What clients say about working with Jojo
When I started working with Jojo, I thought my problems were insurmountable and change was impossible. I was battling imposter syndrome in a management role and had relapsed after 2 years of sobriety due to difficult family dynamics. I didn’t trust the choices I was making as a parent and I felt utterly overwhelmed.
During my transformational coaching, all of these issues received attention and improved thanks to Jojo’s skilled and gentle approach. I began to believe in myself and to feel empowered for the first time in forever. I completed a Management Qualification and set boundaries with family members. I completed dyslexia training to better support my son’s learning. I quit smoking and no longer dreaded work.
During this time, I had a serious accident and Jojo was one of the first people I wanted to contact. In those initial weeks, Jojo messaged me every day and I have no doubt this speeded up my healing. Working with Jojo is like an injection of positivity, self-belief and magic, her care is deep and genuine. I recommend coaching with Jojo wholeheartedly and without hesitation. It’s the best investment I’ve made in ME and my lovely family and department feel the benefit too!
I have worked with Jojo for the last 7 months. Now I can’t even recognise the lady I was before then. I was broken, depressed and felt utterly defeated. My relationship with my two daughters was at an all time low. I was numbing the unbearable pain with alcohol.
Jojo gave me hope and reassurance. From the beginning, she assured me that not only would the relationships repair, they would strengthen. If I worked on myself, with her support and guidance, all would come well.
I desperately wanted and needed to believe this, but it seemed more than I could hope for. “Trust the process “ was Jojo’s simple instruction and, because I had nothing else, I did. And by God did it work!!
I did as Jojo instructed “Keep on keeping on”, and the miracles kept happening. Today the relationships with my family (daughters, grandchildren and son-in-law) are better than they have ever been. My brother and sister are overjoyed by the changes that have taken place. But what I didn’t expect is the change in me. Changing the “contents of the glass” was only the beginning.
Now I am content, strong, happy and so much more confident. Now I know I am a kind, loving person who deserves a good life. I also know, for the first time in my life, that I am good enough and I will no longer tolerate “intolerable behaviour“.
Life is very simple and straightforward. I have cemented key relationships with family and friends. I have also gently exited relationships that were not good for me. I sleep well (huge change), I eat well and exercise daily.
Literally, on a daily basis I am asked “ Have you lost weight?” “Have you changed your hair?” I am told “You look different”. These external observations are a result of change happening on the the inside, and for that I thank my amazing “Soul Navigator” Jojo. How blessed was I to encounter her!
I was just over 10 months sober when I had my discovery call with Jojo. It was a game changer. I knew something had shifted within me and I needed to sit with it.
Then 6 weeks later I asked for help. At that time, I felt very despondent with my sober choice and was wondering about the point of it all. Jojo recognised I needed help to unravel my thoughts and feelings.
I’m not 100% sure why it took me so long to ask for her help. Maybe because I have always found it difficult to ask for help and I felt I might not have anything of substance to talk about.
The important thing is that I DID work with Jojo and WOW, it was a revelation!
As I am writing, I find words aren’t enough to describe the work Jojo does.
She has a confidence and assurance that let you know you are right where you should be, or at least put you on a path to where you need to be. She is so strong and yet incredibly gentle, so enthusiastic and encouraging.
After each call I had goosebumps or ‘truthbumps’ as Jojo calls them.
The power and impact of those calls are still felt so strongly now. Her magic seemed to twirl around me and crystallize possibilities and potentialities that I hadn’t realized were what I needed to act on.
Since our calls, I have felt a peace that goes deep in my soul. I feel like my soul has been hugged and loved. My mind has been opened to endless opportunities for my future, for which I’m so excited. I am currently looking through samples of my new tiny business logo. Something I never expected to be saying a few months ago.
Jojo is honest and truthful – someone less scrupulous would have booked me in for more sessions, but not Jojo. She recognised the exact amount of work she needed to do with me and offered to refund the unused pre-booked sessions, or bank them for future use.
Wherever you are on your journey, if you feel lost and unsure of where you need to be, I cannot recommend Jojo enough.
Trust her to work her magic, let her unravel your thoughts, let her enthuse over your ideas and encourage you to take those steps. You will never regret asking for her help.
On the 7th March 2021, after over 10 years of being in a destructive cycle of trying to stop drinking, I decided to give it one last try. By this stage I was completely broken, and whilst on the face of it I was holding together a good job and family home, I could see that the pieces were falling down around me and that the path I was on was only going one way.
I think like many people, I hit a series of small rock bottoms, each one dismissed as not that bad, until, before I knew it, I was accepting that this was the way my life was. I was very unhappy. And it was that bad!
As part of this attempt, which I didn’t expect to be any different to the others, I was introduced to Jojo and to say I was sceptical is something of an understatement. However, as the days started to mount up, I couldn’t deny that there was something comforting about Jojo’s calmness on Group calls so I booked a discovery call when I was around 50 days into the process.
From the beginning, talking to Jojo was easy and I genuinely looked forward to our weekly calls – we talked every week for a year. I never slept the night after our calls as my mind would be whirring – in a positive way. Whilst I can talk for England, I am actually very closed off about a lot of my fears and it would take me all week to process some of the things I had talked about. It was a critical part of my becoming sober, and more importantly, helped me find joy in a sober life. I am still working through some areas that we explored together, and I expect this to be an ongoing process for me. I am a slow learner! Not only did I benefit – the relationships with my family aligned to where they should be. In particular, I was able to help my son on the right path, and Jojo was an instrumental part of that.
I have found it difficult to write this testimonial, not because I am not forever grateful for what Jojo did for me, but because I have struggled to believe that the changes I have made are actually happening for me. My work made me critically unhappy but, although I planned to leave, I never actually thought I would have the courage to make that final step. I always thought my ingrained concerns would make a stand at the last moment and keep me trapped. However, I can now finally accept that this is happening for me. Jojo helped me to see that a heartfelt desire and commitment can set you on the right path. And that I deserve this.
I feel very privileged that I have benefitted from Jojo’s guidance and wisdom and I hope that I can honour this by living the best life I can. Jojo was instrumental in saving not only my life, but allowing my 8 year old self to have a go at living her dream and believe in magic again.
I used to think that being a strong successful women was to boss it at work and in my social life. For many years, in my 20’s and 30’s, this was the case and, to be honest, I had no responsibilities and no problem with rocking up to work with a massive hangover and then performing just as well, sometimes better, to hide the fact (or so I thought..).
I won’t lie – I had some amazing experiences, I loved my life and made some seriously good memories that I wouldn’t change.
But all this changed in my 40’s… I met the love of my life, I wanted to become a mum (that one shocked even me!) and I don’t think I knew how much this would change who/what I needed to be – as a still working business owner and then a mum…
At first I found being a mum incredibly hard. Previously, in my work life, I could control everything. I guess this is why I could control how/when to drink. But being a mum you don’t have the same control, and I found that very quickly I was not coping. So, once my drinking would not pose a physical danger to my child (e.g. through breastfeeding), I went back to my good old support ‘wine’. Oh wine how I thought I had missed you! But it didn’t work, it didn’t help, and I lost control very quickly.. to a degree I had never experienced. And being in lockdown exacerbated everything.
I knew I needed help. Although I didn’t have an actual ‘rock bottom’ I had lots and lots of ‘oh god no… I can’t do this again.. not like this..this is hell on earth’. I had to know why I felt the need to self-medicate to escape my life. Enter the wonderful, beautiful Jojo.
Jojo has a way of helping you get to the real issues, but at your pace. It is your self-discovery, your work, and I truly believe that this is the only way to find out how to heal yourself, to get to know the real you again. Because, for many of us, that person was lost a long, long time ago.
I still boss it now as a mum and a business owner, but I have accepted that I need help. Help that did not involve alcohol. In fact, as my path gets more bright and more beautiful every day, I know it’s because I now don’t drink! Thank you Jojo from the bottom of my and my little family’s hearts. #KOKO (keep on keeping on) always!
“I began working with Jojo when I was around 6 months sober. Having stopped drinking, I found I was dealing with a lot of unresolved issues from my past, low self esteem and negative self talk. This had all come to the surface when I became sober and had bothered me for as long as I can remember. I had spent most of my adult life either on anti depressants or drinking daily in an attempt to quieten my anxiety and stop the continuous negative thoughts about myself.
“Jojo is an excellent listener and easy to talk to. Her support without judgment was indispensable. The challenges within the Fish Followers Society offer a great sober community to connect with. Jojo helped me frame a new perspective about alcohol and nicotine. She encouraged me to focus on my goal of creating a life free from alcohol and suggested things that I could do to further solidify my recovery. She is truly caring and compassionate. When going through coaching for personal challenges, it is critical to have someone that cares about your success and understands what you’re going through. Jojo does both. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to work with her and gain some of her incredible insight and knowledge. I am forever grateful for all of the tools, support and advice she has provided to help me on my sober journey. I will continue to practice them as I work to improve my life…one day at a time.“
When I first met Jojo, I was mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted. I had been a heavy drinker for over twenty years and I drank wine most nights. During lockdown, I was working at home and homeschooling. As a single parent this brought my stress to a whole new level and I knew I had to take action.
I was desperate to stop drinking and thanks to Jojo’s support and guidance, I will soon celebrate my first Soberversary.
Jojo is probably the most serene person I have ever met. She is kind, calm, empathetic and guides you with a very gentle hand. I had lost perspective on my life and I was overwhelmed by my perceived failings and the limitations I had placed on myself.
Jojo has helped me to reconnect with my inner strength and resilience. She has taught me the importance of self care and that asking for help is not a weakness. She has helped me identify my strengths and to recognise the possibilities and opportunities that lie ahead. I have regained my belief in myself and my pride in all that I have overcome.
I highly recommend working with Jojo to anyone who wants to stop drinking and make positive changes in their life. My life has been utterly transformed in the past year and I can honestly say I have not felt this well and this happy for a very long time. I will be forever grateful to Jojo for all her help and support and I know I will return to her in the future if I need further guidance.
Jojo, my Sober Soul Navigator, is helping me find the girl I lost to alcohol.
I started drinking at 16 and was a problem drinker from the start. I always felt like an outsider, no matter the groups I was in, and wished so much to blend in and to be loved. The problem with alcohol and I is that I do not have an off button and would end up drunk and in terrible states. In later years I drank most days. I didn’t realise this until I stopped drinking, but alcohol was my numbing medicine, a pain killer. I thought I was a happy positive person, but alcohol simply plastered over any cracks and helped me forget anything I didn’t want to deal with.
I found Jojo through Sober Fish, aka Dawn. Dawn helped me give up the alcohol through some amazing challenges in her Fish Followers Society membership group during lock down in 2020. Initially I believed that I had no trauma, no issues from the past, I believed that I drank as it was addictive and while that is partly true, once I had 8 months under my belt, I realised that there was more to the drinking than simply it being addictive and so I signed up with Jojo.
I was sceptical at first, I won’t lie. I’ve never been spiritual, and I am not in any way religious and I’ve not had good experience with counselling in the past and so I wondered how this could help me, especially as I believed I had no major issues lurking in the past to work through, I mean I had the best parents so what could the issue be?
In my sessions with Jojo she listens, we talk like old friends, I think for a couple of weeks and she listens again. She helps me see things differently and with greater clarity than I have ever had. She is magical, whatever it is that she does, it just works. She is an experienced transformational life coach and I have no hesitation recommending her services to anyone who may need guidance and support to help them on their way to living their best life.
I have never been happier or felt more free since I embarked on this Sober Soul journey and I can’t wait to celebrate my 1st soberversary on 1st May 2021.
“I signed up for a 12 week programme with Jojo to help me focus on me. In 2020 I had gotten into a rut. I was piling on weight, not exercising, drinking 2-3 times a week and working ridiculous hours. I was tired, grumpy and unhappy and every day was a struggle. Now with Jojo’s help I no longer drink, I go out walking most days, I eat so much better and have started to lose weight. I have also set boundaries in work. I am so much more productive in work and in the house. I am so much happier and my anxiety has disappeared. But most of all I am a much better mum to my 2 beautiful boys. I am so much more patient and I spend a lot more quality time with them. My life has literally transformed and it’s all thanks to Jojo, she is my fairy godmother who gave me the confidence and strength to change my life. If I could bottle up how I feel now I would be a millionaire! I’m so grateful for my new lease of life and have no hesitation of recommending Jojo’s services to anyone.”
“Although I didn’t have a dependency issue with alcohol, I have been working with Jojo on my compulsive and addictive relationship with food. To me, Jojo’s presence by itself was amazingly calming and responsibly refreshing. She helped me to see through the lies I was telling myself about the lack of my own power, to create the life I truly desire. As a result of my work with Jojo, I have been able to access the deeper truth about my self and develop a greater trust to the intelligence of life itself that has contributed to my own transformation. Before, our time together I was filled with accumulated resentment, mistrust and fear. Every session with her opened up unseen possibilities in my own empowerment. If you are like me on the Path of Inner Power and self-actualization and struggle with any form of addiction, I highly recommend to allow yourself to be supported by Jojo. She is on a Divine Mission.”
“Being completely honest I had secretly questioned my alcohol use for a few years, but I excused it – kidding myself into believing i was in control , maybe I was maybe I wasn’t but that seriously changed when heartbreak hit. A sudden loss of a serious relationship sent me spiralling, and 2019 was a complete washout of heavy binge drinking and depression. I was a lost soul, barely scratching the surface of life, I was just about surviving. I found myself risking my job, my livelihood, my home, and a lot worse! I hated looking in the mirror, I hated the person I had become. And then On the 1st jan 2020 I serendipitously found Jojo who instantly filled me warmth, trust and confidence to allow me to share my biggest darkest secret. My drinking had now gotten out of control. To allow myself to be heard was revolutionary. We began one on one coaching and it’s been a journey. Together we have broken down the unresolved trauma to allow me to heal. We have unpicked childhood trauma and acknowledged it’s ok, it wasn’t my fault. We have dug deep to understand my Alcohol misuse, and learnt new coping mechanisms whilst unlearning old ones. Most importantly she helped me believe I can change, I can be that person I want to be. Trust myself. Nearly a year on , and I don’t recognise that person I was last year. I now no longer betray myself and do things that risk losing my lifelong career. Well just the opposite i’ve had my head in the books and studied and just recently got promoted at work something I don’t think I’d have achieved without Jojo. Best thing I’ve ever done was to dig deep and ask myself why I am like I am and do the things the way I do. It takes a lot of work and intentionality but getting to know myself on a deeper level has allowed me to thrive . Honestly would I have done that without Jojo? No I wouldn’t . Time to thrive not survive.”
“I decided to sign up to a 12 week programme with JoJo whilst on my sober journey. I was surprised how much I was able to slowly peal away the emotional layers (which had been buried by consuming alcohol) for years. JoJo supported me to open up and talk. Talk about how I felt.. connecting my current emotions to my past.. If it wasn’t for JoJo I wouldn’t have worked on my inner strength.. she guided me.. to trust the unfolding…
Having Jojo as my Transformational Coach…
* I’m starting to focus on me… nurturing the child within
* Focusing on my values… who I am… to give, support and to inspire others
* To keep growing my pillars of strength
* To follow my dreams…
* I’ve booked a Pilates Retreat abroad (something I wouldn’t have done without Jojo’s guidance) I’ve booked additional courses to help others too.
Jojo is a truly amazing person who luckily came into my life when I desperately needed someone with her gift. A compassionate, trusting, caring woman who has given me the belief… to listen to my heart and trust the unfolding.. From the bottom of my heart… Thank you”
“12 weeks ago I was 72 days sober… and struggling. Yes the alcohol was gone but the inner turmoil, the fight I’d been having in my own head for the whole of my adult life was getting harder. I wasn’t drowning it out now & life was really hard. I knew I needed more than to just be sober. I needed to try & fix this mental head of mine. I reached out to Jojo. I had no idea if she could help me or not, but maybe she could point me in the right direction? And there began the first day of the rest of my life. I’ve had counseling over the years, alcohol counselling, cbt, psychotherapy… But none of it worked for me. Maybe I didn’t try hard enough or maybe I just wasn’t ready who knows? But I do know this works! The coaching with Jojo is LIFE changing! It’s no magic pill… There’s no wand.. But it works. Instead of sitting talking ‘at’ someone, Jojo feeds back to you & works with you to work through your issues. It’s hard to put into words why & how it all comes together. But what I do know is that I am a different person to who I was 12 short weeks ago. If someone had shown me how my life could change in such a short space of time by just showing up & working with Jojo, I’d have bitten their hand off. The little nuggets of information she passes on to you, that tiny shifting of behaviour & thinking she teaches you, the light bulb moments…its priceless. 12 weeks ago I was desperate. I hated the way I was, I felt trapped in my own messed up head & I couldnt see a way out. Today is different. Am I completely fixed? no…but I can see a future. I like me today. I am a powerful, ferocious, loving mother of 2 beautiful girls & I have a newfound zest for life. And I’ll keep on ‘fixing’ me cos that’s the journey. A journey I look forward to now & grateful to be on, every day. Jojo, from the bottom of my heart thank you. Thank you for giving me my life back.“