CxO, CxA, Leadership Council Member

Joy Hermsen

Joy has been empowering leadership teams to exceed their goals for over 20 years. An effective coach who addresses clients needs with positive energy, creativity and no preconceived notions, she partners with individuals and groups as they discover their leadership strengths and produce meaningful results for their organizations and themselves. 

Joy’s training and development expertise resulted from working with a wide range of groups – large and small – in public and private organizations. Her career was launched at PepsiCo and progressed through several positions at Round Table Franchise Corporation as Director of Training, Director of Operations Consulting, and Director of Company-Owned Stores, with line responsibility for $30 million in sales for 63 units in three states. In 2004, Joy co-founded Nimble Training, an athletic training company, whose purpose was supporting  people of all ages to achieve a lifelong fitness goal, such as completing a marathon, a triathlon or a century bicycle ride. Joy currently leads Bike Monkey, Inc., an even production and cycling advocacy company that stages Levi’s GranFondo, the first and largest GranFondo in the United States.

Joy earned her master’s in business administration from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, and her bachelor’s in political science at UCD. She has served on several boards, including the Cal Aggie Allumni Association, UCD GSM Alumni Association, Girls on the Run Sonoma County, and the Early Bird Women’s Developmental Cycling Team. An alumna of the Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy, she serves on its faculty. She also teaches business courses including organizational development, entrepreneurship and marketing at Santa Rosa Junior College.

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