charity joy

Founder & Chief Catalyst

Q: What do you get when you combine theatre school, an MBA, and 12+ years in technology innovation with endless curiosity, a sense of humor, and a mission to help people change the world?

A: This lady! 

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Charity combines creativity and technology to create life-changing experiences. She holds a diploma in theatre arts and an MBA in Executive Management. She spent 10 years as studio lead and Creative Director for Disney’s Club Penguin, the world’s largest online virtual world for kids that reached over 300M users globally. Now, as VP of Brand & Experience at Carebook Technologies, she uses her skills to build rich experiences that help empower families to take a more active and proactive role in their personal health. She also serves of the Board of Governor’s at Okanagan College and actively mentors startups in her community.


Charity made an impressive impact on our conference delegates. When she closed our conference as the final keynote speaker, she was pitch-perfect in connecting her message to their needs. She has a very dynamic presentation style that is both polished and personable. I would highly recommend her for any presentation that challenges conventional wisdom while also providing practical advice for effecting change.

Rebecca Tunnacliffe (CEO, British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association)


We appreciated the role that Charity played as moderator, presenter, and general orchestra leader for what turned out to be an interactive, informative and interesting session for Governors. The session provided an excellent opportunity for the sharing of best practices, the learning on how different Boards of Governors are structured and administered from one institution to another, and future thinking.

Michele Clarke (Director, Member Relations, Colleges and Institutes Canada)


What struck me about working with Charity was how quickly she was able to understand my business from big vision to unique challenges. She was genuinely curious. I highly recommend working with her! Our team is so much more efficient now.

Emily Fletcher (Founder/CEO Ziva)


The experience journey was a game-changer for me. Not only did it strengthen our team’s connections, but it forged new levels of trust and confidence—and we harnessed those things to help build great things together at Disney Interactive. To this day, almost a decade later, we all communicate on the anniversary of our adventure together to say thanks.

Deanna Kent (Sr. Writer, Disney Interactive)