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 "Joanne is without doubt one of the most inspirational people I have dealt with in business. She is extremely likeable and does her background work in detail on the business and the individuals she deals with."

A very easy recommendation to write


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“Joanne is without doubt one of the most inspirational people I have dealt with in business. She is extremely likeable and does her background work in detail on the business and the individuals she deals with.”

A very easy recommendation to write

Tony Yates

Exective Director at BMI The Priory and Edgbaston Hospitals


“For a number of our Talent programmes, Jo has successfully run presentation skills workshop for our participants. Through delivering succinct, specific feedback to individuals, she has ensured that they are more focused on the elements of making a really impactful presentation.”

Jo Freeman

Talent & Leadership Development: Programme Manager (Future Leaders) at Nationwide Building Society


“Extraordinary – Jo brings to life anything she delivers. Her ability to “get into the minds of individuals” and then use her insight to lead individuals to first know themselves and then believe they can achieve allows people to move into a completely new paradigm of behaviour. Jo is also an exceptional coach, moving team and individual capability forward and she also goes out out of her way to provide individual support. Jo has a relaxed, engaging and approachable manner which enables her to relate to people at all levels. Jo’s sessions are always tailored and relevant to the needs of the business. Her sessions are always refreshing and interesting and she has an amazing ability to be able to bring a room of people together. She uses a variety of training/coaching techniques and always makes the session interesting and fun. Attendees often comment that they” want more” and that they will be able to apply the principles to their day to day role. I have worked with Jo whilst in two companies and I would have no hesitation in recommending Jo to anyone. A real pleasure to work with.”

Dawn Bettell
Group Learning and Development Manager
The Monarch Group

“I was really impressed by the results I achieved working with Jo. She is clearly extremely skilled as a coach but combines this with genuine passion for what she does and personal warmth. She was always thoroughly prepared for our sessions which meant they were well structured and focused on outcomes. But what sets Jo apart is her ability to carefully listen, adapt her approach, reflect back to you what you’ve discussed in a way that helps you reach your own conclusions about how to respond and ultimately provide practical techniques to help you progress. I really enjoyed the time I spent with her and feel that my own insight into my motivations, values and behaviour was improved in a way that was beneficial both to me and the company I worked for. Thanks Jo!”

Susie Lee-Kilgariff
Director at Northern Light Marketing Ltd

“Having hired Jo on numerous occasions, I can’t recommend her enough. To start with, Jo helped us work out what was really needed rather than just selling us what thought we needed – which would be the easiest option for her. During the planning phase, Jo demonstrated her in-depth knowledge of both the Insights system as well as the challenges faced in business. Jo is a very talented trainer and feedback from attendees was all about how engaging she was and how well she explained key learning points. If you work with Jo you will get results.”
Cindy Davis
Learning & Development Advisor UCAS

“Jo displays all the attributes which I would look for in any training provider.
She has a natural ability to engage with the individuals whom she trains or coaches.
She is very approachable and knowledgeable around her specialist subject areas.
Her passionate and enthusiastic approach enables her to gain confidence and trust from the people she trains. Jo is very flexible in her approach which enables her to deliver bespoke training programmes.

Helen Moore
HR Manager Parasol Group Ltd

“I hired Joanne to work with us on the ARUP graduate programme. She worked with a team of facilitators and I received tremendous feedback from the client as her group were delighted with the way she worked with them. I found her to be highly personable and reliable. I will definately employ her again without hesitation.”

Greg Robertson
The Grange Group

“Jo has worked with me on several client projects over the past two years.
With her practical understanding of sales and management as well as her expertise in using Insights (and other behavoural profiling tools) she has been able to quickly identify how and where to improve performance in those organisations. She is fully capable of working independently or as part of a team and generates real change through her infectious energy and development expertise.”

David Eaton-Jones

“I have had the pleasure of working with Jo Hopwood for many years and in the last 3 in particular she has played a key role in the development of my specialist management team. Jo’s enthusiasm is infectious and she is great fun to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending her to my colleagues and clients”

Tony Dunk – Establishment Director
St. James’s Place Wealth Management.

 “The coaching I received was very personal to me. Listening, concentrating and making personal commitments to act on were hard and often tiring. But I was coached by someone who really knows about people; as a result it was SO relevant and beneficial. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Jo Hopwood. She is friendly, inspirational and extremely committed.”

Lloyd Evans 
Marketing Manager Wesleyan Assurance

 “Jo delivered some outstanding work with us by using Insights as part of a major business development skills initiative. We used Insights for a specific client area (Investment Management) and Jo was excellent at preparing for the sessions, including positioning the Insights tool, its application and pre-work for the delegates. They arrived on the two day workshop eager to learn more and we at BDO Stoy Hayward were delighted with the energy and enthusiasm that Jo brought to the Insights sessions. Jo did such a great job, that she was invited to run an Insights session for the Investment Management Leadership Team on a management retreat to help them improve their team work and understanding of each other. I would strongly recommend Jo Hopwood who is an excellent consultant and facilitator to any organisation; it has been great working with her.”

Paul Welling
Learning and Development Manager Commercial HR and Development BDO Stoy Hayward


 “I have always enjoyed working with Jo because of her enthusiastic and innovative approach. When delivering to my Management Team she made sessions interactive, fun and practical and put the onus on the individual to take responsibility for their own development. In delivering training events Jo is ‘Awesome’ ! The workshops that she delivered were practical, engaging, packed with useful content and really met the needs of my team. Jo always delivers much more than we expect. She is passionate about development and enabling people to be at their best. She really cares about clients and achieving results, and as such, I have no hesitation in recommending Jo to anyone who is serious about development and is looking to work with a true professional to enable them to achieve their goals over the short, medium and long term.”

Peter Edwards Executive Director
St James’s Place Wealth Management 

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