What do you love about coaching?
I am constantly amazed at how such a seemingly simple act can create profoundly positive results, that last. As a natural problem solver, I love the concept of bringing simplicity to complex problems. Blend this with my fascination for people and how they think and behave and somewhere in that mix there’s coaching.
There is something incredibly satisfying about working with a client to facilitate fresh thinking and break through unhelpful assumptions and then seeing the possibilities unravel on the journey of change. I love helping people to get unstuck and to tap into their inner resources, find their own solutions and develop into their best selves.
How do you unwind?
I use exercise for both the physical and mental health benefits. I regularly run, walk, train and do Pilates. I love the after effect more than the process but appreciate the time out in nature!
I’m a passionate creative and have channelled energy through my home and garden over the course of 15 years, from shabby beginnings to a very personal space and sanctuary. I’m drawn to exhibitions, galleries and events where I can absorb and surround myself in the artistic talents of others. Visual arts in any form inspire and reset
On a more regular basis, wine and box sets!
What inspired you to work with CTG?
Initially I was drawn to CTG as I felt we spoke the same language around leadership development and coaching. I was inspired by the range of programmes on personal and professional development and it came as no surprise to find out that the company had recently won awards for excellence in the field.
On first meeting Brad I felt certain that this was a company I wanted to work with. His open and straight forward style made for a very natural and easy conversation and exchange of ideas and information.
In short – Good vibes, connection and a sense of shared of purpose and possibility.
Jo is an accredited coach with a long-term business background and blends a rare combination of practical business skills with an intuitive flair for developing people.
With many years’ experience leading teams in blue-chip corporate, Jo was recognised for having an affiliative and coaching style of management. Consequently, Jo trained as an internal Leadership Coach and facilitator to work with senior management focused on culture change within the organisation. With unique insights and inspired by her
experiences Jo moved on to work independently in 2019. She has subsequently completed extensive post-graduate coach training.
With trust and authenticity at the heart of her work, Jo aims to create an environment in which clients can be truly be themselves, discover fresh perspectives and promote more inspired thinking. Jo’s work is based on her belief that everyone has the inner resources and ability to develop and evolve to become the best version of themselves. Working with individuals’ needs Jo supports clients to manage their challenges, grow into their
potential and make a positive difference in their lives and in their roles.
Jo joins us in Episode 56 of The Lockdown Sessions, listen online or watch via YouTube.