Areas of Expertise
Why Work with Jo
Jo has presented 1000+ programs to a wide range of organizations and has earned the prestigious CSP (certified speaking professional) designation from the National Speakers Association. She's also certified as a virtual presenter by espeakers.
As a registered dietitian, Jo translated the science to a wide range of organizations including Johnson & Johnson's Human Performance Institute, higher education, medical centers, and Burger King Int'l. With a doctorate in adult education, she knows how to connect with her audience.
Author of Six Books
After reviewing more than 1000 medical research studies, Jo wrote her latest book, REBOOT - how to power up your energy, focus, and productivity.
Jo has shared her expertise with more than 300 radio and TV shows. In 2020, she launched her "Health & Sanity Podcast".
Jo doesn't just speak and write in her areas of expertise, she has decades of practical experience coaching individuals for better performance and health, while risking risk of debilitating stress (7 years with Johnson & Johnson's Human Performance Institute).
"I recommend Dr. Jo"
"Dr. Jo did such a great job presenting at the TeamWomen Leadership Conference! Her style, humor and expert knowledge was on point! I recommend Dr. Jo to be a speaker, live or virtual, at your next event."
~ Pam Borton, ICF, PCC co-founder & board chair, Team Women MN
"You are so fantastic!! "
"You did an amazing job and EVERYONE was talking about you! I loved your quiz."
~ Katy Burke, Executive Director, TeamWomen
"Dr. Jo is an energetic, dynamic speaker who really knows what she is talking about. I very highly recommend Dr. Jo."
~Dr. Joe Perez, ThD, Senior Systems Analyst, North Carolina Health & Human Services
You are so energetic, brilliant, and well spoken!"
~April Garcia MS, Human Resources Director at United Way of Rhode Island
"Perfect closing keynote"
"Dr. Jo was the perfect closing keynote for our recent conference. Her energized personality and practical tips kept everyone focused and attentive - quite an accomplishment at 2PM."
~ Candace Goldstein, Janney
"Engaging" "3.95 out of 4"
"Dr. Jo's presentation was engaging... resulted in attendees rating her with a mean of 3.95 on a 4-point scale. We recommend her to any organization!"
~ Rick Garcia, PhD, RN, CCM, Florida Occupational Health Conference
"Clearly delivered key messages"
"She very cleverly delivered key messages and action steps, applicable for staff at any level, that will support their ability to manage stress and fear in adapting to change."
~ Jodi Mulligan-Pfile, CA WIC
"Great program" and "Love Dr. Jo"
..were two of the many positive comments...I highly recommend Dr. Jo for any group looking for a dynamic speaker with uniquely proven strategies to help busy people stay productive while avoiding burnout."
~ Frank Rudd, CEO/President, Florida Society of Association Executives
"What a fantastic presentation!"
"That was one of the best CE sessions that I’ve ever seen – at any conference. You are a PRO! It was an absolute pleasure working with you."
~ Jack Graham, Dir. Continuing Education, Today’s Dietitian
"Above and beyond"
"She was a fabulous addition to our event. She went above and beyond for my client - from customizing her presentation so it was broken up into five 15-minute segments vs. one hour long keynote address, to securing in-kind snack sponsors...I would absolutely recommend her as a speaker for future clients.!"
~ Lori Harbin, Corporate Events Unlimited
"Funny and lighthearted while making great points..."
"Dr. Jo was the speaker at our annual fundraising event and everyone was so impressed with her. She was very enthusiastic and positive and made her points with personal stories the audience found easy to relate to. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting a keynote speaker that is funny and lighthearted while making great points."
~ Linda Sutherland, Executive Director, Healthy Start Coalition of Orange County