When you reach the stage of knowing what you like, what you’re good at and realise that is where your ‘focus’ needs to be, nothing else seems to matter but one thing is for sure. Conversation matters and it is the foundation of all that I do. Enriched as much, if not more by my personal life experience than professional qualifications! This is true of my work as a speaker, as a coach and also in my role as both a humanist and celebrant.  Each role requires me to understand what is needed, to facilitate and to make every moment matter. Contrast in the work I do is as essential as the air I breathe.


As a coach, my focus is to maximise a client’s performance, be it in their job or a specific task like giving a speech, a presentation or to become a more succinct and confident communicator as a personal goal.



As a celebrant, perhaps at a funeral, naming ceremony or wedding, finding the right words, making the most emotional of days go smoothly is a responsibility I take seriously and believe in ‘celebrating life’ at every stage.


Janie Lazar Brand

As a speaker I write afresh for each client. My goal is to add value perhaps through seeing your business through a different lens drawing on my own experience. It’s about having a conversation with you to make my contribution as MC or Speaker worthwhile. I know only too well from experience how not to do things and how to do them far better next time around and perhaps this is what inspires me as Curator and Speaker Coach for TEDxDunLaoghaire!  You are welcome to click here for my TEDx talk



So yes, Everything  begins with a conversation and context is everything. 

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