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Having worked in the international development sector for 14 years, I now work as a consultant supporting clients to navigate complexity and help bring about change. I am a qualified executive coach with training in partnership brokering.


My work with a range of different organisations has provided me with rich and diverse experiences of what it means to work in the sector, and an understanding of how coaching can support sustainable social change.

Experience & ​Credentials


MSc in Globalisation and Development

BSc in Economics and Geography

Prince2 Practitioner 

ILM-accredited diploma
in Executive Coaching


ICF-accredited diploma
in Personal Performance Coaching

ANLP-accredited diploma

in Neuro Linguistic Programming

Partnership Brokering and Remote Partnership Brokering

Trained Systemic Coach
Accredited to use Team Connect 360

Envisia Learning
Trained to use Innate, Career Profile Inventory, NeuroTeamView, Resilience Inventory, Momentor

Accredited Practictioner of DISC©

Associate Certified Coach
(in application)

Specific experience includes:

Coaching senior executives within UNDP on their Executive Coaching Programme

Coaching managers within UNICEF as part of their LeadOn management programme

Coaching founders to establish and grow their ethical business

Coaching senior executives within a large non-governmental organisation

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Through her clever questioning technique, Jo has helped me open up my mind to new possibilities and options. I loved Jo’s warm yet professional nature and her wise words often lingered in my mind for weeks after our sessions

Business Owner, June 2019

My Story

I’m lucky to have an interesting and diverse career that has helped drive and inform what I do now.

I care deeply about what I do and even though I now support leaders and their teams to perform at their best, it hasn’t always been this way. The turning point came when I was struggling in a demanding leadership role and was supported by an executive coach.


She helped me focus on things that mattered and re-evaluate how I was working. It was a supportive process and I realised that coaching could make a real difference in the international development sector.


The experience made me re-think what I was doing and how I was working and I subsequently trained, and now practice, as a professional coach in the international development sector.


My professional journey started as an English teacher in Nepal, and has since involved various positions of increasing seniority, with employers including international NGOs, grassroots organisations, overseas government(s), multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors (DFID, UNICEF and World Bank) and international development consultancy firms. 

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