"Jo has the gift of walking into your heart. Right away. When we met I was so touched by her humbleness while doing such profound work. When I asked her what to do, being overwhelmed by judgment on someone I was asked to resolve a major issue with, she admitted she still had that too (thank you for being so human, Jo :-)) and would ask somebody she trusts to just listen to her thoughts until she calmed down and got really interested in the story of the one she just judged. What a relief. What a simple and profound solution. That's how it feels to build bridges to peace. Thank you, Jo, for being you."
Louise Ash Organiser Meaning Conference, 2016
"Jo’s story is a remarkable one that has a profound and palpable effect on audiences. Her quietly powerful and authentic delivery underpins the message beautifully. At a time when compassion and empathy is so very much needed in our divided societies this story will make a valuable and thought-provoking addition to any line-up."
Saba Ali, December 2020
"Jo Berry is one of the most compassionate, empathetic and dedicated people I know when it comes to working with people; empowering them to make positive change for themselves and their wider community. She listens and understands the daily struggles everyone faces and provides them with the tools to manage and build their self-confidence and know they are valued. Her own experience means she understands even the small nuances often missed when you haven’t been through difficult times, discrimination, encountered abuse or dealt with trauma yourself. In today’s diverse society where there is so much conflict, mental health is rife, everyone deserves an opportunity to be loved, to be cared, to be treated with dignity, and to be shown equality – that is exactly what Jo gives them unconditionally and in abundance."
Chris Fitzpatrick, President, Irish Perinatal Society
"Jo has a wonderful gift of being able to make an immediate connection with her audience; she speaks directly to hearts and minds; she embodies (with great modesty) the finest qualities of the human spirit."