Janell Payne

Exec Coach and Master Facilitator

I coach business professionals and leaders in three distinct areas: interpersonal communications, presence, and presentation skills. As a Master Facilitator, I design seminars for school district leaders in Washington State. I am an Elite Coach, customizing training programs on Executive Presence for a top global firm in Outplacement Services and Career Transition Management, headquartered in the Silicon Valley.

I work with individual contributors, corporate professionals, and Executives from Fortune 500 companies like Google; small business owners; educators and administrators; entrepreneurs, professional coaches, medical doctors and business professional from all industries. I help clients prepare for formal, high stakes presentations such as a TedX event, annual conference, keynote speech, wedding toast; as well as informal communications with team members, colleagues, clients, and customers. I offer private coaching, group workshops and live, high-engagement webinars.

In addition to private practice, I am a Master Facilitator and Executive Coach for award winning Executive Training Company, PowerSpeaking, named The Top Woman Owned Business in 2018 by San Francisco Business Times, and Business of the Year by ISA. I have the pleasure of leading and coaching the company’s suite of programs to Fortune 500 – 1,000 companies such as Genentech and Apple. In the Pacific Northwest, I work with LAM Research and Autodesk in Portland, OR; Salesforce in Seattle, WA; and Lululemon in Vancouver, BC.

I also partner with Clark College to design and deliver customized Leadership Programs with high praise from local companies including: Sigmadesign, Columbia Machine, ICE, Instruction Tech, Westrock, Ontario Systems, Columbia Credit Union and Visit Vancouver USA. My course, “Driving Performance through Leadership” is received with on-going stellar reviews as it integrates: Communication, Leadership and Presentation Skills in a 4-week series.

Prior to my career in Training and Development, I taught as an Adjunct Faculty in the Communication Studies Departments at San Jose State University and seven California Community Colleges. Prior to teaching, I was a Communication Liason, and Production Assistant for two of MTV’s hit reality television series: The Osbournes and The Newlyweds in Los Angeles.

I have coached thousands of clients with consistently exemplary reviews, up-level their self-awareness, courage, confidence and presence. Check out my blog for practical strategies on delivering high engagement presentations and communicating with intelligence and competence.

In my spare time, I teach Interpersonal Communication for the Communication Studies Department at Clark College in Vancouver WA. I leverage my Emotional Intelligence mentorship from EI practitioners leading Oji Life Lab, a self-paced EQ app developed by Yale researchers.

My family moved to Washington in 2017 from Santa Cruz, CA after escaping my native birthplace, San Jose, CA.