Testimonials

What clients say about working with Jojo

“I had a discovery call with Jojo after 50 days into my 2nd attempt at sobriety.
I had managed 86 days previously but this time I knew it was for good.
I didn’t know what to expect as I’d never had any experience of transformational coaching.
From the very beginning, I got a good feeling and Jojo made me feel very comfortable and at ease.
We met weekly, where I talked, she listened and I was able to gain a deeper understanding of the reasons behind my drinking.
With this clarity I was able to start examining my own limiting beliefs as Jojo guided me to learn to trust myself and practice self care so that I could begin a new way forward. I’ve learnt to step into my own power, talk to myself kindly and be much more comfortable in my own skin.
I am now over a year sober and so much more than the drink in my glass has changed. Coaching sessions with Jojo have been the game changer for me. I started out with a 12 week commitment and then upgraded to the 9 month VIP option.
My relationships are better with my husband, kids and at work. I have respect and love for myself which means I treat myself better.
My whole life is 100% better and I know that I wouldn’t have stayed sober without my work with Jojo.
She is a Life Magician and I will be forever grateful for the help and support she has given me.”
Emma Y

Primary School Teacher

Broken is an understatement of how I felt at the beginning of my journey.
Suffering with 20 years of heavy alcohol abuse, I had destroyed the connection with my own soul and replaced it with permanent worry, anxiety and mental torture. 
Just leaving my house was difficult in the end due to anxiety. I thought this was just how my life was condemned to be.  A never ending vicious circle of battling demons each day just to get to a reasonable time of the day to have another drink to feel normal (well what I thought was normal). 
Until I discovered the true magic of Jojo. 
I’ve had counseling, life coaching and tried endless other therapy’s to try and STOP what was happening with me. Nothing had ever worked! 
I never thought I’d feel the way I do again. I’m 10 months sober now, and Jojo has supported me in this process which has allowed me to rediscover authentic Lucy.
Being supported with her transformational coaching, I’ve found my confidence and can now live a happy contented life without the anxiety, worry and the dread that I used to hold onto daily. 
I’m now 35 years old and I feel so lucky to have found the path to freedom and it’s all thanks to the magic of Jojo. I’m so thankful as I do believe she saved my soul.”
Lucy T

Recruitment Manager

‘There is a shimmer and glow about you that wasn’t there before’ – these are the words of a colleague that came unexpectedly at the end of a meeting, on the day before my last coaching session with Jojo – I was a long way from shimmering and glowing when Jojo and I began our sessions! 
If you are reading this, you could be in the very fortunate position of working with Jojo to bring about true transformational change – we talked, she prompted, listened, cared, asked, reflected and facilitated breakthroughs that I didn’t even know I needed until they happened, and every day since I have an inner calm and feel that I have found myself again – I am still a work in progress but feel much better equipped to deal with whatever happens next – thank you Jojo for everything and more!
MG

Keyworker

“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.

In our first meeting I said I wasn’t sure what I needed, coaching, therapy, medication or something else. Jojo reassured me from the outset and explained that if I needed something other than coaching we could explore that during our sessions.
Jojo spent time gently guiding me through the issues from my past. I cried (a lot) in the early sessions but Jojo talked me through the characteristics which I possessed at the time and how they have shaped me into the person I am today. 
We spent time talking about the negative, critical thoughts I often dwell on and Jojo helped me to see the strength in myself and enabled me to challenge those thoughts. 
Jojo believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself.
More recently we have discussed my worries about going back to drinking once I get to 1 year sober. When I first stopped drinking, my goal was to get to a year, this is fast approaching. We spent time discussing different strategies and ways to seek support if I feel I need to. 
I am now in a place where I am starting to feel empowered and comfortable in my own skin. My family have commented on the changes they have noticed and how happy I am. I never thought this would be possible. I feel calm, contented and happy for the first time in my adult life. Who knows what challenges I will come across in the future but I am confident I can handle these with a clear head and a new perspective. 
I can not thank Jojo enough for her guidance and expertise. I know I wouldn’t have got to this place on my own. I feel free from the past and the future is looking very bright indeed.
I’m looking forward to celebrating my 1st Soberversary on 1/1/22!”
Claire B

Occupational Therapy Manager

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.

Rebecca Z

Attorney

I started working with Jojo about 3 months into my sober journey , I struggled with my drinking and how it affected my motivation and self esteem. 
Jojo helped me to see that when you get sober you feel the feels, the good and the bad. I’d suffered with depression and anxiety but knew it wasn’t that- I didn’t need a counsellor or medication. I needed to understand myself better, to become the real me. At a time when things felt very jumbled Jojo helped me to see my potential, she helped to change my mindset- to stop giving myself a hard time and to be kind to myself- it was a complete game changer. I’m no longer the procrastinator I used to be, I’ve found the courage inside of me to do the things that scare me and not wait for everything to be perfect before I try. 
I cannot recommend Jojo enough- invest in yourself, you are worth it.
Saying no to alcohol has completely transformed my life and I celebrated my Soberversary in March 2021. 
Sarah Q-S

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

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. 

IM Fallon

IT Management

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.

Anon

Senior Employment Law Advisor

“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.”

Lisa M

Finance Manager

“Being sober is so much more than not drinking . For me it’s been about finding the real me, I’ve realised I’m actually stronger than I knew I was.
As part of my journey I joined a “Stay Sober” challenge in a private Facebook Group The Fish Followers Society run by Sober Fish Dawn Comolly (and ended up doing 3).
Doing this cemented my sobriety because the group support was what I needed. I also felt safe sharing my thoughts with the other challengers.
I also chose to do extra one on one coaching with Jojo who facilitated the challenges.
In my sobriety I feel free and when I’ve heard people say that in the past I’ve never understood what they meant but I’m feeling it now .
It’s the biggest and best thing I’ve done in my life and that’s including having children. My girls are teenagers now and me being sober has made me a much better Mum who no longer shouts at her girls but now laughs and I’m talking proper belly laughs and I’ll be forever grateful to this awesome group 
Dawn Comolly, Jojo Bailey
How the hell did I manage this in the middle of a pandemic?
Dug my heels in, well more like farm boots. I truly wanted to change my life️
Was it hard?
Yes it was !!
Did I graft?
I bloody well did !!
Tantrums?
Tonnes of the buggers.
I tried everything
Meditation = annoyed me
Reading Quit lit = just the one and that took about 4 months to read
Audio books = irritated me
Journaling=nah
Other groups = not for me
But
Challenges = YES
Posting=YES
Guidance off Jojo Bailey=YES
Posting  = YES
Doing live videos = YES , this was my go to in crisis and I think this was my way of journaling
POSTING = YES
I’m so grateful I found Dawn Comolly and this amazing group of beautiful souls who without these I wouldn’t be now over 1 year sober and counting …”!!
Jo B

Hair Salon Business Owner

“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.”

Natalika L

Having used Jojo’s services for additional support whilst I continue on my journey to become sober, I can confirm that it has been invaluable in helping me understand why I’ve found myself in the position I’m in. She has helped me unpick unresolved trauma, to understand some situations haven’t been my fault and to let go of the resentment and negative feelings I have about myself. But to also gain more of an insight into how our childhood years can have a bearing on our behaviour in adult years. If anyone feels a little more additional support / advice is needed you shall receive it in abundance from jojo, with clarity, compassion and knowledge.”

Anon

“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.”

L Allen

Key Worker

“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”

Cathyann Phillips

Pilates Instructor

“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.

Michelle Fraser

Beauty Therapist, - 'One year sober 13th July 2021'

I help Ambitious Women stop relying on Alcohol to fuel their busy lives