I’m Jo, I’m originally from Scotland but left ten years ago. I traveled the world (click here for postcards from my travels) lived in Bermuda for six years and for the last four years I’m very happy to have called Sydney home. I feel so lucky to live in this amazing part of the world and I’m passionate about getting out there and making the most of it.
I’m an active surf lifesaver and instructor at Coogee Surf Lifesaving club, it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life, I feel like I’ve truly become part of the community, made some wonderful friends and got fit in the process! I also enjoy; yoga, Pilates and training for triathlons.
After 13 years as a Chartered Accountant, i was burnt out, stressed out and I had discovered a passion for health and wellness through my own struggles with weight and emotional eating. I hit rock bottom in 2012 when my weight was around 103kgs (it was probably more but I was in denial and weighed in at 103kgs on a day I felt I’d lost a bit!), and I was faced with a choice; give up and be obese forever or chose life and figure out how to change it. Years before that moment, I had already started on my health journey. I spent some time detoxing in Thailand and discovered what healthy food actually is but I hadn’t been in a place to actually use my knowledge.
I started studying with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition to become a Health Coach, and it’s changed my life. But that was just the start of an incredible journey into the world of personal development and business to where I have truly found my passion. I am a self-confessed course junkie and am also a Certified Transformational Life coach, Master NLP Practitioner and an Advanced EFT Practitioner.
Emotional Freedom Technique or ‘tapping’ is a proven way to break through barriers and limiting beliefs that stop us reaching our goals, it is incredibly effective with; physical and emotional pain, anxiety, emotional eating, fears, stress and cravings. When practiced along with NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) it’s a powerful combination and a great way to get real lasting results.
I am fascinated by the power of our minds, specifically our subconscious minds, and believe true power and change comes from aligning our underlying values and beliefs with the habits and behaviours we are trying to create. Without this vital step will power and work ethic alone will NEVER allow you to reach your full potential and it will always feel like one step forward and two back!
After all those years in finance, I realized there was a way to combine my new passion along with my previous training and I now focus on Success coaching for entrepreneurs , breaking through money blocks and limiting beliefs, wealth consciousness (if you’ve never heard of it you need to get familiar with it FAST, if you want to live the life of your dreams) and positive mindset all with the side benefit of overcoming emotional eating. The same reasons you emotionally eat are generally the same ones holding you back in your business. Finally achieving your goals is possible, you just have to believe it is and then take some inspired action! That’s where i’m here to help!
I believe we all have the power within ourselves to change, and with the help of EFT & NLP strategies it’s finally possible to easily reach our goals and live our happiest, best life. I’m here to guide you on that mission and achieve lasting change. Dream BIG!
I have studied to become a Health Coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and I am an Advanced EFT or ‘Tapping’ Practitioner, I studied with Andrew Lewis, a certified trainer with the Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques (AAMET). I am also a Certified Master NLP Practitioner, I studied with Laureli Blyth of the the Worldwide Institutes of NLP. Laureli is one of the top 30 NLP trainers in the world and I was privileged to get to train with her. In addition, I am a Certified Transformational Life Coach with Gina De Vee’s Divine Living Academy. I graduated in the Top 5 of over 200 women! I am registered with the International Institute for Complementary Therapies (IICT) and The Australian Board of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (ABNLP). I have also completed Tony Robbins Mastery University, Life & Wealth Mastery, Business Mastery & Leadership Academy. And am a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland.
Lastly, I am also a motivational speaker, author & run online courses.