Joyce Shulman


  • Consultant
  • Speaker
  • Workshop Facilitator

Joyce Shulman is a consultant, keynote speaker and author of Walk Your Walk to Better. She equips leaders and organizations with tools to transform teams and audiences into genuinely connected communities that are more creative, more resilient and more productive.


We were meant to live and work in community. It is human connection that drives not only our best work, but also our happiness and satisfaction.

Authentic Leadership Business Leadership Collaboration and Team Trust Leadership Keynotes Mental Health in Business Organizational Development Self-Care for Leaders Women in Leadership

Popular Talks

Your Audience is Not Your Community

The importance of building a community is on the lips of every business leader and yet few know where to start to effectively forge an authentic community where members connect with one another to rally around your brand and your mission. In this workshop or keynote I share the 6 essential ingredients that can transform your audience into your community.

Go Team!

Imagine the potential of a team that feels a true sense of trust, brings their work a genuine spirit of collaboration, raises their hands to support one another and feels empowered to show up as their authentic selves. In this keynote or workshop, I equip leaders with the tools they need to create teams that are more creative and more resilient, where best practices are surfaced, shared and implemented and where team members become imbued with a true sense of ownership and commitment to the mission of their organization.

What Do Aristotle, Darwin and Steve Jobs Have In Common?

A 20-minute walk can boost your energy as effectively as a shot of espresso and fuel your creativity by 60%. Done regularly, a walking practice can add up to 7 years to your life, improve your executive function and reduce your risk of a raft of diseases. In this keynote, I will introduce the one practice that has the power to fuel your team’s productivity, improve their performance and transform their minds, moods and bodies and inspire them to lace up their sneakers and get moving.

Speaking, Workshops, & Consulting


Joyce leads small groups to learn the tools needed to reap the benefits of true teams and authentic communities. Popular workshops include:

  • Your Audience is Not Your Community: Six essentials to transform your audience into your community.
  • How to Transform Your Ordinary “Team” into a True Team That Rallies Together to Drive Organizational Success.
  • An Intentional Walking Practice is the Simplest Way to Transform Your Mind, Mood and Body.


Joyce brings tremendous energy and passion to keynotes that inform, educate and inspire her audiences. Her keynotes have been called “Inspiring” “authentic” and “spectacular.” Popular keynotes include:

  • Your Audience is Not Your Community: How to Transform An Audience into a Community that Will Champion Your Brand.
  • Transforming an Ordinary “Team” into an Exceptional, True Team to Drive Organization Success.
  • What Do Aristrole, Darwin and Steve Jobs Have In Common? Walking to Boost Productivity and Performance.
  • 6 Lessons Learned in the Trenches: 20 Years of Entrepreneurship through the Lens of a Female Founder.


I love to help leaders understand the difference between audience and community and ordinary teams and authentic teams. Together, we will discover where your group currently sits on the spectrum between group and community and roadmap the steps needed to transform your audience into a community and your ordinary team into a true team.

“Joyce Shulman is an inspiring speaker who encourages others to think big! She has the ability to turn the lessons she has learned from two decades as a serial entrepreneur into actionable advice for any audience.”
– Katlyn Grasso, CEO GenHeration

“Joyce Shulman is as authentic as you can get … I am forever grateful and will always keep her in my corner.”
– Georgetta Foreman, TV Producer and Entrepreneur

“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Joyce Shulman for the past four years. Her amazing leadership skills allow her to see solutions rather than problems. Joyce Shulman is dedicated, self-motivated, and very capable of leading a team.”
– Eraina Ferguson, TEDx Producer

“Joyce spoke at a LinkedIn Local event I hosted, held at Canon USA. She educated and inspired the group on why walking should be part of your business and life strategy. We learned how walking affects the brain, productivity, and creativity.”
– Beth Granger, Consultant

"Joyce’ talk was spectacular! Our team was so inspired!"

Joyce Shulman is Co-Founder and CEO of 99 Walks: a wellness and walking lifestyle brand, community and app on a mission to forge human connection, create authentic community and get a million women walking.

A self-confessed idea junkie, two decades ago, Joyce traded her law career for an entrepreneurial journey focused on what mattered to her most: family, community, and helping stem the loneliness epidemic by fueling the creation of authentic communities.

Joyce teaches that “your audience is not your community” and has battle-tested the tools and tactics that can be deployed to create true and authentic community over the past two decades.

Throughout her personal and professional life, Joyce’s regular walking practice has been her key for managing stress, fueling creativity, and maintaining her health. It is the key to her productivity and performance.

In addition to being the “Pack Leader” at 99 Walks, Joyce is an author, speaker, TEDx veteran, podcaster, and consultant for companies and women’s groups, where she shares her expertise about the life-changing impact of a consistent, intentional walking practice and the 9 essentials to creating a true and authentic community.

Joyce received her Bachelors in Business Management from the University of Maryland and her JD, Cum Laude, from St. John’s University School of Law. After law school, she spent more than a dozen years as a New York City lawyer where her practice focused on complex commercial litigation.

She calls Sag Harbor, New York home, where she lives with one husband, two teenagers, and a very sweet dog named Moose.

Let’s collaborate to ensure a transformative experience.