Michelle Joyce

Our Founder and President Michelle Joyce created the company in 2015, fueled by her passion for managing and coaching professional speakers.

With an unconditional love for the professional speaking industry, Michelle effectively connects audiences and speakers, resulting in a memorable experience every time.

For nearly two decades, she managed one of the most successful professional speaking and training businesses in the country. In that role, she sold thousands of customized and personalized seminars to companies and associations all over the globe. She generated new, additional revenue streams, and created ongoing marketing and creative strategies to stay top of mind and attract new business. Michelle also designed specific tools and processes to ensure a flawless event for her speakers and her customers.

As an experienced, proven, and trusted industry professional, Michelle’s coaching and consulting programs help individuals create stronger, more attractive brands; develop relevant seminar content and stories; polish their presentation skills; and generate more awareness for their products and services. Michelle creates lifelong friendships with all of her clients and delivers lasting results.

Michelle has been acknowledged in five business books for input, ideas, and expertise; and her articles have appeared in a variety of blogs and newsletters. She is a professional member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the International Association of Speaker Bureaus (IASB). In 2018, Michelle received the IASB Pace Setter Award for introducing a new program or service that moved the association forward.

When she’s not managing or coaching speakers, Michelle can be found volunteering for an event or committee; cooking and baking for one of her famous parties; or spending time on the lake with her beautiful family.

Jennifer Lier

As our Rockstar Client Relations Agent, Jennifer loves helping our clients meet their objectives by guiding them with her speaker and event expertise. She brings incredible, comprehensive knowledge to the Michelle Joyce team!

After an illustrious 25-year career as a headline vocalist, emcee, model, and on-camera talent, she transferred her talents and understanding of production into the meetings and events industry as a meeting sales coordinator. As her success was recognized by high-level companies, Jennifer was recruited by the Polaroid Corporation to build and run a successful corporate events venue in Las Vegas. Jennifer was most recently the founder and president of National Keynote Speakers, one of the most progressive Speakers Bureaus in the country.

Jennifer is also a professional member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), the International Association of Speaker Bureaus (IASB), and Meeting Planners International (MPI). In 2019, she was awarded the Dottie Walters Helping Hand Award, in recognition of her exceptional willingness to assist others in the industry.

When she’s not helping clients secure the perfect speaker for their events, you can find Jennifer practicing yoga, spending time with family and friends, or passionately donating her time to her Las Vegas community by producing or emceeing charity events.

Jamie Pennington

As our cherished Director of Details, Jamie has an innate passion for creating loyal relationships and serving others. Whether she is assisting our speakers, managing projects for our team, or generating new content, Jamie is always looking to do a first-class job.

Prior to joining Michelle Joyce, she worked for a top speaking and training company. Jamie helped to develop, grow, certify, and manage a global team of 250 professionals who are licensed to deliver award-winning classroom and online training. She also worked to create customized training for companies that included both in-person and web-based solutions.

When she’s not motivating our team, she can be found leading group exercise classes at the crack of dawn.

Kristina Magnuson

Our Bookkeeper Extraordinaire, Kristina Magnuson, loves helping professionals with the routine tasks of business, so they can devote more time to their passions. (We’re sure glad she does!) And while she might be behind-the-scenes, Kristina definitely helps to keep our business running smoothly.

Prior to joining the Michelle Joyce team, Kristina managed the Family Enterprise Center at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. She also does freelance bookkeeping and office management for other small businesses.

When she’s not balancing our books, Kristina can be found volunteering at her children’s school, running, lounging on her front porch with family and friends, and cheering for the North Carolina Tar Heels!

Neil Joyce

Neil is our Internal Project Manager, using his vast expertise in technology and process improvement to lead and execute a variety of tasks. When Neil is not providing his technical skills or helping us brainstorm, he can also be found woodworking, fishing, and coaching youth sports.

Connor & Caitlin Joyce

As the Heirs Apparent to the business, Connor and Caitlin volunteer their time organizing files and maintaining our speaker roster in their respective Pokémon and Hello Kitty journals. They are predominantly responsible for helping to maintain proper work/life balance for the team. When they are not assisting with administrative duties, they can be found attending school full time, riding their bikes, playing, and swimming.