What's your next step on your career path? Are you trying to figure out your path? Are you a business in need of HR Help?

If you are serious about your career

If you are driven

If you are feeling burned out and lack direction

If you want to take your career to the next level

If you want to find meaningful work in your life

If you are open to investing in your success

If you are a business that needs help reaching their Learning & Development goals

Then-We really need to work together!

I believe life is too short to not go for your dreams! I am a mentor, career strategist, leadership development maven, and experienced leader who's got over 18 years of experience at a Fortune 500 company and wants to help you reach your highest potential.

I love to grow leaders! My passion is helping others achieve their career and business goals. I've been coaching and mentoring others for my entire career per the request of executives within the organization. I also provide collaborative and creative solutions for Training and HR business partners by quickly and efficiently responding to requests.

Everyone has a path. I can help you get there.

Let Crawford Leadership Strategies help you get to the next step!

BOOK A COACHING SESSION TODAY! I support clients all over the World!

OR Contact me at 267-908-NEXT (6398) or info@clsnext.com

Leaders Developed
Years of Corporate Experience
Leadership Development Classes Facilitated
Years of Human Resources Experience

Looking to grow your career? I can help!

  • Career and Transition Strategy Coaching (Resume Critique)
  • Pride and Purpose
  • Interview Preparation
  • Creating Your Personal Brand
  • Self Care & Motivational Coaching
  • Effective Communication & Presentation Skills Coaching
  • Executive and Employee Level Coaching
  • Leadership Development Training

Need a Trainer or Speaker? I can help!

  • Motivational Leadership Development Training & Speaking Events
  • Leadership & Employee Development Training Consulting
  • Stress Management and Mindfulness Training
  • Keynote Speaking Events

Kelly F.Kelly F.
I consider Joyel Crawford to be not simply a coach but a 'Success Coach'. Joyel can pinpoint a person's strengths and then offer guidance on how to successfully launch a professional journey that leads to a career not a job. She has assisted me in turning my passion for Human Resources into fruition as a lifetime career and has served as an inspiration and mentor to me for last 7 years.
Jorge A.Jorge A.
Joyel's guidance was instrumental for my career development. Her advice placed me in the right career space for this opportunity I took on 3 months ago. She's a great listener and genuinely cares about my success.
Cedric L.Cedric L.
If you’ve ever felt that you were meant to do something, but you’ve never been able to put your finger on what it is…Joyel can help!!! The best thing about Joyel's coaching was the way she was able to connect with me personally, her outstanding knowledge, and her incredible servant-heart! I would highly recommend Crawford Leadership Strategies to anyone who is in a career crisis, needs a job tune up, or assistance with finding their career calling!
Stephen P.Stephen P.
I came to Crawford Leadership Strategies LLC in August of 2016 to speak to Joy regarding my current position and an opportunity that presented itself to move my career in another direction. Joy is the ultimate professional. We met for an afternoon. She assessed my current work situation and asked some specific questions. She drew out a lot when it came to personal goals and likes/dislikes of my current position and roles I have held in the past. Once she had all the facts, Joy was able to make an assessment. She advised that it was the right time to move on and encouraged me to apply for the other position. She provided some great guidance when it came to explaining why I wanted this career shift. During the first interview I kept hearing Joy say “Speak from the heart”. Needless to say, the first interview was a success! One week later I was meeting with the department head and 2 days later I was offered the position! I cannot thank Joy and Crawford Leadership Strategies LLC enough for her patience and guidance through this process. Looking forward to my new career beginning September 12!
Marlene E.Marlene E.
I have known Joyel for 11 years going back to when I was a Verizon Wireless intern straight out of college; our interactions play on many levels that include mentor, HR representative, trainer and friend. Joyel was present for me early on in my career. As a young woman with very little knowledge on the interview process, she encouraged me to have the strength to ask for a higher salary; this action help to set the tone to be stronger individual. It has made me be an advocate for woman’s rights. She trained me on soft skills and prepared me to think of my position not as a “job” but as a “career” giving me the aspiration to one day to be a leader in the company. As my mentor, she helped me get acclimated to the company’s culture. I found it particularly hard to transition and needed that support. My interaction with Joyel has helped me look at mentorship in a different light and something that continues to shape me even today.


Joyel Crawford is a determined and passionate Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC), Award Winning author, TV host and Learning & Development Consultant with over 20 years of experience Human Resources and Career Management. When asked what she does- She says she “grows leaders for a living.”

She is thrilled to bring her years of expertise to Crawford Leadership Strategies and is excited about helping others achieve their career and business goals. Prior to CLS, Joyel supported professionals within all functional groups at Verizon Wireless for 18 years.

Throughout her career she worked in Employee Relations, EEO/AA, Staffing, Professional Mentoring and Learning and Development. Leadership and Career Development were a golden thread that she followed throughout her successful career at this Fortune 50 company. Born and raised in New Jersey, Joyel began her professional career shortly after graduating Cum Laude at Elon University with a Psychology degree as an Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellow.  Joyel obtained her MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a concentration in Management. She also holds PHR, SHRM-CP (retired), and CPCC certifications. Joyel is an Expert Career Coach at The Muse. She is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, SHRM, National Association of Professional Women and the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches. She has contributed to Forbes, Essence, Girlboss, Thrive Global,The Chicago Tribune, The Huffington Post, Next Avenue, Brightly and The Muse.

She's facilitated leadership development courses and has been a keynote speaker for businesses and organizations such as: U.S. Senate, The New York Times, ESPN, NYC Mayor’s Office, DC Housing Authority, FEMA, National Parks Service, International Association of Women, CareerLink, Verizon, Ernst & Young, Barclaycard, Trion, Staples, GE, AT&T, Statefarm, IBM, Geisinger, Prudential, Capitol One, Humana, Jet.com, Kennedy Health System, Jacobs Engineering, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Air Products, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., Penn State University, Temple University, Kean University, The College of New Jersey, Elon University, Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, Bimbo Bakeries, Hopeworks, and leaders within the PA State Government.

She’s pleased to announce that she is host of a television show called “Career View Mirror” which airs on YouTube. She’s also the co-author of the Amazon Best Selling book “Speaking My Truth” presented by Cheryl Wood where she shares her personal story of “How To RISE from the Ashes of Burnout.”

Speaking Topics: Change Management, Resilience, Effective Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Goal Setting, Stress Management, Management vs Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion, Civil Treatment in the Workplace, Generational Differences, DISC Behavioral Styles, Feedback, Coaching, New Leadership Skills, and Visibility/Personal Branding.

Contact Info


Phone: 267-908-NEXT (6398)

Email: info@clsnext.com

Forbes Coaches Council Member