Her military experience is multifaceted: technical; professional; managerial; political. Add 5 years of e-commerce experience and management consultancy in both the public and private sector, an MBA and no wonder Jo is so successful in combining management and leadership theory with her unique practical experiences to present a humorous and moving range of speeches.
For the past six years, Jo has been an Associate Lecturer for the Open University Business School on their Certificate of Management programme. This includes modules such as Managing People, Managing Finance and Information, and Managing Customers and Quality. She also specialises in running leadership workshops and works as a high performance coach and mentor, assisting executives meet their personal and business development needs.
Jo has extensive experience of working with the media, from featuring on the front page of The Times to international radio and television coverage. Her television appearances include Record Breakers as well as various documentaries -most recently the BBC’s Inside Out programme and she can currently be heard as a regular guest on London's leading talk radio station, LBC 97.3.
As a combat ready pilot with 617 Squadron, the Dambusters, Jo experienced operational tours of duty and took part in large international NATO exercises around the world. She worked in intelligence. She became a fast jet instructor. Her tales from such an elite world offer alternative insights into personal development, meeting challenges and succeeding in the face of adversity.
Jo took part in Nancy's Heroes, a recreation of Nancy Wake's epic trek across the Pyrenees to Spain to escape the Nazis on the 14th September. As part of an 8 woman team she crossed the high peaks in 4 days following the Le Chemin De La Libertie, (The Freedom Trail) which was one of the hardest wartime escape routes in aid of the Royal British Legion.
Jo uses her boundless energy, never-failing humour, compassion and understanding, as well as her advanced skills, to facilitate workshops, carry out life changing seminars, conduct high performance coaching sessions and enable individuals and organisations to solve problems.
Achievement is a way of life for Jo – and, yes, achievement while living in the real world as a daughter, sister, partner, parent, friend… Jo is a determined and visionary realist. Be prepared to be challenged.
“A young woman shaping our lives – Movers & Shakers Awards”, Company Magazine
"Jo Salter spoke to a rapt audience of 2,000 Townswomen at their annual conference and had them alternately informed, enthralled and amused as she told the tale of her progress from her student days to her success as this country's first female jet-fighter pilot. Clearly the thoroughness which she must have brought to her flying ambitions has carried through to her appearance as a speaker, for hers is a lucid, articulate and brilliantly constructed description of life in the hot seat."
National Chairman, Pamela Pollock, Townswomen Guild