Personal boardroom coaching from experienced directors and coaches, recognising the unique demands of board directors’ duties and boardroom relationships.

Having courageous conversations with Boards, who want to have transformational and sustainable shifts in diversity and inclusion in the boardroom.

Supporting women in their boardroom journey and addressing the gender diversity imbalance in the boardroom.


Boardvisory is a BBBEE level 1  (100% blacked female owned with 135% BBBEE procurement recognition) exempted micro enterprise.

Boardvisory Pty Ltd registration number 2018/564249/07.

Founder Joy-Marie Lawrence CD(SA)ACC (ICF) EMBA, LLM, LLB, BA

Joy-Marie Lawrence is the Founder of Boardvisory Pty Ltd. She is certified as a Chartered Director SA by the Institute of Directors of South Africa (IoDSA) and a Fellow of the IoDSA since 2009.  She is also an internationally accredited coach through the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as an Associate Certified Coach and an accredited Enneagram practitioner. Joy-Marie has a wide range of legal, governance and business experience, complemented by her academic qualifications: Executive MBA (cum laude) – University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, LLM (University of the Witwatersrand), LLB (University of Cape Town) and BA (University of Cape Town).

Joy-Marie has more than spent more than 20 years inside the boardroom in a variety of roles.  First as a practicing Attorney, then in-house counsel, then as an independent Non-Executive director, and finally as a Chairperson of boards in the investment, science and technology, legal, education and health sectors. During this time, she has had the privilege of coaching and mentoring Executives, Non-Executive Directors and leaders from the private sector, the public sector and civil society.