• Jo Clift Consulting


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  • My Workshops

    Join me for online workshops from the comfort of your own home

    Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome (Online 90 mins)

    Helping you to tackle the Imposter Syndrome and move on

    Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome (Online 10-4)

    Helping you to tackle the Imposter Syndrome and move on

  • Being a Successful Introvert in the Workplace

    Workplaces can be challenging for introverts; I can help you to navigate this and to train others to support your preferred ways of working


    Many people describe themselves as introverted, or a mixture of introvert and extravert. But many organisations, without realising it, have shaped themselves so they favour extraverts, and people who are good at putting themselves forward. It is not ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ to be an introvert or an extravert. It’s just a part of our human nature, and we need to get better at helping individuals and organisations to help get a contribution from everyone. If you have ever struggled to speak up in meetings, even though you know that you have the answers, then this is the Webinar for you.



  • What I do

    Non Exec Director, Executive Coaching & Consulting

    Consulting services

    Helping organisations and individuals to analyse and understand what's really going on, and how to get to where they want to be


    I help organisations who interact with Government and Parliament to get the best out of those relationships, whether it's selling work or selling ideas or creating lasting and trusting relationships.


    I work with a wide range of organisations from large high tech firms to small third sector bodies.



    Helping you work with and engage Government & public sector stakeholders

    Strategic & corporate communications

    Helping you to represent who you are and what you want to achieve; tailoring communications for public sector stakeholders

    How does Government work

    When you want to know how government & Whitehall work & how to speak their language

    Getting impact for academia in Whitehall and Parliament

    Helping you get your voice heard in Westminster

    Select Committee Training

    Non-Executive Director

    I sit on the Board of the Government Internal Audit Agency and the Institute of Osteopathy

    Executive Coaching

    I work with executives who want to bring their whole selves to work

    I help people to overcome the imposter syndrome, and be confident and assertive in the workplace.


    Personal Development Training

    I deliver a variety of personal development training courses, including Assertiveness for Women in the workplace, overcoming the imposter syndrome, resilience & stress management.

  • About Jo Clift





    I have two decades of experience working at a senior level at the heart of Government, mainly in the Cabinet Office. I have worked directly with over fifteen Ministers.


    I am at my best dealing with complex situations that require strategic analysis and careful handling involving multiple senior stakeholders. One of my key skills is that I am able to find a path through problems by creating excellent networks and relationships - using fine political judgement with stakeholders whilst focusing on the key deliverables.


    After six years in Whitehall as a senior communications specialist, including as Press Secretary to Lord Falconer (Millennium minister), I wanted grow my expertise in change management, so I joined Deloitte Consulting for two years as a senior change consultant. This gave me a great set of change skills and valuable insight into the private sector, but I found that I missed the strategic aspect of working at the heart of Government so returned to lead the shared corporate services work across whitehall.


    As government lead for Shared Corporate Services, I created a new model for sharing back office services. To do this I engaged directly with cab sec, number 10 and senior stakeholders across Whitehall and the public sector . I led and created the strategy for cross cutting shared services which is still used today and has achieved over £10million savings.


    I led the ICT strategy for the Coalition Government and then set up and ran the Whitehall unit for managing the appointments to Boards of public bodies. I also led the new legislation to combine two ombudsman organisations.


    I am now working as a consultant with organisations who want to engage and communicate better with government to achieve their goals.


    Specialties: Understanding government and how to engage with departments to get things done. Working closely with Ministers and senior stakeholders to achieve and sustain goals. Sensitive and strategic communications.







  • Helping you understand and engage with Westminster

    https://www.civilserviceworld.com/articles/opinion/lurching-between-short-term-crises-takes-its-toll-civil-servants Ten years ago, Britain was experiencing a series of terror attacks, including two car bombs that had been safely detonated in central London. Gordon Brown had just moved into No. 10...
    Public inquiries in the UK have a tendency to be long, expensive and not necessarily conclusive. Whilst inquiries are generally set up in good faith by an administration who is keen to get to the heart of a matter, the climate for inquiries these days can be harsh. The inquiry for child sexual...
    However well you know your subject, select committees can be an intimidating experience. In recent years some select committees have become quite confrontational in their approach to witnesses. But with a bit of preparation, you can make the best of a challenging situation. Here are my top tips...
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