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.
“Your insight and encouragement in my role of MC for our annual conference was a big help to me. I had content that I felt confident enough to ad-lib to and I believe that it came across well…you do good work!”
Director, Global Leader of Sustainable Wood Solution Products Organization
“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
“I liked Janice’s approach of offering a workshop to an intimate group of women. By attending her workshop I learned how to prepare a presentation and the importance of using the three-theme rule. I gained confidence in learning the skills of how to position my body, breathing, and voice projection. I would recommend Janice’s workshops to middle to senior managers.”
Mustel Group, Vancouver, BC
“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 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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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.”