Caneel Joyce is a dynamic coach, facilitator, strategist and thought leader in the fields of leadership, innovation management and organization development.

As a coach, she helps CEOs, founders, and C-suite executives step into their full power, create healthy and authentic relationships with their teams, bring their vision to the world through technology and humanity, and build kickass companies with soul. Her clients love Caneel’s way of listening deeply, seeing what really matters, offering simple and actionable insights, and creating space for them get clear about what wants to be created and their role in allowing it through. She supports leaders in becoming both more strategic and more authentically powerful, embracing their full ability to influence the culture and presence of those around them.

Caneel’s background is unique. In addition to extensive professional and doctorate-level training, she possesses a remarkable sense of intuition, supported by a life as an artist and 17 years of technology and startup experience. She’s held a variety of executive and operator roles spanning product, marketing, growth, and design strategy. She was Head of Growth at Britely, the user-generated content platform acquired by Groupon. She’s advised, consulted, and coached clients including Slack, Snapchat, Tumblr, Scopely, Mozilla, Path, Nutmeg, Aspiration, Panasonic, Nutmeg, Disney Games, and Cisco.

Caneel has a PhD in organizational behavior from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and spent 3 years as a professor at the London School of Economics where she taught Organizational Change, Applied Innovation, New Product Development, Negotiations, and Leadership. She has coached fellows and taught the Designing Creative Organizations (“d.Org”) course for leaders and entrepreneurs at Stanford’s Institute of Design (“the d.School”). She has published original research on innovation, team dynamics, product design, and the effects of constraint on creativity in both peer reviewed journals and the business press.

Before working with Caneel I felt like life simply happened to me, and I struggled to describe why I often felt exhausted at the end of the day….Now I feel more at home in myself and confident that I can work through challenges at work and home.
— Sam Baker, COO, Wonder Carpool
Our executive team offsite with Caneel was the most productive day we’ve ever had together as a team. It will have such an amazing impact on how we go forward as leaders individually and together.
— Ariel Kaye, Founder & CEO, Parachute Home
Caneel has helped me become a leader of leaders.
— Zoe Barry, CEO, ZappRx