I’d love to come share with your support group, at your special event, speak at your church or facilitate a workshop on any of the blog post topics or categories you see represented on this site or in my books:
- Cancer and survivorship
- How to support someone in your church/community/family with cancer
- Writing, blogging, or creating a body of artistic work
- Intersections between contemporary Christianity and culture
- or for just a good old yarn.
I’d be happy to chat with your about your specific needs and expectations.
Please contact me via the Contact page with your organisations’ details and information about your event, and your enquiry will be replied to real quick. I love invites!
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Here I am in March 2013 addressing the Cancer Information and Support Services Conference hosted by the Cancer Council NSW, at Darling Harbour, Sydney.
Really nice stuff some cool people have said about me…..
“Just wanted to say how much we appreciated you coming and speaking to our group last week. It is so rare to hear a cancer survivor say it how it is/was and how you overcame so many odds stacked up against you. You are so easy to listen to…….I’m sure that was obvious by the body language in the room.
I started to read your books last week and I seem to be nodding my head all the time. You make and write so much sense. Thank you again Jo. You are truly a unique person.”
Terry and Dianne Wheeler, Hunter/Mater Prostate Cancer Support Group
“Having held senior roles in the Australian and European Events Industry for over a decade, working with many of the world’s best business and personal development speakers, including New York Times Best-Selling Authors, multi-millionaire entrepreneurs, philanthropists and other household names, it’s been necessary for me to develop a keen eye for that special “something” each truly great speaker/presenter/facilitator has. It’s a blend of integrity, charisma, experience, generosity and an absolute commitment to making an authentic connection with others.
“All traits possessed by Jo Hilder.
“She’s smart, funny, insightful and a fearless presenter. I’ve personally seen Jo present to and/or facilitate audiences large and small with grace and magnetism. I’ve known her for more than two decades and if you’re lucky enough to have the opportunity to have Jo speak or present to your community/group/conference/meeting, make sure you grab her with both hands.”
Michelle Falzon – Paradigm Marketing
“I met you for the first time at the Cancer Council Volunteers Conference in March this year, and appreciated everything you shared – in your presentation, and the informal chatting afterwards. Your happy and healthy attitude to life is powerful and, like a magnet, draws people close to you.
“I felt a strong connection to the way you related to your own experiences and am inspired by your desire to explore a deeper understanding of changes within yourself and your relationships with others. Having navigated my way through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment (2011-12), and losing my Dad
to cancer, I have been proactive and quite passionate about learning and
growing out of these experiences. I found your story truly inspirational. You nurture and project
so much openness, goodness and positivity. Like a ray of sunshine!
“Your gifts are many – of authenticity, compassion and insight – as a listener, speaker, thinker, author, coach/mentor, role model/leader, creator/innovator.
“I have recently read your books, full of enlightening and thought provoking messages. Also am keen to keep in touch with your newsletter and blogs – and will share what you’ve done, and continue to do, with interested friends
Di Holt – Cancer survivor
“Jo Hilder is one of those rare individuals with both the courage and creativity to make meaning out of the trials and tribulations we each face everyday. Through her books, blogs, music, drama and public speaking she confronts life’s issues head on and full on. Jo’s great gift is seeing it as it is and telling it like it is in a way that others can hear.
“Jo tackles difficult subjects in a way that resonates. She shares her own experiences, bears her heart and is courageously transparent about her own faults and failings. She has an uncanny capacity to relate to and disarm her audiences allowing the truth of her convictions to touch move and inspire us to action. Like all true prophets what Jo communicates is often raw and not always palatable, particularly for those who would prefer life comfortable, sweet and sugar coated. Her creative gift however is the way in which she draws people in without judgement or condemnation. Her creativity opens ears to hear and hearts to receive and the depth of her wisdom, borne in the fire of her own experiences resonates in the listener, touches our heart and inspires us to action.
“I’ve known and worked with Jo in a variety of professional and creative forums over a period of nearly thirty years. I’ve watched her endure and rise above the full gamut of life’s challenges. I’ve seen her mature from a brash, loud and opinionated rebel, into a deep thinking, deep feeling, courageous, compassionate seeker and oracle for what she sees as life’s core challenges and truths.
Jo’s faith transcends religion. She translates her deep and personal relationship with God into messages for the everyday. She is totally unafraid to confront hypocrisy, even her own. She is a compassionate stand for the untouchable, the unmentionable and the underdog and encourages, exhorts and inspires everyone she meets to live a life that has meaning and makes a difference.
If you are ready and willing to be challenged, to be touched, to moved and inspired, seek Jo out in print, online and in person. Your effort will be well rewarded!!!”
Paul Macklin – Artist and Director Amazing People
“Jo has a passion for creative pursuits, is a gifted writer and communicator and enjoys the expressive, therapeutic benefits of visual and performing arts. Jo has a natural musical talent, is a very capable song writer and singer who uses her creative giftings to inspire and motivate others.
“Being able to empathize with others has come out of a deep level of compassion that has been birthed in places of suffering and subsequent overcoming. Jo has been trained as an Advocate for the NSW Cancer Council and has spoken on a number of occasions for their events. The feedback from participants has always been very positive, affirming her as a very good public speaker who has the capacity to speak with conviction as well as inspiration.
“I have had the pleasure of Jo’s participation in creative workshops that I have facilitated over the years and each time she has attended she has brought much appreciated contribution, amazing insight and encouragement to others as well as myself.”
Robyn Porter – Artist, Speaker and Teacher, Prophetic Art Workshops, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia