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Joyce Layman

Joyce Layman

Joyce Layman connects you to people, opportunities, and profit. She started her business in 2008 without a brand or a network. She’s now referred to by many as a walking LinkedIn and Bob Burg, best-selling author of the Go-Giver calls her the greatest networker in the world. Joyce will tell you that it all starts with how you think and builds on how you connect. More than theory, she combines a unique skill set, in the trenches experiences, extensive training in the science of mindset and the art of business connections to provide the one-two punch that gives her clients an advantage over their counterparts and their competition. Her goal is to get small businesses and entrepreneurs to their next level in business faster using a proven framework. At the continued prompting from audience and clients, Joyce put her wisdom into book form with the release of Just Another Leap and did it again with Your Connecting Advantage. Learn more at

Lewis Berey

Lewis A. Berey

  • Started career at General Mills becoming Manager of Corporate Marketing Research.
  • Founded NPI, a strategic marketing consulting company with over 50 clients in the Fortune 100 and trademarked marketing processes and innovation techniques to provide client new business and marketing strategy successes in 65 consumer and B2B product, service, retail and technology categories.
  • Became CEO of SCG, public company parent of NPI. Started seven new businesses including acquisition of three national toy companies with manufacturing in a 175,000 sq. ft. Peoria plant and in Asia.


  • Teaches entrepreneurship and marketing for over 250 start-ups in the E-Scholar program at UMKC Bloch School of Management. Selected as Instructor of the Year.
  • Provides pro bono marketing consulting services to the Kansas City Art Institute, American Public Square, Opioid Recovery Program (First Call) and other civic nonprofit organizations.
  • Serves on various boards, including the KC Rising Entrepreneurship Task Force, Jewish Community Foundation and LaunchKC.

Graduate of the University of Kansas with a Master's Degree in Marketing.