As we navigate this time of uncertainty, every interaction offers an opportunity for generosity, empathy and kindness. 

To listen, connect and comfort. 

To share ideas, influence and inspire.

To lead with courage, clarity and conviction.


I will help you move your message.


Learning + Performance


Leadership + Communication


Inspiration + Action


Move the Message helps people and organizations develop their talent, perform exceptionally, communicate with impact, and influence for success.

Whatever you’ve been building at work and in your life, communication is in everything you do. How you show up. How you live your values. What you get done. The way to engage others and impact results is by moving your message.  


And I’m here to help you do exactly that.


Meet Jo

Leadership Coach + Trainer + Speaker + Author

Josephine Bellaccomo helps CxOs, innovators, changemakers, and professionals at all levels to communicate with impact. Inspire their listeners. Build trust and relationships. Lead self-directed teams. Perform better. Be happier. Solve the problems no one else is solving. Move the world.

Her philosophy is simple. Provide clear training, coaching, tools and techniques to help you break through obstacles that get in your way.

In 2001, Jo founded Move The Message, a social enterprise training company, to support NGOs and non-profits. She continues to partner with her Fortune 500 clients as she focuses on social justice, animal rights and animal rescue. 



Learning + Performance

Move the Message training helps people and organizations develop their talent and perform exceptionally. Based on assessments, each in-person or live virtual workshop is tailored to be high-impact, relevant to your business, interactive, engaging, practical with exercises and real-play, and immediately actionable. Below are popular workshop topics that can be customized to your needs. And please check out what our clients are saying!


Leadership + Communication

Leadership coaching drives tangible results to transform individual, team and organizational performance. Coaching is highly tailored, based on assessments and stakeholder feedback, to develop high potentials and leadership talent, and increase personal effectiveness and performance.

Pitch consulting helps prepare speakers for keynotes, or supports the CEO and pitch team for high-stakes events. We polish the content and focus on the delivery to create a compelling presentation that builds trust and connection with the audience, conveys executive presence, and drives a winning result. 

Communication coaching is laser-focused to take you quickly to the next level, tailored to your needs and goals, the problems you need to solve. Coaching is usually one-to-one, but small teams can provide peer coaching to build their communication skillset. Coaching focuses on specific outcomes, such as to confidently present a compelling message, manage conflict, develop assertiveness, initiate critical conversations, keep a powerful mindset under pressure, feel more comfortable socially and professionally when the stakes are high, etc.

Move the Message offers a range of formats to support your needs, especially for crisis communication: in person, virtual face-to-face or by phone. 


Inspiration + Action

Move the Message keynotes are fun and interactive, engaging your people two powerful ways. They advocate, igniting their passion for positive change and personal impact. And they move them to action and commitment – with practical techniques, tips, and exercises to lead, communicate and perform exceptionally. Keynotes are 30-90 minutes.


What clients are saying...

Training + Coaching + Keynotes


Jo possesses an incredible level of sensitivity in combination with a razor sharp memory, giving her the ability to read her clients (seemingly) effortlessly and instantly. As a result, my colleagues and I dramatically improved our ability to speak publicly, create effective communiqués and understand how to reach our audience(s). I would re-hire her in a heartbeat.

Mindy Aronoff, Senior Director of Engagement, Bay Area Video Coalition

Jo has a marvelous gift, and has truly helped me to verbally communicate my message in meetings and really connect with the audience. She is an excellent corporate trainer, and I recommend her expertise highly to any person or group that wants to more effectively "move the message."

Catherine Dupont, COO, Jurman Medical Association

I want to thank Jo from the bottom of my heart. Her advice is solid and gives us concrete actionable steps for successful interactions with others.

Rachelle Bennett, Human Resources Business Partner, Cryptic Studios

I want to thank Jo from the bottom of my heart. Her advice is solid and gives us concrete actionable steps for successful interactions with others.

Tami Tsark, Creative Media Producer

This woman is a five-star trainer - authentic, extremely professional and full of verve. She is a pro at 'holding the room' and superbly skillful with facilitation.

Laura Saponara, Sr. Strategist & Consultant, Public Health Institute

I attribute a complete turnaround in my professional life toward a very positive stage of satisfaction, fulfillment, and forward-movement to my attendance at Jo's seminar. I strongly recommend her as a highly effective trainer, coach, and presenter.

Marianna Klebanov, Attorney

Jo's Communication Skills Workshop was absolutely stellar! She helped me identify key areas for improvement and offered innovative tips and tricks that I've already put into practice with great success.

Chrissy Dodson Mize, Sr. Producer, John McNeil Studio

Popular Workshop Topics

Interactive. Engaging. Tailored to make your job easier, meet your goals and drive results.

Storytelling & Public Speaking

Tools, techniques, practice and high-impact feedback to eliminate nervousness, engage your listeners, stay on track, and move your audience to action.

Presenting & Pitching to Executives

How to present your project, product or progress without getting thrown off by questions, choked by nervousness or doubt, or cut off by timing.

Leadership Presence

Techniques to focus your mindset, demonstrate confidence and credibility, and promote trust and transparency.

NextGen Leaders

Strategies and tools to lead innovation with focus and purpose, demonstrate situational awareness, and motivate with participation rather than compensation.

Emotional & Social Intelligence

Harvard Business School research determined that emotional intelligence counts for twice as much as IQ and technical skills combined in predicting who will be successful. Learn tools and strategies to manage your own emotions and raise awareness of others’ so that you can connect, influence and inspire at work, in the community, and in your personal life.

Tough Conversations

Eighty percent of managers believe having difficult conversations is part of their job, but more than half dodge them because they lack the training and experience. Learn how to quickly plan what you’ll say and practice how you say it so that conversations happen sooner and more often, before poor performance impacts business.

Networking & Building Stakeholder Relationships

You’re faced with a great opportunity. Here’s how to talk about yourself, present your contribution to stakeholders, and build your network, without coming across as uncertain, unclear, siloed, or arrogant.

Innovation & Inclusion

Racially and ethnically diverse companies outperform industry norms by 35%, and teams where men and women are equal earn 41% more revenue. Learn how to reduce subtle biases, engage and enlist allies, develop teams that perform more optimally, and make participation to drive innovation an ongoing business strategy.

Giving and Getting Feedback

Engaged and inspired teams perform optimally. Feedback helps them drive toward continuous improvement. You'll assess performance and provide strategic recognition and coaching feedback. Learn how to ask for feedback and plan for a successful performance review.

Building Trust

Techniques to improve listening, eliminate defensiveness, respond with accountability, and demonstrate credibility to build more trusting relationships.

Writing for Results Bootcamp

5-step writing process focused on moving business forward, eliminating time sucks, and producing clear, concise, compelling work that says what you mean, inspires and influences.

Featured Clients

Move the Message

We want to change the world, but change is hard to push. In Move the Message, you'll find a step-by-step strategy. Tips, tactics, examples and exercises keep your message focused, powerful and unstoppable.

Target the right audience. Pitch your idea and lead them to action. Prepare for and handle the Q&A. Negotiate for win-win outcomes. Construct media sound bites. Deflect personal attacks, and call out injustice by calling in.

Whether the difference you want is local or global, Move the Message is the toolkit for changemakers, social entrepreneurs and organizations driven to build a better world.

"When I see Jo speak, I want to channel her talent, but what I love most of all is that she gives us the tools and insight to help us become effective and engaging communicators in our own ways."

Marisa Miller Wolfson, Director & Screenwriter of Vegucated

Best Documentary, Toronto Independent Film Festival


Move your message. Move the world.

Let’s chat about the results you want to drive. Jo will craft an agenda that makes sense for your needs. Then she’ll come to you, live in person or virtually, to work with you or your team.

Jo is based in San Francisco. Wherever you are in the world, Jo can help you move your message.


Move the Message

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