Joyce McEwen Crane | Director of Learning & Development, Leadership Developer
How a shy introvert became a successful coach and trainer working with individuals and teams in the hundreds each year is a baffling mystery. But here she is, doing what she believes in most: helping others break through their own barriers to live their best lives with adaptation and leadership.
Joyce McEwen Crane believes a keen understanding of relationships and of complex systems is essential to exercising masterful leadership. “I am so curious about people and what really drives them in life. Life is not simple, leadership is far from easy. Both are learning journeys, and I am blessed to be making them with participants and clients.”
Joyce serves a dual role at KLC as both director of learning and development as well as leadership developer. She develops leadership and coaching programs for custom partners, serves as KLC’s director of coach training and chairs the Leadership Coach Intensive (one of her favorite weeks of the year). Clients and co-workers admire Joyce’s strategic thinking and her empathy for the human experience.
McEwen Crane earned a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coach Federation, with additional credentials from the Institute for Life Coach Training and the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. Her certifications include Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the EQi-2.0, the Immunity to Change model and Adam Grant’s PrinciplesYou personality assessment. She completed the Art and Practice of Leadership Development at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Education program and holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Southern Methodist University.
In previous careers, Joyce worked as a psychologist/clinician for 23 years in both Texas and Kansas, taught as an adjunct professor, owned two successful businesses and managed two counseling centers. She co-founded the Ad Astra Coach Alliance and has developed and delivered multitudes of leadership and corporate training programs over the years.
In addition to her work with KLC, she owns Resonance Coaching and Consulting with her husband, Alan.
A proud fourth generation Kansan, Joyce comes from a long line of farmers, teachers, community servants and entrepreneurs. An adventurer at heart, when she’s not coaching, Joyce can be found on a plane or in a car bound for somewhere intriguing, singing with her husband in the church choir, sailing on a local lake, making greeting cards or in her “experimental test kitchen” playing with new – and perhaps never to be replicated – recipes.