“Dr. Joi” Lewis is CEO and Founder of Joi Unlimited Coaching & Consulting and the Orange Method. Her work is deeply informed by growing up in East St. Louis, Illinois, and is grounded in healing justice. As a “bodyworker” for the collective body (systems) and individual bodies (self), Dr. Joi (as many fondly call her) holds space for the discovery of critical pressure points for liberation and healing from trauma through radical self care. Dr. Joi is a highly sought after mediator, coach, community healer, and facilitator of liberation locally, nationally and globally. After a 20+ year career in higher education, she now describes herself as the “Artist-Activist formerly known as Dean Lewis.” She is an unapologetic joy instigator, a certified kemetic and hot vinyasa yoga teacher, and a facilitator of meditation and mindfulness. Dr. Joi believes in interrupting oppressor patterns (including her own) with loving kindness so we can reach for our own humanity, and each others’. She has a daily practice of trying to “live” fully in her own body. She claims St. Paul, MN, as her adult home in the Frogtown neighborhood. Her debut book entitled, “ Healing, The Act of Radical Self-Care, “ is due out in December it can befound here www.joiunlimited.com/healing. You can stay connected with her work at The Radical Self-Care University (RSCU) on facebook.
For more information or inquiries about engaging with Dr. Joi, visit www.joiunlimited.com
Radical Self-Care is a centering process of transformation and healing that reminds us of our inherent brilliance and goodness. It is the core value that underlies our coaching and consulting strategy: the Orange Method (OM).
Radical Hospitality, a core value of the Belonging Establishment (BE), is the practice of going out of our way to welcome people and create a sense of belonging. It not only assists organizations in their efforts to recruit and retain members of historically underrepresented groups, but also helps strengthen relationships among those who are already connected.
BE was created as a vehicle for community-based cultural onboarding, particularly for people of color and other underrepresented populations. BE asserts that Radical Hospitality is not a luxury but rather a necessary act to interrupt oppression. The result creates a deep sense of belonging, central to disrupting both historic and current patterns of isolation that keep us from being fully connected and present with ourselves and others.
Joi Unlimited works with clients at all levels and across a variety of industries. Through both the Orange Method and the Belonging Establishment, Joi Unlimited connects key stakeholders, influential thought leaders, and teams with each other, resulting in self and systemic transformation. Some of Joi Unlimited’s clients include:
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
The Living Room
HBCU- Leadership and Career Summit
Minneapolis Public Schools
Mounds View Public Schools
Saint Paul Public Schools
Joi Unlimited is a change management firm that draws from a broad network of local, national and international industry experts, practitioners, strategists, artists, techies, researchers and community organizers, from a variety of industries and experiences as partners in doing the work. The principle of collaboration is key to this work. Stayed tuned for more information about how to join the team and become a certified or licensed coach or consultant (an Orange Methodologist/OMie) with Joi Unlimited.