Hi, I'm Jo

Retreat Leader, Life Coach, Therapist, Photographer, Traveler

I have 27 years experience in helping women live their best lives and I am here to help you live YOUR best life, right now.

Health

I believe that good health is one of our greatest assets. Emotional and physical wellbeing are key in helping us face adversity and live our best lives.

Fun

Life is not all work - pleasure and fun are important parts of our lives. (Headstands are my thing!) Balance is vital for you to create what you desire. 

Empathy

One of my greatest joys is being Gran to these five darlings. Family remind me of the importance of empathy, gratitude and forgiveness. 

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been wildly curious about knowing how the world works, how people think, how I can contribute. 

I’m privileged to have sat across from thousands of individuals, couples, and children deeply listening and holding sacred space for them for 27 years as a therapist and coach. 
I'm passionate about a lot of things! Travel, fitness, nutrition, psychology, dancing, yoga, writing, music, the environment...
My diverse interests and skills are an asset, making me a better coach and therapist to be able to help you see and identify YOUR unique strengths. 

I’m a deep-rooted Southerner, born and raised in a small town in Georgia. I’ve wandered the world, living in many countries.  

At eight years old, I knew deep in my bones there was more to the world than the small town I grew up in.
I didn’t know what the world had to offer but I made a promise to myself to find out.
 

I left Georgia after college graduation, to travel as much as I could.

I waited tables in fancy restaurants and worked my way to Alaska, sleeping in my car. 
I married, had two precious boys and we moved to an island in the South Pacific.
After five years, the marriage fell apart.
I returned to the United States as a single mom, brokenhearted and scared of how I would support myself and my children.

The journey to becoming a psychotherapist was long.

I spent years working with severely emotionally disturbed children and their families.
I started my private practice while also working in a psych hospital and mental health clinics.
I remarried and became a busy woman with no time for myself.
Then, when my boys left for college, I felt lost. I had spent years over-giving and over-committing to things I couldn't say no to. 

With the help of a skilled life coach, I learned how to take time for myself and get clear on my purpose.

I learned how to give myself permission to do what I wanted. I became a coach myself.
I vowed I would help other women avoid falling into the same traps. I became a retreat coach and found my passion.
We are meant to lead lives that are fulfilling and joyful so that we can show up in the world with our unique talents and personalities, and importantly, with our true selves.

Over to you:

Make the time to truly get to know yourself

 

This means showing up with all your unique abilities so that you can experience the world with joy and vibrance.

You deserve this.

And the world needs you to show up as you.

 

No matter what obstacles might show up, I believe that you have the power to overcome anything that gets in your way.

 

Being able to put yourself first involves determination and hard work but I’m here to guide and cheer you on.

 

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I am committed to helping you find balance and energy, purpose and joy in your life, right now.

I'm living my best life and I’m not stopping. I just turned 70 and I intend to keep standing on my head around the world and living wild and free as I can!
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Saying no is one of the BEST ways of taking care of yourself and getting what you want. 

Get the tools you need to say no with confidence and get clearer on the things you want to say YES to!
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