Joi is an Organizational Development Strategist, Business Consultant and Entrepreneur. Using her
Industrial/Organizational Psychology background, she brings a forward-thinking approach to promote workplace success, business achievement and redesign challenges into winnable opportunities. It is the practice of helping organizations discover solutions to workplace difficulties and challenges, solve problems and reach quantifiable goals that Joi finds most gratifying.
Founding Alabaster, Inc. in 2017, a business consulting and CEO Peer Advisory Consortium, as a compliment to her passion of working with business executives and companies (big and small) to drive quantifiable results, enhance workplace relationships and maximize people potential. Joi’s experience includes over 25 years in executive management, training, organizational development, and leadership development. Joi has served as the Director for Houston’s Womens Business Center. For the last 14 years, she has been CEO of GOGO Business Communications.
The back story to her becoming an entrepreneur, GOGO acquired a division from OnSite eDiscovery of which she served as Vice President of Human Resources. Joi also served in several executive HR roles, including: Diversity, Employee Relations and Human Resources at IKON Office Solutions; focused on strategically designing and delivering successful programs in management development, team building, diversity, communications, customer service, sales, change management and performance management. Joi has been awarded for innovation and creativity in motivating and achieving business results. She brings a pragmatic approach to leadership, performance management and human resource problem solving.
Joi also enjoys taking leadership roles that support and elevate the community. She currently serves as the Board Chair for Community Works CDC. She dedicated several years of service as the Vice Chair for the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce; served on the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer’s Association; CSTEM Student Support Services and served as an Advisory Board Member for Houston Black MBAs and World Youth Foundation.
A Fellow of the American Leadership Forum, Joi was also awarded as a Distinguished Alumni by the Houston Fisk University Alumni Association. She is proud to be recognized for her Business Leadership and Community Service by ROADWomen. Additional awards for business include, 2011 Pinnacle Award Winner, Greater Black Houston Chamber and Emerging 10 Award Winner of the Houston Minority Supplier Diversity Council. Listed among the Top 25 Women of Houston by Rolling Out Magazine 2010. Joi has been nationally honored by 2018 Enterprising Women Magazine.
A native of Omaha, NE, Joi is a proud Alum of Fisk University and holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Tulsa.