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THE FULL STORY:

 

Johanna Parker is a vibrant, heart-centred life and confidence coach, international speaker, speaker coach, coach trainer, authenticity-advocate and founder of Heart Sparks.

 

She has a professional background in social work, crisis intervention and emergency response, counselling, leadership, advocacy and project work for systemic change in the youth homelessness sector prior to her lauded work as a coach. Following tertiary study in social welfare and psychology and certificates in suicide intervention, mediation, cognitive behavioural therapy and alcohol and other drug support services,  she became a life coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited coaching course at the Beautiful You Coaching Academy, where she now also works as a Senior Trainer, supporting incredible people from all over the world to become phenomenal life coaches and build successful coaching businesses.

 

Hailed by Women’s Fitness Magazine as a ‘positivity expert’, over the past ten years she has empowered thousands of young people and adults across not-for-profit, local government, educational, entrepreneurial and community settings to become more connected to themselves, unearth their passions, confidently embrace their uniqueness, challenge fear and negative thinking and implement sustainable change to build incredible, purposeful lives.

 

Her work has been featured in a range of print and online media, including Renegade Collective Magazine, ELLE Magazine, CLEO Magazine, Huffington Post, The Daily Guru, Inspired Coach Magazine and ROOOAR Magazine. She has appeared live on many national radio broadcasts and on national television, where she has also been a strong campaigner against youth homelessness in Australia.

 

Jo is an active volunteer in many community development and empowerment initiatives and she has been a Director for Rotary International District 9780’s Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) program since 2010. She is dedicated to living a life in service  to others and loves sharing ideas and practical tools that her audiences, readers and clients alike can apply and reapply for the rest of their lives.

 

 

THE SHORT VERSION:


Johanna Parker is a vibrant, heart-centred life and confidence coach, international speaker, speaker coach, coach trainer, authenticity-advocate and founder of Heart Sparks.

 

Hailed by Women’s Fitness Magazine as a ‘positivity expert’, over the past ten years she has empowered thousands of young people and adults across not-for-profit, local government, educational, entrepreneurial and community settings to become more connected to themselves, unearth their passions, confidently embrace their uniqueness, challenge fear and negative thinking and implement sustainable change to build incredible, purposeful lives.

 

Her work has been featured in a range of print and online media, including Renegade Collective, ELLE Magazine, CLEO Magazine, Huffington Post, The Daily Guru, Inspired Coach Magazine and ROOOAR Magazine. She has appeared live on many national radio broadcasts and on national television, where she has also been a strong campaigner against youth homelessness in Australia.

 

For interview, expert comment, podcast and general media enquires, contact info@heartsparks.com.au

 

 

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Johanna has featured in numerous media sources (print, digital, courses, television, radio, podcasts etc.) including:

 

 

 

For interview, expert comment, podcast and general media enquires, contact info@heartsparks.com.au

 

 

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Testimonials

“Johanna shines with authenticity and has an innate way of connecting instantaneously to her audience.  She particularly has a special way of inspiring young people and young adults to be their true and best selves, and that’s because she is constantly challenging herself to lead her own true and best life.” – Julie

 

“Johanna is a new kind of leader. She inspires intention-led living with her every interaction and her ability to connect and affect people is profound. She shows such depth, substance and infectious kindness.” – Jade

 

“Johanna is impressive and engaging with an easily-relatable storytelling style. She delivers a strong message to diverse audiences.” – Luke

 

“Johanna is thoughtful in her choice of words, full of wisdom and instantly makes her audience feel comfortable and as though anything is possible. She’s born to do the work that she does.” – Amanda

 

“She gave me the courage to find my inner strength – something I always knew deep down was there but struggled to let shine – and to face my fears.” – Jenny

 

“Jo is absolutely devoted to her vision of building positivity, self-love and confidence in every individual she connects with.” – Tanya

 

“When you talk about ‘spark’ Johanna, owner of Heart Sparks is absolutely the epitome of it.  She is an energised, passionate and enthusiastic business owner, who has completely found truth in the saying “do that which makes you happy”.  – Enterprise Geelong

 

“Jo helped me rid my nasty girl thoughts and truly empowered my self belief and self love.” – Bianca

 

“Jo changed my life. I am now calm, kind to myself, more health conscious and much more realistic while still working hard.” – Chelsea

 

“I am taking better care of myself, I feel more free, I am living my life more and I have swapped old patterns, beliefs and habits for affirming new ideas and mindsets.  Jo, you are an amazing coach.” – Connie

 

 

The above are excerpts from lengthier statements of praise. A comprehensive bank of testimonials from Johanna’s clients can be viewed here.

 

You can learn more about Jo and her personal journey to Heart Sparks, here.

 

 

For interview, expert comment, podcast and general media enquires, contact info@heartsparks.com.au