The ‘Fake it till you make it’ approach?
It’s a recipe for disappointment.
It’s one of those pieces of feel-good advice that gets handed down to new professionals and presenters.
But it sets you up for failure.
Whether you’re speaking at a conference, updating senior executives, speaking to clients or peers, your goal isn’t to be an actor giving a performance.
It’s to connect, persuade and inspire.
True communication is about authenticity, and faking it, won’t get you there.
People can smell fake confidence and bravado a mile away.
You can’t do your best work when you’re constantly worrying about whether you’re saying or doing something the ‘right way’.
Where real confidence makes you feel calm, collected, and open to ideas…fake confidence makes you feel anxious, insecure and stressed out.
Have you ever watched a master communicator at work? More likely than not, you were probably so enraptured by what they were saying, that you didn’t pay attention to how they were saying it.
Skilled communicators have three things in spades:
● Authenticity: The ability to turn their personality up to an 11, without losing the essence of who they are
● Clarity: The ability to choose the right words to say the right thing so it’s immediately clear
● Structure: The ability to structure an argument in their presentation or speech for maximum impact.
That’s it. Not gender, not accent, not background.
And the great thing?
All three of those skills can be taught.
A tailormade 1:1 communications coaching program to help you tackle the root causes behind your speaking challenges to unearth your voice, find your confidence, and help you shine on stages, podcasts, boardrooms, and beyond!
2 x 75 minute 1:1 coaching per month
Access via email for practice session reviews, Q&A, and feedback
* Requires a 6-month commitment
Wondering if this is the right fit for your goals?
“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. 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
If you’re looking to embody the powerful, inspiring leader that you’re meant to be, then you’re in the right place.
By the end of this program, you’ll feel confident that you’re equipped to handle difficult conversations, give presentations without being up with cold sweats the night before, and confidently state your opinion.
If you roll up your sleeves and dig into the work (which at times can nudge you outside your comfort zone), our work can transform your career.
Hi there! Over the 12 years, I’ve worked as an Executive Communication Coach with clients in industries ranging from AI to gaming, to law and academia. They range from emerging business leaders to those who have multi-million dollar budgets.
While working with me, many of my clients have been promoted or started their own businesses.
When a client texts me to say, “I made the big ask and got a yes” or “I stood on stage or delivered a webinar with full confidence and received awesome feedback”, their words make me so proud for what we’ve achieved together.
When we clear away the cobwebs of self-doubt, there’s a world filled with opportunities and possibilities open to you.
My goal is to help you see this.
“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.”
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Expect to be pushed a little, it’s a gentle safe stretch. Never uncomfortable, never unsettling. This is a safe space, and I will never judge you, but I will push you to examine your thoughts and confront patterns that are holding you back.
It’s time to let go of the stories that no longer serve you.
Let’s talk about it on our discovery call! Most communication skills coaching programs will try and squeeze you into a mold to make you fit the program, when you work with me, I custom-build the training program around your needs. That being said, if it’s something I can’t help you with, I’ll let you know right away!
Toastmasters is a template process. That’s not my style. I do personalized coaching. 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!
Never! My goal has always been to work with a highly select group of individuals, and that allows me to make sure I’m fully present for my clients. If we’re working together, then it’s me you’re getting, and I’ll be in your corner as long as you need me!
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