It is like knowing you have someone in your corner who completely ‘has your back’
I am feeling energised with a clarity of purpose and a path forward which is a fantastic outcome from working with Jo! Her ‘supportive provocateur’ style has really worked for me. It is like knowing you have someone in your corner who completely ‘has your back’ while also pushing you to get out there and achieve what you set out to do…and more. Why not?! I can just hear her saying that… 🙂
I leave our discussions with new concepts to ponder and a sense of pushing my aspirations beyond where I started. And there is just loads of practical, hands on advice along the way which is appreciated in a time of needing to make a lot of decisions. Most of all, the support feels like it comes from a very authentic place of giving in order to foster the success of others…
As a result, I am stepping out of my comfort zone…
“Jo is someone you want in your corner. Always backing you, encouraging you to know who you are so you can deliver your personal brand and professional value proposition unapologetically.
Each coaching session gave me reassurance and guidance so I could remain authentic in my approach within my day to day role, as well as practical steps towards expanding my career opportunities and my brand. As a result, I am stepping out of my comfort zone and have said “yes!” to a guest speaking gig, thanks to the new found confidence Jo has given me.
I recommend Jo as a trusted mentor and coach.
Thank you, Jo, for your wisdom and kindness. I look forward to sharing news of my future successes with you. “
I see her as a friend and confidante which I will be forever grateful for walking with me in this period of development in my business.
I have really appreciated working with Jo – I’ve found her to be very knowledgeable and accessible (we connect very well which is important in a mentor).
Key initiatives that I can thank Jo for include:
Getting structure to how to act as a broker of services – in 2019 we launched the Geelong HR Nexus and, while it’s still in its infancy, we’re gaining tractionGaining more focus on the life/work balance I want – we named it “Maree’s lifestyle by design”. 18 months later I can testify that I’m getting there (there were some false starts last year but I am in a much healthier position this year).Being a leader – to gain confidence to lead well and strongly and address the tough stuff – I commented my highlight to Jo in the month of October was that one of my staff members was thankful for (and listed it as her highlight was) my “leadership”To learn and charter a pathway to the boardroom – I completed my AICD Company Director’s course in July which qualifies me to go on boards – a course and pathway I would have been more reluctant to complete without a nudge from JoTo choose who I need “to be” for various audiences and to prepare myself daily for my varying situations and circumstancesAddressing conflict and how to be clear on my messaging without it being “personal”Having Jo’s company on the journey. She’s great! We’ve celebrated, commiserated, reflected, diffused and defragged and I see her as a friend and confidante which I will be forever grateful for walking with me in this period of development in my business.
Thinking about my why? I found that idea quite profound and have been thinking about it ever since.
Jo is incredibly knowledgeable and was very happy to provide her thoughts and advice. Interacting with the other students as part of the mock board meeting preparation and delivery was a highlight. The immersion experience was a great way to meet the learning outcomes. Thinking about my why? I found that idea quite profound and have been thinking about it ever since.’
Feedback from the Pathways to the Boardroom Workshop
“Jo is such a knowledgeable and engaging presenter. I found her workshop on Pathways to the Boardroom to be both informative and inspiring. So many insights and great tips on how to take the next step.”
“Jo has a wonderful down to earth approach, with clarity about how she makes a difference through her board work. Really inspirational. Thanks Jo!”
“Jo was terrific. Very authentic, clear, engaging, and knowledgeable. And she gave some really useful actions. Fantastic insightful session. Highly recommend.”