PHONE: +64 (09) 947 5822 

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Is recommended by the following clients:

James Usmar

Macquarie Private Wealth

"I presented to a seminar of 50 people. I managed to get follow up with only 25% of these people within a month. I then spent time with Jane. We cut the waffle; we got to the point and rehearsed, rehearsed, rehearsed"

"I then presented to a seminar of 35 people. 85% were booked in my diary within two weeks."

"She gets great results - what else do you need to know? I went from 25% to 85% follow up success."

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Rob Page

"Jane was wonderful. She quickly understood my needs and ran the two hour workshop to meet them perfectly. The Olympic Ambassadors were unanimous in their praise, and many said it was the best public speaking and presentation skills advice they had received. I would totally recommend Jane."

Education Manager,
New Zealand Olympic Committee.

Alex Jenner

"My groom speech went very well. I stayed calm on the day, kept smiling and I came across clearly - even got a tear from my bride! Very pleased with the result. Our sessions helped massively.
I’m now regularly using the techniques and exercises…. (I learnt with you) …for my business presentations.
Thank-you again for everything."

Alex Jenner

Kate Nuttall

Air New Zealand

"Hi Jane,

I’ve had loads of great feedback from our team about your session (on Strategic Storytelling)  – people really enjoyed it.  You’ve got us thinking about our storytelling telling style and impact – it was wonderful to have you as part of the (training) day. I look forward to working with you again soon."

Kate Nuttall
Air New Zealand
General Manager People/ Sales Offshore

Peter Schibli


"Thanks so much for the work you did with me last week. I've immediately put it into action and I'm now fully committed to telling stories to make points.
I think the thing that pulled me over the line was your own story telling. Great leadership by example!"

"Thanks again - you've made a huge difference to the impact I get to have in the world."

Peter Schibli,
Lead Workshop Designer & Facilitator

Sher-yl Heimgartner

Andre Heimgartner Racing

"Thank you for all your extra effort - and time – preparing Andre for his speech. You did a great job. The speech was a great success, and he enjoyed doing it! We will recommend you to anyone."

Sher-yl Heimgartner
Accountant & Co-Manager for
Andre Heimgartner Racing

Helen Talbot

Barrister and Fashion Designer

"After a lengthy period practising law I changed direction and became a fashion designer. While addressing a jury presented no problems I found public speaking about my career quite daunting. Jane came to my aid and I was astonished at how much I had to learn about engaging an audience. She was encouraging, humorous and above all dedicated. My speech was a great success and surprisingly, I enjoyed the experience.

Tracy Manu

"I’ve spoken to audiences of up to 100 people and thought I was pretty good at what I do.  Then I worked with Jane!
Jane helped me take my keynote speaking to a new level!
She helped me construct my presentation in a way that was precise, informative and authentically me.
She gave brilliant tips for before and during my speech which were highly effective.
When I had to make changes at the last minute, she kept me calm and helped me believe I was up for the job... and I was. The presentation was fantastic."

Tracy Manu ‘Blossom’ (Life Coach)

Craeg Williams

TPS Credit Control

"All it took was three sessions, and it was worth every penny.
I delivered my presentation with ease and all the feedback I received was very positive.
Jane's teaching method is systematic and gets results fast. I am happy to recommend her to anyone looking to improve their public speaking skills"

Craeg Williams
TPS Credit Control
Managing Director

Dean Reihana

Hey Jane,
Thank you for coaching me for the wedding ceremony for my sis.
When the time came . . . . . I nailed it! YAY!  
I spoke clearly and loud enough for all to hear, had full control of the whole ceremony and best of all, I had everyone in the palm of my hand.
They all enjoyed listening ..and I added my own spark to the event without stealing the attention away from the newly weds.
Thanks Jane, your guidance and coaching helped me on the day and even better, improved me as a person.

Dean Reihana
Wedding Celebrant

Sinda Hall

"Hello Jane

Thank you very much for a really great training session today.  I was frankly terrified when I saw the camera, plus having to do a talk in front of my peers.  I just hate anything like this.  But you made it non threatening and were very encouraging, so thank you for all the advice and tips."

Kind Regards   
Sinda Hall

Yvonne McLean

ACC (ICF), Executive Coach

"I recently worked with Jane Thomas John (Now You're Talking) when I was preparing for an important presentation. I had done Presentation Skills training many years ago and have done many presentations to a variety of audiences over the years. I had also practised for many years as a litigator. I considered myself to be a fairly confident and able presenter/speaker." "Working with Jane enabled me to take my presentation skills up another level. She is fun to work with and does not shy away from giving direct (and invaluable) feedback. I learned much from my sessions with Jane and felt that my performance was substantially better. I cannot recommend Jane's services highly enough."


Angela Heising

L & D Specialist - Progressive Enterprises Ltd.

"Jane coached three finalists for our International Woolworths Paul Simons Award on presentation and interview skills. The feedback of our team was most complimentary and we saw our team presenting with panache and impact. The best compliment that can be made, however, is that one of our candidates won the competition and became the first Kiwi to win Store Manager of the Year"

Bill Jacob

President - New Zealand Steel Ltd

"You're a great coach Jane - talking to a camera is not all that easy, you've helped a lot."

Pip Hair

Marketing Manager - Tonkin & Taylor.

"Dear Jane,
My presentation went extremely well yesterday and generated around 30 minutes of discussion afterwards - which was great. I couldn't be happier.

You have made a huge difference and have had a positive impact on the way I present myself when speaking in front of others.
Thank you so much for all your help."

Sabine Willensen

Mountain Jade

"Thank you so much for your inspirational workshop Jane. We all enjoyed it tremendously and know we learned a lot!"

Sabine Willensen Sales and Marketing Manager ‘Mountain Jade’.

Eseta Nicholls

"Hi Jane
Just wanted to say thank-you for a great talk last night (to the PWG of 'Dress for Success') - you could have heard a pin drop, leaving the group buzzing with excitement keen to put their next speech to the test.
I for one have re-written my story and will not be shy to put my hand up in future (or will do so with confidence)
Thank-you for your time and expertise, and look forward to another opportunity to meeting with you in the near future."

Eseta Nicholls

Peter Wilson

Accru: Smith Chilcott Limited

"I have always considered myself to be a confident, competent speaker - but with Jane's professional input my public speaking skills improved dramatically. I now receive many compliments - I would recommend Jane to anyone!"

Sally Fienerman


 "Having delivered numerous speeches in the past. I knew I was OK but I wanted to be better than OK.

After a chance meeting with Jane, I immediately employed her services as a coach.

Jane helped me cut the waffle, get to the point and move the story along.  My presentation is now more entertaining & memorable.

Thanks Jane I have so much more confidence."

Jill Wilkinson

Director CMB NZ

"After training with Jane, I gave my talk on Appropriate Image Presentation. They loved it. I got lots of applause and individual thanks from the members.
Thank you so much for the help you gave me and for very quickly getting to the crucial things I needed to change."

Olivia Green


"Wow, preparation really does pay off …the biggest thing for me was learning another way to transfer information and inspire action. I have you to thank for that change in my thinking!
Thanks again Jane"

Tim Paulsen


"When I knew had to speak at my wedding I was dreading it. I never imagined I’d be able to stand up and speak without notes - but with Jane’s help I not only managed it I got fantastic feedback and everyone was very impressed."

Greta Gotlieb

Maid of Honour

"I met with Jane because my mum wanted me to get speech lessons for my sister’s wedding. I thought I was a confident speaker before I went to see Jane, now I know I’m a good speaker.

Jane was fun to work with and she made everything so easy. I didn’t cry, stutter or forget anything – in fact I enjoyed speaking and got lots of compliments afterwards."

Judith Gotlieb

Mother of the Bride

"My daughter spoke so well at her sister’s wedding – this was thanks to Jane. Jane helped her prepare what she was going to say and coached her on delivery - she did a great job and I highly recommend her ."


Jane Thomas John, helping people speak with persuasion, passion, and panache.

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