| Judith F. Clark,
Hawaii Youth Services Network
"Joy Gold has worked with Hawaii Youth Services Network on
several major projects in the past few years. She facilitated the
process "Future Directions", a long-range planning and
organizational revitalization effort, resulting in greater member
involvement and enthusiasm. Joy trained focus group facilitators
for Teenline. We now have a new slogan for the hotline and a teen
advisory board updating our tapes on topic ranging from communication
with parents to stress management. Her strategic planning and legislative
bill tracking services increased the effectiveness of Hawaii Youth
Service Network's legislative education and advocacy efforts this
Joy Gold has a broad based understanding of the health and human
services community in Hawaii and the issues facing non-profit organizations
today. Unlike many consultants whose experience is primarily with
the for-profit sector, she does not need to be educated about the
differences between a non-profit organization and a commercial business
before we can begin work, only informed about our specific issues
When you hire Joy Gold as a consultant, you can expect high quality
work, timely communication and support, and a usable end product."
Vice-President Ag/Business Development
Maui Pineapple Company, Ltd.
Public Policy Chair
Pineapple Growers Association of Hawaii
"Joy has directed our legislative efforts toward obtaining
funding for pineapple research and other pineapple/agriculture related
issues. She is the most successful individual leading an industry
through the legislative process to obtain specific legislative goals.
Joy has outstanding attributes and a solid reputation with all government
people. She is easy to work with, works hard and gets results."
Hawaii Chapter American Physical Therapy Association
"Joy is very knowledgeable, conscientious and reliably provides
useful and accurate insights and strategies. Through consistent
effort and approach, she has effectively guided us to passage of
several important bills!
We have no desire to try anyone else. Joy is friendly, efficient,
well informed and organized. Most often, legislators relax, smile
and ask how they can be of assistance when Joy is with us.
Joy is very accessible and quick to respond and promptly takes
appropriate action. Her consistency has greatly enhanced our Association's
John McComas, MPH
Chief Executive Officer
"Joy has assisted AlohaCare in working with our Board of Directors
in terms of organizing and conducting retreats involving their training
and strategic planning as well as team building, planning and goal
setting for our dozen management staff.
Joy is very professional, extremely well organized, highly focused,
very creative, goal oriented, outcome directed, provides excellence
in customer service, and protects my time by keeping us constantly
"on track". Somehow, she is able to do all this and remains
a great pleasure to work with at all times.
She is experienced at facilitation, is highly productive, and keeps
questioning until the desired outcome is clearly defined. She has
assisted AlohaCare through a challenging set of changes and has
been able to help us make dramatic growth and development strides
especially when we seemed "stuck".
Joy has provided great assistance to AlohaCare in all our interactions.
She brings great value to any undertaking that involves her."