This is what some of my lovely clients have to say about working with me...
‘It is hard to put into words the impact that my coaching with Jo has had on my life. She has guided me on a journey that has not only been a joy but also a huge learning about myself as an HSP. We spent quite some time working out my goals which was an invaluable process as I now realise they are so much more than that, less goals, more a handbook for how to steer my way through life. Jo is always so professional, and has a wonderful, non-judgemental and calm style and after our calls I always felt like I could do and be anything! An unforgettable experience, thank you’. SP
I met with Jo after many months of unsuccessful job searching seeking some practical advice on how to be more effective in my career search. Jo gave me fantastic advice but I got so much more out of our work together. Jo coached me through the emotional highs and lows of juggling life as a busy executive working mum whilst at the same time searching for new roles in new industries. She kept me focussed on keeping positive and learning from my journey when dealing with rejection. She helped me keep my eyes on the prize and optimistic that my needs could be met (I had quite specific and high expectations). Jo helped me to step back and identify my values, strengths and transferable skills and how to present them in a meaningful and effective way to potential employers. She enabled me to unlock the value of networking and finding companies that fitted with my own values and career aspirations.
Jo really understands the difference between just “applying for jobs” and “executive career management”, she took the time to understand me and my background and skills and gave me the confidence to apply for very senior roles. After just a few months working with Jo I landed my dream job. Jo was instrumental in giving me the best tools and putting me in the right head space at the right time to make this role my own and I am truly thankful for her support. I would thoroughly recommend Jo to anyone seeking effective career (and life!) coaching, especially those seeking senior roles or wanting to change industry.” Jackie
I had 3 sessions with Jo over as many weeks. I was hugely grateful for the space she provided for me to be honest about my work situation and personal goals. She actively listened, probed me to clarify my thoughts and allowed me the space to focus on my personal goals, both at work and in life.
In this short space of time I came out more confident with my next steps and I have made some significant changes in my work situation that has re-ignited my passion and given me the self-confidence to believe in myself. I am now looking forward to the next chapter in my life. Thank you so much Jo, it was a pleasure meeting you and I would highly recommend your services to anyone looking for direction, both personally and career wise. RB
Jo helped me to clarify my thoughts and determine my goal, then decide on clear actions to help me get there. Jo's knowledge of personality type provided a valuable framework for the process. Her insight and experience allows seemingly effortless and natural interactions while achieving significant progress. I really enjoyed our sessions and would recommend Jo to anyone in need of career guidance. EC
I can't thank you enough for helping me to realise the dream I am living now. AD
I liked the way you followed me and rechecked in with me to check where I was at as opposed to following a particular 'structure', I was quite random but you followed it through with me and questioned me in such a way to defuse my confusion ..in other words more direction :). You helped a great deal in that short time and I will definitely be recommending you and may also come back. Thank you! PB
I’ve just accepted an offer for exactly the role I was after, and am thrilled to have this opportunity. Wanted to say a huge thank you, as am 100% sure that without you as my coach I wouldn’t be stepping into this new role. SL
Prior to meeting with Jo I was feeling trapped within a role that offered no challenge, career or sense of job satisfaction, the result of accepting the first thing that came along after a period of 9 months unemployment, and was deeply unhappy. After working with Jo I was reminded of the previously ambitious, confident person that I used to be, and re-entered the job market with a new found sense of confidence, enthusiasm and a modern CV. Jo helped me to focus on those aspects of my career that I had loved and excelled at, as well as bring over skills and enthusiasms from my wider life in order to identify roles that I would, first and foremost, enjoy. I am now no longer wasting my efforts applying for any old thing, but now have a plan of attack with my job search and an understanding of what I should be avoiding in order to prevent another similar rut further down the road. Jo's support has been exemplary throughout this process, and has gone far beyond our initial meeting. I am a very satisfied customer. Neil Gunn
Thank you Jo for your care and support as a professional to help me when I was struggling and stuck with my work life. It was a time of extreme fear as well as grief surrounding the ending of one career path and starting another as well as struggling with the many interviews I had to encounter and the rejection along the way. You helped me separate who I was from what I do and really focused on my strengths to help me gain back my confidence. You coached me to a final decision that ultimately is my passion and dream - while still not holding the perfect job I have a plan for where I am going and why and steps to get there. I thoroughly enjoyed your holistic personable approach and the tools you provided for me to find my way through this stage of my life. Highly recommend you to anyone who needs guidance, support and insights with their work life journey. Ana
Hi Jo, I just wanted to send a quick message to say Thank You so much!! Meeting with you helped bring clarity and confidence with my career path. Thanks for taking the time to ask the relevant questions that really helped me to understand what career path would be a good fit for me. You have awesome skills in knowing what exercises to get people to do work out what kind of work will float their boat (or make them feel fulfilled). You were very approachable and friendly and this helped me relax and be myself. I will definitely be recommending you to anyone who wanted to get career advice. Isaac Ludlow
Midway through my initial phone conversation with Jo it became apparent why Jo is so highly recommended. Jo's wealth of experience was demonstrated immediately by her ability to put me at ease whilst simultaneously identifying reoccurring personal values, facilitating a personal realisation about my own internal compass. Jo's coaching style is energising as you work through a personalised process that leads to effective measurable outcomes. Jo has helped me embrace ambiguity, uncertainty and change providing balance and fulfilment in all aspects of my life. Thank you Jo, you have reignited my passion for my chosen career profession providing me with renewed clarity and focus.
Hi Joanne, Just a quick note to let you know that the time I have spent with you over the past eight months has been truly inspiring. As I said to you at our first meeting, not only was I completely confused as to why I seemed to be so uninspired with my career and basically ready to "Chuck it in", I was also struggling to identify what it was that would in fact "Light my fire" and get me back on track. Through your ability to identify specific requirements, adapt your guidance, and keep me on a course of self-discovery, you have helped me back to a point where I am creating my own life happiness again. "Life Coaching " is a perfect term for what you offer people that come to you in their time of need. The way you guide a person to "heal & help" themselves is absolutely invaluable, and certainly infinitely more useful than just offering solutions to problems. I see what you offer as a long term, deep core self development, rather than a "Put a band aid on it" type of guidance. I came to you to find out which career would suit my personality best. I came away with complete "New Wiring", an understanding that " I am in control of my life!!!!!!!
Would you do me a personal favour and post these words on your website, my hope is that my experience will inspire someone else to help themselves immensely, take the steps needed to get in touch with you, and start their journey to success as I did. So......Thank you so much for your patience and caring, I will be forever indebted to you and your methods.
Yours Sincerely, Mat
"After many years living and working overseas I was back home and struggling to find what it was I really wanted to do, and where I wanted to be. Jo is so supportive, encouraging and methodical in the way she takes you through the steps to help you discover the path you should be on, and after 4 sessions I had a good idea of where I wanted to head and what sort of role I was looking for. I would never have believed it when I started the process but I have come to realise that the industry I'm already in is actually the perfect industry for me, and I have discovered that there are some really interesting roles within it that I really hadn't considered before. Within a month or so of our first session I applied for a great role that I probably wouldn't have even applied for had I not been going through the process with Jo, got an interview (which Jo helped me prepare for) and was offered the job. I feel like this is the opportunity I have been waiting for (but didn't know it!) and I know for sure it wouldn't have happened without Jo's coaching. I am now off to a new city, a new job (one I am really excited about), and with a clear idea of what I want to achieve and where I want to be in 5 years. I can't recommend Jo highly enough for anyone who is feeling like they have lost their way career-wise or is feeling dissatisfied with their work or life generally. I'll never forget the support and guidance she has given me. (KH). "
Dear Joanne, I felt very happy today with the changes that are happening in my life, and felt that it would be tight fisted of me not to share that happiness with the person who was a key agent in making that happiness a reality: You. I wanted to write a few words to you to say thank you for the changes that you have helped to facilitate in my life. I feel that I have found a friend in you who inspired me to take the plunge and explore new things that have benefited me enormously. I feel that thanks to you, my life is turning around and that I am starting again with a new spirit of adventure. B.S. Hamilton.
What a fantastic opportunity to work with Jo. Redundancy was the reason which enabled our paths to cross. Initially unsure of what I’d get out of the coaching & a little nervous about things, I was immediately put at ease. Jo’s open honest communication really helped settle me & clear concise reasoning about each exercise, what it was for & what it would give me, helped give clarity about what we’d achieve overall. I learnt an immense amount about me and who I am, what makes me tick & where I should channel my energies. I now have very clear routes to follow, along with actions to guide me on my way. A very positive experience I’d recommend to anyone. Thanks Jo."
My confidence was at an all-time low after taking time out from my career to raise three children. Joanne helped me see that it was not only possible, but even exciting to walk down a new path. Having someone to report to gave me the motivation to pull together my confidence and talk to all the right people. I've moved from feeling I had no possibilities, to wondering which great opportunity I should choose! Thank you so much, Joanne!
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