Professional Speaker Coach|Communication Specialist|Presentation Designer
"I help build confident voices that are heard."
Public Speaking Coaching
Ready for your time on stage? Are you sure?
Corporate and Nonprofit Training & Workshops
Develop a culture of confident communicators in your organization.
Executive Communication Consulting
Convey your vision. Summon excellence.
Carve your vision into hearts and minds.
I’m on a mission to help you have become a confident public speaker. Weekly to bi-monthly (or there about), I send curated thoughts, techniques, and stories. Find out what I’m sharing.
“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
“By attending one of Janice's workshops and reading her newsletter, I have learned new skills and ideas that have greatly improved my abilities in speaking and teaching workshops. Janice can help you learn how to truly engage your audience, not just present to them.”
“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
“Janice worked with one of our speakers for the 2012 TEDMED conference held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. The speaker reported that he enjoyed the experience and that he appreciated Janice’s input very much. From my perspective, the speaker’s presentation clearly benefited from Janice’s expertise and assistance. The speaker’s somewhat shy, diffident delivery became more conversational and lively. His tendency to sink into a low monotone at times was replaced by a better modulated, more mellifluous tone of voice. His use of effective gestures and comfort in moving on the stage also increased...”
Chief Storytelling Officer at TEDMED and Walker Digital
“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
“Janice...has brought us to a new level in terms of confidence, connections and sense of possibility. We credit her insight and vision in helping us bring our message to the bigger stage, as well as bringing media interest and exposure. We wish her every success and look forward to working with her again.”
Madeleine Shaw & Suzanne Siemens
Founders ~ Owners
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. ”
International Aid Consultant
“Janice has the rare gift of being able to extract key messages from a complicated outline, to create a presentation that is clear, concise and meaningful. She is able to do this while still making the presenter feel confident and comfortable. It was a thrill to have the opportunity to work with Janice. She brought so much clarity to the process and I cannot thank her enough.”
Director, BC & Yukon CDN Youth Business Foundation
“Janice has a knack for bringing out the best in speakers. She provides insightful and gentle critique, and helps her subjects make the most of their presentations. She's in your corner, giving you the guidance and direction you need without trying to shape or mould your flow. It was delightful moving through the process of creating my first TedX talk, for @TEDX KidsBC”
“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.”
Independent Business Advisor, Switzerland