“When I began working with Jo, I was looking for how I could do more, more, more – be ever more efficient, more productive. What quickly became apparent through Jo’s coaching is that what I really needed to do was less, less, less. My commitments, business, personal, work, social and otherwise were at critical mass. I was completely out of balance with a healthier and more centred me – and thus, despite the constant grind, I was actually being less productive.
The process was fun, highly interactive and very skilful. Jo helped me to centre, prioritise, slow down and place my focus and energy on the most important things. She helped me to gain that all important goal clarity, and get some tighter strategy and realistic timelines in place. She was quick to spot my perfectionism, helping me reframe the mire of trying to make everything perfect and focus on ‘progress not perfection’.
There’s a saying by Abraham Lincoln: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe”. It may be a cliché but that resonated with me while working with Jo. I feel like she’s calmed me down and helped me to think in a more strategic way. I am clearer about my boundaries, and definitely feel a shift towards greater intellectual control and a more balanced outlook. Work is far more organised, more tactical and my business is sustaining itself nicely without overwhelming me – and as an added bonus, I have also lost 20lb in weight, no doubt an outcome of a more ordered mind.
Jo is down to earth, funny, and unpretentious and the sessions were a healthy reminder that life is only as serious as we make it. I look forward to continuing to work with Jo in the near future and recommend her highly.”