biography

Jo Howard

Jo Howard is a leadership development consultant and executive coach. She works with senior teams and individuals embarking on major change, helping leaders to unlock the energy and passion latent in themselves and their organisations.
Assignments have included: leadership and management development programmes in banking, government and retail; senior team facilitation in government and media; executive coaching in banking, fashion, retail and manufacturing.
Her client base spans SMEs to multinationals, and she works in the UK and internationally.

Earlier in her career, Jo was the youngest main board director of Waterstone’s Booksellers, where she was Commercial Director and then Supply Chain Director. She moved from this position to W H Smith Retail where her roles included managing strategic business units, leading strategy development and heading up strategic communications. Her 17 years at board level have given her a unique insight into leadership and the dynamics that impact top team performance. Jo has been awarded an MBA and a Post Graduate Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring, both with distinction.