About Dionne

over 2 decades of experience

a family tradition

My story

I am Dionne Nicholls-Germain, aka “The Joy Coach,” a professionally trained Life & Leadership Coach with hundreds of hours of coaching experience in the corporate and community impact worlds. Led by my own story of reinvention, I founded Live Your Best Life for You, a personal development, leadership training, and speaking business serving an international clientele. I am dedicated to supporting executives and entrepreneurs in reaching their full potential to excel at work, at home, and in their relationships, both for themselves and for others.

After leaving a 20-year corporate career in fashion as a single mom at 40, I believe that ANY WOMAN at ANY AGE at ANY STAGE can reinvent their life – it starts with forgiveness, as it did for me too. I navigated betrayal, heartache and a tumultuous past to finally move through forgiveness to gratitude and new possibilities in career and life. 

I transformed one such possibility into reality with the launch of my 5-step D.R.E.A.M framework, and the “Conquering Unforgiveness Mastermind” program and its accompanying “The 90 Day Conquering Unforgiveness Journal for High-Performing High Achievers,” directed at helping leaders shed self-doubt, imposter syndrome and fixed thought patterns that hold them back.


Imagine a world where millions of people are regularly forgiving themselves and others more easily. What would there be more of? What would there be less of?

Let's find out!

It is my mission to find out. I want all female leaders, from the C-suites to individual contributors, to join me on this journey towards a more fulfilled and joyous life, where forgiveness reigns and transformation thrives.

Perfect balance of taste and texture.

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