Here's what Jan's awesome clients have to say!

I have attended a number of Jan’s workshops and events at various conferences. When I see her on the program I always try and make the time. She is organized, has clear learning outcomes and delivers with an infectious energy. I always come away with a pearl and a smile. Time with Jan is time well spent.

— Mayor Ken Christian City of Kamloops

Jan was a phenomenal on-stage conference interviewer -- she asked thoughtful, insightful questions; was dynamic and responsive; and made the whole session lively, fun, and substantive. She was a joy to work with from start to finish, and I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent with her - both on stage and off.

— Sarah Hurwitz Former head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama

Jan has been an integral part of my communications career with the City of Nelson. I have attended a number of her workshops and webinars, which have added value to all of the work that I do. In addition, Jan has been inspirational and a true mentor through her communications coaching and support, as I navigate my way through the local government communications world, including how to effectively respond to social media commenting. Jan brings a great deal of professionalism and insight in everything that she does, and I truly appreciate her commitment to me and my organization. She is always a phone call or text away, which is an added bonus. 

— Ginger Lester B.A. Communications Coordinator, City of Nelson

Jan has provided our staff with media training for years. Her knowledge, insights and enthusiasm for communications and media relations have been invaluable in giving our project managers the confidence and strategies they need to work effectively with news media.

— Tom Wilson Communications Supervisor, City of Kelowna

A seasoned media professional. She knows what we need to tell the story in a way that is meaningful, relevant and timely. I highly recommend her.

— Derek Hinchliffe Former Station Manager/News Director, Global Okanagan TV

Jan delivered an engaging media training session, specifically designed to meet the needs of our PowerSense team. The content was relevant, timely and Jan’s experience and enthusiasm made for a rewarding session with lasting results.

— Carol Suhan Manager, Conservation and Energy Management, FortisBC

I have had the pleasure of the Jan Enns training experience in two municipalities now and I will bring her into every municipality I work for. She is extremely well prepared, engaging and inspiring. Staff, from administration to CAO level, all love her and I am deemed a hero for hiring her. It makes my job as communications manager so much easier to have staff who have a better understanding of what I do and why it is important. We can all work together more effectively toward our  common goals: transparent governance, an informed and engaged community, crisis management and effective media relations.

— Julie Rogers APR Communications Manager District of Sechelt

Jan has the gift of bringing strategic communications to the project management table. Her insights on managing expectations and building relationships with our stakeholders and the media have been key to ensuring a successful project outcome.

— Doug Allin CAO, Township of Spallumcheen

Jan’s custom communications and engagement workshop made all the difference in how we inform and engage our community. We’re still reaping the benefits of her facilitated training - including Council’s Communications Policy and staff procedures, and support for hiring our very own Communications Coordinator. Jan’s able to package her energy and insights into a workshop that felt more like a conversation than a day of learning and we all took away new tools and skills that make us better communicators.

— Jon Wilsgard CAO/CO Town of Golden

In addition to guiding us on the best ways for us to communicate and engage, Jan’s strength is helping municipalities cut through the noise and concentrate on what needs to be conveyed and to who, the how is secondary and supports the message.

— Chris Barlow A.Sc.T. Chief Administrative Officer, City of Castlegar

Jan is one of our ‘go to’ presenters. She has emceed our national Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) conference, provided workshops and sat our on conference planning committee. Her energy and enthusiasm is inspiring and contagious, making her a delight to work with. Jan is highly recommended and will bring your event to the next level.

— Kiki Cloutier Director, Marketing Communications and Events / Partner Dalton Cloutier, Inc.

Jan is a dynamic and engaging workshop presenter. She’ll fill you with timely, relevant and specific tools and techniques you can put to use right away. On the consulting side, Jan’s eye for what our community needs and wants helps us communicate a more relevant and compelling message, reduce issues and improve our reputation. 

— Gail Given Councillor City of Kelowna and Board Chair Regional District of Central Okanagan

Jan’s experience and insights helped lead us through our second – and this time successful – Fire Hall referendum. She became part of our team, making sure we planned the work and worked the plan. As an added bonus, she also helped build our team’s ability to do communications with skills we put to use every day.

— Mike Moore Interim CAO, Town of Creston

Jan’s one-day media and messaging workshop for our Assistant Fire Chief’s was one of the most engaging sessions we’ve had. Her “Ripped from the Headlines” scenarios were a great opportunity to practice  skills on relevant topics – in an informative, supportive and lively environment.

— Blake King Prince George Fire Rescue Deputy Chief

Jan’s training was great for our newly elected and returning Board members and we came away with practical tips and tools for media interviews and managing social media. Jan’s presentation style is relevant, lively and keeps the attention of everyone, which is not an easy feat!

— Margo Wagner Cariboo Regional District Board Chair

Both of Jan’s sessions provided excellent training for our Board of Directors and our staff spokespeople. I really appreciated her engagement and research ahead of the sessions to make sure the content was relevant and met our desired outcomes. I was very pleased that all of our staff spokespeople came away from their media training session feeling more confident to conduct media interviews. Also, the way she connected media relations concepts to managing social media was very helpful for our Board and staff.

— Emily Epp Cariboo Regional District Manager of Communications

Jan was funny, engaging and thoughtful with her “Inspiration to Action in 5 Easy Steps Workshop.” Delegates left the conference with their tool kits full of ideas but most importantly, with guidance on how to action those ideas thanks to Jan. I highly recommend Jan to speak to any organization that is looking to motivate, inspire and engage people to implement their ideas!

— Alda Nicmans Former Executive Director, Conference Organizer, SWANA BC & Yukon Chapter

Jan’s interactive workshops, combined with her practical solutions and relevant examples, provide our delegates with the opportunity to explore new ideas and approaches to solving the communication challenges they face. Plus, her energy and enthusiasm creates a refreshing and inspiring learning environment.

— Nancy Taylor Executive Director, Local Government Management Association of BC

Jan’s presentation was lively, interactive and informative. She’s an engaging and humourous speaker that knows her audience. Jan had our PGA members practicing specific tips to improve how they can deliver a more compelling message using the power of our personal presence, so they can boost their positive connections with golf facility staff, members, and guests.

— Grant Gray PGA of BC

Working with Jan on our Media Spokesperson Training was a great experience! She is very professional, has incredible energy, great knowledge and her learning activities are interactive and fun. Jan creates a connection with the participants in the room and keeps the group engaged with her dynamic presentation. Jan is a real pleasure to work with and I can’t wait to work with her again in the near future.

— Sandra Cardenas Former Human Resources Advisor, City of Prince George

Jan comes through when asked. She brings a customized, well researched product that engages with the audience. Her post event follow up, feedback, and commitment to participants' success is second to none.

— Andrew Greer MBA, Program Strategist at Accelerate Okanagan

Jan’s guidance and experience was instrumental in the successful launch of our new user-pay program for our rural transfer stations. We couldn’t have done it without her strategic support and hands-on expertise.

— Peter Hughes Manager of Environmental Services, Cariboo Regional District

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