About Jo

Jo is a “retired” librarian, author, writer and editor, motivational and inspirational speaker, Life Awareness Coach, Reiki Master, analyst, and project manager, enjoying the freedom to express her life’s purpose – to share joy and to be of service to others. She helps others express their voice through written, spoken, artistic, and other means.

Bringing a unique combination of love for the written and spoken emanations from the heart and soul, the analytical care of ensuring the author’s/sponsor’s voice remains true while massaging the words into a form more amenable to social media or publishing, and attention to timelines and deliverables, Jo provides assistance and guidance to authors, helping them from the initial book concept stage, through editing and proofreading, and into publication. She may also assist with marketing and branding, such as website development and maintenance, designing brochures and flyers, and writing press releases. Jo is currently seeking opportunities within an agency as a freelance editor, proofreader, and/or ghostwriter.

As a Life Awareness Coach, Jo helps people become more aware of themselves, their inner beliefs and thoughts, and their world. She provides her coaching services in two ways: (1) She has a free weekly podcast on Blog Talk Radio, called “Living a Dream” (Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. (Pacific US Time) / 7:00 p.m. (Eastern US Time)); and (2) She coaches individually over the phone or Zoom, at a time convenient for the person and at the frequency of the person’s choosing. There is a modest fee for these individual coaching sessions.

Jo is a Reiki Master and owner of Reiki Resonance and Renewal, LLC, through which she provides Reiki Energy Healing sessions in Lincoln City, Oregon, as well as distance healing throughout the world.  Jo has a certificate in Mental Health First Aid, and is a member of the Hands On Trade Association, the Center for Reiki Research, and the Reiki Healing Association. Please see her website, www.ReikiResonanceandRenewal.com for details and to make appointments.

Under her penname, Megan Erin Galloway, Jo wrote an inspirational book, titled Pieces: Help for Your Life Journey, for other adult survivors of child abuse, was a guest speaker on the 14 February 2018 and the 3 October 2018 episodes of the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA) radio program, and is the Oregon Ambassador for NAASCA. She presented a free multimedia workshop, titled Breathing the Joy of Life, in several cities along the Oregon Coast.

Inspired by a trip to Seuss Landing at Universal Orlando, Jo wrote a children’s book, entitled Hello, Dear Flowers!  From the Amazon website:

“Through brilliant color photographs of a variety of flowers, young children are introduced to concepts such as: big/little, small/large, colors, and flower images and names. Comparing flowers to people introduces young children to larger concepts such as: people of different colors, people from different countries, and people with disabilities all being welcome in the ‘garden.’ A great book to read to your young children for a fun learning experience.”

Please feel free to contact Jo at Jo@Jo-Calk.com.