Testimonials

 
Tara Cookson
I was thrilled earlier this year to be asked to address an audience of nearly 2,000 incoming university students. The speaking format was something totally new to me, and because I wanted to 'knock it out of the park' I contacted Janice. My previous training in public speaking was always done through in-person day-long workshops. Because Janice and I were in different cities, we worked together online. At first, I wasn't sure of how well an online interaction would work -- but Janice was exceptionally organized and fully present, and as a result, her online support far exceeded any training I'd previously received. The best part of working with Janice was that she was honest, encouraging and always constructive. She continued to push me to improve specific parts of my speech and its delivery both through on-the-spot feedback and reference to examples of speakers that shared my similar goals, and to speaking exercises -- until I was sure that I was going to give the audience my very best. I would work with Janice again in a heartbeat, and strongly encourage anyone who is tasked with an important speaking opportunity to reach out to her, too.
Tara Cookson
Gender equality & social policy specialist | Seattle Women's Commission | Ladysmith: A gender equality venture
 

 
Denise Doucet
I have a feeling that my work with you, when I look back at it in a few years, will be pivotal in my trajectory. That rainy morning, sitting at your glass table when I connected with not having to be perfect. That and everything that followed will be pivotal. Thank you for providing me with the space to go there. I have also come to understand that I have to keep doing this. I have to keep speaking, putting myself out there and growing. I thought to myself after the presentation: "Ok, when is the next one? When do I do this again?" You certainly would not have heard me say that 6 months ago! Janice, I cannot thank you enough. I will keep all your pearls of wisdom close to my heart and keep working on all those things you allowed me to see. You are amazing at what you do.
Denise Doucet
Clinical Counsellor, Stopping the Violence Program at Atira Women's Resource Society
 

 
Jeanine Hunter
You helped me so much, Janice! You would have been proud. People were coming up to me saying they felt my message and they thought I was so brave. The way I spoke and took pauses was very effective! I felt proud. You are a great teacher and coach!!!
Jeanine Hunter
Senior Transport Manager, Loblaw Co Ltd
 

 
Thank-you! Meeting you, sent me on a quest to learn to speak better. I was back in Kenya in February to speak, then in Zambia in April. I am now working on a series of eight messages to be given in Nigeria in August. Our “chance” meeting and casual conversation in Nairobi was a turning point for me. Thought you might like to know of your impact.
Steve Walters
International Aid Consultant
 

 
I worked with Janice over eight sessions in 2016 with a view to improving the effectiveness of my public speaking and reducing anxiety around presentations. While I had a long history of making public presentations, I felt there was considerable room for improvement, particularly in the area of speaking without a script or text. Janice used a unique approach to tackle my personal issues around public performance, and her system has enabled me to reduce my presentation time, speak with greater confidence and, most importantly, conduct presentations without notes. It was a very interesting and valuable journey.
Senior Vancouver Lawyer
 

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