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.
“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
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
“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.”
CEO, Mediate BC
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“Working with Janice was truly delightful and better than I could have imagined! I was faced with a big challenge ahead with very little time on my side, so having her expertise and support was incredibly valuable. She provided a high level of concierge service at an investment that was worth every penny. Not only that, but her attention to details was much appreciated. I didn't know what to expect going into our few weeks together, but what I received on the other side was more than my initial expectations. You can't ask for more than that. I highly recommend working with Janice! She is a lifesaver!”
“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.”