As a Ghostwriter, Brand Strategist, Book Co-Creator, Coach, Consultant and Mentor, my ‘soul’ purpose is to help you awaken and contribute your fullest potential, so that you may help awaken that potential in others. From the world-renowned to the emerging thought leaders, I help CEOs, coaches, speakers and serial entrepreneurs write the books and shape the next-level brands to stand up and stand out.
How I Uniquely Serve You
- As the (ghost)writer behind 25 full-length books, 45 shorter ebooks, and consultant to hundreds of authors, books and brand messaging are my lifeblood. As a businesswoman and marketer, I also know what is required to maximize a message’s potential.
- Over the years, I have become known for creating innovative concepts that have deep resonance and unique lane in the marketplace. With experience steeped in simplifying the complex and shaping leading authorities, I know what it takes to build respected thought leadership.
- With deeply reaching knowledge of business, personal growth, psychology, leadership, finance, health, wellness, among other fields, I have the ability to become an instant co-creator in your work (with little to no learning curve).
- More than solely crafting writing that captures the hearts and minds of readers, I help create the marketing strategy, principles and methodology behind your book, which transform it into a fully branded thought leadership masterpiece.
The Professional Piece
Joscelyn Duffy is a 25-year communication veteran, an esteemed Executive Ghostwriter, the CEO of Joscelyn Duffy International Inc. and the founder of The Maven Agency. Dubbed the “Voice Finder” and “Message Maven,” she is a Creative Visionary with a strategic marketing edge who has contributed as a brand & marketing strategist and ghostwriter to celebrities, Fortune 500 companies, 9-figure CEOs, New York Times best-selling authors and serial entrepreneurs.
As the writer of 25 full-length books and consultant to hundreds of authors, she is a sought-out ally known for helping emerging and established thought leaders shape the innovative messaging that catapults their brands to the next level. Her global client base includes world-renowned teachers, thought leaders and speakers from seven countries, who have been featured everywhere from “World’s Top” lists to Forbes, Entrepreneur, ABC, NBC, BBC, Entrepreneur and Oprah. Her strategic creative works have landed them best-selling books, 7-figure+ revenues and international acclaim.
“When I set out to become an author, Joscelyn set expectations with me from the very beginning and guided me every step of the way. We worked together seamlessly. The way she was able to take the content I had drafted, develop it with me and then glue it all together was brilliant, insightful and empowering. She kept us on schedule, despite hurdles that we had not expected. Our professional relationship was the kind you want—honest, accountable, driven and easy. I am grateful for the introduction to her, and her belief in our mission to create something together. I look forward to working with her again soon.”Nicole SodomaFounder & CEO, Sodoma Law; Author, Please Don't Say You're Sorry
““I have gone through the entire book and I think you are a genius. ... All I can say is I am just in awe of you and your work. I have no idea how you are able to do this—to get inside Mike's life, his mentality, and the deeper aspects of his approach to music. ... I am deeply thankful that I found you and that you took on my project. To say that this would have never come to fruition without you is such an understatement.””Dorothy LongoWife of late great jazz pianist and bandmate/friend to Dizzy Gillespie, Mike Longo; Co-Author, The Rhythm of Unity
“Having obtained a Ph.D. from a highly ranked UK University, I have studied and worked with many who are regarded as intelligent. However, in working with Joscelyn Duffy, I was regularly offered a timely level of insight, inspiration and wisdom that is unmatched. Her ability to understand and reframe concepts and ideas, combined with her knack for just listening were noteworthy traits. In the end, I not only got a world-class website, brand and book in my time working with Joscelyn, I also got the connections and the confidence required to move it all forward. The decision to work with Joscelyn was one of the best business decisions I have ever made.”Dr. Rob GrahamFounder, TechnoResiliency.com & Mandate to Be Great
“In her presentation to the Saint Mary’s University MBA class, Joscelyn radiated a calm and authentic presence that allowed our students to safely explore the ‘what if’ questions on careers and life in general. What if I was to honor that place where passion and purpose intersected? Can I build a career with that? Can I build a life with that?Karn Nichols, MBAManager, Graduate Career Services, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University
Her conversation on life, passion, purpose and business resonated deeply with our students. She ‘gave voice’ to the truth we know resides in all of us. She made them understand the importance of honoring it and, more importantly, she gave them the confidence to understand it was a life that was attainable. Joscelyn is the kind of speaker I wish I had met when I was starting my career journey!”
“You might be the most interesting woman I’ve ever met. I’m inspired by the passion and love you have for what you do. I wish there were more people like you out there.”Jenny SommerfeldCOO, Business Ghost Inc.
“Life is a school from which we learn and Joscelyn is a student of life. Her hard-earned wisdom can help us all to find healing and be nourished by life's difficulties. When we are willing to learn from our woundedness, the curse can become our teacher. So quiet your mind, calm the turbulence and allow yourself to see the truth reflected back at you through the still pond. Joscelyn saw the truth in the mirror and responded to it. Let her be your guide to climbing life's mountains.”Bernie Siegel, M.D.Internationally Recognized Health Expert and Author
“Joscelyn is one of those rare people that always raises the vibration in any room she graces, making her a beautiful choice as a finalist to open for Marianne Williamson. It was a joy to watch her gently captivate the audience and welcome everyone to join her on an insightful journey with principles and wisdom that ultimately lead to love, empowerment and hope.”Joshua DawsonI Am Genie Foundation
“Guided by her intuition, Joscelyn has a beautiful way of tuning into the heart’s desires of those she writes for, and transforming those often unspoken sentiments into words. For many, a book is a crucial element to fulfilling soul purpose and sharing soul lessons, and Joscelyn honors this process. I willingly refer my clients and close friends to her, knowing she can assist in writing their stories just as they envision.”Sonia Choquette27x New York Times and International Best-Selling Author, World-Renowned Intuitive and Spiritual Teacher (Hay House)
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The Personal Piece
Why have I dedicated my life to helping you discover and contribute your unique value?
After defying death twice, the way I saw everything – from life and business, to people and perspectives – changed. Give me odds and I’ll show you how to defy them. Show me challenges and I’ll reveal how to transform them. Tell me about your lived experience and I’ll help you use the gold therein as part of your work. Describe the next level in your business and I’ll show you all that it can become.
What is this work all about for me?
I believe in our individual and collective potential and work to shape and support business that moves the world forward into that place of possibility. Working one-to-one is my greatest joy, as we bring forth the best in your potential, clarity, confidence and self-expression.
How do I know what it is to connect with, appreciate and communicate your unique value as a thought leader?
For over two decades, I’ve been supporting hundreds of emerging and established thought leaders, from the globally renowned to those with fascinating new ideas to share. I got here when life-threatening illness struck at age twenty-six and removed me from the financial career and life that I knew at the heart of North America’s financial sector. The universe was clearly redirecting my path. The subtle whisper I had long heard to pursue “something more” had turned into a blunt redirection. It was to a new path of supporting fascinating leaders. I never looked back.
“Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.” - Joseph Campbell
In the throws of debilitating illness, I journeyed through introspection and questions about purpose, human behavior, psychology and spirituality. Through the process of my healing, I came to see the forest for the trees in all aspects of life – the interconnectedness of all things big and small, in any circumstance.
Today, I use that same ability to strategically hone and brilliantly articulate all facets of your thought leadership business – from the big-picture brand and business vision, to the intricacies of how specific positioning and wording will land with your audience. All this while bringing to the table a host of profound knowledge about business, psychology, finance, personal growth, wellbeing, health and mindset.
My clients are status quo shifters – thought leaders, founders and CEOs aiming to redefine the way we live or do business. They believe in merging business, psychology and spirituality in order to maximize impact and their own contribution. To develop unshakable belief in your revolutionary vision or incredible personal story, and create a world-class brand, I hope you join me for a life-changing exploration and dissemination of your ultimate thought leadership.
Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing & Management Majors, French Minor | Summa Cum Laude Grad, Commerce Gold Medal Awardee
If your vision is a big one and you are seeking to put the pieces together to communicate everything to the world, you’re in the right place! I will be your ally in helping you see both the forest and the trees, as you shape a message, brand or book that empowers you to lead from your powerful lived experience.