I help my clients discover the unique ways they need to preserve and restore their energy so they can learn how to hack their brains to get stuff done.

All services are offered in English only. Coaching services are only done online.

JOY GANDELL • Coach, Speaker and Advocate

About Me

As a warm, curious, and empathetic self-proclaimed nerd, I have a deep passion for reading, learning, and understanding why things happen and what motivates people. I’ve harnessed my love for knowledge, inquisitive nature, and resourcefulness to answer these questions and create a foundation for my healing, growth, and resilience.

At the core of my values are deep compassion for those who are suffering and a strong belief in giving back to society. I’ve been on a mission to understand why some individuals effortlessly succeed while others struggle.

My journey has shaped my professional path. Throughout childhood, I felt like an outsider, experienced difficulties in school, and struggled with various executive function skills and emotional regulation. However, I learned to implement the tools necessary for my success. This love for learning blossomed as I discovered subjects that sparked my intrigue.

Driven by my innate desire to help others, I pursued a career in Human Resources, dedicating nearly two decades to supporting individuals in their personal and professional development. However, everything changed when my daughter was diagnosed with Cancer—a pivotal moment that made me reassess how to make a more profound impact by dedicating my life to helping others. As she later faced additional challenges with ADHD, multiple learning disabilities, and physical and mental health struggles, I witnessed my children learning and functioning differently, sparking an insatiable curiosity to understand these complexities and uncover the mysteries of their brains.

I delved into executive function skills, self-regulation, and neuroscience to acquire the knowledge needed to support my daughter and others facing similar struggles. I supplemented this with extensive research on pediatric cancer side effects, trauma, ADHD, learning disabilities, and the science behind effective learning strategies. This journey led me to understand and discover more about myself and unlock many personal mysteries. I have since been diagnosed with ADHD, predominantly inattentive type and Non-Verbal Learning Disability. By implementing the strategies I have uncovered for others, I have adopted a daily self-regulation practice, optimized my brain’s performance, and healed my wounds. 

Now, equipped with a wealth of knowledge and an unwavering commitment to empowering others, I am here to help you find tailored solutions that meet your unique needs. My clients are inherently resourceful, whole, and capable of change. They, too, are curious to uncover the mysteries of their brains to optimize their performance. Guided by empathy, calmness, respect, and kindness, I approach every coaching relationship with a dedication to your growth and success.

You are in the right place if you have a neurodivergent brain (ADHD, NVLD, Learning Disabilities, etc.) and/or are a pediatric cancer survivor looking to unlock your full potential, overcome challenges, and achieve personal and/or professional growth.

I empower my clients to preserve and restore their energy, optimizing their brains for healing and productivity. 

Let's unlock your potential together!

Whether you seek to enhance your self-regulation, reduce stress and anxiety, develop executive function skills, or cultivate personal growth, I am ready to support you at every step. 

Let’s unlock your potential and create a meaningful life that aligns with your authentic self. 

Are you ready to embark on this transformative journey?

Let’s get started!

Professional Development Journey


 Diploma in Applied Psychology and Counselling specializing in Psychotherapy (in progress)


Certified Clinical Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Practitioner


The Self-Reg Learning Facilitator’s Program


The Self-Reg Foundations Certificate Program


Associate Certified Coach – The International Coaching Federation


Master of Science in Administration, Management


Bachelor of Psychology

Professional Association Memberships

  • Ritma: Interveners and Therapists Group in Alternative and  Complementary Medicine

  • Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists of Canada Inc.

  • The Canadian Association of Integrative and Energy Therapies

  • International Coaching Federation

My Services

Free Stuff

Please check out the following freebies Joy has available so that you can work with her on your own time and benefit from what she has learned.

Revitalize Your Life with Self-Regulation Practices

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  • Curated YouTube Playlists for many of your Self-Regulation, EFT, and Executive Functioning needs


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Emotional Freedom Technique


Executive Functioning




Happy Light

Fidgets & Sensory

Weighted Blankets

Stress Balls

Ear Plugs


I have been coached by Joy, and she is an outstanding coach. Joy has a perfect balance of professional experience and coaching practice to keep me on track and directed. Coaching with Joy has brought much order, focus, and improved, efficient performance to my professional and personal life.

Samantha Rosenberg Rudolph, Educational Leader & Coach

I am deeply grateful for Joy’s guidance and support during a challenging period of grief. With her expertise in EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), she provided me with the tools to navigate the overwhelming emotions and guilt I was experiencing. Joy’s compassionate presence and personalized tapping techniques helped me release the heavy weight of sorrow, allowing me to find peace and acceptance. I wholeheartedly recommend Joy to anyone seeking healing and emotional well-being. Her support has made a meaningful difference in my life, and I am truly thankful for her presence on my journey.

Nathalie Chénard, ADHD & Sleep Coach, Professional

We want to thank you for your work with our daughter earlier this year. She benefited from working with you, and we can see a remarkable difference in how she is managing stress this year. It’s a tough time for all, but in particular for adolescents, so I’m glad she was able to connect with you ahead of starting her university experience.

Anonymous parent of a teen, Professional

Joy has coached me since September 2019. She has helped me in my time management during my college studies. She is very organized, structured, and reliable. She knows how to help someone become more accountable to oneself and others; is also a warm communicator, very patient, and asks the right questions to prompt autonomous responses. Indeed, she is a great life coach that can answer many needs because of her wide variety of knowledge and expertise in executive functioning. I recommend her!

Joel Jobin, Student

Working with Joy was life-changing. She was able to help me identify barriers and create action plans that fit my lifestyle. She listened with a compassionate ear and asked questions that fostered clarity, perspective, accountability, and acceptance in all areas of my life. My relationships at work and at home improved tremendously while working with Joy. Her knowledge and expertise as a Life Coach are world-class.

Brookley Carmichael, Certified ADHD, Executive Function and Life Coach

The benefits of Joy’s coaching have changed the way I see myself. I really did not know what to expect from a coach but am so happy I made the decision. Her advice is based on her strong knowledge base and I have learned so much from her. She continues to challenge and hold me accountable but does so in such a genuine way, that I look forward to every session. Joy ensures that the goals are my own which is incredibly important.  Her consistent encouragement makes me feel that I am not alone.  Her empathy has taught me to be empathetic towards myself.  I am privileged to have Joy as my coach as she has helped me understand how to take care of myself and get better at that every day.

Anonymous, Professional

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