I had the pleasure of getting to know Janice Coleman when she was rising up the Toastmasters leadership ranks. After serving successfully as Lt. Governor Marketing and Lt. Governor Education and Training in consecutive years, Janice served as District Governor of District 38 Toastmasters which covers the areas of southern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. In effect, she was the CEO of about 140 Clubs — representing more than 2900 members. Janice very quickly earned my respect and admiration for her skills in communication and leadership as well as her gifts for inspiring people with her considerable speaking skills, and being a role model for professionalism and caring service to people. I happen to belong to a club within District 38 and I knew the quality of Janice’s work because I served as International President of Toastmasters that same year. Janice greatly strengthened her District that year, showed what servant leadership was about, built pride in the meaning and value of the Toastmasters program, and sowed the seeds for success in the District for future leaders. Janice’s proven abilities and skills as a Toastmaster leader and communicator makes it easy for me to heartily endorse her current work as a coach, mentor, and keynote speaker.

Dr. Dilip Abayasekara Past President, Toastmasters Int'l