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What we do

There are five simple questions that drive all the work we do at Joy, Inc. - for individuals, teams, families, leaders.

They come primarily from a technique called Inquiry, that we learned from the legendary Katie Bryon. The Buddhists call it Looking Deeply.

Whatever the situation, whatever the adversity, whatever the decision, if you look deeply, beyond the appearance and the perception, into what this really is, what it really means, and how you should really respond, you will find your way (through impressions and into the nature of impermanence) into joy. 

At every point, inquiry rests on no more than these five questions?

Stage 1:

What am I really feeling?
What am I really thinking?
What am I really doing? 

Stage 2:
What is the (unarguable) reality?
What will I do next?

Honest, brave answers to these questions are the entry points into Presence, into a shift into consciousness, and into joy.

As people at our retreats and training often discover: freedom is really as simple as answering these questions. 

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Our products include:

The Joy LifeClass

 

Re.Treat.: A weekend in joy
Re.Treat. is a 3-day and 2-nights residential experience that helps in cutting through the clutter and confusion - especially of very busy, highly accomplished people, or those who are on their way there - and helping you find the peace and clarity to make the decisions on what you have to do, how they need to do them and why. It is a series of practical exercises - mediation, inquiry, listening deeply, journaling - giving you the tools and space to walk through pressure, depression, unhappiness, anxiety, and fear.
Re.Treat. creates the safe space to make important decisions by yourself, guided gently, without judgement, and without pressure. 

Joy for Teams

 

Joy: For Leaders 

 

Joy: For Students
Joy: For Students is a custom-designed program for young people in secondary schools and Universities, based on RULER, an evidence-based approach for integrating social and emotional learning into schools, developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

Joy: For Nations
When called upon by nations and governments, we avail ourselves leveraging on insights from our founder’s work across Africa with StatesCraft Inc.

#WithChude
#WithChude is a special series of targeted multimedia (video, audio, text, event) conversations and investigations that leverage the voice, networks and passions of its host, Chude Jideonwo to underline social issues, raise social consciousness and spark social movements. 

It has been on the frontline of movements round sexual abuse, HIV/AIDs and identity and continues to break new ground - unsettling establishments, holding space for the less powerful and helping reset redefining society’s towards diversity, inclusiveness and radical acceptance. 

It is a project of Y! in partnership with Joy, Inc.

 

The Daily Vulnerable 

The Daily Vulnerable is a daily newsletter helping readers embrace the fullness of their humanity, with its flaws, by tackling the things often left unsaid, especially by the successful – fear, insecurity, doubt, shame, weakness, mistakes. All the things that make us human, and how we can continue to move forward in spite – actually, because – of them.

We are focused on deploying the evidence to help change the global conversation about acceptable success metrics - in policy, business, economics, education, social movements and government.

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#WithChude

The Joy Clubs are small groups of people eager to transform their communities and societies with the character virtues who form a self-supporting, accountable group of like minds living lives of empathy, kindness, vulnerability, compassion and altruism and helping to share those virtures with as many as they can find. The club meets weekly in a network of homes across the countries of operation.

 

The Daily Vulnerable 

The Daily Vulnerable is a daily newsletter helping readers embrace the fullness of their humanity, with its flaws, by tackling the things often left unsaid, especially by the successful – fear, insecurity, doubt, shame, weakness, mistakes. All the things that make us human, and how we can continue to move forward in spite – actually, because – of them.

 

Coming soon...

The Learning Community

The Joy Life Class

Better Business Network

Online Course(s)

 

 

 

 

 

We are focused on deploying the evidence to help change the global conversation about acceptable success metrics - in policy, business, economics, education, social movements and government.