PHONE: +64 (09) 947 5822 

MOBILE: +64 (021) 971 900

Jane John Thomas Public Speaking ExperienceJane Thomas John

B.A. University of Auckland
Dip.Ed. University of Sydney

Over 25 years experience as a performer, communicator and trainer in Australia and New Zealand.

I always encourage people to tell their own stories so I will share some of my background with you. As a young film, television and theatre actress I was often sick to my stomach with nerves. I was in good company. Many actors - Richard Burton, Laurence Olivier, Stephen Fry, Kate Winslet, Scarlet Johanssen, Amy Adams - have suffered from stage fright. When I spent a few years as a core cast member in soap opera and the actors had the benefit of instant playback/ feeback of every scene, I learnt more in a few weeks than ever before. This is why I am passionate about this method in training my clients. Learning by doing, along with instant professional playback/feedback is the fastest, most effective way to bring about changes in confidence and ability

Management or raw recruit - nearly everyone finds speaking in public a challenge. By simply applying the training we offer, people gain the confidence to enjoy speaking to clients, colleagues or family. It is enormously rewarding for them - and for us.

Some Corporate Clients:

  • Air NZ - trainer for Strategic Storytelling
  • Fuji Xerox - coach/ trainer
  • Fletchers - coach/ trainer
  • Westpac - coach/ trainer
  • Strata Title - coach/trainer
  • Progressive Enterprises (Woolworths) - coach/trainer
  • Tonkin & Taylor - coach/trainer
  • Macquarie Private Wealth - coach/trainer
  • Accru - Smith Chilcott Ltd - coach/trainer
  • New Zealand Steel - coach/trainer/interviewer
  • Vitality Works - coach/trainer
  • Sanitarium - coach/trainer
  • AUT - coach/trainer
  • North Shore City Council - voice coach
  • Scarbro Construction -coach/trainer
  • Employer's Federation - coached and directed non-actors to camera for TV campaign.
  • Health Funding Authority - coached children to camera for TV campaign.
  • Hasbro NZ - producer/director TVC'S Hasbro NZ
  • FCB Advertising - training, casting, production, stylist.

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Writer and Teacher

Taught English and History at Ascham School, Sydney.
Senior copywriter, USP Needham
Author, children's book, published by Reed/Raupo 2007
Travel writer for The Dominion, The Press, The Otago Daily Times

'Shape Up at Sea' - The Press June 8, 2009 (Page 1, Page 2)

'Oggle Poggle' - childrens book (Page 1, Page 2)

Actor, Presenter, Voice

Film: Lead in award-winning film ‘After the Depression' (Dir. Roger Donaldson) ‘Opening Night.' (Dir.Brian McDuffy) ‘The Whole of The Moon.' (Dir. Ian Mune)
Television drama: Lead in ‘The Immigrants'. Guest lead in ‘Inside Straight'. Guest lead in 'Hercules'.
Leading roles in ‘Close to Home', ‘Radio Waves' & guest roles ‘Shortland Street,' ‘Legend of the Seeker'.
Educational C.D.Rom: For Unitec - ‘Face To Face' and a language CD with Leighton Smith.
Voice work: A year as a commercial voice at ‘Radio i'.
Corporate presenter: Promotional videos for Vanuatu Airlines, Aotea Centre, Unichem.
Radio: Lead roles in many radio dramas including the award-winning play ‘A Family Matter' directed by John O'Leary.

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PHONE: +64 (09) 947 5822
MOBILE: +64 (021) 971 900



You can contact me on the numbers above or by emailing me using the contact form here.

International and out of Auckland enquiries welcome.

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