How to smash your biz goals and still be present as a mom and have time for yourself (without working every waking minute of the day)



Maybe 2020 was your wake-up call, you realize that there is no perfect time to start,
and you are ready to take command of your situation right now?


Maybe you want to set your business up so that you can homeschool and work from home?


Maybe you have (or want to) pivot your business so that it is better suited to the current climate?

No matter what your situation is, this situation isn't going away any time soon, the sooner you embrace it and work it to your advantage, the sooner your business and family life can flourish.

Small business mom, doing all of the things, wearing all of the hats. 

Getting bogged down and flustered with all the tech, the social media and all the stuff you need to learn and apply.

Finding yourself stuck or moving forward at a snails pace because you are not clear on where to focus your very limited time.

You listen to the "gurus" but there just aren't enough hours in a day to apply all their ideas.

And your friends and family just don't 'get it', don't get you, so you feel like you are taking this on all alone.

Meanwhile... the men-folk get the easy pass, as usually, us moms are taking on the schooling and bringing  home the bacon, in more ways than one!

You crave to be one of those 'success stories' not just with revenue but with a life you love, working just enough and having downtime and family time where you can really enjoy yourself too.

It's time to join a community of women to help you achieve all that.

I learned a lot from what others posted and also just from having a safe forum to share my reflections along the way. Having all these members with different experiences and backgrounds helps tremendously with problem solving and seeing things in a different light.

My biggest change was learning to take things in stride and not try to do everything at once!

Iluska Ikeda


It Doesn't Matter

How much time you have:

Women all over the world are designing their schedules and life so that they can run their own business, on their own rules whilst raising a family. Many of them as single parents too.
Having a simple systems in place and accountability to keep you on track, you can do this and have a life.

On your family situation:

Women all over the world are designing their schedules and life so that they can run their own business, on their own rules whilst raising a family. Many of them as single parents too.
Having a simple systems in place and accountability to keep you on track, you can do this and have a life.

Where you are in your business journey:

In the last 20 years, the number of businesses owned by women in the US has increased by 114% and now 36% of all businesses are owned by women. Women starting and running their own businesses has never been more prolific and never been easier.

Work with Jo in order to get your business off to a great start with a group of like-minded women and an amazing mentor who can give invaluable feedback and help you see things you might not realize on your own.


Just be aware of all the "expert's" out there...

The 24/7 Hustle Guru: 
Sorry but advocating that women pass up on sleep to hustle harder is not healthy and not what her or her family needs. Winding up with an ulcer from stress and missing out on your kids growing up is NOT a sign of success.

The I Run My Biz In 5 Hours A Month Guru: 
Really? The only way this is possible is to delegate all your work out and because delegating work takes time and systems you will need to hire a delegator to delegate the work.

The We All Have The Same Hours In A Day Guru: 
Clearly not a mom who has no home help and clearly someone who has never built their own business from the ground up whilst juggling homework, housework, kids and a partner.

SPARK Mastermind helped me immensely in 2020. When Covid-19 hit and things were getting cancelled left, right and centre Jo encouraged us to keep moving and keep making progress.

The constant support and daily prompts have helped me to focus on working on my business and growing and improving, rather than just doing the day to day tasks and not making progress.

Despite everything that happened in 2020 I was still able to reach my financial goal a few months early! Jo has really helped me develop the habits and routines that will keep me kicking goals into the future.

Sarah Lineker Kato


I'm Jo. I help small business moms build their business around their family without giving up sleep or hiring a full time nanny.

I’m a Productivity and happiness Coach for Moms in business who want to put their family first without putting their business last.

I use a unique combo of Montessori (for raising independent, helpful kids) and little-known productivity hacks.

As a Brit in Japan I carved out my own path, and doing things my own way. Not being forced to wear uncomfortable business suits or having a soul sucking commute everyday. Instead I built my business on my own terms. Work the hours I want to work and when, so that I can spend quality time with my family and have time for my own passions too.

I know what it‘s like to move abroad and don't know anyone in the area, to have no family support or even easily available babysitters.

Now as a best-selling author, business owner, Montessori teacher and blogger since 2007 I get to help other moms create the life they love too.

My clients have started their own business from scratch, written books, taken on international moves, in a pandemic with a young family and held down a job all at the same time.

They have created more loving homes, better family connections and turned around marriages headed for divorce.

And they have freed up time so that they can work on their passion project, take up a new hobby, finally be able to join the gym or take their business to the next level.

What I loved about Jo's mastermind and what helped me move forward was:
• daily check ins/out
• structured planning
• tailored advice for my specific project
• active group members
I was able to take my idea from out of my head and get it into the real world.

Jordana Matsuda

Heron Kids Tokyo


This Is For You If...

You are a procrastinator and/or suffer from overwhelm and you need someone to help keep you accountable and on track and moving forward.

This Is For You If...

You are looking for a group of likeminded women to share ideas, brainstorm, flush out problems and celebrate the wins with.

This Is For You If...

the whole pandemic situation was really hard and you realize that you want to move forward this year ever with clear goals, and achievable actionable steps to make it happen, no matter what the Universe throws at you.


Specifically for Moms Building Their Own Business.

Clear, Defined Path

Get super clear on what you want then apply the Kaizen Framework to break it down into doable, bite sized steps. Accountability and goal check-ins built in.
Without a clarity of the direction your want to take you will never reach your destination.

No Fluff

You know what you want, you have done the courses, you've read the books, you are fed up of downloading all the freebies and not finding the magic formula.
You are ready to ditch procrastination and make things happen.
With support and help when you need it, you will get there.


Community is key for a mastermind , a group with ideas and encouragement and contacts is vital. A willingness to give as well as take, to share ideas, bounce around new concepts, get feedback and be surrounded by people with "get it". Masterminds are where those solid business friendships are born.

The biggest a-ha! for me has been a much clearer understanding of how I use my time.
I have realized that I tend to take on too much, be overly optimistic about how much I can get done in a certain amount of time, and expect too much of "future me" (a dangerous combination!).
Just realizing this has made me more careful about what I say yes to, and I'm getting better at incorporating more wriggle room into my plans and front loading the work where possible.

Sarah Bull

Translation Mavens

What Does Spark Look Like For You?

As an productivity coach who has worked with hundreds of entrepreneur moms over the years, I know one of todays big problems is having too much stuff! It's overwhelming, causes procrastination and bad decision making.

For that reason The Spark Mastermind is stripped right back. You will only get what you really need. No pointless bonuses to pad out the sales page (that will either overwhelm you or you won't use anyway) and no added extras that will distract you from your goal, no waffling videos or pages of printables. Absolutely NO fluff.

You get what you need to get traction and moving forward.

Daily Spark Accountability Check-Ins

To prevent overwhelm and keep you moving forward, one baby step at a time. This habit alone will super-size your productivity. Monday to Friday I'll be available in the group to kick your butt - in the nicest of ways!
Value $ Priceless

Workalong Wednesday

Each Wednesday we have a co-working session, hop onto zoom, decide wheat you are going to wipe off your to-do list and dig in, at the end of the session check back in with your productivity win.
Value $50/session

Quarterly Comet Planning Sessions

Every quarter we have a group call to focus on the next 90 days. When the world is living through uncertain times, the ability to turn on a dime and change direction as your industry needs you to is a priceless commodity to have.
Value $500

Firework Group Calls

The first working day of the month we have a group call, to check in what everyone is up to. Give support and brainstorm together. I'm a big believer that many brains are better than one and with the experience we all bring to the table, it is a great mix to have.
Value $1000

Monthly 1:1 SPARK sessions

1:1 calls to check in with where you are with your goals, to work through any blocks or procrastination issues and make sure you are set up for the next month, keeping you on track and focused.
Value $5000

A lightbulb moment for me was realising that writing down figures and numbers was so useful. I hadn't realised the effect that I could have on my followers/fans/website views with a little work.

And now I've got more of a routine going and have realised the things that are most important to me, and what kind of balance I need in my life to make me happiest.

Di Coke


90 Day Social
Media Bundle

I know creating social media posts, planning and posting is a total time suck, but it doesn't have to be if you have a system and database set up. You get to steal my planner and posts database and I'll show you how to use it!

VALUE $300

Kaizen Content Creation System

You know if you add water to a Gizmo it creates many, many more Gizmo's... I share my secret on prolific content creation and show you how to do it the easy way. Start with one thing and create multiple pieces of content.

VALUE $250


Enjoy the radiance and shimmer of the private community of women all there to build each other up and help each other shine. Community and friendship are important in life and business, know that life-long friends are born in this group.

VALUE Priceless

I can't quite express how much better and more empowered I feel. I have:
a) got things done
b) learned tools to get further things done and - maybe most importantly -
c) learned to live positively with the things that I haven't got done.

I feel like a "can do" person again and it's great.


An In Depth Look...

Ignite Sessions: Each month you get a 1:1 session so we can focus on YOU and dig in deep with whatever is keeping you stuck or use it as a time to brainstorm new ideas, pivot is the world throws a pandemic at you or plan out a new income stream. We check in with your goals and adjust where needed.

You book in a time that suits your schedule.

Group Firework Sessions:  The hive mind is a wonderful thing and having women coming from different backgrounds and industries can ignite new and exciting ideas.

It's a great time to bounce around something new or come up with different solutions to a problem. To celebrate your wins and have a chance to just chat like a normal human rather than discussing Peppa Pig's latest escapades or boring office politics that you have zero interest in.

Group calls are currently held on the first working day of the month. We have two time slots, you can join just one or both!

Quarterly Comet Planning Sessions: Using my unique Kaizen Framework we break down your goals to make sure they are attainable and achievable. Refocusing every 13 weeks enables you to make smart decisions for your business and react and change when necessary.

If nothing else #2020 showed us that to survive as a small business we must be able to make changes quickly and roll with the punches. There is absolutely no doubt that the Kaizen framework kept all the SPARK business going through the weirdest year we have ever witnessed.

Not only that some members managed to smash their financial goals early, increase their student members even start a brand new business, yes, in the middle of a pandemic!

Comet sessions are held on the in the last week of each quarter.

Workalong Wednesday Sessions: Whether you need to pop in to the water cooler for a chat or want to get some extra accountability in to make sure a specific job it off your plate, Workalong Wednesdays are a great way to connect with the rest of the group whilst staying productive.

Workalong Wednesday sessions are currently held in the evening (JST) but times may change depending on the members choice.

Daily Spark Accountability: It's really hard not to do something when you know someone is going to be following up with you, checking in and making sure you have done what you planned to do. This coupled with the tiny baby steps planning means that you get stuff done fast, building momentum on a daily basis.

This is Monday to Friday because I believe we all need downtime, time to recharge and time to spend with our families - my own included!

Before I joined Jo's mastermind I was unsure of where to go with my freelancing.

Whether or not I was going to be able to make it.

Now, I feel a lot more confident that I will be able to get where I need to go - whether it's working for myself  or getting the right job that pays well enough.

Kath O'Malley

Kath O'Malley Website Design

Worried About Planning?

Got you covered!
Included with your Spark Mastermind is your (free) Planning App set up. I will do the set up for you and then in our first session we will work through it together so that you can learn how to use the system.

Each 1:1 call we will check in with where you are and tweak where needed. Between sessions you can update and check off the tasks as you complete them.

It will keep you organized and when the time comes to delegate work out, you will have a system in place to do that with ease.

What did I get out of Spark? Even though I was not the most active of  the group participants, I was always pressured (in good ways) to stay on track, and knowing that there are people who are there to share you thoughts and ups and downs was wonderful. So mental support and a sense of belonging were the two keys things for me.

Mitsuyo Morikawa

I've been making more money this year than I have last year. Even though my university job got cut in the spring semester. So yeah, even without the university job income, just with my business, I was able to make more money.  And then I was looking over my online classes and online products and I was like, wow, I didn’t think I made this much with my online stuff. Cool. So that was an unexpected win.


Limited Seats Available!

If you know this is the right thing for you, hit the pink button to secure your seat,
if you are not 100% sure, book a call with Jo,
so that we can check that SPARK is a good fit for your needs.

One year of help, support and coaching for just $250 a month
or pay in full $3000 and get 3 extra 1:1 sessions to use when you please.

100% Risk Free

You deserve to be able to thrive at home and at work without having to choose and that’s why I’m giving you 7 days to jump in and try out SPARK mastermind so that you can start to create the perfect life for you and your family.
If you are not completely blown away with SPARK Mastermind I will happily give you your money back.

Payment will be processed through PayPal. You will be billed at the current rate on the same day each month for 12 months if you choose the monthly installment plan.

By joining SPARK Accountability Mastermind you are agreeing to the Terms And Conditions

Before working with Jo I was overwhelmed and without a clear path. Now I'm more organized. I know it is better to take a few minutes everyday and plan the day, as well as looking at the small picture, and then the big picture. Looking at little achievements helps to reassure myself when I'm feeling overwhelmed.

The biggest change for me was accountability. If I wrote I would do something for a certain day, even if I was not feeling at my best or had some last minute thing, I would do everything to achieve it. If it is not written or written for other to see, it is easier to postpone it.


Mom and Lawyer

We will get you booked in for your first 1:1 ASAP to get your goal setting and planning session set up. Then you are ready to join the mastermind group. Everyone is on their own journey so we take yours as it's own unique path too.

As my audience is international we will make sure calls are staggered so that everyone gets a chance to join.

Daily check-ins are posted in the group each morning.
Group calls are 2 sessions at different time slots on the first working day of the month. Currently 10am and 7pm

1:1 calls are flexible and can can be booked in using Jo's scheduler to suit your needs.

I'm based in Japan, all times are (JST)
We do sometimes move the call times if it suits the groups needs better but not without a consultation with each member first.

I thought long and hard about this and because I am committed to "no fluff" and keeping things simple.

We have a private Facebook group and we will keep everything organized in there, we will use a couple of other free apps too to help you get and stay organized with your planning.

The calls take place on Zoom.

To be clear, this is NOT a monthly membership program. This is a 12 month mastermind with an installment plan.
We are looking for members who are ready to step up, do the work and commit not just to the Spark Mastermind but to themselves.
Knowing that you are paying for the support and help will push you into being more committed and determined to make it work. When you decide to join us you are committing to yourself and the rest of the Spark community for a full 12 months.
If that scares you a bit - that is good because you are more likely to stick with it!

If you are still not sure and would like to talk to me about it before signing up, book a free call. I want to be sure this is the right thing for you, it doesn't do either of us any favours if you sign up and it's not what you need.

Great question!
Look, I get it. And I have run a lot of masterminds in the past, some free and some paid. I have also been a member of several masterminds, again, some free and some paid.

The difference is that with a free group you still need a leader/co-ordinator, someone to be the glue to hold it together. What tends to happen is that key person gets fed up after a while or has more important commitments and when they stop being the glue, the group falls apart.

With a paid mastermind, the facilitator has made that commitment to be the glue and hold strong for the whole duration.

I am 101% committed to helping you succeed because your success means my success, if you fail, that reflects on me too, so you can bet your bottom dollar I am going to be behind you all the way, right to the finish line.

Introverts unite... separately!
It is funny you mention this, as an introvert myself I know it can be hard to join a new group but it's also the reason why I keep the mastermind small. It is much easier for everyone to get their say, share their ideas and ask questions when you are in a small intimate group. So don't worry, you have found your space.

Extroverts? You are welcome too!

This is a 1 year program, unless their are exceptional circumstances (to be agreed on with Jo) the program can not be stopped and started willy-nilly. We understand that life has it's ups and downs and sometimes you may need to step back for a while. This is why the Kaizen planning system works so well, because you can take those times into consideration as you plan your time.

Can I pay in Japanese yen?

Yes! Please contact me through this for here if you wish to pay in yen (put SPARK in the subject box). 
Monthly installments will be ¥30,500 (inc. tax) or ¥366,000 (inc tax) for the year.

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