The business of being human.
Do work you love, make a living and a life, be the change you imagine.
A worldwide movement where meaning is the mindset.

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Make Do Co. offers courses, workshops and tools for better business.

Book an in-person program to carve out a meaningful career path, organise a full team workshop to transform your workplace,
or shop products for making and doing with meaning.


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Dream, then do.

Your FREE toolkit for brainstorming a remarkable brand and business with meaning.

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Re-invent how you live, work and do business.

Find work that’s so fulfilling it doesn’t feel like work.



  • Jo has a real skill for getting to the heart of what matters, while facilitating the work in a very organic and empathetic way. We had the kind of conversation we so often forget to have, and which is crucial for our future development: What do you care about most? How can you align your work, and life, with these values for a healthier, more productive and fulfilled life?
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    Lotta Holmberg:Startup Marketing Advisor & Storyteller

  • I would highly recommend Make Do Co. for anyone looking to become equipped with tools for living a balanced, broad and fulfilling life that brings a heightened level of awareness to the work place.
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    Hayley Cole:General Manager, Stellar* Concepts

  • I asked Johanna to introduce NVC to our creative company of delicate souls. They embraced the ideas with relish and we all spoke candidly of our fears and motivations. I would recommend Johanna to anyone who wants to communicate with more compassion.
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    Gethin Fisher:General Manager, BWD Creative

  • Jo made fantastic contributions to our group discussions and steered them skilfully, whether it was about business development, goals and vision or interpersonal relationships.
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    Sally Hill:Impact Strategist, Founder, Wildwon Projects

  • I came away from the three days brimming with energy and ideas. Sarah and Jo are truly professional and authentic in everything they teach. They are generous with their time and knowledge; and it is obvious how much they love what they do.
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    Alison Shillington:Guest, Yamba Yoga Retreat

  • An inspirational facilitator, Johanna provided our team at Stellar* with enlightening insights into workplace relationships and ways to deal with difficult situations.
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    Marguerite Julian:Managing Director, Stellar* Concepts

  • Make Do Co.’s Yamba Yoga Weekend was a fantastic way to take some much-needed time out and reset. The hands-on, intimate yoga classes were a great way to improve my physical yoga practice, while the girls’ in-depth knowledge and mindfulness techniques gave me some really beneficial tools to take home.
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    Kye Greenacre:Guest, Yamba Yoga Retreat


Tools for making, doing and being too.

    The field guide for finding your calling.
    Help bring this book to print with your pre-purchase. Watch this space - crowdfunding coming soon!

    Integrate wellness into your everyday. A slow living mini e-magazine with recipes for traditional foods to nourish, heal, pleasure and delight.

    Work weighing on you?
    Try an express de-stress. A quick meditation for when you don't have the time, but know you need the benefits.

    We all perform better on a good night's sleep. Drift off to sleep with this short meditation for winding down and relaxing deep within the mind and body.

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Where people thrive and great work happens.

Find success with a team that is motivated, energised and aligned. Course options for individual employees or full team immersive learning.


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selected thoughts from the journal


BLOG: Since releasing Make Do Co. from the bonds of business media and entrepreneurial hype, I have a renewed sense of the kind of business I want to create, passion for making it happen, and a stronger commitment to the values I set out to work and live by 12 months ago.

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Abigail Forsyth on waste and less stuff

PODCAST: Abigail Forsyth on how she created global business, KeepCup.

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How a holiday to India helped my business

BLOG: Three essentials for the future of work.

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