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“You have lifted me a mile above the ground!! Thank you for the bottom of my heart.”
Lara Marchionni Jones
“Janice provides tactics that can be applied with ease while still explaining the 'why' behind her teachings. I'd recommend a workshop with Janice with no hesitations. Her workshop is best suited for someone who needs help organizing their thoughts, ideas, and stories into practical presentations -- especially those who have tight deadlines in creating content!”
HR Manager at CounterPath
“I reached out to Janice as I was looking for one-on-one coaching to strengthen my public speaking skills as well as coaching to enhance my executive presence in the workplace. I interviewed a number of other coaches during my search and I was immediately impressed by Janice’s professionalism and clear interest to understand and customize her coaching to fit her clients. Previous to Janice, I had not had any personal coaching and was apprehensive that the coaching would be a formulaic process that she applied to each client. However, I found that Janice spent the time to get to know me, understand my career goals and was able to adapt and customize our coaching sessions to maximize the benefit to me. I felt she genuinely cared about my success and was flexible with my busy work schedule. I found her style encouraging and considerate, but also thought provoking and inspiring. Janice not only helped me gain confidence and build a succinct and persuasive message through my presentations, but she also helped me bring awareness to my diction and the subtle yet powerful influence it has on my everyday language. I am very happy to have found Janice and would recommend her to anyone looking for similar coaching.”
Senior Manager, Assurance Services at BDO Canada LLP
“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!!! ”
Senior Transport Manager, Loblaw Co Ltd
“In searching for an executive communication coach and public speaking coach, I came across Janice who fit the bill perfectly as she offered both coaching services. We worked on refining my communication skills by drafting, reviewing and re-writing emails as well as role-playing. She really helped shift my approach and mentality when it comes to having difficult conversations with team members as well as offering ideas and feedback to senior leaders. As for public speaking, I was preparing for four presentations and although already comfortable with speaking in front of an audience, I was looking to hone my skills. We worked through all of the presentations together and I felt confident and prepared as I delivered them. My sessions with Janice were productive, educational and enjoyable and I wouldn't hesitate to work with her in the future.”
Director of Operations - Barberstock Systems
“Janice was brought on to work with a diverse group of practitioners in preparation for a large conference we were hosting. Janice was able to work with each presenter individually, and in pairs, assessing their strengths and weaknesses. Janice’s commitment to the quality of our event was clear from day one; she was actively invested in the development of each presenter.”
Business Brain, Design Eye | Marketing & Advertising
“Hiring Janice was one of the best steps I've taken in my career as a public speaker and business owner. She was instrumental in helping me prepare for the Clio Cloud 9 conference, which was a big deal as Gary Vaynerchuk was the keynote speaker. For me, I have deep-rooted issues with public speaking and confidence. Janice recognized this and helped me deliver the best presentation of my career. ”
Feldstein Family Law Group PR Manager & Lawyer Social Media Consultant/Specialist
“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
“Sadly, Zito has passed away. He was a lovely, kind man who was dedicated to helping others. His thoughtful testimonial means a lot and I'll remember Zito with a soft spot in my heart: I did exactly as you told me, (stick to key messages, not too much rambling information, make it personal, slow down, give them time to digest, etc.) and it worked. Afterwards, our CEO couldn’t say enough good things to everyone about my presentation, and how proud she was to see how far I had come in such a short period of time.
Industry Health and Safety Specialist
“I reached out to Janice as I was struggling with some upcoming presentations I was doing for senior executives. While I had been doing presentations for years, I wanted to make these presentations stand out and had less than three weeks to prepare.
Janice was a pleasure to work with. She was readily available with her time, flexible and adapted her approach to my needs. She provided me with assignments after each meeting so that I could bring my presentation - both the content and presentation of it - to the next level. Her approach balanced being supportive and encouraging all while pushing me to get to the next level.
Given I was working with a short timeline, it was a lot of work and big time commitment on my part. The results were worth the effort. I was impressed with how great an impact Janice was able to have within a short time. I was blown away with the feedback I received from the executives following my presentations. I will continue to work with Janice in the future.”