Joie Rasberry Enterprises, LLC.
Joie Rasberry is a renowned motivational speaker, author and recognized expert in professional and personal development. A highly sought-after keynote speaker, transformational leader, business consultant, Speech & Debate coach, and women's ministry leader, she guides individuals and businesses to capitalize on change and magnify their impact.
Rasberry is the CEO of her own personal and professional development training company, Joie Rasberry Enterprises, where she speaks, trains, and coaches Fortune 500 CEO's, small business owners, non-profit and community leaders from all sectors of society.
Her unique expertise is in combining practical business tactics with learning strategies to embrace change, encourage innovation and increase sales for people and organizations worldwide.
Joie Rasberry inspires, empowers, and guides people to achieve massive and lasting personal and professional growth, whether it be as a keynote speaker, facilitating corporate workshops or mentoring individuals.
Joie Rasberry Enterprises creates transformational learning experiences that unleash your natural ability to speak, present and communicate effectively & authentically.
We believe that each person has a unique way of expressing that can be both effective and compelling to others. Our mission is to draw out the natural expressive abilities from clients, so they feel confident to share their ideas, insights and expertise authentically to make a difference in their communities, companies and in the world.
We fulfill our mission by creating rich, supportive learning experiences and communication skill training where business professionals and sensitive achievers discover and free up their natural communication and public speaking abilities.
Our clients learn to overcome stage fright, develop a strong leadership presence, speak from their hearts, tell their stories and articulate their thoughts clearly with beautiful voices.
Joie Rasberry Enterprises was founded by Joie Rasberry in Houston, Texas in 2003. Originally, Joie taught theatre, journalism, and speech & debate, while transforming stage fright and speaking voice skills to produce award-winning students. As time progressed, she peaked the interest of professional clients who sought her services to enhance their careers. With that in mind, Joie developed a unique approach to public speaking and communication training – offering transformational programs delivered in an environment where people are supported for being authentic not pushed to be mechanically perfect.
In her programs, people are honored for who they are, allowing them to relax, let go of tensions and anxiety that distract them from powerful communication. When people are acknowledged for who they are and what they do well, their natural expressive styles emerge. They begin to shine with confidence and they express themselves more freely and fully which results in greater ability to speak, lead, sell and persuade.
Joie now offers a wide range of coaching and courses in Houston and at corporate locations around the country. She facilitates programs on public speaking, presentation skill training, transforming public speaking fear, leadership presence, voice & diction, accent reduction, persuasion, video performance skills, interview preparation and communication skills to individuals, small businesses and corporations.
Joie Rasberry’s Humble Beginnings
Rasberry is a shining example of spectacular triumph against incredible odds. During more turbulent times, Rasberry shared the pain of losing her oldest sister who was a victim of domestic violence, how drugs and alcohol gripped another sister, her only brother sentenced to prison, and the pain associated with the death of the man she loved most, her father.
Rasberry took those trying experiences and catapulted herself above her circumstances. Today, because of her modest, humble, and authentic approach, corporations, businesses, organizations, colleges & universities and faith-based institutions call on Rasberry to motivate, inspire, encourage, and empower their audiences to defy every impossibility and achieve their dreams, regardless of the obstacles they face.
In an effort to help other adolescent girls, who just like her sisters, may find themselves in compromising situations, Rasberry established Rasberry’s House of Hope, a residential group home for adolescent girls shattered by abandonment, abuse and neglect. Rasberry has housed many; helping them to finish high school, enter college, find gainful employment, learn social and life skills, mend relationships with their biological families and become productive citizens.
Although Rasberry would modestly insist otherwise, there has never been anything simple or commonplace about her – not her hope, her vision, her life, and certainly not her faith. She so eloquently found a way to keep it all together, while things around her were falling apart. Rasberry translates faith and values, knowledge, humor, wit, statistics, research, common sense and belief into a powerful and unforgettable keynote experience.
Rasberry’s talents have landed her on programs alongside Dexter Scott King - son of slain civil-rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Condoleezza Rice, Former President of the United States of America President George W. Bush, Cissy & Whitney Houston, and countless others.
“I think back upon a childhood longing to do better, to have more, and to make something of myself. Yet, I remember one of my teachers, Mrs. Smith, telling me to think more realistically. She referred to my family as dysfunctional and spoke in limited terms of my success, referring to me as African-American, female, and full-figured.” I said to myself then, “You’ll read about me someday.” I was definitely dreaming then. With no evidence of that ever being possible, I clung to that preposterous vision and with the force of those dreams willed it and made it happen. Not because I needed to be famous, but because I needed Mrs. Smith to be wrong. I needed a world that was sometimes cold and calloused to know that when preparation, education and opportunity meet, amazing things can happen. From that moment on, I’ve lived my life believing in limitless possibilities. I had to succeed, not only for me, but for my family, my neighborhood, my community and the world at-large. I had to arrange my life so that Mrs. Smith never talked down to another student again.”
Rasberry's career as a professional speaker & orator, author & commentary writer, Public Affairs news radio co-host, and entrepreneur, was birthed from pain that she turned into provision, profit and prosperity.
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As one of the world’s most requested & respected motivational speakers, Joie Rasberry is a dynamic personality and highly-sought-after resource in business, professional and faith-based circles for Fortune 500 CEOs, small business owners, non-profit and community leaders, ministry teams and individuals from all sectors of society. For three decades she has not only studied the science of achievement, she’s mastered it by creating a Personal & Professional Development Training Company that focuses on Resilience, Reinvention, Overcoming Adversity, and Leadership that captivates and enthralls audiences globally.
As a premier Keynote Speaker and leading authority on achievement for audiences as large as 50,000—Joie Rasberry energizes people to meet the challenges of the world around them. She skillfully weaves her compelling life story into the fabric of our daily lives. The thread is forever strengthened, demonstrating why you can’t afford to be complacent and to aim high, achieve and actively make an impact on the world.
Rasberry never tires of using her energies to transform the world, well-beyond the podium. She uses her skills in Professional Communications, Speech & Debate, Theatre and Broadcast Journalism as well as her skills as a spoken word artist and poet to create unforgettable speaking experiences nationwide.
As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Joie Rasberry Enterprises, Inc., Rasberry creates keynotes, develops workshops, trainings, and specialized programs that transform the lives of countless men, women, and students, thereby altering the trajectory of their businesses, transform their personal lives, and improve their bottom line.
Rasberry is the author of two books, From Jensen Drive to Pennsylvania Avenue, and the creator and co-author of More Than Half a Century. Rasberry continues her journey with her fans by providing a blueprint for personal & professional success, drawn directly from her life experiences, which has made her an expert on Resilience, Reinvention, Overcoming Adversity, and Leadership.
Rasberry’s extraordinary story of transforming her own life from a family riddled with substance abuse and domestic violence, she rose above it and went on to become a first-generation college student, voted one of the top speakers in the world, leads a million-dollar company and is the inspiration behind her bold mission to teach others that it is possible for them to do the same. Today, fans worldwide revere Rasberry for her mastery of teaching people how to accomplish unfathomable goals, defy insurmountable odds, and tap into their own personal greatness.
In one of her books Rasberry talks about when life derailed. She shares of having Christian parents and yet life still offered some painful blows. She transparently and heart-wrenchingly spoke of her oldest sister’s death, the other sister succumbing to drug and alcohol abuse, how domestic violence wreaked its ugly head in her family, her only brother stabbed numerous times by his estranged wife then sent to prison, and finally losing the man she loved most, her father. Rasberry states, “I don’t know how I made it. I truly believe there must have been angels watching over me.”
A noted communications professional, Rasberry served as a radio news co-host in Public Affairs at KTSU 90.9 FM Radio Station, interned in the newsroom at KRIV Fox 26 News, interned at Yaffe Deuster, served as the first Editor-in-Chief at D-MARS Business Journal, and created her own magazine titled Purpose, Passion, and Achievement – just to name a few.
Rasberry is also celebrated for the impact she has on the lives of adolescents, teens and young adults, having established Rasberry’s House of Hope, a State of Texas licensed residential group home that acted as a safe haven for young ladies who were victims of abuse, abandonment and neglect. Through Rasberry’s non-profit foundation, she has touched the lives of over 100,000 teens and young adults, prevented over 2,500 teen suicides, supported 4,200 dropouts in returning to school, and has helped thousands reunite with their families.
During Rasberry’s collegiate years she worked alongside and train under the tutelage of the illustrious Dr. Thomas F. Freeman, who served as head coach of the world renown TSU Debate Team. Rasberry traveled nationally and internationally with the team as they garnered first place wins internationally in Speech & Debate. Some of their landmarks include Paris France, Rome, Italy, Prague, Czech, Republic, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Rasberry’s favorite, donning the red carpet in The East Room at the White House. In addition, Rasberry served as president of the debate team and went on to become the first non-traditional student in TSU’s history to win the title of Miss Texas Southern University, 2002-2003.
Some of her speaking engagements include: ExxonMobil, Halliburton, Internal Revenue Service, United States Postal Service, Black McDonald’s Operators Association, Jackson State University, Kingwood College, University of Texas, Morgan State University, New York University, Prairie View A & M University School of Nursing, Brookhollow (Church Without Walls), Windsor Village United Methodist Church, Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, Fifth Ward Church of Christ, Mount Horem Baptist Church, Fondren Seventh Day Adventist Church and thousands of others.
Among the prestigious awards bestowed upon Rasberry for her extensive work as a motivational, inspirational, transformative keynote speaker and educator, she is humbled by it all, while choosing to focus on healing and hope rather than accolades.
Addressing audiences from New Hampshire to New York, Denver to Dubai, Canada to California, Rasberry is invited back again and again for her powerful messages and the ability to connect deeply with people from all walks of life. It isn’t just her great smile and her way with words that motivates people to take action; it is her heart and how she connects with others. When people face roadblocks or adversity it is the depth of her knowledge on achievement that creates lasting results.
Joie Rasberry’s straight-from-the-heart, passion and high-energy, motivates audiences to step beyond their limitations and into their greatness in many ways. Over the past decade, Rasberry has expanded her role from keynote speaker to Master Trainer, creating the kind of workshop learning experience that got her committed to personal-and-professional development. Her charisma, warmth and humor have transformed ordinary people into extraordinary achievers by using her own life, and her in-depth study of others’ challenges, to build an understanding of what works, what doesn’t work, and why.
Rasberry also trains entertainers, celebrities, professional athletes, rising politicians, ministry leaders, and anyone who wants to improve their communication skills, overcome fear of public speaking, become a compelling & persuasive speaker, cultivate leadership presence and develop vocal presence.
Since the age of six, Rasberry has captured the faith-based community. She continues to defy cultural, religious and socio-economic boundaries with powerful messages aimed at helping all women regardless of their associations. She serves as keynote speaker at women’s conferences, retreats and empowerment events globally.
Rasberry’s latest work, Gems for the Journey and Two Girls & a Mic, are two Facebook Live shows that continue to ignite rave reviews within the Social Media community as she hosts and co-hosts shows offering candid conversations and dialog that are real, raw, respected, relatable, relevant, intellectual, sometimes funny, spirit-filled, and always thought-provoking.
Rasberry is a graduate of The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts having majored in theatre. She holds an Associates, Bachelor’s and Master Degree from Lamar University, Texas Southern University, and Southwestern Christian College in Biblical Studies, Speech Communication/Broadcast Journalism, and Educational Leadership & Administration.
Rasberry's clients believe that the diamond “R” initial she sports signifies more than just her last name. She’s a resolute, refined idea generator who delivers results! She thinks. She speaks. She writes. She rocks! This savvy-and-sought-after consultant shows clients how to assert their brand identity—to “get a leg up” on the competition. Rasberry’s Repertoire, Reach, Results and Resourcefulness continues to earn her Recognition.
Rasberry’s ability to connect with all people, regardless of environment, affiliation, race, age, gender and socio-economic status has made her one of the most sought-after speakers among business, education, social and non-profit groups. It has also enabled her to hold in high regard the sacrifices made by her parents, the unpleasantness of life, and the absolute beauty that comes from struggle.
Rasberry knows how to fill rooms with her high-impact, in-demand, customized messages and standing ovation performances! She has been a master at her craft since childhood, now using her brilliance to change the world.