Jo Saxton is an author, speaker, podcast host and leadership coach. She has dedicated her career to growing leadership teams around the world and empowering women to find their purpose in their personal lives and in leadership.
Born in London to parents who immigrated from Nigeria, Jo credits her family’s unrelenting work ethic and the grace of God for the bold, tenacious approach she takes to sharing her wisdom on identity, influence and living an authentic life. She is characterized by her effervescent honesty and warm approachability, leaving audiences with practical next steps in areas that are usually a bit ambiguous.
In her latest book, Ready to Rise: Own Your Voice, Gather Your Community, Step into Your Influence (WaterBrook — Release: April 14, 2020), Jo tackles the real life issues women face — workplace harassment, sexism, low self esteem, financial woes, power battles and old wounds — to help women move beyond disempowerment and come together to grow their grit. While providing meaningful wisdom from her own journey to leadership, Jo also adds stories of empowered women from the Bible. Readers will be empowered to change their landscape and build new communities where diverse female leadership can flourish.
Her previous book More than Enchanting: Breaking Through Barriers to Influence Your World discusses the role of women in church and society. Meanwhile, her book The Dream of You: Let Go of Broken Identities and Live the Life You Were Made For helps readers address their past, accept their identity and learn how to create a legacy they want. In addition to her work as an author, Jo has also spearheaded an initiative aimed to help women grow their leadership skills.
Jo lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Chris, and their two daughters.