Connected Speakers

Mastermind Breakfasts


   Grow your personal brand through public speaking

   Monthly breakfast meetings in downtown Vancouver

If you have high aspirations to grow your personal brand over the next year or two. And you know that perfecting your presentations is key to the results you want – this mastermind group might be perfect for you.

I often hear from friends and colleagues that say they feel disconnected because the virtual world and online interaction is taking over their lives. They’re looking for more in-person time to build real connections.

I’ve developed this mastermind group to create a sense of belonging with like-minded people. We’ll be meeting monthly for a working breakfast at my home in downtown Vancouver. The group’s focus is to help grow each person’s profile by speaking at events and taking the stage. It’ll be a safe environment to stretch as a public speaker while working with a group of your peers.

Our group will be limited to six carefully chosen participants that are serious about building success using public speaking and want to build relationships with like-minded professionals. It’s for those that are committed to ‘doing the work’.

This mastermind also includes one private monthly, 30-minute coaching session with me. I’m a co-founder of a TEDx event and have worked with speakers for almost ten years now. I’ve worked with clients that have spoken at TED, TEDx’s, the United Nations, and the World Health Organization.

The timeframe is from September 2019 to August 2020. 

The cost is $295 per month or $3186 paid in advance (10% discount) CDN funds

If you have questions or think this mastermind is a good fit please email me to set up a time to talk: I’m looking forward to chatting with you to learn about your plans to grow as a speaker. 

The long version:

Perhaps you plan to speak at intimate local associations events, large conferences, or share your idea that’s worthy of a TED Talk.  Or you’re just starting out and want to learn how to get better at presenting your ideas at company meetings.

It’s hard to know where to start, isn’t it? Delivering the right presentation takes energy and you want to make sure you get your presentations right and that you’ve invested your time wisely.

It’s much easier to create an engaging presentation if you know the traps not to fall into and you have trusted resources to rely on.

That’s why it’s invaluable to gather a group of your peers led by a seasoned speaker coach and former TEDx cofounder to help you create your best, most creative presentation yet and unlock lots of opportunities and possibilities.

We’ll meet monthly at my home over a relaxed meal where you’ll:

  • immerse yourself in my tutorials to help build a strong knowledge base of speech structure.
  • workshop your presentation ideas with a group of your peers.
  • have an opportunity to practice your presentation and see how it lands.
  • develop an action plan securing speaking engagements.
  • receive my personalized feedback/coaching on a 30-minute coaching session once a month.

This year’s intake is Thursday, September 5th.  Each attendee will be carefully chosen to make sure that you (and everyone) experience good value and learn how to create your powerful personal brand.

What is the Connected Speaker’s Mastermind Experience Like? 

The best way to get a sense of what my speaker’s mastermind breakfasts are like is to envision a comfortable, safe space to create and stretch as a speaker. If you’re a good fit for the mastermind group I know you’ll be okay with stretching yourself and sometimes being a bit uncomfortable because as a speaker you already intimately know about being vulnerable. It’ll also be fun, exciting, and incredibly rewarding.


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. Madeleine Shaw & Suzanne Siemens ~ Founders LunaPads

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. Monique Steensma ~ CEO Mediate BC

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. Evi Mustel ~ Owner & Founder Mustel Group

How to Join

‘Building Your Personal Brand Through Public Speaking” mastermind is a good way to catapult your career trajectory while connecting with a community of professionals.  If you have questions or think this mastermind is a good fit to help you leverage public speaking to strengthen your career opportunities, send me an email:

I’ll be personally speaking which each and every candidate to make sure of a good fit and to ensure everyone can get maximum value from our working breakfasts. This group is for people that are committed to ‘doing the work’ and will stay invested for a year.

Start date: Thursday, September 5th, 2019. The timeframe is from September 2019 to August 2020.

Cost: $295 per month or $3186 paid in advance (10% discount) CDN funds

I look forward to talking with you and learning about your plans to stand on speaking stages near and far.

Meet your facilitator Janice Tomich

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Janice is a communication specialist who works with executives and entrepreneurs to build confident, powerful voices that inspire their audiences to take action. A few of the clients on her current roster are World Health Organization, United Nations, and TED presenters. She is an executive advisor, contributing writer (@inc, @HuffPostCanada, @AmexOPEN), community influencer, and an educator. She is also the co-founder of TEDxKids@BC, which was the first TEDx event to provide a platform for kids to share their ideas. When not working with clients, Janice can be found riding her skinny-tired road bike around Vancouver’s seawalls or at her easel painting.

Be bold. Get heard. Inspire action.