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My name is Joy Sen and I am the founder of TalkingSpot. TalkingSpot is the culmination of a passion that I have indulged on the side for a long time; it is at least 10 years in the making. Let me tell you a little about it.

TalkingSpot is about creating a safe space to explore those issues which seem to elude you. You know that there is something that is not quite right; that there is something that may be holding you back, but you can’t quite put your finger on it. TalkingSpot practices the art of gentle change. We create the opportunities for you to gently release the issues that are preventing you from getting ahead in your career or your life and then we get to work on them at a pace that is comfortable for you.

With TalkingSpot you will relearn how to own your journey so that you can live your life. You will always be in control of how far or how fast you travel on this part of your journey with us. We are here to help you to identify options and to set you back onto the path that is right for you. We will provide you with the tools that you will need to cope with any new obstacles which may arise. And we will also be here to provide ongoing support to help you to continue to live your life.

Why TalkingSpot? I have more than twenty years experience working in large corporates and have experienced more change than I care to remember. I have mentored and coached many of my colleagues through stress filled change; from staff to C-suite level. What always saddened me was to witness my colleagues internalizing their stress because they felt that they had nobody with whom to share their anxieties, least of all their partners. They experienced deep feelings of loneliness and isolation, which only served to increase their stress levels. My only means of helping them at the time was to provide a sympathetic ear. And many remembered this as a kindness years later.

And so the seed for TalkingSpot was sown, deep in the heart of corporate. Besides my many years of coaching and mentoring experience in a corporate environment, I have a B.Sc degree from UNISA with a major in Psychology and I also hold an internationally accredited coaching certification through the Centre for Coaching in association with the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town.

I hope that my story about TalkingSpot has piqued your interest enough for you to want to learn more. My invitation to you is to come and experience the art of gentle change for yourself. I offer one-on-one coaching sessions, in person or by Skype. Contact me for an exploratory chat by clicking here


From MM, one of my first coaching clients:

I think of my life these days in two parts – Before Joy and After Joy. And those parts of my life are significantly different. I am so happy that Joy agreed to coach me. She has changed my life.

From EM, another happy client:

Joy encouraged me to chase my dreams. She helped me to understand what was important; she helped me to believe in myself. Joy is a brilliant coach.