Workshops & Keynotes

Giggle your way to stress-free living with keynotes and workshops

Janice gives your audiences the tools they need to look inside, listen to their guts, take their thoughts captive and change what isn’t working.

Through humour and personal reflection, Janice drives you toward being honest with yourself and living your most authentic life. Everyone will learn how to manage stress and use it as a powerful catalyst for improved health, personal growth and positive change.

You will giggle … maybe even guffaw a few times.

Janice kick-starts you on your journey with a light-hearted look at her struggles and successes, and gets you laughing at your own.

Janice Otremba is leading corporate wellness through stress management strategies that fuel productivity and team development.  As a child of two disabled parents and defying her own debilitating accident, Janice champions change with humour and proven strategies that appraise core values and position individuals and teams for genuine opportunity. Here’s what people are saying about Janice…

“Not only does Janice deliver, she brings it straight from the heart. From board rooms to lunch rooms, conference centres to intimate workshops and personal relationships; Janice is that one in million who gets out in front of issues getting in the way.”

Laughter is the best medicine.

Janice’s high energy and humour gets the message heard and remembered.  On-going strategies and tools deliver instant outcomes. Participants feel empowered, energized and eager to make positive changes to their daily lives.  Janice is an engaging keynote speaker and Master of Ceremonies.   She is perfect to facilitate your next conference, retreat or team building workshop.  Janice is inclusive and ensures all viewpoints and feelings are honoured while moving through the program.

Psychology Today says laughter:

  • reduces pain and allows us to tolerate discomfort
  • reduces blood sugar levels, increasing glucose tolerance in diabetics and nondiabetics alike
  • improves your job performance, especially if your work depends on creativity and solving complex problems
  • is the glue of good marriages
  • synchronizes the brains of speaker and listener so they are emotionally attuned

When Janice Otremba stands in front of your conference room or meeting, she delivers guaranteed stress-management strategies and life advice with a healthy dose of humour and fun. Janice specializes in Health & Wellness, Stress Management, Conflict Resolution and Team Development.

“From the comments we received through our conference evaluation, your inspirational session, “Dam-it! Channeling Negative Pressure into Positive Change” was well received by our delegates with it being one of the highest ranking sessions at the conference. Thank you for being absolutely fantastic, real, engaging, funny and energetic!”

~ Local Government Administrative Professionals Conference

Humourous and insightful presentation workshops & keynotes examine communication and stress in a proactive, self-management context for social, physical and workplace satisfaction and wellness. Being healthy and well means making daily choices that maximize performance and enhance well-being; in an organization this is optimized through respectful communication.

All workshops are tailored for each and every client. Research and special attention is paid to understanding the theme and desired outcome of the conference:

Workshops are ideal for:

  • School District In-services (teachers or support staff)
  • Professional Association In-service
  • Professional Development
  • Union staff and members
  • Staff development
  • Corporate retreats
  • And more …

“Research suggests that relationships, while often considered a “soft” skill, actually play a much more direct role in team and organizational performance.  More than understanding personalities and gifts of aptitude, performance hinges on how relationships can effectively work together.  It is however the understanding of what fuel feeds individual needs that help us understand ourselves and others and creates effective working and communication conditions.”

~ Janice Otremba

“We put Janice on at a difficult time, last day of a three day Seminar, right after breakfast. Within minutes everyone was sitting up and taking notice…with her humour and honesty. It is no small wonder that she rated right at the top of all the presenters we had.”

~ BC Corrections

We were thrilled to have Janice Otremba speak at our Coaches Corner Networking Lunch and Learn. Dear Stress … Let’s Break Up provided insightful strategies and quick tips for reducing the everyday pressures that many of us face in a variety of capacities. PacificSport looks forward to more workshops in the future.

~ PacificSport Interior BC

Keynotes and Workshops

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It’s Your Pool,
Don’t Pee In It

Presentation Abstract: We all swim in a unique pool called life. The condition of the water, and whether we sink or swim, depends on how we live and interact within our pools. Many of us have lifestyles and work habits we know are destructive, yet we feel powerless to change them. It is our responsibility to manage our own choices, maintain a personal balance, and determine the quality of our life experiences.

The social and physical workplace environment and job satisfaction is an integral part of wellness. Being healthy and well means making daily choices – in our work and home life – that maximize performance and enhance well-being. Through relevant examples and an energetic delivery, I show audiences how to clean their own pools – personally and professionally, be accountable for the maintenance, and enjoy the swim. The water’s great…. come on in!

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We were thrilled to have Janice Otremba speak at our Coaches Corner Networking Lunch and Learn. Dear Stress … Let’s Break Up provided insightful strategies and quick tips for reducing the everyday pressures that many of us face in a variety of capacities. PacificSport looks forward to more workshops in the future.

~ PacificSport Interior BC

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Dam-it! Channeling Negative Pressure Into Positive Change

Presentation Abstract: High demands, productivity, packed schedules, and a record setting daily pace have us begging for the elusive quality of life and work life balance. We ask ourselves ‘How did we get here?’ With humour, energy, personal testimony, and quick-wit, Janice helps audiences understand that it is our responsibility to manage our own choices, maintain a personal balance, and determine the quality of our life experiences.

Through relevant examples Janice demonstrates the impact that choices have on levels of stress in your life; including, the skills needed to manage and master stress while recognizing certain levels of stress are a perfectly healthy stimulant toward success and wellness.

This tailored presentation will lead to outcomes that will increase:

  • leadership capacity,
  • identification of responsibility,
  • tactics for stress management,
  • respectful communication,
  • and organizational performance.

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Lead That Change

Presentation Abstract: With humour, energy, personal testimony, and quick-wit, Janice Otremba will deliver a presentation packed with punch, ahha’s and self-discovery starting with identifying your values and how they align with your everyday job and the life you are living. Conversations will be held around the role you play at work, at home and in life. Perceptions of your perceive self-worth will unfold as you examine the role you are being called to do. With openness and a proactive approach, you will gain context for social, physical and workplace satisfaction and wellness. Lead that Change is workshop in itself or a series of workshops.

“Her rating with the audience in relevance and content as well as entertaining delivery was outstanding! We would highly recommend Janice as a speaker at any conference!”

~ BizTECH Conference

W.T.F? Where’s the Fun?

Increase Productivity & Revenue through Corporate Alignment

Presentation Abstract: Increase productivity, performance, morale, creativity and bottom line results! This full day workshop of interactive, applied action plans will empower individuals to make choices in their workplace that are in alignment with the values of their organization.

Individuals will gain knowledge and a deeper understanding of their company’s core values to help them:

  • Identify Top 3 Priorities to guide production and drive revenue
  • Maximize personal, professional and organizational health – What this means and why it matters to your organization
  • Master the realities of the workload
  • Stop procrastination in 3 simple steps
  • Understand and implement a motivational value systems to achieve performance targets
  • Manage, adapt and accept the process of change
  • Learn stress reduction techniques
  • Turn strategies into strengths
  • Foster personal and professional achievements

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Lunch & Learn

Dear Stress… Let’s Break Up! is a 60 – 90 minute lunch & learn presentation that helps participants view stress management in a proactive context of self-management. Participants will learn to gauge their quality of life as it aligns more clearly with their deepest values, passions, and personal desires.

‘Ah ha’ moments occur when we are shown that it IS possible to realize the POWER OF CHOICE.

From listening to the rhythm of our bodies, to recognizing the impact our choices have on the levels of stress in our lives, Dear Stress… Let’s Break Up! provides the appropriate tools and techniques to help individuals and organizations identify strengths, core values and the warning signs of distress, as well as the skills needed to manage and master stress.

“Our staff got to know Janice first through a fantastic workshop called, “Dear Stress, Let’s Break Up”. We loved Janice’s style and she made us feel at ease right away. She gave us really useful advice and tools that we all implemented right away.”

~ United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo

“Janice was hilarious, approachable, real and uplifting with her personal stories. Her presentations were customized to meet our needs and delivered in a very professional manner. Above all, Janice was able to show us how to create a positive workplace during our times of stress.”

~ Boys & Girls Club of Canada

“Janice Otremba did an excellent job of giving us some tips and tools to stay sane in 2017 as leaders and to protect our time diligently. Her message about holding tight to our glass balls in life (health, family etc) and letting the rubber balls (laundry, dishes, filing etc) bounce was something I think all of us could relate to and implement immediately.”

~ United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo

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