I had the absolute pleasure of working with Johanna on the first TEDx Portbello event which she founded and curated and I was delighted to be in the company of a well-organised, positive, creative individual who is committed to excellence in everything she does. Jo regularly communicated with everyone involved and made sure the event ran smoothly. She was encouraging, supportive and grateful to the speakers and the many volunteers who helped make the event happen and her sense of fun, openness and sharing was inspirational. It's no surprise that Johanna's profile is littered with awards of every kind - I would highly recommend Jo in any role she takes on! 

Mel Sherwood, Grow Your Potential


TedxPortobello - you challenged me, you surprised, scared, and supported me. You helped me grow! And for that I am eternally grateful.

Alex Humphry-Baker, Creative Mornings Edinburgh


The energy of the day perfectly summed up the momentum, conviction, sense of community and zeal for life that had been poured into it all from the first moments of planning.  It was a privilege to meet everyone involved, even if somewhat briefly, and feel genuinely connected by doing something great.

Emma Jayne Park, Cultured Mongrel


I was so impressed with the whole TedX experience. The team were well drilled, and everything seemed to be plane sailing on the day - no screw-ups, and no spanners in the works. The volunteers and public all enjoyed themselves, and the speakers nailed it! Seriously though... Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I learnt so much about myself from the experience, and met such superb human beings. It's good to know that in a world that can sometimes seem so harsh, there are folks like those involved with TedX Portobello, who make you feel that your message is unstoppable. Thanks

Chris Hellawell, Edinburgh Tool Library