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Jun 28, 2022

"When we're joyful, that joy spills out and helps other people feel it. You're not just doing yourself a service of good and positive energy, but you're actually spreading it." - Michelle Burke

Today you are going to hear from the founders of the Joy Cards. Michelle Burke and Lilamani de Sliva came together to create these cards to help you infuse more joy into your life.

Michelle is a sought-after leadership coach, facilitator, speaker, and founder and CEO of Energy Catalyst Group, a consulting and training company for well-being. Michelle has trained thousands of participants to make positive change—bridging communication gaps getting in the way of a thriving workplace and a joy-filled life. Her clients include Stanford University, Microsoft, Sony PlayStation, Snap Inc., and HP. She’s been featured in Business Week Magazine, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Wall Street Journal. Michelle is author of The Valuable Office Professional and coauthor of 15 Minute Pause: A Radical Reboot for Busy People. 

Lilamani has worked in media relations, TV production, and more. She also worked for London Zoo, BBC World, and has helped produce documentaries for Discovery, Animal Planet, and ITV.  Her paintings illustrate Joy Cards. 

In this conversation, we talk about what joy gems are and how to find them.


  • How focusing on joy lowers stress and helps you feel lighter 
  • They draw a card from their joy cards to share with us and give us a challenge for joy today
  • What it means to take joyful action 
  • How spreading joy to those around you makes a difference 

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Connect with Michelle & Lilamani:

Michelle's Facebook

Joy Card's Facebook

Lilamani's Facebook

Michelle's Instagram

Lilamani's Instagram


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