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Joy Pamnani

Joy Pamnani is Inspire2Aspire's Chief Innovation Officer and a Communication and Peak Performance Trainer. 

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Joy Pamnani
Chief Innovation Officer
Communication & Peak Performance Trainer

Joy Pamnani is Inspire2Aspire's Chief Innovation Officer and a Communication and Peak Performance trainer. 

Joy's extensive communication experience spans across mediums including writing, speaking and visual communication. Alongside her Bachelor of Journalism degree at HKU, she's written articles at various publications such as SCMP, FCC Magazine and her own blog. Over the years, she's won awards for her contributions.


A Toastmaster since 2017 and an enthusiastic public speaker since she reached the legal age to join speech contests, Joy has won many prepared and impromptu speech contests. She has represented her school, university and Hong Kong.

In Soft Skills Training for over 5 years now, Joy has coached over 5,000 students from Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Universities. She regularly delivers workshops and training programs (Standard & Customized) to schools, NGOs, corporates, schools, NGOs and at Toastmasters.


Video production has been a hobby for Joy, which turned into freelance video production and editing jobs and visual communication consultation services at the HKU’s Digital Literacy Lab.


Joy's character strengths include curiosity, creativity and love of learning. She loves challenging assumptions, discovering creative solutions to problems and techniques to boost productivity and performance at any organization.

Experience in Soft Skills Training

Coached Over 5,000 Students and Counting

Designed and delivered over workshops on behalf of many organizations including:

  • The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (Prepared and Impromptu Speaking Workshops, 1:1 and Group Winners-to Winners Coaching Sessions leading up to HKFYG’s annual public speaking contest, in-house Training for New Ambassadors)

  • Toastmasters

    • Youth Leadership Program (Coordinator, Guest Facilitator and Speaker to coach students in Confidence, Speech Writing, Delivery, Evaluation and Impromptu Speaking)

    • Toastmasters Leadership Institute (Training Club and District Officers on Running Engaging Virtual & Hybrid Meetings, Leadership and Mentorship for University Clubs, Public Relations in a Digital Era)

    • Guest Speaker at Toastmasters Clubs (HSBC Wayfoong Toastmasters, Island Toastmasters, Tung Chung Toastmasters, Mabuhay Toastmasters, HKU Campus Toastmasters, HK Metropolitan University, Dynamic Toastmasters Club) and Common Core Student Learning Festival (2019)

  • National English Speaking Contest (Workshop Series Training Students for the NESC 21st Century Cup & Contest Judge)

  • Freelance

    • Debate Coaching for University Clubs and Schools

    • Public Speaking Course Launched on Skillshare

    • Presentation Skills Workshop for NGOs including The Wandering Voice, Community Business, St James’ Settlement and Be The Change

    • MC at Events including HKU Orientation Ceremonies, Toastmasters Meetings and Contests

    • Coaching Early-Stage Startups on perfecting their Elevator Pitches (under iDendron, HKU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub) 

Peer Consultant at Digital Literacy Lab, Center for Applied English Studies, HKU

Public Speaking

District 89 Table Topics Contest (District Level) - Champion (2020)

District 89 International Speech Contest (Division Level) - 2nd runner-up (2020)

District 89 Evaluation Speech Contest (Division Level) - 1st runner-up (2020)

HKU English Public Speaking Contest - 1st runner-up (2017)

World Scholars Cup - 7th place in Debate Individual Honour Roll (Senior Division) (2014)

HK Schools Speech Festival - 2nd runner up in Public Speaking Team & Dramatic Duologue (2013)

Toastmasters Credentials include: CC, CL, PM5, EC5


Bachelor of Journalism and Finance at the University of Hong Kong

SCMP Business Desk Intern (Summer 2019)

SCMP Young Post Junior Reporter of the Year Award (2014)

SCMP Young Post - Best Workshop Report Award (2013)

Freelance work for local newspapers, magazines and blogs including South

China Morning Post Young Post, FCC Magazine, Youth Magazine, RISE News, HKUDOS and a personal blog

Image by Sam McGhee
Video Production and Editing

Freelance video production and editing for various departments across HKU including CAES, Common Core and CEDARS

Video projects for family and friends

Youtube channel

Freelance video editor


Experience in Leadership

Toastmasters District Trainer (2021/22), District 89 Area H1 Director (2020/21)

Youth Leadership Program Coordinator (Sacred Heart Canossian College)

President of HKU Campus Toastmasters Club (19/20)

Vice-President of the Sir Ti Liang Yang English Language Ambassador Outreach, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (Sept 2015 - Jan 2018)

Zubin Foundation Diversity List 2019: Youth to Watch

Lead Consultant, Eureka Consulting Group, HKU (Feb - May 2019)

Student Relations Coordinator, N3Con, Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) (Sept 2017- Dec 2018)

Team Leader, Common Purpose Leadership Development Program (June 2017)

Chairlady, English Language Ambassador Team, PLK Ngan Po Ling College

Participant, Oxford Global Leadership Initiative Student Forum

Participant, HKFYG’s Global Youth Leaders Academy (2016) and Summer School for Effective Leadership (2014)

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