Joy Gandell, MScA
ADHD / Executive Coach
Joy Gandell received her Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Psychology from McGill University and her Master of Science in Administration with a major in Management from the John Molson School of Business. For almost 20 years, she worked in Human Resources. Joy discovered a passion for executive function skills and coaching after her daughter was diagnosed with ADHD - Predominantly Inattentive Presentation. She shifted her career focus to coaching and executive function skill development. She received intensive training, certificates in the Art of Inspiring Students to Study Strategically, Empowering Students Through Coaching, Self-Reg Foundations Certificate Program, Self-Reg Learning Facilitator's Program, , and a Clinical Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner with EFT Universe certification. Joy is studying to earn a Diploma in Applied Psychology and Counseling, specializing in Psychotherapy.
Today, Joy coaches and counsels ADHDers and pediatric Cancer Survivors (15 years +) on self-regulation, trauma, and executive function skills to help them succeed in school and work while achieving their life goals.
Joy believes her clients are all resourceful, resilient, and capable of achieving the goals they set for themselves through coaching, counseling, and learning how to hold themselves accountable. By establishing a trusting relationship and keeping a safe space for her clients, she can help them achieve the self-awareness they need to develop the strategies and action plans for success.
Joy is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), ADHD Coaches Organization, RITMA, The Academy of Naturopaths & Naturotherapists of Canada, The Canadian Association for Integrative & Energy Therapies, and The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. She is also a student member of The Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP) and the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA) and is working toward becoming a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She actively participates in professional development by participating in various training courses.