Story Coaching for Public Speakers

Janna co-founded the Storytelling Program at The Second City Training Center, and taught group Storytelling classes there for 5 years.  More recently she has designed the Live Storytelling curriculum for Chicago Dramatists, where she regularly teaches storytelling class. Privately, she has coached and directed stand-up comedians, professional storytellers, and solo theater artists for over 10 years. She also privately coaches public speakers in a variety of professions. Her public speaking clients have included TED Talkers, CEOs and CFOs of global companies, Corporate Trainers, Activist Organizers, Program Heads, Attorneys, Ministers, Motivational Speakers and Moth Grand Slam Winners. 

Janna's private story coaching fosters confident, genuine, joyful stage presence. She helps people overcome public speaking anxiety and use storytelling tools to enthrall an audience, deepen connection, foster laughter and curiosity, and inspire action. A great strength of hers is helping people discover and articulate the central truth they wish to convey. 

Please use the contact page to inquire about rates. Janna is committed to making her services available to people in various financial situations, and offers a sliding scale to those with need

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