About PB Performance and Development

PB Performance and Development was established by Jo Saies in 2006 as an Adelaide-based consultancy serving South Australia and beyond. Since that time Jo has supported hundreds of clients to achieve their personal, professional and organisational goals through one-to-one coaching, face-to-face group training, facilitated team development and organisational-wide performance and development projects.

Jo’s expertise is in the science of human behaviour, in particular what motivates and drives sustainable performance, and how we can influence this in ourselves and others. Whilst PB Performance and Development has developed specialist expertise working with Commonwealth and State Public Sector agencies, we have also delivered many successful projects across the private and not-for-profit sectors.

Here’s what Jo says about the motivation behind the business:

I want to live in a world that values deep human connection, where people feel good and function well, and where society is flourishing. I want to live in a world where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential – not only for themselves, but for the benefit of each other, their employer, their family and their community. And I want to make a contribution to this vision through my business and the way I lead my life.

At PB Performance and Development, we’re driven as individuals and as a business to be the best that we can be – so we can help create workplaces, communities and ultimately a world in which everyone can achieve their personal best.


Why PB Performance and Development?

We think it’s important that you know:

Our services are grounded in both contemporary evidence and extensive practical experience.

Specialist positive psychology expertise underpins all our services.

We have established strong industry credibility within the coaching, human resources and leadership space.

As a boutique provider we’re easy to work with - we respond quickly without the bureaucracy – our service is personal, available and versatile.

We have specialist knowledge and experience in the disability, sport and professional services sectors.

Our business is driven by ethics, purpose and values over profit.

Want to talk through training, coaching or other development options for your organisation or yourself? Start with a no-obligation phone conversation by calling me on 0412 319 394 or emailing me via the enquiry form.

About Jo Saies

Jo has over 25 years’ experience in training, coaching, supporting and inspiring people to achieve their full potential, including over 10 years in private coaching and consulting practice. She brings a track record of success in program and leadership roles across State and Commonwealth portfolios, including as Area Manager (SA/NT) with the Australian Public Service Commission.  She has extensive international experience, completing successful professional assignments in Ireland, Europe, Asia, Canada and the Pacific, as well as volunteer work in Africa and Nepal.

Jo is tertiary qualified with a First-Class Honours degree in Psychology, Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Professional Development Certificates in Executive Coaching and Positive Psychology Coaching. Jo is an active member of both the International Coach Federation (ICF) and Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). She has achieved the standing of AHRI Fellow together with certification under AHRI’s human resource practitioner  framework. She is also an ICF credentialed coach, demonstrating specialist coaching competencies and a rigorous commitment to ongoing professional coaching development. In 2018 Jo was appointed to the role of ICF SA Branch President leading the growth and development of the coaching profession in SA, and she currently sits on the ICF Southern States Board as Immediate Past President (SA).

Complementing her academic and professional background, Jo’s credentials as an outdoor adventurer and former Australian representative athlete provide a unique blend of experience, wisdom and insight with which she can support her clients. Overcoming the challenges of severe visual impairment, Jo has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and trekked to Everest Base Camp, and as a member of the Australian Disabled Ski Team, Jo represented Australia as our first female visually impaired down-hill ski-racer.

Jo is a passionate contributor to her community. Along with her volunteer roles with sporting organisations, charities and community groups, Jo has held a number of Board positions, including as President of Norwood Lions Club. She has been a founding Director of the June Canavan Foundation since 2010, and has recently been appointed by the Minister for Child Protection as a member of the Dame Roma Mitchell Trust Funds Board.

Jo brings credibility, objectivity, professionalism and strong personal ethics to every service she delivers. Jo is authentic, insightful and inspirational. She creates genuine connection and engagement with her clients and she cares deeply about their personal and professional success. Jo lives life to the fullest and inspires others to do the same!

Watch Jo’s video about why she loves what she does, and what you can expect when you work with Jo as a coach.

Find out how Jo can help you or your business by calling 0412 319 394 or send an email via the enquiry form.