Joyous advisory board

We create a world class product in collaboration with our world class advisory board.

Made up of leaders from across the globe - specializing in management thinking, business strategy and executive leadership across large scale service providers and healthcare systems.

Amy Edmondson

Amy is a pioneer of Psychological Safety, and ranked #1 on the Thinkers50 ranking of the world’s most influential management thinkers. She is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, and the author of eight books including Right Kind of Wrong: The Science of Failing Well.

Gary Hamel

Fortune magazine describes Gary as “the world’s leading expert on business strategy”. He is ranked by The Wall Street Journal as the world’s most influential business thinker and is a fellow of the World Economic Forum. He is on the faculty of the London Business School and the author of several books including Humanocracy.

Marcus Weldon

Marcus was the 13th President of Bell Labs, which is credited with world-changing inventions like the transistor, laser, radio astronomy, information theory and Unix.  Nine Nobel Prizes have been awarded for work completed at Bell Labs.

Rob Markey

Rob is the co-creator of the Net Promoter System (NPS) and founded the Customer Practice at Bain. He is co-author of The Ultimate Question 2.0 and leader of the NPS Loyalty Forum and has led many of the world's most dramatic customer experience transformations.

Alex Badenoch

Alex was most recently Group Executive – Transformation, Communication and People for Telstra. She led the company’s transformation strategy on behalf of the CEO and Board which involved developing the transformation roadmap, measures & metrics and the governance approach to ensure successful delivery over a multi-year program.

Angel Ruiz

Angel is the former CEO of Ericsson North America, which is the number one provider of telecommunications solutions and services in the continent. He serves on several boards, is the Chairperson at MediaKind, the world’s leading live streaming platform, and sits on the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC).

David Thodey

David Thodey served as CEO of Telstra from 2009 to 2015. During this time, he led significant strategic shifts at the company. Prior to joining Telstra, Thodey held various senior marketing and operational roles at IBM, over a period of 22 years.  After Telstra, Thodey took on roles as chairman of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and several other board roles, including Chairman of the Board at Xero.

Eric Léopold

As a senior leader at the International Air Transport Association, Eric led some of the world's largest ever transformation projects, such as the replacement of over 5 billion paper tickets per year with the e-ticket, and the introduction of the bar code ticket involving 300 airlines and 2000 airports in over 150 markets.

Gavin Patterson

Gavin was most recently the President and Chief Strategy Officer at Salesforce. That followed a successful stint as BT Group's CEO, where he drove major projects like the UK's fibre rollout and EE's acquisition. His diverse career spans roles at Virgin Media and Procter & Gamble. Known for his board contributions, including at British Airways, Gavin also dedicates time to non-profits and tech startups.

Peter Slavin, MD

Dr. Slavin is the former president of Massachusetts General Hospital, which has the largest research program of any hospital in the US and is the largest employer in the city of Boston.  He serves on several boards and is a professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School.

Scott Mair

Scott was formerly the President of AT&T Network Engineering and Operations where he oversaw construction and operation of the company’s wireless and wireline networks, and other technology functions. He is a strong believer in the contribution frontline staff can make to improving operations.

Shannon Connor Phillips, MD

Shannon is a pediatrician and Chief Health Officer at Joyous. Prior to joining the team, she was a health system executive, most recently serving as president of Intermountain Medical Group and in prior CMO, CQO, CPXO and other executive roles at Intermountain Health and Cleveland Clinic. She is on the board of directors of the National Quality Forum. Her hope is that health care and caring are safe, effective, equitable and human-centered experiences for all.

Shaun McCarthy

Shaun has over 20 years of leadership experience in the telecom, hyperscale and technology industries. He was most recently the President of North America for Nokia. Along with being responsible for Nokia’s largest market, he served as a member of the Board of directors for CTIA and 5G Americas. Prior to Nokia, Shaun held several leadership roles at a number of Silicon Valley companies including leading worldwide sales for Cisco’s infrastructure business.

Stephanie Abbott

Stephanie is a cancer survivor and a former healthcare Chief Experience Officer. With her background in human resources, consumer experience, and as a patient, she specializes in employee engagement, patient experience, and digital transformation.

Vince Pizzica

Vince has 30 years of versatile senior leadership experience spanning corporate development, operations and technology. His  background includes recent success in strategy consulting as well as C-suite roles at multibillion-euro global corporation, Technicolor SA (formerly Thomson SA).