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Jo Rust

Tagline: Motivational Speaker

Speaker Highlights

  • World Record Holder: Jo Rust holds the world record as the first woman to circumnavigate the African continent solo on a motorcycle, a journey spanning 45,000 kilometers through 28 countries.
  • Mental Health Advocate: Jo’s personal battle with mental illness has fueled her passion for raising awareness and promoting mental health education and support.
  • Author and Speaker: With her expertise in psychology and neuroscience, Jo delivers compelling presentations that inspire audiences to overcome adversity and live their best lives.
  • Member of MENSA: Jo’s membership in the high IQ society underscores her intellectual acumen and deep understanding of the human mind.
  • Transformative Impact: Jo Rust’s story of resilience and triumph resonates deeply with audiences, leaving them inspired to embrace their own inner strength and pursue their passions fearlessly.

Keynote Topics

Jo Rust will take you on an empowering journey where you will discover you own unique strengths, your purpose, and how to ignite the spark of living life as your most authentic self.

She’ll equip you with life-changing, tried-and-tested, scientifically proven tools and techniques on how to: understand your own mind, cope with stress and anxiety in a healthy way, motivate yourself and those around you, effectively communicate with absolutely anyone, overcome automatic negative thoughts, setting boundaries, achieving goals, and most importantly – taking care of your own mental health.

Travels From:

  • Johannesburg

Fee Range:

  • Fee Range: 20,001 - 35,000

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Jo Rust’s journey from battling mental illness to becoming a world-renowned adventurer, speaker, and mental health advocate is as awe-inspiring as it is poignant. Drawing from her own experiences, Jo offers a unique perspective on resilience, overcoming adversity, and the power of the human spirit. With a background in psychology, neuroscience, and psychiatry, Jo brings […]

Jo Rust’s journey from battling mental illness to becoming a world-renowned adventurer, speaker, and mental health advocate is as awe-inspiring as it is poignant. Drawing from her own experiences, Jo offers a unique perspective on resilience, overcoming adversity, and the power of the human spirit. With a background in psychology, neuroscience, and psychiatry, Jo brings a wealth of knowledge to her presentations, enriched by her personal triumphs and struggles.

Jo Rust | Motivational Speaker

Background and Expertise

As a world record holder for circumnavigating the African continent solo on a motorcycle, Jo brings a wealth of real-world experience to her talks. Her epic journey of 45,000 kilometers through 28 countries over 12 months not only tested her physical endurance but also served as a catalyst for profound self-discovery and healing. Jo’s ability to translate her adventures into universal lessons on courage, determination, and self-belief resonates deeply with audiences worldwide.

Beyond her adventurous spirit, Jo Rust is a seasoned author, mental health coach, and activist. Having battled Social Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Complex-PTSD, and chronic suicidality since a young age, Jo’s journey is one of profound transformation and resilience. Her status as a member of the MENSA high IQ society underscores her intellectual prowess and deep understanding of the human mind.

Why Event Planners Should Book Jo Rust

Event planners seeking a speaker who can captivate, inspire, and leave a lasting impact on their audience need look no further than Jo Rust. With her riveting personal story, combined with her expertise in mental health, psychology, and adventure, Jo offers a truly transformative experience for attendees. Her ability to connect authentically with audiences of all backgrounds ensures that her message resonates deeply, leaving attendees feeling empowered and inspired to overcome their own obstacles.

Jo’s compelling narrative serves as a reminder of the power of resilience and the potential for growth even in the face of adversity. By sharing her journey of triumph over mental illness and her record-breaking motorcycle expedition, Jo instills hope and courage in her listeners, encouraging them to embrace their own inner strength and pursue their dreams fearlessly. Event planners can trust Jo Rust to deliver a memorable and impactful presentation that will elevate their event to new heights.

Why Book Through Speakers Inc

Booking Jo Rust through Speakers Inc ensures access to a world-class speaker who brings not only expertise and inspiration but also professionalism and reliability to every event. As a leading speakers bureau representing top-tier talent, Speakers Inc has a proven track record of connecting clients with speakers who exceed expectations. With meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to customer satisfaction, Speakers Inc takes the stress out of event planning, allowing organizers to focus on creating a memorable experience for attendees.

By partnering with Speakers Inc, event planners gain access to a diverse roster of speakers, including industry leaders, motivational speakers, and thought-provoking activists like Jo Rust. With a seamless booking process and dedicated support team, Speakers Inc simplifies the logistics of securing a speaker, ensuring that every event is a resounding success. Whether it’s a corporate conference, educational seminar, or special event, event planners can trust Speakers Inc to deliver exceptional talent tailored to their specific needs.


In conclusion, Jo Rust’s remarkable journey from adversity to triumph serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration for audiences around the world. Through her captivating storytelling, profound insights, and unwavering passion, Jo empowers others to embrace their inner strength and pursue their dreams with courage and conviction. As a world record holder, author, mental health coach, and member of the MENSA high IQ society, Jo brings a unique blend of expertise, authenticity, and resilience to every presentation. Whether she’s sharing her insights on overcoming mental illness or recounting her epic motorcycle expedition, Jo Rust leaves a lasting impression on audiences, reminding them of the limitless potential within each and every one of us.

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