Motivational . Adventurer 

Based: Johannesburg

Jozi bred and born Jo Rust is a modern day solo adventurer and motivational speaker. She set the record as the first woman in history to have circumnavigated the African continent on her own when she completed her journey of 45 000 kilometers through 28 countries on the 23rd of November 2013. What makes Jo unique is that she undertook this mammoth journey as a way of fighting back against her battle against clinical depression.

Throughout her life, Jo has had a keen interest in ‘what makes us tick’. Why we think, feel and act the way we do and how to utilize a little knowledge around how our brains work to help us better understand ourselves and how to better understand and communicate with those around us.

Since completing her epic journey, Jo has written a book called ‘Woman Alone Around Africa’ and has delivered an array of keynote speeches to audiences from across the country including corporate events, international conferences and charity fundraisers.

Jo’s tales of her solo journey around the continent will keep you on the edge of your seat whilst she takes you along for the ride, whilst her developed interest in psychology, especially personality development and ‘how our brains work’ will give you insight into why you think, feel and act the way you do.

Over the past 5 years, Jo has given numerous keynotes and motivational talks on her incredible journey at a whole array of different functions ranging from talks at schools to being opening speaker at international conferences and multiple corporate functions. These talks are aimed at uplifting, inspiring and motivating any audience as Jo delves into ‘what makes us tick’ as human beings and how to better understand what motivates you, how to motivate yourself and how to better communicate with the people in your life through understanding your unique personality type.