Meet Joyce Marter

Dynamic Speaker, Coach, and Author

I can’t wait to support you.

I want you and your workplace or organization to achieve holistic success and I am here to help guide and support you.  Work With Joyce

As a licensed psychotherapist for over 25 years, I am a healer who has been given the blessing of getting to know so many diverse people very deeply, and to guide them in their journey through healing and recovery and watch them blossom into their fullest and greatest self. I have been a student of my clients and their experiences, and have gleaned tremendous wisdom from them about how to cultivate holistic success and wellness, which I feel called to share with others through my speaking and writing.

As a globally renowned public speaker, I’ve worked with organizations, businesses, associations, universities, and corporations of all sizes, across all industries, to destigmatize mental health issues, facilitate corporate wellness, and promote work-life balance, and mental and financial health among individuals and teams. I speak to share my messages of healing and this work fills my heart. I bring tremendous love, compassion, and passion to my work.

As an internationally published author, I am an expert in behavioral economics–the intersection between psychology and finance. on ways to improve your financial well-being by improving your psychology of money, healing your financial traumas, managing money anxiety, and cultivating an abundant mindset. My teachings are rooted in twelve mindsets that lead to holistic success, including Awareness, Compassion, Self-Love, Presence, Resilience and more. I’ve shared what I’ve learned throughout 25 years of working with clients and on my own personal journey in my latest book, The Financial Mindset Fix, which is a step-by-step program to improve both your mental and financial health. I’m honored that the book has been published in four languages, received eight book awards, and six honorable mentions. I look forward to writing more books to help people heal and thrive. 

As a successful entrepreneur, I have a deep understanding of the importance of fostering employee wellness, conscious leadership, and financial stability. I built my business, Urban Balance, with the mission of destigmatizing mental health care and making therapy affordable and accessible by accepting most insurance and providing sliding fee services. I made thousands of mistakes in my business and learned many invaluable lessons. In 2011, I nearly had to file bankruptcy and close my business, but I used tools from my clinical training to change my financial mindset and transform my life. In 2017, I profitably sold Urban Balance for more money than I would have imagined making over a lifetime. I did this to focus on my writing and speaking and share my message with a larger audience. When we have more, we can help more.

As an advocate and philanthropist, I care deeply about saving our planet, advocating for social and racial justice, women’s health, increasing access to mental healthcare, and contributing to the greater good. For this reason, Joyce Marter Enterprises, Inc. is a monthly donor to the following organizations: Environmental Defense Fund, the American Civil Rights Union, The Equal Justice Initiative, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Planned Parenthood, the Human Rights Campaign, Days for Girls International, and the Tanzanian Children’s Fund. Additionally, a significant portion of my talks per year are provided on a sliding fee or pro bono basis as a way for me to give back and be of service.

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Redefining Success

Traditional definitions of success focus on individual accomplishments, achievements, wealth, status, and personal fulfillment. These definitions do not account for an individual’s impact on others or the environment. The consequences of this are both global and dire. They include extreme imbalances in power and control, widening gaps between the rich and poor, systemic discrimination, the loneliness/addiction/mental health epidemics, acts of violence, and harm to the earth. We are at a pivotal moment in time and success must be redefined for the very survival of our species and the world around us. Decades of work as a mental health thought leader and global corporate speaker has led me to see that success must be redefined to include the concepts of “doing no harm” and “contributing to the greater good.” How would the world be different if success were redefined as:

“Success is to live life openly, authentically, and lovingly, in alignment with the highest good, for self and others, and to the greatest extent possible.”

My Personal Life

Because I believe in holistic success, my family and personal life is of paramount importance to me. I thank my lucky stars for my amazing husband, Jason Marotzke, and our beautiful 2blended family which includes Katelyn and Nick Marotzke, Celeste and Claudia Marter, and our Chiweenie, Phoebe. Jason and I are empty nesters and We live in Evanston, Illinois and Cape Coral, Florida, where we enjoy kayaking, boating and enjoying the sunshine and visits with our beautiful granddaughter, Evelyn.

We love to travel, eat great food, listen to music and laugh with friends. Yoga and meditation practices keep me sane, along with my sisters and best friends who are my pillars of support.

My professional mission is to help more people create transformational change in their lives through my unique method of coaching, consulting and training, which involves changing your mindset to emancipate yourself from limitation and transform your work and life. 

Love is the currency of life.

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Joyce Marter on Stage

Dynamic Corporate Speaker

Work With Joyce

There are a variety of ways to put her approach to work for your team or organization: from my presentations, keynotes, webinars, and customized trainings, to The Financial Mindset Fix book and my on-demand digital course.

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The Financial Mindset Fix

Not sure where to begin? My latest book, The Financial Mindset Fix, will guide you through 12 essential mindsets for transforming your relationship with yourself to welcome a life of greater mental health and financial success.

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Inspirational and Practical Resources

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The practical tools and lessons I provide are shared by media outlets around the globe. These resources will help you begin to promote holistic well-being and financial health, while destigmatizing mental and financial health struggles.

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