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, and more than two decades of speaker management experience, Michelle effectively connects audiences and speakers, resulting in a memorable experience every time.

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

Prior to starting the company, 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 events 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.

Michelle has been acknowledged in several 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.

Jamie Pennington

As our cherished Director of Client Relations, 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 Director of Details, 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 Heirs Apparent to the business, Connor and Caitlin volunteer their time organizing files and watching speaker videos on YouTube. They have an active role in “family dinners” when our speakers come to town. Connor and Caitlin are predominantly responsible for helping to maintain proper work/life balance for the team. When they are not assisting with junior administrative duties, they can be found attending school full time, riding their bikes, playing, and swimming.