Janie Van Hool, Executive Coach

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

She teaches in-person and online in one-to-one conversations and interactive group sessions that are playful and experiential, whilst providing challenging and constructive feedback. Her focus is on practical ideas, tools and encouragement that create confidence, enable impactful change and shape inclusive, listening cultures.

Janie’s award-winning, bestselling book – The Listening Shift – draws on the learning and experiences she gained as a RADA-trained classical actress, a voice teacher (she has an MA in Voice Studies), from her research into Performance Psychology at Edinburgh University and from her years volunteering as a listener for Samaritans in the UK.


  • RADA Diploma
  • MA – Voice Studies
  • PG Dip. Performance Psychology


  • The Listening Shift – Transform your organisation by listening to your people and helping your people listen to you. Practical Inspiration Publishing 2021
  • The Impact and Presence Pocketbook – Management Pocketbooks 2004 (revised 2018)
Janie Van Hool

“My focus is giving you the tools and techniques you need to inspire others and the confidence to use them straight away.”

Janie Van Hool

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