Author Grace Harry featured in People and Vogue has teamed up with Yaya Diamond (Youtube Interview)

The Yaya Diamond
2 min readNov 10

Chances are, you’ve heard of Grace Harry. You might have seen her sunny home with Questlove featured in PEOPLE. In her thirty years as a music industry executive at Island Def Jam and Jive Records, she’s guided the careers of music icons Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Mariah Carey.

Deeply driven by a sense of social responsibility, Harry, 50, works as a “joy strategist,” helping everyday people and artists like Jay-Z and Lauryn Hill connect their emotional dots. “I have a lot of friends that are healers, therapists, and life coaches, and I realized, that’s not what I want to do — I want to create a strategy around people finding joy and having joy be their North Star,” says Harry.

-VOGUE October 2020

As mentioned in VOGUE, here’s how Grace can help you: In her first book, The Joy Strategist (Andscape Books; October 17, 2023), Grace shares a toolbox of playful activities, autobiographical anecdotes, unvarnished truth, and her unbelievably painful experiences with readers — all with the hope that the exercises and lessons contained within will help readers on their journey exploring all dimensions of JOY.

Whether you’re a business executive, a new mother, or someone in a life transition, the pursuit of joy, a vital birthright, is something we all have in common. But capturing it is often easier said than done.

An interview with Grace can tell you:

-how you find JOY

-how you can re-discover JOY

-and how you can incorporate JOY into your daily life.

The Yaya Diamond

Comcast TV host, Times Square Marketer, podcaster, TV show host, and Entertainer Yaya Diamond. She is an expert interviewer and host for over 10 years.