Northampton, London & South East
Jo coached me as part of a leadership development course in early 2020. She was wonderful to work with, really encouraging and supportive and enabled me to come up with solutions to challenges I faced in leading my team. She helped build my confidence in my ability to lead my team and I can safely say the team is functioning more effectively as a result of Jo's coaching. J.H.
Jo is a helpful and insightful coach with good intuition. She is a clear communicator, on top of things and is skilled at talking through challenges in ways that enable the coachee to identify and implement solutions. S. H.
I went into coaching sessions with some apprehensions on how much more insight I could gain on leadership issues through structured sessions, but I finished the course completely convinced about the value of these session. Jo was such a fantastic coach, and was able to strike the perfect balance between being a patient listener, asking great questions, and offering very useful advice, but never on a platter. I had gone into the sessions with questions around how to build a shared vision for teams, and as we talked through real workplace examples, Jo always pushed me to find my own answers, and weighed in on them, which was very helpful. Jo also pushed me to think beyond strategies, plans, budgets, and projects, to the more human side of team - the individuals, their stories, and what drove them in their work. I am confident that this line of thinking will be very useful now, especially since these sessions are over. I was very impressed, not just by Jo's technical prowess, but also with the fact that she was very professional always, and a very warm and friendly person in general. I hope to take the learning from these session - and also the new way of looking at problems - and apply these in my workplace. Alok Rajan, Oxford Policy Management
Coaching was a new experience for me; I chose to work with Jo because when we met I’d been impressed by her knowledge, expertise and professional approach. She made me feel at ease, knew how to get me out of my comfort zone and created a safe space to help me focus on my career goals. I found the experience really valuable. Jo gave me practical tools to shape my career direction and provided the support and confidence I needed to move forward. I now have a clear career action plan in place and have learned useful techniques that I’ve been actively using to manage my plan. This has switched my mind-set completely and changed my whole approach to how I manage my work and career. I have become much more positive about the future and am excited about my next steps. Thank you Jo! Stephanie Tisdall, Associate Director – Head of Engagement at Project Centre Ltd
In a senior leadership role you’re expected to know almost everything; be able to navigate yourself, the team and the business through change. I chose to work with Jo as my Coach because she demonstrates strong skills in the coaching field, is professional in her approach and has proven interpersonal and multi-cultural awareness. She had also worked with my management team to develop their coaching skills, so I knew she was genuinely able to drive improvement and achieve results. Through my coaching conversations with Jo, I improved as a leader as I became more aware of how my leadership influences others. I fine-tuned my coaching style and now use it more frequently when faced with challenges from the business. I upgraded my analytical and holistic thinking which helps me now to assess situations and make decisions in a more thought-through manner. In total, the chance to discuss challenges meant that I could execute several topics with a higher level of clarity and confidence. Markus Edström, CEO Commercial Finance Americas, Siemens Financial Services