I have been offering workshops for over 30 years on the subjects of
‘Creating a more harmonious workplace’
‘Having a Difficult Conversation’.
‘How to challenge others without making people wrong’.
I always create an emotionally safe place where all issues can be spoken about, where all experiences can be shared without any judging or blaming.
“Jo ran a workshop for me and the Clarity team that was inspirational… it helped us create a more positive and constructive workplace environment. We still talk about its benefit and use the tools we learnt. Thank you.”
Paul Cooper Partner at Clarity Helping teams make and deliver equity value
I had the privilege of working with Jo when we co-facilitated a workshop on the power of empathy when managing diverse teams. I can confidently say that she is one of the most inspiring and empathetic individuals I have ever met. Her personal story is truly motivating and has made a lasting impact on many who have had the opportunity to hear it. What sets Jo apart is her ability to create a safe and non-judgmental environment for others, allowing people to be their authentic selves. I highly recommend Jo for any role or situation that requires empathy, compassion, and the ability to bring out the best in others.
Marissa Ellis, Embedding Inclusion into Leadership, Culture & Strategy | Speaker | Best Selling Author | Founder @ Diversily.com
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.
Saba Ali, December 2020
Having a difficult conversation
I have been having a difficult conversation for the last 20 years with the ex combatant who killed my dad and it has shaped my thoughts on communication as well as given me insights which I will share.
Would it make sense if your organisation worked with me so that you can have your difficult conversations in a safe way and which will lead to all feeling heard and respected?
Would it help if your organisation or business had extra support for those struggling from the last six months so that they can work fully and at their best?
I am here for you, now working on zoom to create a safe place to facilitate workshops which will enhance the well-being in your organisation.
Empathic peacebuilding skills
This will be an opportunity to go deeper into the process of reconciliation and conflict transformation. These workshops are best delivered over a few weeks so the new skills can be practised and support can be given.
During the sessions you will:
Learn skills of conflict transformation, learn listening skills. acknowledge feelings and emotions. We will look at how our self esteem can be enhanced and have more empathy for self.
We will understand the story we tell ourselves.
Learn how to challenge another’s behaviour without blame or judgement
Explore the concept of choice in how we respond to challenges
Understand how empathy and compassion may be applied to heal fractured relationships at home and at work
Learn how to challenge another’s behaviour without blame or judgement.
Look at how to become restorative in our relationships.