A leader in your sphere of influence. Driven to be remembered, and to communicate powerfully.
Have awareness of your strengths and weaknesses as a communicator.
Nervous. Curious about how you can do better.
Devoted to your audience, your vision, and helping the two find each other.
To influence and persuade. And be heard and remembered.
A communication expert who can help you take your message from idea to execution.
In communication, marketing, and PR and coaching/consulting with professionals with different goals and challenges.
In communication consulting and public speaking coaching for professionals in a wide range of industries.
Working with TED, TEDMed, and TEDx speakers.
Supporting executives from around the globe who want to communicate boldly – in a way they move audiences to action.
Of all the roadblocks that threaten successful communication.
And of exactly how to get you the response you deserve.
To helping you find your purpose and your confidence as an influential communicator.
We’ll work closely together to determine what you want to say, and how best to say it. When the framework is ready, we’ll hone the delivery that will boost your confidence, smooth out your cadence, and move your audience to act.
Click here to get started. During our initial discovery call, we will determine right fit. It’s not a coaching call.
Weekly to bi-monthly (or there about) I send curated thoughts, techniques, and stories about how to improve your communication skills. Find out what I’m sharing.
“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. 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… Dr. Tara Cookson, Ladysmith Ventures
Don’t take my word for it, take a look at what clients have to say about working with me.
Why I’m not the right speaker coach to work with you
You're uncoachable. You think you have all the answers and are looking for someone to agree with you on everything.
You believe in magic wands. I don't have one.
If you think all of your negative reviews are from competitors, that’s a form of denial and we probably won’t work well together.
Unless we have an agreement for me to write your presentation or speech, I won’t be writing it, you will. I will be guiding you along the way with my expertise.
You don't have authority to drive your presentation content - you need multiple sign-offs on your presentation. You have to be able to have the final word in what you say AND in the decision to work with me.
If you habitually don't show up for appointments or cancel last-minute, we won't get along.
If we work together, you will be expected to practice your presentation -- this typically means devoting 10 times the length of your presentation to practice. For example, if your presentation is an hour, you’ll need to practice for at least 10 hours.
How do I get the most out of working with you?
It's easy to say I'm ready to be a better communicator and public speaker, however, to get your money's worth from working with me you need to be ready.
You are at a pivotal point where you want to excel at your career or grow your business. You are ready to take a giant leap, grab the next trapeze bar and hang out in that exhilarating space of the unknown. You're anxious to do the work to make strides in your growth. And that doesn't come without uncertainties, being uncomfortable, or willingness to make a few muck ups.
Simply put...be ready.
What’s your process? How do we work together?
I am both coach and consultant who will work with you to deliver your best work. Together, we’ll tailor an experience for you that’s focused on the outcomes you want and deserve.As a mind- and heart-based professional, I work with clients who are open to an organic and evolving process that may change as we work together, and who are as focused as I am on both immediate solutions and the end goal.
How are you different than Toastmasters?
Toastmasters is a template process. That’s not my style. I work with clients who want to deliver unique, memorable, and surprising speeches, and who are driven to become inspiring communicators using their authentic voices.I don’t count umms and ahhs, and nor should you. We all have our nuances that make us unique, and I believe in celebrating them!
How are you different than a big name corporate training company?
I don’t work from a stock template and deliver the same product every time. They do.
Why should I work with you?
From the words of a client, "You made me face my blocks and get rid of stories that didn't serve me. Stories that made me doubt my worth to deliver presentations. You worked with me from the bottom up to build my confidence so I was bold and powerful on stage." To connect with your audience you must be confident and be prepared to stand in front of your peers, not playing a part, but owning who you are and ready, willing, and able to share who you are and what you know.
I'll help you with that.
From getting you ready for our time together to coaching you through and in between our sessions, I’m here to support you and deliver on your success.
Where do you work from?
Online, via Zoom or FaceTime
In your office (in Vancouver or a plane ride away)
In a modern, downtown office space
Do you design PowerPoint Slides?
I’ll make recommendations on your slidedeck if you’re building it yourself. I’m also happy to recommend a graphic designer who creates brilliant decks.
“I have been delivering presentations for years but rather than looking forward to the experience, I would be anxious for days or weeks before. I no longer am with the support of Janice. In a few sessions, she changed my perception towards presenting. In addition to her communication expertise, she can get right to the root of your presentation challenges. We also worked on messaging, breath work and relaxation techniques. She is the most encouraging and thoughtful communication coach. Thank you Janice!
Managing Director, International Education, Burnaby School District
“Thank you again for your coaching… It went a long way in helping me better connect with the audience.
President at High View Communications Inc., Vancouver, Toronto, & Montreal
“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
“Working with Janice was such a pleasure! I had a very short amount of time to prepare for a keynote speech (a little over a week). I approached Janice for help with getting organised. I had a sense of what I wanted to present but Janice truly assisted me in getting my thoughts organised and asked all the right questions around the kind of message I wanted to deliver to my audience. She was so easy to work with, flexible with meeting times and collaborative. I am so grateful I found Janice as my keynote would not have been as impactful if I had not worked with her. I would 100% work with Janice again on future presentations and speeches. Thank you, thank you!”
Associate VP Inclusion & Diversity and Social Impact Leader
“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 & Terrain.io
“You have lifted me a mile above the ground!! Thank you for the bottom of my heart.”
Lara Marchionni Jones
“I hired Janice to help me with my first keynote presentation. I’m a comfortable public speaker, but I wanted help taking it to a higher level. Janice was well worth the investment of time and money. From finding the right shape for the presentation to selecting anecdotes to watching multiple recordings (!)and providing feedback, Janice was there every step of the way. She has the rare gift of making you feel completely safe and supported while providing challenging and constructive feedback. I achieved my goal of delivering an excellent and well-received keynote, but more importantly, I learned much that will help me in feature endeavors. Hire Janice. You won’t regret it.”
Karen Chopra, LPC, CCC, NCC
Founder, Chopra Careers
“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
“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”
Speaker and Trainer
“Well! Where do I begin? I started an engagement with Janice, mid-Covid, to develop a powerful keynote speech. But, instead, I got a coach who helped me navigate challenging times as I reinvented myself and my career. She gave me the words and the practice to hold my own as I worked through tough business negotiations, and I learned how to speak up for myself in a powerful, persuasive way that was still true to who I am. It’s a rare opportunity to work with someone who can help you measurably level up your abilities and performance. Janice was a critical catalyst for some long overdue mindset shifts that had kept me from becoming the top performer I know I am capable of being. ”
ESG Advisor, ED: Peace Innovation Institute, The Hague Peace Innovation Lab Stanford