Jo Saxton is an author, speaker, leadership coach, visionary and entrepreneur, who empowers women, challenges societal stereotypes and helps people discover who they truly are, by seeing themselves the way God sees them.
Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, Jo brings a multi-cultural and international perspective to leadership. She has served on staff in multiple churches in the United Kingdom and the United States, and as the board chair of a nonprofit organization. Today Jo is the founder of the Ezer Collective, an initiative that invests in and equips women leaders. She is also an executive producer and co-host of the popular podcast Lead Stories: Tales of Leadership in Life with Steph O’Brien.
A sought-after speaker, Jo has spoken at colleges/universities, churches and acclaimed national conferences including: Q, IF: Gathering, Catalyst and faith-based gatherings across the U.S., U.K. and Australia.
Her message challenges listeners to:
- Engage in missional living and discipleship.
- Empower women to lean into their leadership and influence.
- Equip leaders to lead from the inside out and reframe their vision and purpose.
Jo is the author of three well-received books; More than Enchanting: Breaking Through Barriers to Influence Your World, and High Heels and Holiness: The Smart Girl’s Guide to Living Life Well. More than Enchanting discusses the central role of women in the church and society and High Heels and Holiness is a discipleship guide for young adult women. Jo’s latest book is called The Dream of You: Let Go of Broken Identities and Live the Life You Were Made For through publisher WaterBrook & Multnomah (imprints of Penguin Random House). The book aims to help readers confront their past, break through stifling perceptions, and live authentically.
Jo and her husband, Chris, live in Minneapolis with their two daughters.