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Jo Bonsey

Director, Training Consultant and Coach at Xanthus Consulting Ltd

Jo Bonsey

Jo is passionate about authentic leadership development and supporting individuals to perform at their best. With a wide range of experience supporting leaders at all levels, she particularly enjoys working with those who are stepping up from having one or two direct reports to leading a team and supporting them in finding their leadership style and developing their versatility. She is known for creating an interactive training environment where participants quickly gel enabling them to step out of their comfort zones, experiment and enjoy the learning experience.

Jo brings over twenty years of experience in professional roles in blue chip organisations, mostly within the pharmaceutical industry. Having demonstrated success in sales, customer service, technical information and training and development roles, she took responsibility for the design and set up and subsequent management of a highly specialised, technical, customer care centre.

It was during this time that Jo’s passion for performance development really ignited, as did a curiosity for how individuals and organisations approach to change. Gaining satisfaction from her team’s performance, and developing individuals through coaching, she became fascinated by the factors that made certain teams and individuals successful. This motivated her to study Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and to specialise in working with teams and individuals to develop their performance, through coaching and, tailored workshops and webshops.

Specialities: Communication, Neuro-linguistic Programming, Leadership Change Management, Change Style Indicator, Social Styles, Stress Management, Resilience, Well-Being, Self Leadership The Nia Technique, Equine Facilitated Learning, Equine Facilitated Coaching

We work with more than 200 leading Life Sciences companies including:

Working with Life Science Access Academy, our company love the variety of the many courses that are on offer. The hour long courses on specific subjects are really useful on Friday lunchtimes for our field teams and gain a lot of interest.

Life Science Access Academy are also super flexible and helpful when it comes to tailoring some additional sessions to our needs.

Marsha Gray, Training Specialist

Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd

We have been partnered with LSAA for several years now which has enabled our team members to develop their competencies and capabilities.

With over 700 learning modules, regular webinars on highly relevant topics across the UK, the opportunity to engage with expert speakers after events and regular blogs and newsletters, the platform is a highly valued resource at Ferring.

The team also provides regular usage statistics so we can understand the hot topics in Ferring and enable colleagues to share knowledge and experience with each other.

Paul Runeckles, Director of Execution Excellence


Frontier Medical has fully implemented, Life Science Access Academy allowing Sales and Marketing to utilise the system. Maximising on line learning for all remote staff stimulates a culture of self-development giving individuals the accountability and responsibility to broaden their skills set.

Life Science Access Academy training is topical and a good fit for the faced paced healthcare market.

Simon Warden, National Sales Manager

Frontier Medical Group

I have found the training via the Life Science Access Academy to be excellent and I know many of my colleagues have as well.

The content is always kept up to date and there is huge and interesting variety of topics covered. The site is curated in a way that makes it clear and easy to navigate. Also, the staff at Life Science access Academy are friendly and responsive and all the experts are always knowledgeable in their areas.

Richard Edmonds

Gedeon Richter Women's Health

The variety and relevancy of content brings value to many different roles across the healthcare industry.

I have also been overwhelmed by the way the Life Science Access Academy team have accommodated our own business needs, being sensitive yet responsive to helping us since its formation.

Robb Sayers, UK Capability Lead

ViiV Healthcare