More about Jeanette
I spent most of my adult life working in retail and absolutely thrived in this arena. However, a few years ago I decided to make a few changes. I studied hard and finished my Bachelor of Applied Social Science, majoring in counselling. I also gained qualifications to become a marriage celebrant as I love seeing wonderful people unite in marriage, and I have tied the knot for many couples.
I love helping people and equipping them with important life skills. One skill so many people struggle with is public speaking. It can be so daunting, especially when one hasn’t had to do it for a while.
I was once not so immune from the fear of public speaking. In high school, I would faint when being tasked with speaking in front of the class. I knew very well the feeling of vulnerability when speaking in front of crowds. Nerves can affect anyone.
Luckily, I learned that this could be overcome. I joined Toastmasters, a group dedicated to mastering speech giving. My husband and I are leaders in our district.
I now have the tools and confidence to stand up and deliver an effective speech to groups of people. Being able to master this was incredibly empowering and freeing. And I knew I wanted to give this freedom to others.
My speech giving workshops are designed to give focus to the main areas of discomfort people face when having to give a speech. They also give opportunity for people to discuss individual barriers, and to break those barriers within a safe group setting.
My interview workshops work much in the same manner, while giving focus on how to present yourself to interviewers. These workshops prepare you for different types of interviews (one-on-one, panel, and group) and help to raise confidence and reduce uncertainty.
Being able to hold yourself well and speak with intention in front of people is the best feeling in the world.
Although already holding strong empathy for others, my degree gave me valuable skills that I use everyday, and have helped shaped my workshops. I am professional but approachable, and I understand and respect boundaries. I have an in-depth understanding of different relationships and how that affects communication, and the knowledge and skill to find the right way to help individuals depending on their specific circumstance. No two issues or opportunities are the same.