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Coaching Kudos


20+ years in business.

Referrals are my biggest accomplishment and by far the largest compliment I could receive. Travelling throughout Canada and Internationally to work with businesses, municipalities, and First Nation organizations tells me I am excelling; 23 years later, I’m still eager and excited to start each day.  

Coaching Kudos

"Janice is the gift you give yourself.

If you want more out of any aspect of your life Janice listens to your needs and then helps you flush out ‘the crap and tease out’ the good. She holds space, or a mirror, while you step or leap to that next goal.  She unlocks the personal and professional setbacks that got you stuck.  She helped me work through a loss of direction, where I lacked joy and belief in myself.  I tried many things to right my course, but it was working with Janice that brought clarity, self-awareness, purpose, intention, and most importantly self-love back to me so I could move toward my desired future self."


                  Theresa Hafeli, Parent

and Educator

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“I was having a hard time setting boundaries in every aspect of my business which affected my schedule and efficiency.   Working with Janice is the best thing I could have done for myself and my business. She saved my business and my sanity."


Jackie Chapman, Owner

Jak. Natural Designs


With Janice’s help just from our exploratory call, I landed a client at - no joke – 10 times what I charged in the past. Having Janice in my corner as I grow my business is easily the best investment I have made to date."


Alexandra Stevenson, M.S., Founder, Speaker, and Educator

The Laughing Survivor

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"I was frustrated with my life. My career felt stagnant, and I yearned for more creativity, flexibility, and control of my workspace.   Since working with Janice, I have purchased a new home and launched a business. I have a real sense of both relief and gratitude."


Cari Crawford, Owner

The Local of Louis Creek Artisan Market

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I was stuck, confused, feeling disregulated often, and very unhappy. I danced around making a change for years. Since working with Janice, I have gained confidence and the skills to speak my intensions and worth. I am months ahead of my timeline to achieving the goals I set out for myself."


Rolynda Simpson, Owner/Counsellor,

MindWise Counselling & Consulting

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“I have worked with Janice in a coaching capacity for a number of years. She has an upfront, no frills communication style which I like. Janice cares and shows it by checking in well after our work is done. That is a real gem not found anywhere! "


Leslie Groulx, Chief Administrative Officer 

District of Clearwater, BC

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Janice was adept at understanding the demographic and unique idiosyncrasies of local government in a rural community. Her approach is clear, easy to work with, and she is very good at seeing issues from an obective perspective. ”


Leslie Groulx, Chief Administrative Officer,

District of Clearwater, BC

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“Janice provided exceptional leadership coaching. The work we did together provided direct benefit in my overall presentation as a Director including conflict management and thinking at a 60,000 foot level. Her ability to meet you where you are and move you forward to where you want to be is outstanding! Every leader looking to advance their career should work with Janice Otremba.


Teresa Dobmeier, Executive Director of Services (Former)

BC Ministry of Children and Family Development, Kamloops BC

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“As an entrepreneur, Janice is my lifeline. With Janice in my corner, I walked out of a meeting with an additional $40,000 added to my contract because she helped me see my value and worth.”


Kathy Grant, Owner

The HUB Impact

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"Janice asks hard questions that gently guide towards deep-rooted clarity and self awareness. Working with her is transformational! "


Niki Remesz, Founder & Owner

Uniquely Inspired Marketing

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“Janice is an amazing sounding board. She will challenge you -- and show you you're more ready than you think.”


Kathy Sinclair, Councillor 

City of Kamloops

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"I started working with Janice when I needed career focus and clarity. I had big decisions to make and required accountability to move in the right direction. "  


Sheri Noble, Co-Owner,

Twisted Nails Creations 

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“Opening up my own Naturopathic clinic has always been my dream and I can definitively say that I couldn’t have done it without Janice. My business has succeeded and with the help of Janice I have the momentum to keep growing, building, and learning.”


Dr. Tracy Levins, N.D., Owner

Radiant Life Naturopathic Centre

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“Quite simply: Janice is amazing. She was the first to celebrate my successes, and the first to cut through any garbage I'd try to lay down when blocking myself from moving forward. She has surpassed all my expectations.”


Charles Hurtubise, CEO

Xilium Recruiters Inc.

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“I started coaching when I was unsure of the direction my professional life would head in. Working with Janice opened new doors for me and has made me a happier and better leader in my work.”


Kim Mangan, Executive Director

Kamloops Music Collective

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“Janice is straightforward, real, and will not hesitate to challenge you to think broader and acknowledge your value."


Holly Sorgen, Executive Director

Community Futures Grande Praire & Region

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Janice was exceptional for helping me overcome bureaucracy and other barriers. Outcomes ranged from increasing my revenue, to staff training and infrastructure.


Kris Olson, Owner

Wild Flour Bakery and Cafe

Clients We've Worked With

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"Janice was recommended by a colleague as a speaker who can keep guests engaged and interested after a heavy lunch – she did just that at our WCHRC event!


She was great to work with start to finish, very professional, kind, and funny.  

Janice is on my list for top, highly engaging speakers."


Sheila Moore, Event Organizer

Western Cities HR Conference

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"Janice created a safe and brave space for us to explore our relationships with ourselves, one another, and as a team. We left with a tangible project that is important to us individually as well as a collective. 

I have worked with many facilitators to help support my staff and Janice is one of the best facilitators I have had the pleasure to work with!"


Sian Lewis, Executive Director

Kamloops Society for Alcohol and Drug Services

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"If you're looking for a dynamic speaker who is engaging, will challenge you, push you to reflect, and provide great coaching - you will find incredible value in your time with Janice Otremba! We give her 5 stars!"


Nick Hawkins, Vice President of Commercial Marketing

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)

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We chose Janice as one of our speakers for the HR Conference & Expo 2022 to address the topics of mental health, wellness, and stress and rate her as a 5/5! Her high-energy presentation was well received by the audience, and she shared valuable, practical tools to manage stress and prevent burnout."


Annie Wong, Event Coordinator

CPHR BC & Yukon


"We invited Janice to be the guest speaker at our annual AGM and conference 2022. We were impressed Janice went the extra mile to research and reflect who we are and what we do in both presentations. We give Janice 5 stars!"  



Diane Thornton, President

BC Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries

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"Janice is wonderful to work with.  Behind the scenes Janice is very flexible and accommodating.  On stage, she was absolutely wonderful, thoroughly prepared, and delivered our first virtual conference seamlessly."

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Holly Sorgen, Executive Director

Community Futures Grande Prairie Region


 “We hired Janice as one of our speakers for the virtual BC Career Development Association Conference 2022. Janice’s presentation was fun, insightful, and highly interactive in a virtual setting. I would be delighted to work with Janice again!” 


Sweety Rajpal, Membership, Certification & Event Management

BC Career Development Association


"Janice was our virtual keynote speaker at our annual Staff Retreat. She is a great speaker who is confident, direct, and knowledgeable. We were very appreciative of the planning that went into preparing, presenting, and debriefing. We recommend Janice completely."

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Kathleen Spalek, Chief Financial Officer

Union of BC Municipalities

"Janice brought a great sense of humor and lightness to our event which was very needed for our entire team. We gained solid strategies to implement to help manage maintain a work/life balance and still be productive and healthy. She is a real pleasure to work with."


Pamela Lewis, Principal

Future Focus Event Management


"Even from a virtual platform, due to the pandemic, Janice provided energy and passion that hit the mark with our large team of professionals."



Earl Corsi, Woodlands Operations Manager

Tolko Industries Ltd.


“The LGLA holds a province-wide forum each year for local government and First Nations elected officials and senior administrators. Janice's session received excellent reviews and our organization would certainly welcome her back.”



Errin Morrison, Program Manager

Local Government Leadership Academy

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"We hired Janice for our Shaping the Future conference. We were impressed with Janice’s professionalism and she how she engaged participants with interactive virtual exercises."


Tracey Coutts, Session Host

Ever Active Schools

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"We hired Janice to provide two half-day virtual workshops to our Certified Education Assistants working in the K-12 education sector. We had great feedback and retention from staff who excitedly attended both workshops."

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Claire Macleod, Executive Assistant of Human Resources

School District No. 73 (Kamloops-Thompson)

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"Janice is down to earth, easy to connect with, compassionate and oh, so funny.  Participants left the workshop with practical takeaways and confidence.  She adapts to her audience and keeps the energy and interest high.  We will definitely book Janice again.  She went above and beyond our expectations."

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Trish Schachtel, Executive Director

South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society 

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“Janice’s ability to offer a complete, competent, and flexible session was received with rave reviews…when we have the opportunity to bring Janice back, we will do so.”

Lori DeFrias, Women in Focus Conference Coordinator

Thompson Rivers University


"Janice gets 5 out of 5 stars from us!  We needed someone passionate, dynamic, and fun for our staff retreat who could link outcomes to our new strategic plan. Janice' personality put everyone at ease and enhanced engagement and participation.  She brought value to our world."

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France Lamontagne, Executive Director

Kamloops Immigrant Services

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“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. She was rated as the top presenter, and the consistent comment was ‘when can we have her back’. We plan on doing that.”


Rev. Ray Parker, Chaplain

 BC Corrections

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“Janice did an excellent job of giving us useful tools to stay sane as leaders that we implemented right away. We loved her style and she made us feel at ease right away."


Danalee Baker, Executive Director

United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo

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"Janice Otremba has been key to our team's growth and personal development over the past two years. Our team’s leadership is directly tied to our success, and it has been money well spent to invest in the solid expertise of Janice Otremba.



Devin Gambler, Manager

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Business and Economic Development Department


Janice’s adaptable style and approach to her service offerings allows organizations to find the right model of services that works for them based on their team needs.



Lindsay Lord, CEO


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“We engaged Janice because our organization had a new leader and many new staff members. After working with Janice, our team is now more cohesive. As a leader, my awareness for delegation and efficiency has improved simply by knowing where the strengths of the team lie.”



Danalee Baker, Executive Director

United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo

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“Janice took our business from good to great. The management and personal growth we’ve seen in our management and staff is unbelievable. Our team is performing better than I could’ve ever expected and our sales growth and community presence is on a rapid incline. I'm so glad I reached out to Janice!”



Dan Pan, CGA, Owner

Portfolio Interiors Inc.

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“Our organization has worked with Janice Otremba for a number of years.   Through group interactions and one on one coaching, Janice has always provided us with an organized and enlightened approach to better understand the dynamics of our working relationships. Working with Janice has placed our organization in a stronger position moving forward.”


Tim Foster, General Manager

Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing

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“Having Janice work with myself and my team, we have seen a complete transformation in our communication and procedures which has lead us to great success in a short period of time.”


Dr. Tracy Levins, N.D., Owner

Radiant Life Naturopathic Centre


“Janice helped us transition from managing to owning our business. It is amazing how much time and money is saved when your team is not fighting fires but actually truly focused on the business. Janice helped guide our team to success.”


Trish Hines & DelRae Cahoon, Owners


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