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Jo Surkitt

Location: Geelong and Great Ocean Road, Victoria


Phone: 0417 549 218

Available as: Speaker

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Jo is an experienced keynote speaker and facilitator, specialising creating positive change.  Her speaking topics are in the field of women in business, resilience, health and wellbeing, wellness tourism and experiences about travelling the globe. 

She has spoken at summits, conferences and all kinds of events; large and small.  Jo is a storyteller, but her point of difference is that she shares her secret strategies and techniques that have enabled her to live a happy, healthy and adventurous life and what she has learnt from working in travel and tourism and from travelling to 56 countries.  She aims to inspire, entertain and motivate her audience. Jo engages with her audience which makes everyone feel a part of the journey.

Jo also loves sitting on an expert panel and sharing her wisdom and stories with her audience, she loves discussing hot topics and issues with her co-panellist and audience.


Jo has been doing keynote speaking and presenting around Wellness and Travel and Tourism for the past 10 years.  These include at travel and tourism conferences, summits, events and corporate companies.  

Topics include;

  • Wellness Tourism –  Why Wellness Tourism is the key to the future of tourism 
  • The Power of Story and our own Narratives (Travel and Tourism)
  • Resilience: Overcoming adversity and how we bounce back
  • Women in Business – how we thrive and not just survive.
  • Breaking through the other side: Chronic illness to a healthy, happy life.
  • Creating Positive Change
  • Combat Stress and Burnout- why caring for our mental and physical health is essential

Here are some testimonials:

“Jo’s presentation touched the heart of everyone the audience.  She was inspiring, entertaining, honest and educational. You felt like you were experiencing her story first hand. Our team learnt a lot from her presentation on resilience and bouncing back after adversity, along with practical tools we could use when we are feeling overwhelmed or burnt out.” Surf Coast Shire.

 “Jo’s presentation was unique, energetic and entertaining, also gained some strategies to assist in my every day life around positive habits and making changes.”  Sarah, Geelong Lawyers Association

 “Jo was incredible and dynamic. She is a powerhouse of knowledge. I was inspired by Jo’s journey, sharing her experience with such passion, conviction and inspiration.” Rebecca (State of Wellness Summit)

“Jo’s presentation was relatable and genuine and I loved how she engaged the audience through movement and participation, she also gave us lots of golden tips on living a healthy and happy life.” Jane, ANZ.