AJOY Consulting, LLC
A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Jasmine Beard grew up with a large family in humble beginnings and often used her imagination to guide her in accomplishing tough goals and escape from the mundane routine of reality. This challenge and drive for bringing dreams to realization was Jasmine’s way of minimizing society’s control or influence on her destiny. Jasmine achieved self-taught fluency in Spanish by the age of 16, and furthered her language fluency in Portuguese and French by her junior year in college at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs & Development and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and she also studied Macroeconomics and Business Administration in Curitiba, Brazil.
Working since the age of 16, Jasmine has over 18 years of experience in project management, customer experience and sales. Her global work and travel experience in Asia, Europe and South America enabled her ability to deeply connect with and understand individuals from various backgrounds and cultures. After obtaining her degrees, Jasmine was selected to participate in the highly competitive Volvo Group International Graduate Program. During her five-and-a-half-year tenure at Volvo Group she was promoted four times yielding certifications in Lean 6 Sigma Greenbelt, Customer Experience Management, Dale Carnegie Leadership for Management and acceptance into the Volvo Group Emerging Leaders program. She was appointed by the Volvo Trucks North America President to help establish a High-Performance culture and create video content for the Executive Management team in Sweden.
As an active citizen and passionate community leader, Jasmine has served the Greensboro community in the following board capacities- Former Vice Chair, Triad Adult & Pediatric Medicine, Former President- International Association of Women- Greensboro Chapter and most recently 2nd African American Female President of the Greensboro Jaycees. In June of 2019, Jasmine departed her corporate career to devote her time to her new and thriving consulting company AJOY Consulting, LLC to do what she loves most- empower others by “illuminating possibilities and achieving results from ideal to execution.” As the trailblazer she is, she has not skipped a beat and has been featured on various platforms such as “Give it to the People” and “Cravlife Consulting” podcast, “Wise Women Wednesday” blog and Business & The Mompreneur Dollar panel. Her most recent achievements include moderating the panel for the 2019 Women’s Executive Connection, Honorary membership to the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, UNCG Alumni Spotlight, selection as a pitch coach for Future Fund 10 Live and selection into the Leadership Greensboro class of 2020. Jasmine also debuted her first in-house event production by AJOY Consulting- Everything Black, an impactful networking event to foster genuine and diverse connections within the Black Business community.
As the dynamic soul she is, Jasmine enjoys spending time and learning with her daughter, dancing, traveling, strategizing on how to solve complex issues and achieving challenging goals while serving others in the process. Her two favorite mantras are “You only have one chance to write Your life story, it’s up to You to determine Your narrative” and “Your growth means nothing unless you’re planting seeds for others along the way.”
AJOY Consulting is a strategic business consulting company providing multilingual services that support entrepreneurs and small businesses. Services offered are Strategic Business Development, Project Management, Facilitation, Language Services and Event Production.