About to speak at an important event. A leader in your sphere of influence. Driven to be remembered, and to deliver a powerful speech.
Committed to improving your last time on stage.
Nervous. Curious about how you can do better.
Devoted to your audience, your vision, and helping the two find each other.
To give the best presentation of your life.
A full-service speechwriting and speaking skills development coach who can help you take your message from idea to memorable presentation.
In communications, marketing, and PR, and in writing for and coaching speakers with different goals and challenges.
In speechwriting and communications coaching for speakers in a wide range of industries, including TED, TEDMed, and TEDx. In working with public speakers around the globe who want to give bold and brave speeches that move audiences to action.
Of all the roadblocks that threaten a successful speech.
Of exactly how to get you the response you deserve.
To making your time on stage memorable for you and your audience.
To helping you find your purpose and your confidence before your next event.
We’ll work closely together to determine what you want to say, and how best to say it. When the speech is ready, we’ll begin honing your delivery through a combination of proven mind- and heart-based exercises 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 and alignment. 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
How do I speak with you about working with you?
Yes, schedulers do appear cold-hearted. That's not my intention. I want to save you time from back and forth emails. If you don't find a spot in the calendar that's convenient for you, then let's agree to say uncle: send me an email or text me @ 1-778-327-8861 to arrange a time that works.
What it’s like to work with me
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.
“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
“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
“For anybody who has read an article or correspondence from a senior colleague or business leader and said to themselves, “I wish I could communicate like that, but it’s just not in my DNA”, my response would be, "Yes it is. Go see Janice".”
Director of Procurement
“I worked with Janice over a six month period to help me overcome presentation anxiety. In our first meeting she said that she would get me to the point I would actually feel excited to present. I didn’t believe her, but after her coaching, practice, and repetition I delivered a presentation to an audience of two-hundred people that I actually enjoyed giving, and received rave reviews from the audience! Janice did exactly what she said. Thank you so much.
Strategy Manager, Autonomy & Positioning, Hexagon
“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
“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
“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
“Janice is one of the most valuable people I have ever met. She is not only a customer-service oriented and honest team player but also an inspiring strategist. Smart co-worker. Experienced developer. Her experience and expertise and dedication makes her view solutions instead of problems. I can highly recommend working with Janice.”
Manager, Drake International
“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
“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.”