Combining a First Class Honours degree in Psychology, Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Executive Certificate in Positive Psychology Coaching, Jo understands human behavior and the drivers which influence motivation and performance. Living the ethos of her business, Jo is constantly striving for personal and professional growth. She is an active member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), International Coach Federation (ICF) and Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA), stringently upholding each association’s professional code of ethics and commitment to professional development.
Jo has been leading, mentoring, training, coaching and inspiring people to achieve their full potential for over 25 years. A successful Manager, she has held leadership positions across diverse fields including Human Resources, Sport Management and Disability Services, both in Australia and overseas. As Area Manager SA/NT for the Australian Public Service Commission, Jo was responsible for leadership, human resource development and ethical conduct across the Commonwealth sector. She has over 20 years experience as a public speaker, trainer and group facilitator working with local, national and international organisations and audiences within the disability, sport, HR and personal development contexts. She is an engaging and effective trainer and facilitator.
Jo’s drive, determination and success extend well beyond her professional career. Overcoming the challenges of visual impairment, Jo has accomplished personal feats of courage and resilience, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and trekking to Everest Base Camp. As a member of the Australian Disabled Ski Team, Jo not only represented Australia as our first female visually impaired ski-racer, but developed many of the personal and professional traits that have shaped her success in life. Jo believes in giving back to her community through voluntary involvement in mentoring, youth leadership, charities and local committees. She recently helped build a house for a family living in poverty in rural Nepal through Habitat For Humanity, and she is a volunteer with Camp Quality in Adelaide.
Alcohol & other Drugs Council of Australia
Brain & Mind Research Institute
Masters in cognitive science
Chief Executive Officer- CQ Medicare Local
PB Performance Coaching
Menzies Centre University of Sydney
Personal Best Consulting
Orygen Youth Health
Torres Strait Regional Council
Arbuthnot & Associates
Director of Communications
Harvey Risk Management Pty Ltd