Jo Stephanos
Senior Facilitator and Executive Coach


Bromley College of Further Education
CIPD – Fully qualified to Level 7 (Master)


Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Qualified to administer and interpret Strength Deployment Inventory (SDi)

Areas of specialisation 

Design and delivery of management and leadership development, Performance management, Talent identification and implementation of organisational talent development strategies.  


Jo has been an HR and Learning and Development professional for over 25 years working across a wide variety of organisations within the public and private sectors.

Recently Jo has been responsible for creating a high profile strategic leadership development intervention for Barclays Bank designing a high potential digital leadership programme with world leading partners such as Imperial College London, Singularity University and Stanford University in the USA.

Jo achieved this whilst being Head of Leadership Development for Barclays UK where she also worked alongside female leaders from across the business to develop leadership development workshops to reduce the turnover of females at key levels within the organization. Prior to that Jo has been Global Head of Talent Development for New Look fashion, and Head of Leadership and Learning for Tui Travel.

Jo’s roles have given her opportunity to collaborate with and work alongside HR, Line Managers, Directors and Board members on a regional and global level to understand their needs and agree desired outcomes to enable the design, project management and delivery of a range of learning solutions to meet these needs and required business outcomes.

Jo spent the first ten years of her career as an HR and Learning and Development Manager for Marks and Spencer and this has led to her becoming a lecturer and author of distance learning text books for both students and employees to gain NVQ, and Diploma qualifications, specifically in the retail sector.

Previous/Current Clients  

BNP Paribas, Nomura, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch.

My life’s work is dedicated to developing human potential. There is so much untapped potential in the world’s female leaders. As organisational culture continues to become more diverse and inclusive, great opportunities abound for our brightest and aspirational young women to assume formal leadership positions and mould the workplaces of the future.

By creating dedicated spaces for connection, consideration and growth, we offer opportunities for female leaders to begin to realise their own potential. I never tire of witnessing this transformation. It is as exciting and rewarding to me today as it has ever been.

Although it is disappointing that there is still so much to be done if we are to truly reach gender equity in the workplace, with the ongoing fight for change comes tremendous opportunity.

Aside from the obvious fact that making considered and achievable change to positively impact gender equity is a good thing for communities & business, making change as part of a broader initiative offers the additional benefits of collective voice, action and momentum.

By focusing the amazing work being done across the world under one initiative we can attract international awareness and exposure. It is our hope that by creating a powerful groundswell of awareness and action around gender equity and women’s leadership, the potential for large scale, international change will only increase.

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