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Sharing holistic knowledge for a new way of living, working and doing business.

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Make Do Co. exists to support a community of purpose-led entrepreneurs.

Come along to our events to explore a more meaningful way of living and working.

Or talk to us about developing your organisation’s higher purpose and creating the culture to support it.
We offer comprehensive workplace programs to help your people thrive.


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  • As soon as I moved my venture back to Sydney from San Francisco I set about finding the community of people who are all about purpose led businesses. Jo is at the centre of this community and we worked together over a number of months to really help me crystallise that for us here at uno. If you are trying to build a purpose led business, individually or with a team then her insight, guidance and support will give you a massive head start.
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    Vincent Turner:CEO, uno

  • Jo is an extremely skilled facilitator and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her. She helped us to generate ideas and practical results, build life skills and relationships and also helped us to really enjoy ourselves and feel nourished and relaxed. She 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

  • 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

  • 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


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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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