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Meet the Speaker - Joy Blundell Meet the Speaker - Joy Blundell

Meet the moevement conference speakers in this series of interviews


Joy Blundell

Joy Blundell

 Founder and Facilitator

 Joy At Large


What will you be speaking about at the moevement conference?

I’ll be speaking about what I have observed about learning, unlearning, relearning, from a personal lens, and professionally when I work with teams and groups in organizations who want to innovate. 

The main themes that exist on both planes are about boundaries, mastery, and the power of listening. I’m thinking about whether sharing the tools that help will be useful or not. 

In this I will also speak briefly about my background and the tough falls I’ve had in the couple of years since moevement 2016, a couple include burnout and MeToo.


Where did your personal inspiration, entrepreneurial/leadership purpose come from – what shaped your views? 

This is a hard one for me to pinpoint. I grew up in an international school, in an international environment, so identity and belonging have both been fluid and co-created. I also grew up in a religious home, so the beauty of virtues, justice, and redemption were known to me from a very young age. I also grew up loving Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series, so while the rich scenery of Prince Edward Island was not physically available to me, it was always Home in my heart and imagination. All of this together, friends, books, and more create the tapestry of my existence - wherever life carries, whatever doorstep I arrive at, I am always open to the beauty of its experience, even when it’s ugly. Drawing from hard times, every uncertainty-riddled chance I took with life has landed me in a much better place than I used to be. I hope it continues that way. 


What’s the purpose of your organisation?

My organization has two purposes: first, it serves my craft by putting me through as many opportunities to learn, unlearn, and relearn as a practitioner and human being; secondly, I take all I have, and put it to use for organization who are solving tough problems, which is all the time: what to do with their business when too many things are changing, how to fight climate change and poverty, moving people when they are reluctant to change, forming a collective perspective. I do this by building team experiences and workshops for groups who want to put their hands to work on the issue towards an outcome they want to arrive at together.


How did you become part of the moe community?

I was introduced to moe by a previous speaker, Nicole Berg. I came along out of curiosity, and the learnings from the day, and commeraderie in the room made a very deep impression. The only way to get more of it was to join the moe course. After that, I spoke to almost every friend about it since, pointed them to moe, and still do. I came back to train once, and want to keep doing this when I have a moment between work engagements. 


What does the moevement conference mean to you? 

2018 is a reprisal, a bit like the last song during a musical that weaves all the themes from the first song to the last; a summary and walk through the last two years with everyone else in a way of celebration. A wonderful coming together of wonderful people. 


What is your favourite quote?

Many, but for the purpose of the talk, “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Quoting Alvin Toffler. 

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