Janice McNamara

Janice McNamara

Development Trainer & Leadership Coach

Most people can only dream to have a passport like Janice’s. UK, Éire, Germany, Netherlands, Canada, Namibia, Pakistan and China – just to get started. She has almost 20 years of training and facilitation experience in those countries – which suits her job at TIE as a Development Trainer and Leadership Coach perfectly. Janice had always had a thirst for experiencing new cultures. At the age of 19, she packed her bag and went to Khartoum, in the Sudan. From that moment on, she hardly ever stopped with independent trips. She developed a need to combine her cultural interests and her professional expertise, so when the opportunity to volunteer at VSO and support museum development across Namibia came up, she didn’t hesitate for a second. Her three years of pioneer development work in Namibia – when the country had just become independent and still struggled with the consequences of apartheid – changed her for life. Development work had become Janice’s passion. After returning to the UK, Janice worked for another 10 years in the development sector, helping organizations such as READ International, Skill Share, and Comic Relief. During this time, she trained over 1,700 VSO volunteers for their international placements, including members of the UK and Irish governments (Impressed already? Yeah, so are we). But there’s more. Janice also has mentored CEO’s of community-based organizations, coached senior managers in the private sector, establishing an educational charity, founded a successful training company and facilitated learning events for major UK political parties. Janice now focuses on dialogue in the work place, working across private and public sectors as a facilitator, trainer, mentor, coach and mediator. She has a passion for supporting individuals to grow in confidence, improve communication skills and maximise potential as a key element of workforce development, supporting their work with intercultural team working, strategic decision making and conflict resolution. As you can see, you are in good hands when you are with Janice. Her enthusiasm and passion for learning will captivate you as it did with us.