Work With Janine
Janine’s story is remarkable and inspiring, and her message will challenge everyone in the room to rethink their lives, goals and abilities. We chose Janine to launch Nitro’s “Be Bold” speaker series, and she could not have been more perfect. We encourage our Nitronauts to dream big, believe in themselves, and to never give up — and this is Janine’s story.
Janine is smart, brave, funny, an incredible human being, and a powerful speaker with a truly unique perspective on the world. I would highly recommend Janine to anyone hoping to engage and motivate teams of any kind. After such an impressive performance at Nitro, future “Be Bold” speakers have big shoes to fill!”
S.C., CEO, NITRO
“Janine is great. Completely unspoiled, very natural, extremely huggable and with a manner and humour that endears her to everybody. I speak for all 700 delegates when I say that we would recommend her as a speaker to any other organisation which wants to be amused, enthralled and inspired.”
C.Q., DIRECTOR, QUARRINGTON CURTIS / FIDA INTERNATIONAL
“Janine grabbed the attention of our audience from the moment she stepped on stage. Her remarkable story not only made us think, but it also made us laugh and cry. Mostly, she inspired us to take action everyday to rise above the challenges we face in pursuit of our dreams and aspirations. Janine Shepherd serves as a living example of how one can harness the power that resides within.”
F.C., PRESIDENT AND CEO, ROFDA
First thing you’ll notice is this bright, attractive and lively woman who looks about 25 and nothing like a person carrying any disabilities at all. Then she starts her stage presentation with such poise, presence and posture that you and your audience sit mesmerized by her candor, entertained by her wit and amazed at her narrative. She steps you up and down her own horrific yet glorious mountains and you feel every slip and every jump with her and at the end you all ask yourselves, “So what was my problem again?” I’ve been MCing conferences for 40 years and Janine’s presentation is up with the best.
C.P., COLIN PEARCE, COLINPEARCE.COM
“Janine is a dynamo! I have seen her work her ‘magic’ many times, and have come to realise that it’s not ‘magic’ at all…it’s honesty, integrity and communication skills far about the ordinary. Her audiences are left inspired and empowered…and you will too!”
D.A.C., DR ADRIAN COHEN, IMMEDIATE ASSISTANTS
We recently had the opportunity to have Janine speak at our annual steward’s conference. Janine’s presentation of her life story was truly inspirational. Her presentatoin is a wonderful way to kick off or close a conference.
While telling the story of her terrible tragedy, that ultimately becomes a story of human triumph, she mixes in just enough humor to keep us all from crying. (much)”
F.C., P.S., DIRECTOR, UFCW
“Janine is amazing on stage. Her inspirational story, stage presence and sense of humour deeply touched our audience. Her talk got rave reviews that culminated with a wild standing ovation. She is a delight to work with and I can’t wait to have her back!”
J.F., FOUNDER, WAKEUPPROJECT
“Janine is a change agent. She has an extraordinary ability to ignite people’s spirits and move them to find the real potential of their lives; her story inspires people around the world.”
Janine’s story is one that needs to be shared with any of us who may be harboring thoughts of self-pity, defeat and desperation. It should be shared with any of us who need reminding that there is really no such thing as a ‘bad day’. And it should be shared with ALL as a reminder on the importance of laughter in our day-to-day lives irrespective of our own difficulties. But importantly, it is a story that needs to be shared with all who are intimidated by, or who are unwilling to confront the many life challenges of today. On behalf of the entire SARA LEE sales team, we remain willingly humbled and positively energized by your unforgettable story.
“‘Renew the spirit’ was our theme and not just your story, but the very fact that you were there to share it with us was an inspiration to us all. Feedback from the team was overwhelming and positive. Congratulations on a great speech!”
“What a truly moving story. I hope particpants appreciate how fortunate they are and how powerful indeed strength and determination are!”
“Another outstanding event. I intend on taking guitar lessons after listening to her.”
“Your inspiring story was a perfect fit with our conference theme and the delivery of the material was brilliant. Your inspiring story captured the hearts of all our delegates and certainly caused them to view their own challenges and obstacles from a new perspective.”
“Stunning – Janine had 700 of us in love with her – She knocked us for six”.
“Janine is a dynamo!! I have seen her work her “magic” many times, and have come to realize that it’s not “magic” at all…it’s honesty, integrity and communication skills far above the ordinary. Her audiences are left inspired and empowered…and you will be too!!”
IMMEDIATE ASSISTANTS – MEDICAL & CONSULTING SERVICES
“First thing you’ll notice is this bright, attractive and lively woman who looks about 25 and nothing like a person carrying any disabilities at all. Then she starts her stage presentation with such poise, presence and posture that you and your audience sit mesmerized by her candor, entertained by her wit and amazed at her narrative. She steps you up and down her own horrific yet glorious mountains and you feel every slip and every jump with her and at the end you all ask yourselves, “So what was my problem again?” I’ve been MCing conferences for 40 years and Janine’s presentation is up with the best.”
COLIN PEARCE & ASSOCIATES
“Janine had the whole room enthralled – her story is undeniably epic, and her delivery is animated and engaging. She clearly had a message to give which was relevant to all of us in both our personal and working lives: Go ahead and do what you want to do – never let anyone tell you never, never let the odds dissuade you from trying, and learn to love the challenge. There were tears and laughter, and we loved every minute. I will definitely be reading her books!”
“Amazing, inspirational, remarkable! The measure of Janine’s real impact was best demonstrated by the fact that Janine was the recipient of a standing ovation – the first ever afforded to a speaker in our fifteen-year history of conferences. The results of the survey of our Conference speakers fully vindicated our choice of Janine opening our Conference, with Janine recording the highest ever rating for a guest speaker!”
PRUDENTIAL AGENTS ASSOCIATION
“Janine is a brilliant story teller who uses her wit, her charm, her humor, and her impeccable timing to engage the audience. She shares her journey in an expansive, inspiring, and universal way that touches every heart in the room and invites each of us to dream…to reach…to grow beyond our preconceived limits. After the standing ovation subsided, we all wanted to run outside and shout our newly empowered mission to the heavens. I wish we could bottle what she offers and flow that elixir throughout the world.”
DAVIDJI-CHOPRA CENTER LEAD EDUCATOR & DEAN OF CHOPRA CENTER UNIVERSITY