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Joyce Dattner is an executive, professional and personal life coach and trainer who believes that life-long emotional, social and intellectual development is key to succeeding in life and in work. For over twenty years, she has been helping individuals and work groups reinitiate their capacity to grow into new careers and leadership positions.
As a life coach, Joyce takes "life performance" literally—she helps people see living as an ongoing creative act, and themselves as capable of performing new, more effective and satisfying ways of being in the world. Her clients learn the skills of improvising and performing to produce qualitative change in how they relate to themselves, their colleagues and loved ones. Specializing in professional and executive coaching in individual and group environments, Joyce helps her clients grow to meet tough career challenges—managing career changes and transitions, making the leap from manager to executive or from employee to entrepreneur, navigating office politics, and handling women’s and diversity issues in the workplace.
Joyce's latest venture is the Life Performance Coaching Center, which she founded and directs. There she leads a two-year training program for teachers, doctors, social workers, coaches, counselors and therapists in her performance-based approach to human development. In addition, she conducts long and short term training for non-profit organizations. Among her current ongoing projects are organizational development and team building workshops for Bay Area non-profits and program design and staff training for a Los Angeles County community health center.
Joyce has never been satisfied with accepting things as they are. As a young teacher in the 1970’s she left a career in the New York City public school system to search for more creative approaches to learning and development. What she found was the groundbreaking discoveries of philosopher Fred Newman, founder of social therapy, and Lois Holzman, developmental psychologist, who together developed a unique performance-based approach to human development.
Driven by her commitment to helping people change themselves—and in the process, change the world—Joyce became a leading practitioner of Fred Newman and Lois Holzman’s approach, now used in youth development programs, private and public mental health centers, innovative alternative school initiatives, and agencies and organizations servicing a wide range of populations in varied settings—from New York City to Los Angeles to Johannesburg.
In addition to her life coaching and training work in the San Francisco Bay Area, Joyce is the director of the All Stars Project of the San Francisco Bay Area and a co-chair of IndependentVoice.org. She also serves as a faculty member of the New York City-based East Side Institute for Group and Short Term Psychotherapy, and has worked with Fortune 500 companies as a senior trainer with the New York City-based consulting firm, Performance of a Lifetime (POAL). Joyce Dattner has traveled across the globe to Taiwan to provide advanced training for the faculty and staff of a network of non-governmental organizations, including community activists, trade union organizers, teachers and sex workers, and to the former Yugoslavia to train psychologists, social workers and teachers working with children and adults living in refugee centers.
870 Market Street Suite 559
San Francisco CA 94102