foundation, featured speaker at conferences, and advocate for dismantling inequitable systems, Joy dedicates herself to creating pathways to success. In her spare time, she indulges in travel, napping, quality family time, and brunching with friends. Fun facts: Joy is fluent in Japanese and is classically trained in ballet.