Over the past 5 years, Jo Rust – Motivational Speaker has given a number of motivational talks on her incredible journey at a whole array of different functions ranging from talks at schools to being opening speaker at international conferences and multiple corporate functions. These talks are aimed at uplifting, inspiring and motivating any audience.
First woman in history to have ridden around the entire African continent on a motorcycle. Solo!
Modern day adventurer, explorer, author and speaker. Book through Conference Speakers
Jozi bred and born, Jo Rust, is a modern day solo adventurer and motivational speaker. She set the record as the first woman in history to have circumnavigated the African continent on her own when she completed her journey of 45 000 kilometers through 28 countries on the 23rd of November 2013.
What makes Jo unique is that she undertook this mammoth journey as a way of fighting back against her battle against clinical depression.
Throughout her life, Jo has had a keen interest in ‘what makes us tick’. Why we think, feel and act the way we do and how to utilize a little knowledge around how our brains work to help us better understand ourselves and how to better understand and communicate with those around us.
Since completing her epic journey, Jo has written a book called ‘Woman Alone Around Africa’ and has delivered an array of keynote speeches to audiences from across the country including corporate events, international conferences and charity fundraisers.
Jo has found her calling in uplifting and motivating others, helping people understand themselves better and in turn how to improve your interpersonal communication skills.
Jo’s tales of her solo journey around the continent will keep you on the edge of your seat whilst she takes you along for the ride, whilst her developed interest in psychology, especially personality development and ‘how our brains work’ will give you insight into why you think, feel and act the way you do.
You will walk out having found a new sense of motivation and knowledge on your very own unique personality type and what it says about you.
In 2011 she cycled from Cape Town to just beyond a town called N’Zeto in northern Angola before having to return home as a result of an armed robbery.
Jolandie, affectionately known as Jo by most of her friends and followers, then started over on a motorcycle and recently became the first woman in history to have circumnavigated the entire African continent, solo.
No back-up vehicles. No support team! Just Jo on her trusty 2007 BMW F650GS Dakar – together they traveled over 45 000 kilometers through 28 countries over a period of 18 months
Jo now shares her story with people all over the world, motivating and inspiring others to overcome their own fears and live their biggest dreams!
Jo Rust – Motivational Speaker has just started up her own adventure motorcycle tour company in South Africa and offers a number of tour packages. www.outthereadv.com
She also gives off-road riding training and runs the only female focused initiative for BMW Motorrad named “BMW GS Girls”.
Adventurer, speaker and mentor, Jolandie intends on pushing the envelope and leading by example.
Apart from adventuring and off road motorcycle riding, Jolandie’s other passions include music (she plays guitar and sings), traveling, reading, cooking, adventure sports, spending time outdoors and hiking.
Jo is currently training for her next challenge, which is to try and be the first female to qualify for the team that will be representing South Africa at the BMW GS Trophy taking place in 2016.
Jo will entertain you with countless colorful tales from her epic adventure. An adventure that changed her life!
Since completing her journey Jo has been presenting motivational keynote speeches at an array of corporate events, international conferences and charity events.
Jo has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and have developed a passion for learning more about how our brains work and how we can influence our own lives by having a better understanding of why we are the way we are.
Jo Rust – Motivational Speaker has a passion for inspiring and motivating others and will take you on a journey of discovering your own brain and your unique personality type along with your unique personality color. She strongly believes that if we were all taught to understand our own personality types, we would be better equipped to communicate on a more proficient level with the people in our lives.
A story of amazing courage and determination that started from humble beginnings and a trying upbringing. Jolandie overcame her troubled past to achieve something remarkable, and in so doing, has becoming a respected figure in the world of adventure travel and a shining example as to what the human spirit is capable of. Follow CSI on Twitter
Jolandie’s story will take you on a journey of overcoming criticism, enduring the climatic and human elements on her journey around the continent, dodging bullets through Northern Africa during the Arab spring, having foreign governments support a journey that ultimately unites people from around the entire continent, regardless of race, sex and religious or political decree.
An adventure that will inspire the world.