Heart Sparks | As a Coach

As a Coach

Bianca Romeo
I went into my coaching series with Jo very confused and cluttered with my thoughts on what I was truly passionate about.  She made me feel incredibly warm and welcomed after our first session together and I knew I was in the right hands.  I have never felt as empowered or inspired as I have with Jo cheering me on and supporting my every move.  My experience with Jo was life-changing, she helped me rid my nasty girl thoughts and truly empowered my self belief and self love.  She is one of the most amazing life coaches I know and I am so grateful to have worked with her.


 Bianca Romeo   :   Fitness and Lifestyle Coach,  Bianca Romeo





Jo changed my life. When I connected with her for coaching I was feeling emotionally drained, burnt out, isolated and lethargic. I felt like I wasn’t good enough and knew that where I was wasn’t sustainable. After our first session together I already had a glimmer of hope and my overall time working with Jo was wonderful, healing and exciting. I am now calm, kind to myself, more health conscious and much more realistic while still working hard. There is much more flow in my life and I am excited for what lies ahead!


Chelsea Wharton





While in the process of starting my coaching business I wanted to work out how to be more of my authentic self.  I wanted a better relationship with myself and had been struggling to really ‘get going’ in my business.  I knew that as a Beautiful You Coaching Academy Senior Trainer Jo would have an amazing standard of coaching and having heard her speak at events I was also confident that she would be a great coach for me.  She was!  I loved and looked forward to my sessions with Jo and I felt so empowered, supported and heard with her. The way she called me out on things not only showed me that she was so very present with me, but also that she really cared.  She supported me to face up to what was holding me back from being my best self.  Thanks lovely Jo!  I am now an authentic and more confident person and business owner who works through problems rather than going around them.  Your voice still rings in my mind confirming that I need to get out there and share what I know with others and that means so much to me.


Lucy Brindley   :   Law of Attraction Coach, Lucy Evelyn





I contacted Jo for coaching because I wanted a lifestyle overhaul.  I was feeling incredibly overwhelmed with the number of demands on my time and frustrated at the lack of forward movement in my business.  I wanted to start living and having fun.  I felt so incredibly understood and supported by Jo and always came away from our sessions buzzing.  My experience of working with her was inspiring and insightful and I can’t express enough my immense gratitude for her support, care and ability to hold me accountable to the things most important to me.  I am now 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 Ng   :   Holistic Life Coach + ITA Energy Medicine Practitioner,  Emerge





When I made the decision to start coaching with Jo I was feeling stuck.  I was struggling with finding a way to shift my life into a space that made me feel alive and I wanted things to change, but didn’t have the confidence or know how to make it happen.  I felt terrified going into my first session with Jo but at the end of it already felt motivated and excited to get started.  Working with Jo was momentous and heart-opening.  I now handle stress and being overwhelmed so much better than I used to and I’m more of a friend to myself, which has really helped me in tackling the fear I have around making big changes in my life.  I can’t think of anything you could have done to support me better Jo, thank you for exuding authenticity and kindness.







Jo is a positive, confident, grounded source of pure, unwavering light and working with her has been incredibly inspirational, uplifting and life-changing for me. Before having Jo as my coach life felt very chaotic. Finding and holding space for my own self-care, dreams and passions felt so hard because all of my time was dedicated to hospital visits and therapies for my daughter and taking care of my family. But right from our first session together, Jo gave me hope. She allowed me to be real, vulnerable and human and supported me to hold a self-care practice at the heart of everything I do. I now feel confident to show up as myself in my life. I have a deep trust and awareness that I am on the right path and miraculous things are continuing to unfold within my own sense of self, my relationships and my work. Thank you Jo. With your guidance and support, I feel so blessed that I have been able to create a truly luminous life. Your work expands through to my family also, which is such a powerful thing to help a Mum like me.


Natalie Roberts   :   Founder, Miracle Mama





Thank you so much Jo for holding a safe space for me to look at the ‘demons’ and the shadows. You were always so caring, kind and supportive and you helped explore the things that I knew were underlying how I was feeling but hadn’t allowed myself to really look at. I thought that this series might cover ‘business task’ to-do type things but instead it supported me to truly step into my truth and my authentic self, and to speak authentically from my heart.


Abby Lewtas   :   Life Coach, Abby Lewtas





Jo is a beautiful coach and person. Her coaching is the perfect mix of caring and supportive energy alongside challenging you to grow to be your best self and holding you accountable to your growth. Through my work with Jo I have been able let go and flow more with what is happening in my life and trust that everything will work out as it should. I have learnt to slow down and stop more, and to not push myself so hard to achieve my goals. I have developed deeper and more consistent self-care and soul-care practices. I will always be very grateful for Jo and her support, guiding me to be my best self.


Monique Michell-Moylan   :   Life + Passion Coach for Mothers, Love Life with Monique





Tamielle_BruntAs a student who is studying off-campus it was hard for me to keep motivated in my studies and doubt in my abilities set in.  Johanna has shared techniques which have helped me to stay focused and have allowed me to believe in myself.  Working with Jo has not only improved my motivation for study, but has also increased my self-confidence and changed my overall outlook on life.  I have grown to believe that I can achieve any goal that I set for myself, and I now know who I am and appreciate how I connect with those around me.  The way that Jo works with people is incredibly unique; she personalises every single session to focus on exactly what YOU need and her warm and friendly personality allows for inspiring sessions where you are the only one that matters!


 Tamielle Brunt   :   Student,  University of Queensland





Heart when no picI decided to find a life coach when I was in the early stages of starting my own coaching business.  I was struggling with self-care, dealing with a lot of overwhelm and was feeling really stuck with everything.  I wanted to move forward with my business feeling joyous instead of fearful and stressed.  I felt very supported, encouraged and comfortable right from the first session with Jo and I knew immediately that big things were going to come from working with her.  My entire perspective on self-care has changed thanks to Jo and I am now also a better, more patient, caring, generous mother – it feels amazing!  I have a confidence that I didn’t have before and through Jo I feel like I have been given permission to just be me and put myself out there.  I have not only moved forward with starting my business but I am now also clear on my own purpose as a coach.  Jo was there the whole way and gave so much of herself to me.  I am truly grateful.


Ebony James   :   Life Coach





I never imagined myself seeking out a coach, but the time I spent working with Jo has genuinely changed my perspective on life. She never told me what to do or think, but instead acted as a sounding board to bounce around ideas. She was never afraid to tell me to dig deeper and ask tough questions. I’m so grateful that with Jo’s support I’m far more positive, centred, and confident in myself and my own abilities.


Claire Morrissey





I came to work with Jo when I was feeling overwhelmed. I was trying to create a business that felt authentic but I was lacking confidence in what I wanted to do and feeling a lot of fear. I had worked with Jo before and knew that she would motivate me and support me wholeheartedly at a time when I needed focus and self belief. There will never be enough words to express how grateful I am for Jo’s support and encouragement. I now feel so much more aligned to who I am and how that shows up in my business. I no longer feel like I have to compartmentalise the different pieces of myself and I have solid plans, more confidence in myself and a website that I love! People around me have commented on how much more calm and happy I am and I know that is showing in my online presence, too.


Aimee Wilson   :   Intuition and Embodiment Coach / Equine Practitioner, Hello Yes Coaching



Sally Bailey

When I met Jo I was a very quiet person with low self esteem and no confidence at all.  I was going through a very rough patch with my job, home and family.  Living with people who couldn’t accept me was getting me nowhere, I was working a job that I hated going to every day, and I was very sad.  I felt like I was in one of my darkest moments.  With Jo I sat down and wrote a list of goals that I wanted to achieve in my life and we began working together towards them.  When things got tough, Jo was always ready to step in. I could always trust her enough to tell her what was going on. 
As a result of Jo’s knowledge and support, I managed to move out of the house I was living in, go to the doctor to assist my health, cut people out of my life who were not doing me any favours, change jobs, and gain the confidence to do more things independently, including reaching my goal of competing in fitness challenges (something I would never have done before).  I don’t know if she realises how much of an impact she has made on my life, but if it wasn’t for Jo I would not be the strong, confident, enthusiastic person I am today.


Sally Bailey   :   Massage Therapist





I came to Jo for coaching when I was feeling very unhappy within myself, struggling a lot with work/life balance and needing a lot more direction in my business. I knew that life was too short to not be happy and I wanted to change the way I was feeling. I had never worked with a coach before but after our first session I already felt so happy – it was like a huge weight had lifted off my shoulders! Jo is so reliable and could not have supported me better. She even messaged me on Christmas Day!
Since working with Jo I cope much better with situations, I am much more patient with myself and others, I have much more direction in my business. and I am getting things done! I feel like a completely different person and have true purpose to my day, and to my life!
You have honestly changed my life Jo and I can’t thank you enough.


Jane Lampe   :   Florist,  Floreat Floral Design





I decided to work with Jo when I was studying life coaching myself. I was starting to think about what being a life coach meant for me and in that a lot of fear and self doubt came up. I knew Jo as the right person to support me with my own coaching skills and confidence and I knew that in working with her I would receive a very high quality service and be challenged in the best possible way. Working with Jo has truly lifted a weight off my shoulders. It has been an emotional, releasing and important part of my journey towards following my calling and having love in my life. Thank you Jo. I now feel confident, free and I know I am enough.


Brooke Wilson   :   Life Coach, Brooke Wilson Life Coaching 





I can’t start to describe how valuable working with Jo has been.  In a world where pressures and expectations come from every angle, it has been invaluable to have Jo’s support in order to clearly articulate and develop my sense of self, in addition to calving out my own path in life.  The journey to date has been incredible – well beyond anything I could have ever have imagined.







Sue Muller roundI had worked with coaches before but I chose Jo to support me through a long list of ‘non-negotiables’ that I needed to get done within a potentially stressful transition period of my life because I have always admired and respected her and the work that she does.  Jo was kind and she helped me to be accountable; she didn’t let me stumble.  The work that we did together really helped me to clearly envision and articulate the big picture of my life and business and make some serious progress in both areas.  Since working with Jo I have an inner calm and an extra shot of determination and fearlessness.  It was grounding, empowering, uplifting and so helpful to have her by my side and I am so grateful.  Thank you SO much for your help and support Jo, I feel so blessed to have worked with you.


Sue Muller   :   Life Coach + Founder,  Smile Chickie





Tristan_KnoopJo has been a wonderful coach and support person during the time that I have known her, and she has motivated and inspired me to be the best possible version of myself that I can be.  During a rough time in my life she provided unwavering and highly-skilled support and guidance, enabling me to feel empowered to take control of my situation by making the decisions that were right for me.  Her ability to actively listen and to provide clarity has led me to see the bigger picture in the most difficult of times.  This has made be a better person, and has allowed me to achieve the life goals I have set for myself.


Tristan Knoop   :   Employment Consultant,  WorkingOUT



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I emailed Jo after reading an article about her and Heart Sparks in Renegade Collective magazine.  I had been feeling stuck in my life and was concerned that my mindset was holding me back but at the same time didn’t know how to address it on my own.  Jo understood my concerns right from our first session and it felt great.  Working with her has been enlightening, empowering and reassuring.  I now have a much greater understanding of myself and how my thinking impacts my quality of life.  I feel much wiser and my friends have said that I am much less critical and less negative, too.  Thank you Jo for all your help.







As a Speaker Coach


From the first email to our last, Jo made me feel supported + made it so easy for me to open up, share my thoughts, concerns and fears and just as quickly, empowered me with knowledge and tools to move through them.  Since working with Jo, I am now a more confident speaker and feel ready to take on more opportunities with the skills I have learnt.  I cannot recommend working with Jo enough, her beautiful energy, years of experience and straight to the point style is the perfect combination.


Amy Mackenzie   :   Founder,  Designing Her Life + Solopreneur Society





When I started working with Jo as my Speaker Coach I thought that there was no way I would go through with an upcoming presentation I has scheduled to do. My self-doubt was consuming me. I imagined working with Jo would be wonderful – but it was so much more than that. I felt so at ease, accepted and understood and Jo’s approach was exactly what I needed. She went above and beyond for me and working with her exceeded what I could have imagined! I felt a real shift right from my first session with her and I knew then and there that I would go through with my speaking commitment after having wanted to pull out of it for SO long. After that first session I immediately got traction with the writing of my speech and for the first time was able to focus on what I wanted to share and how that was going to happen. I had a plan, support and a strong process to follow. Beautiful Jo made what seemed so undoable more than doable and while before working with her I would have never called myself a speaker, now I am much more open to speaking opportunities in the future!

Lenice Gaunt   :   Life + Wellness Coach / Mind Detox Practitioner





Being a speaker and standing on stage was on my dream board and I wanted a speaking career, but I wasn’t confident about speaking or my ability to make it happen.  I longed to feel confident on stage and share my message with others.  Working with Jo was one of the best decisions I have ever made!  Right from my first session with her I began feeling more confident as she helped me gently tune into myself and my messages more.  While working with her I crafted and delivered a keynote presentation at an event.  The feedback was amazing and I loved every moment I was speaking!  I now feel confident as a speaker and am super excited about future speaking opportunities.  Jo was so warm, nurturing and supportive.  Thank you, thank you, thank you Jo!  You saw the stars in my eyes and helped me spread my wings and fly.


Elva Li   :   Personal Brand Coach / Designer / Speaker, Elva Li