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"Communication is culture and culture is communication" 

Edward Twitchell Hall

Transform your leadership impact by developing extraordinary communication skills.


Janie Van Hool

At the age of 6 years old, I decided I wanted to be an actress...

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Coaching & Worksops

Work with Me


– Individual online sessions.

Working in 1 or 2 hour blocks, we’ll explore what you want to achieve and plan the best way for you to get the results you seek. I will guide you in experimenting, practicing, rehearsing and figuring out what works for you. Following the session, we’ll review your experience and keep moving you forward. 

Coaching Themes: Change conversations, Stakeholder influencing, Raising your profile in the business, Vocal impact in meetings, Conference-speaking, Board presentation, Virtual presentation skills.

The total recommended number of coaching hours is 6 – 8.

Skills Teaching

– Group online sessions

These sessions lay the foundations of good practice in communication and are available for groups of all sizes. Access to the essential skills needed can be taught in dynamic, short bursts of information for your colleagues to build their toolkit and decide what they need to focus on to make an impact in their current role. I will design a highly effective and impactful session based on a development conversation and make sure your colleagues are learning exactly what they need to transform their skills.

Skills: Presentation; The Art of Conversation – essential structures and preparation; Making an Impact online; Structuring a Story; Influencing Tactics
Skills sessions are 1-2 hours long.

The Listening Shift

6 x modules on the essential art of listening. In this post-pandemic world of uncertainty, with a new reliance on virtual connection, your ability to listen to people in your business has become a critical skill, but one that only 2% of people have ever been properly taught to do.  This programme will show you:

  • 5 modalities to transform how you listen to your organisation

  • Models and frameworks to enable powerful conversations

  • How to help others listen to you


– Online or face-to-face

These small group experiential sessions are interactive and all about ‘doing’. You will be testing, trying out and hearing how your messages land with others, which is a valuable way of building confidence in newly acquired skills. These workshops are fun, too – developing team connections, fostering the ability to feedback constructively and watching others grow in confidence and skill.

Workshop Themes: Storytelling; Influencing; Brilliant Conversations; Facilitation Mastery; Presentation Skill; Virtual Communication; The Voice of Leadership

Workshops are offered by the half-day and full-day events.

Modular programmes - Online


  • The Listening Shift (Published in June 2021 by Practical Inspiration Publishing)

  • The Impact and Presence Pocketbook (Management Pocketbooks 2004)



Andrea Tully

Executive and Talent Development Manager, Nationwide Building Society

I'm sure Janie has magic powers...she has this incredible gift of being able to spot the one thing that will make an enormous impact to how you come across and the impact you have, give you super straight feedback (that perhaps no-one has been brave enough to tell you before), yet leave you feeling like the most incredible person there has ever been! I have worked with Janie for more than 11 years and she has made such a difference to so many leaders that she has supported.  She is brilliant, with both individuals and groups. Leaders love working with her, trust her implicitly and feel energised and empowered after every interaction. I could not recommend her more highly....

CEO FMCG business

Janie, thank you for the time, energy and commitment that you invested in our session on Friday. I was delighted with the progress we made and can't wait to put it into action.

Partner – Law Firm

Janie. I wanted to extend my personal thanks for the great presentation we had yesterday. I loved it and we've had a lot of positive feedback. You are great at what you do - dynamic and fascinating and intelligent and informative and a whole lot of fun.

CEO – Construction

Your coaching is first class - your style so inclusive, witty, confident and unthreatening - everyone moved forward for you and stepped out onto new 'turf' in the way we think and behave.

Dyson Course Participant

I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the session yesterday – hands down the best training course I have ever been on.

Janie was amazing – you have to be good to present a session on presenting! There was a lot of content which Janie kept flowing without ever feeling rushed and gave us short exercises to do to demonstrate certain points or ideas, all of which meant the content had real context.
I have never been confident in presenting but came away yesterday wanting to present something to someone, just to try it all out!

"We are what we continually do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle

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