Jo Beckett

Jo is a qualified Executive Coach and Mentor accredited at Masters level 7 with the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Jo is a Psychologist, experienced in coaching and mentoring head teachers, boards of governors, senior managers and teaching staff in schools. She also specialises in coaching and mentoring young people and is certified to teach resilience skills and experienced in Mindfulness.

Jo’s approach is based on positive psychology and is solutions focussed. She helps individuals and teams adapt and transform their approach to work and learning, find solutions to challenges, and look forward with energy and purpose.

Jo believes that in this new era of work that there is a requirement for enhanced levels of emotional intelligence and directly supports clients to develop these critical competencies. Her person-centred approach helps clients to move beyond their current frame of reference develop deep strategic thinking and concentrate their thoughts.

Jo’s Experience & qualifications

Jo has over 25 years’ senior management and leadership experience in the education, corporate and charity sectors. Based near the UK’s Georgian City of Bath, Jo began coaching professionally over a decade ago and went on to qualify from the University of the West of England as a level 7 Executive Coach and Mentor.  She is certified to teach resilience skills by the University of Pennsylvania and is experienced in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

Jo graduated with a BSc in Psychology and began her career in media, working in consultative business development roles for PLC’s including ITV, Channel 4 and the Capital Radio group.

For the past twelve years, Jo has worked for the Institute of Development Professionals in Education (IDPE), the leading professional membership organisation for schools raising funds to enable disadvantaged young people to access the best educational experience.

In her role as CEO, Jo has personally led IDPE’s engagement, partnerships, and income generation strategy, successfully establishing sector wide partnerships to build the profile and reserves of the charity to record levels. She has built and developed a senior leadership team at IDPE and works closely with the Chairman and Board of trustees.

Alongside her career in leadership, Jo has cared for and campaigned on behalf of, her severely autistic son.

Key Skills

  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Resilience Training
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • School Development and Fund Raising