Jo Dawson is an outstanding Coach and a deeply experienced corporate leader. She has 30 years’ experience of leading large businesses and is one of the few women to lead in FTSE 100 ExCo, Director and NED roles.
“The combination of Jo’s commercial experience and coaching skills is hugely powerful. She pushes and challenges me to explore alternatives and find solutions but always in a way that feels safe and caring”Partner & Managing Director,
Jo is driven by a passion for helping people (and hence businesses) be the best they can be. Given the complexity and pace of executive roles, she places particular focus on the development of personal resilience, consistency and sustainability – reflecting her belief that to be our best, we need to enjoy what
we are doing.
In addition to Financial Services, she has coached executives and run team development programmes in a range of other sectors including Professional Services, Engineering, Retail, Logistics and Property.
Recent assignments have included CEO/ExCo/Partner succession candidates, start-up, maturing and turnaround business challenges, personal impact and resilience, leading complex change and key career transitions.
Prior to becoming an executive coach, Jo enjoyed an extensive executive career in Retail Banking, General Insurance, Life Assurance and Wealth Management with Halifax, HBOS and Lloyds Banking Group and Telecoms at TalkTalk.
In addition, she is also a former Senior Adviser to Boston Consulting Group, has served as a Non-Executive Director on a FTSE100 Board (St James’s Place) and was a Board member of the Association of British Insurers (ABI).
Having led at the highest levels, managing complex internal and external stakeholder relationships, delivering sustainable transformational change and people engagement, she has a thorough understanding of the pressures and demands placed on today’s leaders which she combines with a pragmatic, challenging yet supportive coaching approach.