Founder & CEO, Jo Hopkins Consultancy
With over 20 years of experience developing people, Jo has a trademark for a challenging yet supportive approach which encourages and empowers individuals to take control of their environment and responsibility for their own performance.
Jo established JHC in 2014 with a singular desire to help people succeed. Working only with the very best she ensures that every organisation is assured a tailor made delivery. Her voice is authentic and speaks from experience. This authenticity remains a core part of JHC as it continues to grow.
Karen Brown MBE
Elite Performance Coach
As an athlete, Karen won 355 caps, captained her country and won Olympic Bronze, European Gold and Commonwealth Silver medals. In 2005 she was appointed Coach of the GB and England woman’s squad that achieved Olympic Gold (Rio) & Bronze (London), European Gold, Commonwealth Silver and World Cup Bronze. During her tenure the team’s world ranking rose from 10th to 2nd, the sport’s highest ever position. Karen is passionate about creating and sustaining high performing teams and coaches that can perform under pressure.
Director of Programmes and Partnerships
Jo Hopkins Consulting
Eliza has specialised in the facilitation of Leadership, Coaching, Mentoring and Team Development programmes with a wide range of clients from high performance sport, public, private and non-for-profit sectors. After previous careers within these areas, she understands what it takes to enable others to deliver under pressure and the challenges and opportunities presented across these environments.
Eliza’s approach centres on an intuitive ability to ensure the right support at the right time, building a strong genuine relationship with her client and enabling them to develop better self-awareness and understanding of their motivations and strengths.
She is now a one-to-one and group coach with 15 years’ experience working in a range of industries, including banking, law, manufacturing and retail. She has coached at Partner and Senior Manager level and enjoys helping high potential staff accelerate their progression.
Harriet has co-authored two books: 'Will It Make the Boat Go Faster? - Olympic-Winning Strategies for Everyday Success' and 'Top Tips for Talented Working Parents'. She is also a stand-up Comic and was semi-finalist at the 2011 UK Funny Women Award.
Alex is a co-founder of Wayfaring and uses the experiences and principles of working in high performance sport to facilitate leadership, team and people development. He brings a diverse range of expertise including an evidence based approach to performance and an understanding of motivation and behaviour to help individuals make lasting and meaningful changes.
She is a former athlete, a Coach and Head of Nutrition at the Sport Ireland Institute of Sport and is a key team member with Team Ireland on the road to Paris 2024. Sharon currently works with athletes, coaches and sports science staff in 5 Olympic sports, delivering sports nutrition advice to enhance performance. Sharon previously worked with the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland and is a lecturer in Dublin City University, she is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Limerick. Sharon was included in the Sport For Business 50 Women of Influence List in 2023.
Prof. Philip Glasgow
He is currently working with the IRFU supporting their 7s teams as they prepare for Paris 2024. Phil has significant experience leading highly skilled diverse teams and working with elite athletes from a wide range of sports.
Doug has worked extensively with elite athletes, high performance coaches, national governing bodies and business teams. He is an accredited coach and mentor with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).
Sue Pitkin Frost
Sue is a highly professional and authentic Digital Workplace
and Business Transformation leader with over 20 years' experience in designing
and implementing complex technology, business transformational programmes and
innovative, ahead of market, business propositions for large global
An expert in worker styles and workforce personas, Sue thrives on developing and leading high performing, diverse teams and inspiring others to reach their full potential through a coaching mindset.
With a background in elite sport and an ICF Associate Certified Coach, Sue coaches in the business world, helping individuals, leaders and teams to perform under pressure and 'Outperform the new norm' in todays' 21st Century Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous world.
Through his experience in elite sport and beyond, Chris is passionate about growing creativity and innovation in individuals and teams, utilising unique tools and methods focused on people development, performance problem solving and major event planning and reviews.
Charlie is an accredited member through the Association of Coaching and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and she has lead on the development and implementation of the High-performance sports systems mentoring and Coaching strategies over 2.5 cycles. Prior to this she was the Director of Education and Development with Swim Ireland and was a former Olympic and Paralympic swimming coach representing Ireland in Beijing and London where the Irish swimming team saw medal winning performances in consecutive games.
Charlies ultimate passion in life is to support people to achieve despite the unique challenges and opportunities thay may face. She works at her best by navigating an ever-changing environment and has a Coaching approach that can support , especially those in leadership positions to help gain perspective and develop a route forwards for themselves facing change or uncertainty. Charlie adopts a holistic approach to Coaching and consultancy.
Dr Peter Brown
Elite Performance Coach
Jen uses her sense of curiosity, experience, education and exploration when working with clients, modifying her approach depending on the client’s needs and the environment.
Jen considers that resilience, through the power of the mind, is key to lasting success. When people take care to properly feed their physical and emotional needs, and take responsibility in their choices and thoughts, they can all step into high performance in every aspect of their lives.
Throughout these roles, coaching and mentoring has been at the heart of Esme’s leadership approach, and in 2017 she graduated from the UK Sport Leadership through Mentoring programme, that was run in conjunction with Ashridge Business School. Since then, Esme has supported practitioners and leaders within high performance sport through executive coaching and mentoring, with a focus on creating the opportunity for individuals to thrive within their current roles and beyond.
Director of Operations, Jo Hopkins Consulting
She was also Executive Manager with Ulster Hockey for two years. Jill joined Jo Hopkins Consulting as Operations Director in 2022. She currently sits on the Board of Disability Sport NI, is a Mentor for Sported and Secretary of a local sports Club.
Since 2008, Gail’s interest has developed to the study of neuroscience and needs based communication and she has become passionate about merging the principles of interpersonal neurobiology with the process of self- discovery to create deeper connections with self and others. Gail has recently become certified as a Resonant Healing Practitioner.