I attended the Entrepreneur Programme with Jo training on the Leadership Practice module. The approach was insightful with the requirement to interview leaders in business as part of our assignment, this provided a perfect opportunity to meet leaders and broaden our network and of course, learn from successful leaders. The classes were interesting from start to finish. It has given me the appetite to want to continue my learning and to inspire as a leader in business.
It was a pleasure to work with Jo last year on delivery of a small corner of the Linen Biennale Northern Ireland. She brought focus to a complex start-up project which she managed with wit and warmth.
Helping one-woman businesses spend more time doing what they love by identifying what they should do, ditch or delegate. Clarity| Focus |Time
Jo is an excellent coach and mentor. She has the natural ability to listen, guide and care. As a coach, she gives you energy, passion and enthusiasm that you will succeed. She has the ability to challenge your thought process and view things differently. As a mentor, she is able to guide and enable you to learn. I would highly recommend Jo as a coach and mentor.
Youth Worker | Author | Illustrator | Founder and Trademark owner of The Reynolds Five
Jo has extensive experience in developing and implementing highly effective CSR strategies for a diverse range of organisations both in the private sector and third sector. She has a unique ability to understand exactly the internal dynamics of an organisation, and their needs, and then to adapt her approach accordingly in order to ensure maximum “buy in” at all levels of the organisation. She is highly professional, discerning and very personable.
Over the five years that I have known Jo she has been instrumental in ensuring that we have sustained a highly successful CSR strategy that has led to double digit growth for my company ShredBank. Over the years, we have considered her a trusted adviser, a friend and a partner in the development of our organisation’s corporate social responsibility strategies. I have no hesitation in recommending Jo to be part of your organisations development.
Philip Bain, Director, ShredBank Ltd, Onsite Document Shredding
Philip Bain is the co-owner of multi award winning company, ShredBank, Northern Ireland’s largest on-site shredding company and a philanthropist. He is also an author of two excellent business texts: Start to Lead and Start to Grow
We employed Jo Watson to help us in an advisory capacity, when fundraising and planning our relatively new up and coming Holywood Harmony Festival. We found Jo to be extremely knowledgeable and passionate when it came to all the intricacies of planning such an event and in addition to this, she demonstrated great energy and explained the fundraising options with us in such a way that it was easy for us to digest, comprehend and implement.
Jo assisted us from start to finish with the whole process and even what we needed to include on our funding applications. It was very plain to see that Jo has extensive knowledge, and was fully experienced in her chosen field and knew all the options that would be available to us. Therefore I would have no hesitation in recommending her services to anyone and wish her every success for the future!
Mari Jackson – HHF Director
Jo provided a great session for Space-NI trustees and staff on developing a fundraising strategy- Jo delivered the session with great energy and demonstrated in-depth understanding of the third sector, guiding and encouraging participants to identify a range of fundraising options. It was evident that Jo has extensive experience and knowledge in this area and I would highly recommend Jo to other third sector organisations .
Jacinta Linden, Director, Space NI