Hi, I'm JO
In 2015, with years of training thousands of people around the world, in companies large and small – helping people communicate better than they thought possible – the idea of blending all my years of Leadership Communication Training and Corporate Strategy into an agile space led me to note down some words on a page that epitomise my work.
On that page, VATE was born.
Because our words count.
Because effective communication is fundamental to our wellbeing and our success.
Because communication is a skill we can all master.
Above all, I believe when more of us communicate with clarity and confidence, more of us will thrive.
What I do
I listen and observe, before guiding and coaching.
My engagements are varied, and improving communication in different styles of organizations takes a flexible approach.
For some, it’s about boosting communication skills. For others, it’s about strengthening their women’s voices, or developing a strategic communication plan.
How I work
At the intersection of Strategy and Communication, I plug myself into your team, extending your skillset into the comms space. Auditing your communication efforts is often a starting point to deeply understand your specific needs.
I run workshops and trainings, coach team members 1on1 to build their skills – all in alignment with your organization’s goals - addressing issues and refining solutions. Sometimes, a customised webinar for your staff is what's called for. Other times it’s individual coaching, or a custom in-house training program.
My approach is flexible and I let my client's needs determine our partnership.