Keynote Speaking

Creating Positive Change

Jo is an experienced key note speaker and facilitator, specialising in the field of resilience, health, wellbeing and travel experiences.  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.  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 techniques with her audience, she loves discussing hot topics and issues with her co-panellist and audience.



  • Health and Wellness

  • Mental health

  • Workplace Wellness

  • Women in Business

  • Travelling around the globe

  • Wellness Tourism


Talking Points

  • Breaking through the other side: Chronic illness to a healthy, happy life

  • Combat Stress and Burnout

  • Building Resilience

  • Creating Positive Change

  • Mindfulness: Better Relationships through Emotional Intelligence

  • Building a strength-based culture

  • Find your creative spark

  • Discovering your true essence through travel


Jo Surkitt Keynote speaker
Jo Surkitt speaking at the State of Wellness

What people say...

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.