Joy Playford

Joy is an innovative leader with a passion for people, building community, developing organizational bench-strength and delivering results. Her interest in leadership started early while growing up in her family’s manufacturing business, where she learned first-hand the impact of entrepreneurs who create business success, develop opportunities for people and build strong communities.

As a MacKay CEO Forum Chair, Joy brings with her over 30 years’ corporate leadership experience. In senior leadership roles, Joy built bench strength, led change, turned around and grew business results, developed new service offerings and cultivated strategic partnerships. As Vice President and General Manager with inter-provincial responsibilities, she effectively led strategy development, operations and performance execution across multiple business lines and locations.

In her private practice, Joy continues to support leaders and their success by providing Performance Consulting, Executive Coaching, Leadership Development and Team Facilitation support across a range of industries in entrepreneurial, regional, and national corporations. Leaders particularly value her ability to both challenge and cultivate their growth in ways that inspires them to “up their game”, and find new ways forward. She co-created and facilitates the firm’s innovative Leadership “Action Learning” Programs.

Joy is a Certified Management Consultant. Her leadership development includes York Universities’ Executive Development Program, International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited Executive Coach training and Covey Leadership’s in-residence programs. Her community service includes founding membership in the Kelowna Women Leaders Network and service on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Enterprise Centre of BC. Joy supports the Playford Performance Group’s annual pro bono executive coaching in the not for profit sector. She has served as Chairperson for the Regional Development Council of the BC Cancer Foundation for the Southern Interior, Chapter Chair and Board Member of CMC BC.