Jo Saxton is an author, speaker, leadership coach, entrepreneur and visionary, who empowers women, challenges societal stereotypes and helps people discover who they truly are, by seeing themselves the way God sees them.
Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, Jo brings a multi-cultural and international perspective to leadership. She has served on staff in multiple churches in the United Kingdom and the United States and chaired the board of a non-profit organization. Today. Jo is the founder of Ezer Collective, an initiative that equips and invests in women leaders. Jo also co-hosts the popular podcast Lead Stories: Tales of Leadership in Life with Steph O’Brien.
A sought-after speaker, Jo has spoken at colleges/universities, churches and acclaimed national conferences including IF: Gathering, Q, Catalyst and faith-based gatherings across the U.S., U.K., and Australia. Her message challenges listeners to:
1. Engage in missional living and discipleship.
2. Empower women to lean into their leadership and influence.
3. Equip leaders to lead from the inside out and reframe their vision and purpose.
In addition, Jo also speaks at corporate events and with business leaders and entrepreneurs and their teams on the topic of holistic leadership.
Jo is the author of three well-received books; The Dream of You: Let Go of Broken Identities and Live the Life You Were Made For, More than Enchanting: Breaking Through Barriers to Influence Your World, and High Heels and Holiness: The Smart Girl’s Guide to Living Life Well. More than Enchanting discusses the central role of women in the church and society, High Heels and Holiness is a discipleship guide for young adult women. In her most recent title, The Dream of You, Jo aims to help readers confront their past, breakthrough stifling perceptions, and live authentically.
Jo and her husband live in Minneapolis with their two children. She loves Starbucks, running, her people, and the everyday stuff, like good music, good food, and good books. And Target. She really, really loves Target.