Janie van Hool

Janie is an author, speaker, facilitator and teacher in the art of brilliant communication. She supports business leaders to connect with and inspire their people.


After 12 years working as a classical actor, Janie took an MA in Voice and began teaching the art of presence and impact to leaders in organisations as wide-ranging as mining in Australia, investment banking in New York, consulting in Dubai and retail, telecoms, financial services and pharmaceuticals in the UK and Europe.


Janie’s sessions are playful, experiential, energizing and fun, whilst providing challenging and constructive feedback. She focuses on practical ideas, tools and encouragement to create confidence and enable impactful change.


  • RADA Diploma
  • MA Voice
  • MSc Performance Psychology


Leadership Development:

  • Design and development of high potential leadership programmes for graduate groups
  • Design and development of leadership development programmes for senior leader populations across an individual organisation
  • 20 years of experience teaching on the Ashridge Hult flagship senior executive leadership programme
  • Extensive experience in organisations developing and delivering programmes that enable leaders to inspire through storytelling
  • Design, development and delivery of specific interventions where there is a skills gap and need. E.g., Empathy, connected conversations, presentation, influencing, listening

Executive and High-Performance Coaching:

20+ years of working with senior leaders and C-suite executives on communication skills. Areas include:

  • Specific communication situations e.g., conferences, media interviews, strategy message design and delivery, high-profile public speeches
  • C-suite level interview preparation
  • Influencing at board level

Sector Expertise

  • Retail
  • FMCG
  • Financial services
  • Business Schools
  • Banking
  • Government
  • Food manufacturing and processing
  • Telecomms

Clients Include

  • Dyson
  • Morgan Sindall
  • McDonalds UK & I
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Ashridge Hult Business School
  • House of Lords
  • Royal London
  • Charlotte Tilbury

“You are great at what you do – dynamic and fascinating and intelligent and informative and a whole lot of fun.”

Partner – Law Firm

“I’m sure Janie has magic powers…brilliant with both individuals and groups. Leaders love working with her, trust her implicitly and feel energized and empowered after every interaction.”

Talent Director – Financial services
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