Jo has an extensive background in business, having worked in both senior executive roles and as a coach and consultant across a wide variety of industry sectors. Jo’s experience has allowed her to work at all levels within organisations, across all settings, from the factory floor to the executive office in both large, global corporates as well as small to medium enterprises.

Known for her pragmatic and commercial style, whilst maintaining approachability, Jo’s career has spanned large, global corporates, as well as consulting to smaller organisations in both the not for profit and professional services sectors. She has worked for such iconic organisations as Sydney Water, Nestlé, Orange Business Services, GE, Nokia Siemens Networks, Boots’ and National Australia Bank: across sectors as diverse as Financial Services, Utilities, FMCG & manufacturing, property, Technology, Media and Not For Profit and the Small Business sector.

Having spent over twenty years partnering businesses internally, Jo’s passion for partnering businesses through change, structuring for success as well as organisational, executive and leadership coaching and career management has driven her to partnering and coaching leaders in developing and implementing best practice people solutions in response to their specific needs.

Committed to ongoing, professional development, Jo holds a Bachelor of Business, a Master of Organisational Development & Training, and has a Master of Applied Science (Psychology of Coaching) from The University of Sydney. She is an Accredited Level 3 Organisational (Executive) Coach through the Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership, and amongst her professional memberships, is an active member of Australian Institute of Company Directors, The University of Sydney Coaching & Mentoring Association, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a Certified Professional Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute and a Member of the International Coach Federation.

Jo fulfils her lifelong learning passion by working as a Sessional Academic at Macquarie University, as part of the Macquarie Business School, specialising in the areas of Leadership, Management and Strategic Human Resources as well as teaching on the MBA program at the Australian Institute of Business.

Education & Certifications 

  • M Applied Science (Psychology of Coaching) – University of Sydney
  • Level 1, 2 & 3 Accreditation (Executive & Organisational Coaching)
  • Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership
  • M Organisational Development & Training -Southern Cross University
  • B Bus (Personnel Mgt & IR) – Charles Sturt University
  • DiSC administrator – Accredited
  • Hogan Assessment Systems – Accredited

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership Development and Coaching
  • Personal / Organisational Effectiveness
  • Facilitation
  • Talent Management & Organisation Culture
  • Organisation Design & Development
  • Career Management & Transition

Industry Sectors

  • Small to Medium Enterprises
  • Professional Services
  • Not for Profit
  • Financial Services
  • Public Sector
  • FMCG
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Property
  • Technology

To find out more or to register your interest for Realise Business Mastermind, reach out to Realise Business by emailing, or call us on 02 9545 5900.

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