I am Joy-Marie Lawrence, an ICF certified coach, mentor, Chartered Director (SA) with legal, governance and business experience (BA, LLB, LLM, Executive MBA (cum laude)), with more than 23 years corporate experience in the information, technology, legal and telecommunications sector. My experience as a Non-Executive Director and Chairperson of boards spans the investment, science and technology, legal, education and health sectors. I coach executives and business owners, dealing with change and adversity to act from conscious awareness. I provide a space that is non-judgmental, confidential, and caring for leaders to consciously think, reflect and move into action. As a woman business owner, and sometimes the only woman in the Boardroom, I recognise the challenges that women face in business as well as the barriers to navigating business opportunities.