"I've been working with Jo for several years now. I cannot recommend her enough. Jo has helped guide me in a number of situations. When I was feeling confused about what I wanted to do career wise and had lost my inspiration, Jo helped me find my own inner compass and to create my own inner vision for the future. When I wanted to create more meaning in my life, Jo was again able to guide me towards that through looking at inner barriers and breaking them down. Even though I set time aside to listen to myself, my needs and desires, I sometimes get stuck. Jo has been wonderful at guiding me in those situations in a gentle way using techniques which are focused on listening to my own inner guidance, as opposed to the contradictive ideas of success and meaning in the external world. Thank you Jo for your dedication and support."
Amy, Writer & International Development Leader
"I had already made the leap out of corporate life when I first spoke with Jo. A health scare had forced the issue and after 25 years in senior roles I had resigned and was looking for something new. I wanted a complete change. A more balanced world where my family and I came before my job. The challenge I faced was that I didn’t really know where to start.
I had various interests which I considered exploring from a business perspective, but I kept finding reasons not to break out of my comfort zone and was in danger of heading back to the world I had just escaped from. Jo had a very calm and patient approach, whilst at the same time challenging me to reflect on myself and address the issues which were preventing me from changing direction.
At the end of the day, she helped me to realise that I needed to give myself permission to break away from the past and to do what I wanted to do, not what others may expect me to do. And now I am. A whole portfolio of interests are being explored and the future is evolving. From an original position of feeling quite “lost”, I now feel invigorated. With Jo’s help, I have a new direction and purpose for the next chapter of my life."
Neill, Senior Finance Professional
"Working with Jo during the past year completely changed the way I look at myself and my future. I can now say that I know what excites me,
what motivates me and what my life purpose is really! It was never as clear as it is today."
Emerging Leader, OnPurpose social enterprise
"I was feeling very drained of energy and stressed about my career. I was going through a rough time at work, my contract was ending, and I also felt my work was not very meaningful to me. I had no clue how to move forward: do all I could to hold onto my job even though it was not fulfilling, or to do something more fulfilling, but what? I knew I had potential to do more but I did not know what. I was waking up with anxiety attacks, and felt my self esteem declining rapidly. I got an email from Jo about a free Strategy Session, and I thought this might be a sign, especially as her email seemed to describe my problem.
I had 5 sessions with Jo. They really helped me out of my rut. We focused on finding what I wanted to do because that was my biggest problem. I realised I had the answers inside of me, I just needed to go inside and search. Six months later, I have focused on projects that are more meaningful to me, and more importantly focused on my vision to publish my book and connect with similar minded people. If I hadn't worked with Jo, I would still be clueless as to what I wanted to do, and what I am passionate about at this stage in my life. Thankfully I now have a vision to inspire me and work towards."
Anna, Project Manager
"Working with Jo gave me a safe space to talk about what was going on in my head as I stepped into a new role leading the transformation of the global department. I initially felt uncomfortable stepping away from 'doing' into 'leading strategically' but Jo helped me see this transition is normal.
Jo had a knack of helping me identify what was really getting in my way when approaching "difficult" interactions so that when I put my worries aside, made plans and acted, I was thrilled to find my ideas were received incredibly well by both colleagues and stakeholders - a real confidence boost. What's more, colleagues now talk about how we'll do things in the new structure as a given, which I see as proof of successful engagement."
Functional Tax Lead, FTSE 100
"I felt that the change in my employment was starting to feel more negative than positive. Jo helped me to revisit the reasons why I had made my decision and enabled me to reignite my enthusiasm for my new business adventure. I feel more positive about the steps I want to take and the direction in which I need to travel."
Manager & Therapist, NHS
"I'm delighted with my increased self-awareness and my capacity for learning. In particular the sessions helped me to focus and reflect on my actions. For me that was very effective in making real change and embedding it."
Senior Manager, BP plc
"Working with Jo really helped me at a time when I was feeling overwhelmed with pressure. She helped me to dig deep and understand the issues that were making me worry so much. I felt a wonderful sense of peace after working with her."
Emerging Leader, UpRising Leadership charity
"With Jo's help I was able to see a pattern in my roles and work out what drives me. I'm now clearer on how I can make my unique contribution. Thank you Jo!"
Emerging Leader, OnPurpose social enterprise
"During a period where I was still defining my role, Jo helped me to see all of my options, and progress through barriers I had been too scared to cross. Namely, letting directors know how I wanted my role to work. Jo did this with care and consideration."
Coach and Facilitator, training company
"Following my coaching session I was inspired to think more positively about my work challenges. I also took out some concrete actions that I've successfully applied."
Finance Director, BBC business unit
“Jo gave me the coaching I wanted in an intuitive and straight forward way. Our theme was action planning, holding me to account and acknowledging my successes. Jo supported me in a non-pressurised way and I found myself effortlessly floating forward on actions which had seemed daunting before.”
Health Professional and Parenting Coach
"Jo is a good listener. She provides effective challenge and is easy to talk to. Looking back since we started, I am really pleased by how much progress I have been able to make in areas that I had struggled with for some time previously."
Senior Manager, BP plc
"Coaching sessions with Jo were both challenging and full of caring attention. She took me on a wonderful journey to explore my beliefs. Her questions provoked me to think and look closer at the matters concerning me. In one sentence - I fully trust her. Thank you Jo."
HR Business Partner, chemicals company
"Jo is an accomplished coach who has a relaxed and empathic style of coaching which allowed me to be open with her whilst at all times feeling supported and respected. Jo helped me acknowledge my strengths and look for ways to manage issues more proactively and with greater confidence."
Independent Consultant and Coach
"Jo helped me to gain real insight into many aspects of my life I was struggling to make sense of through coaching. I found she really enabled me to recognise the true extent of what I wanted to achieve, and as a result, was able to move on in these areas to do so. On a personal level; Jo is respectful, inquisitive and really engages with her client, she is challenging, to just the right degree."