Build Teams that Excel

Develop your team's communication skills with interactive & experiential learning that creates measurable behavior change.

Workshops are offered as: Lunch and Learns, Happy Hours, retreats, half-day or full-day seminars.


Leadership Presence

Creating immediacy through consistency is a workshop for educators, administrators, executives, managers, directors, and individual contributors looking to enhance / up-level executive presence in both non-verbal and verbal speech and communication. Skill building focuses on: strategic messaging, vocal quality, eye engagement, intentional gestures, confident stance, and purposeful movement.


Presence of Service

A communication based workshop for food service industry professionals focusing on building rapport with guests in an engaging and customer-centric approach, making recommendations based on preferences, answering questions with confidence, communicating an articulate, concise, and fluid opinion demonstrating knowledge of menu, brand storytelling, communicating assertively amongst team members, and employing confident body language while interfacing with customers and colleagues.


Assertive Communication

A workshop to build confidence through improvisational speaking; designed for seasoned or developing professionals eager to reduce and manage speaking anxiety, speak of the cuff, think on their feet, speak in an organized, engaging, and present manner.



Follow the Leader

A practical train the trainer / teacher workshop for educators, consultants, wellness instructors looking to leverage fundamental communication strategies and principles in their own teaching, training, and coaching practice. Participants build a skill set of communication behaviors that s/he will model for students, employees, and trainees. Skill building focuses on both non-verbal and verbal speech and communication to include: Assertive communication, engagement strategies for teaching and training students, vocal quality, eye engagement, intentional gestures, confident stance, and purposeful movement.

Engaging with Conflict

The secret of success in resolving conflict is to be able to disagree without being disagreeable. The ability to understand how conflict builds and then work to resolve it is an extremely important tool for maintaining the strength and effectiveness of any team.



In the Words of My Clients

I asked Janell to share some best practices related to effective communication with our district leadership team. Janell brought practical communication tools that prompted deeper reflection amongst our leaders. Her approach was alongside of us in a fun yet challenging way. The time she spent with our team made an impact.

Jeff Snell Educator

Thank you so much for coming out and being a part of our TT! The time with you was amazing and I know everyone found it very informative and helpful in getting over their anxiety. You gave very useful and attainable tips/tools on how to improve and find a solution for everyone. Thank you!

President of Yoga @ Cindy's

Janell's workshops were engaging and informative. The work she did with our leadership team had a positive impact. For me personally, it has improved my management communication style and given me confidence in my presence in front of an audience.

Doreen McKercher - Communications Director, Camas School District

I found tremendous value in Janell’s coaching and approach. She uncovered areas for improvement in my executive presence and presentation style and gave me very clear, realistic and achievable feedback I was able to incorporate right away. Her approach is relatable, non-judgmental and comes from an empathetic place which is critical to this kind of feedback and coaching. I would highly recommend her to anyone who has to give presentations or lead meetings or simply just show up well to others (which is just about everyone!), she will absolutely be able to help you and the ongoing value and ROI of that investment will more than pay for itself.

Lindsay Witcher - VP, Practice Strategy @ RiseSmart