April Joy Ford turns her tragedies into triumph by writing, speaking and teaching.
After being an Engineer for over 13 yrs at Intel, she realized her adversities were an opportunity to reach back and pay it forward so she became a Best-Selling Author, Speaker/Radio Host and Holistic Life Coach. Her personal experiences and God given gifts is what makes her trainings priceless!
Being a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and becoming a widowed single parent at only 32, April Joy’s tragedies gave her the opportunity to hit the reset button on life to discover who she was truly meant to be – an intuitive empath helping people move through their emotions.
Her best-sellers are: “You Are Not Alone- How to Rise Above Life’s Challenges”, “Journeys To Success – Women’s Edition” and “Chase the Challenge and Conquer.” She’s been featured on National & Int’l media including her holistic training program “Breakthrough The Barriers- using the 4 Steps” (Mind, Body, Soul, Emotions).
This training program is for Corporate Wellness or staff and survivors in group homes/recovery centers on trauma informed care and holistic self-care.
April Joy and her curriculum is CERTIFIED by the CALIFORNIA Department of Social Services for Continuing Educational Units (CEUs). Other organizations have also found this training beneficial due to April Joy’s insights and experience in the corporate world herself on what was needed for work-life balance and holistic self-care and her CERTIFICATION as a Brain Health Coach.
Her brand, J.O.Y. started the vision of how we can rise above life’s challenges to discover who we’re truly meant to be. Her dedication expanded to the non-profit, Joy’s G.I.F.T. (Global Illumination Foundation Thrives) empowering survivors of sexual abuse or trafficking by providing them with wrap around resources and services focused on mental, emotional, physical and spiritual healing. Survivors learn coping skills to recover from trauma and life skills for restoration of self-mastery of independence.