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“Last year my dream of becoming a professional educator was coming true, although the one thing that was holding me back was my fear of public speaking! My first presentation was 90 minutes long in front of 250 people! Janice is a gifted individual who is patient, understanding and extremely knowledgeable in the area of communication. I give presentations on almost a daily basis now without any issues.
Thank you Janice—you empowered, encouraged and motivated me to be the confident speaker I always wanted to be! ”
Territory Manager, inVentiv Health Commercial & Straumann
“I never felt like I had public speaking in me. When I met Janice, I was afraid of revealing that side to someone else, but she put me at ease right away. Her sessions are part therapy, part coaching. Now I look back at my old videos and see a noticeable difference in my confidence. Janice made me aware of subconscious speaking habits that were impacting my first impression on clients, like diminishing my own achievements or punctuating my sentences with apologies. Today, I go into calls feeling confident, assertive, and ready to show up as an expert. If you're looking to get your ego stroked, Janice probably isn't a good fit for you. But if you're willing to dig deep into what's working and what's not working in your speaking style, the results you can achieve are incredible. I've used her frameworks to close three deals that added up to over $30,000 in projects.”
Founder, The Scribesmith
“I sought out Janice to help overcome my anxiety around public speaking and fine tune my writing skills. I had a deadline to speak to a crowd of over 500 people and I wanted to convey to the crowd my sincere gratitude in a meaningful and professional manner. I learned much more than then I initially thought I would.
Janice has the ability and the tools to cut away at the deeper levels to help find where the anxiety exists and why. Janice got me centered through varying techniques such as belly breathing, voice projection and rooting myself in the moment. Janice has an incredible ability to read people. At the initial meeting to review my first draft, she could tell I had a lot of outside help and was to call me out. Janice and I rewrote a genuine, concise and organic speech that truly was mine.
My journey with Janice is an ongoing one and her guidance is immensely helpful for public speaking and my board work. I very much look forward to working with her on future projects. ”
Portfolio Manager, Blanca Realty Limited
“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
“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. ”
Gender equality & social policy specialist | Seattle Women's Commission | Ladysmith: A gender equality venture
“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.”
Human Resource Professional
“Janice is tenacious, determined and very focused. She has a strong sense of fair play and ethics, and a clear understanding of the need for client orientation. Janice has good judgement, pays attention to detail and takes assignments through to completion.”
Dr Doug Dean
Independent Business Advisor, Switzerland
“Janice Tomich coached me twice in preparation for a keynote speech. I hired her to help me fine-tune my opening and closing remarks, I was so happy with the first session I hired her to help me with my introductory bio and transitions in my talk. The sessions were short and conveniently over the phone. She was very effective and focused and exceeded my expectations. ”
“I reached out to Janice Tomich when preparing for a presentation to senior management. I did not have any previous presentation experience and needed help. Janice’s coaching style was great and provided me with the tools I needed to improve my presentation. The positive feedback I received on the day of the presentation, from both my colleagues and VP, was a reflection of the skills Janice helped me develop. Thanks Janice!”
H, S & E Manager, American Transportation Company
“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. ”
Clinical Counsellor, Stopping the Violence Program at Atira Women's Resource Society