in 1979, our team of experienced search professionals includes
a counseling psychologist, an organizational consultant, a corporate
personnel specialist, corporate researchers and a talented support
REED BELT, Ph.D., LPC
Joy Reed Belt is the owner of Joy Reed Belt & Associates, Inc., Joy Reed Belt Search Consultants, Inc. and Career Resources, Inc. These firms are dedicated to assisting organizations and the people in them adapt to competitive environments. A Career Strategist and Executive Coach, Dr. Belt is a partner and has served as Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of OI Partners, Inc., the world’s largest career consulting partnership with 200 offices in 18 countries, 68 U.S. Cities in 31 states, providing Executive Search, Executive Coaching, Career Transition, Change Management, and customized human resource and career management services. She was recently selected as one of the top 250 recruiters in North America and is a Fellow of the Institute for Career Certification International.
A Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor, Dr. Belt earned her Ph.D. from The University of Oklahoma and has completed three years of post-doctoral training with the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry Post-Graduate Psychotherapy Program and has studied at the College of Organization and Management at Yale University. A successful career changer prior to establishing her firm, Dr. Belt worked as an administrator at the Oklahoma College of Continuing Education (OCCE) and was active in establishing and directing educational and cultural management programs for Indian tribes in Oklahoma. She is also credited with establishing the Center for Business and Professional Development at Oklahoma City University. She is currently a visiting professor for the College of Continuing Education at The University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Belt wrote “Career Strategies”, a nationally syndicated newspaper column for over 15 years and continues to speak to numerous organizations annually. She has served on the Executive Committee of Healthcare Systems of Oklahoma and on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of United Way of Metro Oklahoma City, and has served on the Boards of the St. Anthony Hospital Foundation, Healthcare Systems of Oklahoma, and the World Affairs Council of Central Oklahoma (WAC). She is a past Chairman of the Board of Advisors of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. She was in the inaugural class of Leadership Oklahoma City and is a founder and member of Charter 35, a professional women’s organization. A member of the International Coach Federation, Dr. Belt is active in the National Association of Counseling and Development, the American Association for Counseling and Development, the Society of Human Resource Management, the International Association of Career Management Professionals, and the Society for Human Resource Management. She is a founding member of the Senior Human Resources Forum of Oklahoma.
To each search
our firm brings judgement, insight, and vision that come from
years of training and experience. Every question is answered with
candor and integrity, the hallmarks of our business. Each member
of our team has the ability to work with people at every professional
All of our
searches are conducted by principals of the firm and a team of
experienced, highly trained professionals including a licensed
professional counselor, organizational consultant, corporate personnel
specialist, masters level corporate researcher, and support staff.
recruiters, we believe in the 60-40 rule. Career and financial
considerations count for about 60 percent of the content of a
candidate's decision to accept a new position. Family and personal
issues count for 40 percent of the decision content. Executives
in America today are attuned to seeking an overall lifestyle that
fits with their family's goals and values. We investigate and
address these issues early in our search. We have found that our
attention to these matters enhances our ability to get candidates
to accept the positions we represent. We often assist the trailing
spouse in finding employment.
is to partner with a select group of clients by providing superior
candidates who have the desire, ability, and interpersonal skills
to successfully contribute to the organization's goals.
We are generalists
with broad experience over a wide variety of industries and functional
fields. We devote our resources to meeting the unique needs of
our clients while minimizing administrative tasks.
- We are
small enough to ensure each client the most personal attention,
yet large enough to provide the most sophisticated capabilities
and the broadest network of relationships.
- We are generalists,
rather than specialists, because our wide range of interests
and primary focus on searches at the CEO/President/General
Manager level among with the functional vice presidents reporting
to those positions.
- As a small
firm, we personalize our service and focus our energies on
- We conduct
original research and put fresh thinking into each new assignment.
- We concentrate
on every client's mission, assess the desired characteristics
and find the candidates who fit with the client company's culture,
values and ethics.
- We constantly
develop an extensive and proven referral system which identifies
- We maintain
a proprietary database on the professional background of thousands
of potential candidates.
- Since its
inception, our firm has successfully conducted high visibility
searches for highly visible positions. We are accustomed to
dealing effectively and appropriately with the media.