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Award-winning Storyteller, Inspirational Speaker, Author, Changing the Narrative Founder, Transformative Coach, Host of the Joystarters Podcast, First Female SiriusXM ESPNU Host (College Sports Nation) and Former National Sportscaster.

Award-winning Storyteller, Inspirational Speaker, Author, Changing the Narrative Founder, Transformative Coach, Host of the Joystarters™ Podcast, First Female SiriusXM ESPNU Host (College Sports Nation), and Former National Sportscaster.

In 2016, ground-breaking national sportscaster Rachel Joy Baribeau penned a piece for Gridiron Now entitled, "College Football is Breaking My Heart." The game she loved was becoming unrecognizable. Negative news stories dominated the game, and no campus seemed immune. Most broadcasters would have left it at that.

Not Rachel. Rachel developed the #ImChangingtheNarrative movement with lost souls and student-athletes in mind and a belief that one crooked course made straight is everything.

One misstep not taken means one less victim in the world. And one less life thrown away because of a split-second bad decision. Rachel uses powerful stories with refreshingly raw vulnerability from her own personal journey to show others they have the power to change the narrative and find their purpose in life.

While the message originated as purpose, passion, and platform, over a seven-year span and 80-plus campuses, it now has spread to corporations, churches, prisons, halfway houses, high schools, junior highs, K-5, LEO, and more! Her topics have expanded to mental health, being a KING/QUEEN/ROYAL every day of your life, finding JOY/purpose, and interpersonal relationships, as Rachel was a victim of domestic violence herself.

When she's not speaking or on tour promoting her most recent book, Relentless Joy: Finding Freedom, Passion and Happiness (Even When You Have to Fight for It), she enjoys working to help others find their own Passion, Purpose, Platform & Freedom to change the narrative and life a life of Relentless JOY!

Rachel Joy Baribeau Sportscaster, Author, Speaker, Coach and Mentor Joystarters Finding your joy 12-week group coaching mentorship private coaching

Do you want to speak, share your story, start a podcast, ignite a movement, or grow your business — all while finding what sets your soul on fire and leaving a lasting legacy? Or maybe life’s been tough and you simply want to recapture your joy?


You’ve come to the right place! My middle name is literally JOY. And in the past seven years, I’ve created a national movement from scratch, from my dreams, from a need, and from a strong desire to change the world. Now it is my distinct pleasure to teach others to do the same.


This will be beautiful, hard, soul-searching work, but in the end, what you create and leave behind will be so worth it.

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