Colleen-Joy Page


Colleen-Joy is a full time professional speaker, author and trainer. As a seasoned professional, she captivates audiences with her humour and empowers with practical wisdom.

Her first public talk was at age 9. She surprised herself and her audience, by overcoming her shyness to speak - her simple 10 minute talk inspired her teacher and classmates to tears.

Since the age of 23 her career as a speaker has taken her to stages and corporate conference halls around the world, including Argentina, Chicago, New York, Colorado, London, Namibia and Singapore.

Sometimes called “The Apple Tree teacher”, her talks and teachings have left their mark in the hearts and minds of many. One of her most memorable talks at UNISA for an international delegation and public audience of 700+; awarded her a standing ovation.

2 documentary films have been made on Colleen-Joy’s life.
One for Kyknet, the other for SABC3.

Her 20+ years of successful experience in the industry means that she consistently gets top ratings for her presentations and training. She adapts well to client objectives.

Her expertise in coaching communication skills means that talks are filled with real take-home value for delegates. This coupled with refreshingly interesting topics and highly useful content has given her a proven track record.

Colleen is a published author of 3 books and has been interviewed frequently as an expert for television, radio, newspapers and magazines.

Colleen is a PCC ICF internationally accredited professional Coach, COMENSA member, EDTP SETA qualified Assessor, Moderator and Facilitator.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a conservative small town called Alberton in South Africa, with humble good values and a community who worked hard to make ends meet. I experienced this early world as closed minded and fearful - this was during apartheid South Africa, and so I soon realised that "asking questions" and challenging the status quo was frowned upon by many. Because I felt that I could not openly speak out and ask questions about religion, spirituality, purpose, equality and other topics of importance to me, I wrote. If you had told me that one day I would publish and write I would never have believed you! Writing was very personal, a shy little girl wrestling with big questions. My great grandmother gave me an old type writer (with ribbon) and I happily typed essays and poems to myself till the early morning hours. These are very happy memories.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote from a very young age as a form of contemplation and self inquiry. It helped to see my thoughts and insights in the written word. My professional career as a writer began in my twenties when I wrote for a magazine for several years. This lead to being asked by a publisher to publish my first book. This was a surprise to me, as I had never considered myself to be a writer, although my message and what I wrote about mattered deeply to me.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Colleen-Joy Page online


Bloodlines and Baggage
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 12,610. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Parenting
(4.00 from 1 review)
DID YOU KNOW? ...Financial problems can be linked to dishonest transactions committed by our forefathers. ...That trauma from even 3 generations ago can be influencing you today. We all carry baggage from our bloodline. And we carry gifts. If our hands are full of baggage, we can't receive the gifts. This book will teach you how to open your hands, drop the baggage and receive the gifts.