About Me

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Hi! I'm Jo.

I am a mental wellness coach, motivational speaker, world record holder, author, and member of the Mensa High IQ Society.

When I was 8 years old I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grow up. A scientist, who helps others. Though life had some twists and turns planned for me and for a while, I forgot who I was. 

I undertook an audacious journey of discovery and set the world record as the first woman in history to have circumnavigated the entire African continent on a motorcycle, solo.

A journey I tackled to both challenge myself in overcoming my fears, but also as a way to delve deeper into my struggles with mental illness and suicidality.

Now, on the doorstep of my fourth decade on this planet, I am pursuing my dream of studying towards becoming a doctor and specializing in psychiatry. 

My greatest passion is helping others empower themselves by equipping them with life-changing, scientifically-supported tools for understanding the workings of the human mind, and how to move beyond obstacles in everyday life.


Qualifications: Certified lay counsellor, trauma counselling and debriefing, psychological first-aid, certified life coach.