Jo Knight Dutkewich

Founder, CEO & Lead Consultant: Strategy, Transformation & Leadership

Following a highly successful 20 year career as a ground breaking female Senior Leader with some of the worlds most prestigious brands (including Rolls-Royce Plc. - not the cars.. and Jaguar Land Rover,) Jo decided to pursue her passion of helping organizations and individuals to thrive and pursue greatness.  

With the vision of building a world class progressive management consultancy Jo founded May Bird Leadership.  Born Joanna May Bird, she named the company in honor of the progressive values of her parents and in the spirit of growth and flight.

Jo is a staunch advocate for human rights, equality, social justice and the pursuit of greatness.  She believes greatness is attainable by all, not just the select few.  Fascinated and inspired by people and culture she has lived and worked throughout  Canada and the US, the UK, Europe and South America in senior leadership positions in; aerospace, energy, defence, automotive, marine, law, consulting & corporate and private training. 

A self described "improvement person"  Jo holds a BA (Hons) in Business and Quality Management and an MSc. in the Management of Excellence.  She is an accredited Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (business and process improvement), certified Lead Auditor and Investigator and a certified Leadership Coach & Facilitator. 

Jo is a skilled strategist, business leader, consultant, coach, facilitator, curriculum developer, key note speaker and trainer.  The improvement projects and initiatives she led have generated multi million dollar increases in profitability, saved multi millions of dollars in cost, vastly increased customer satisfaction, increased health and safety, reduced environmental impact and improved employee engagement.  

Most importantly to Jo is the common feedback from clients that they find "a safe harbour" in her guidance which helps them to perform highly and achieve  "life changing realizations and results."  


I High Performance Culture I Strategic Transformation I High Performance Mindset I Business Improvement I Lean Six Sigma I Human Resources I Business Planning I Facilitation I Team Building I High Performance teams I High performance coaching I Executive Coaching I Life Coaching I Personal Growth I Management Systems Implementation & Compliance I Leadership Development Training I Indigenous Peoples Development I Custom Curriculum Development I  Investigations & Improvements (Customer Issues, Health & Safety, Ethics, Diversity & Inclusion)