public speaking training ioana jongsma speaker coaching diaries
public speaking training ioana jongsma speaker coaching diaries
public speaking training ioana jongsma speaker coaching diaries
public speaking training ioana jongsma speaker coaching diaries
public speaking training ioana jongsma speaker coaching diaries
public speaking training ioana jongsma speaker coaching diaries
public speaking training ioana jongsma speaker coaching diaries

Get Speaker Coaching

If you feel the words in your speech don't express your ideas completely

If you sometimes can't find your words in the middle of the presentation

If you want to give memorable talks

Meet your Speaker Coach

Ioana Jongsma

Coaching executives in various industries (banking, legal, automotive, healthcare, pharma, finance, policy, education) to be better communicators and presenters in English since 2008

Consultant for keynote speakers and conference organisers


CoachingTEDx speakers since 2017

Curator of TEDxOdenseWomen Denmark


Every day, we are given opportunities to put ideas that matter into the world. To make someone's life better. To make sense out of chaos.

And every day, countless chances are wasted.

I have seen my share of talks that bore, confuse or force themselves onto the audience, and I believe we no longer have time for that.

We have no more time for meaningless talks – we need to start conversations that truly matter.

It is so often a question of how things are said. So let’s find those words that will mean most to you and your audience.


what i do

(most of the time)


In my group programmes I address needs that arise most frequently among speakers. Together we:

  • study the science of storytelling
  • find our own artistic license
  • create a community of speakers who collaborate and practice together
  • use the wisdom of the group to learn from each other
  • have a great time too 😉 



In my one-to-one programmes I am 100% available for you, my speaker, taking the proper time to:

  • zero in on your story
  • perfect your delivery
  • redefine your relationship with public speaking, so that you can experience less stress and more connection

As your speaker coach, I accompany you on your public speaking journey, to help you get the best out of it.


I keep a diary of my experience as a speaker coach. In it, I share:

  • backstage stories from events as well as the coaching process
  • lessons I learn together with my speakers - sometimes the fun way, sometimes the hard way
  • tools and resources for speakers
  • speaker interviews - in which speakers share experiences in their own voices







Emilie Møllenbach

Product Design Lead, Mobile Pay

Working with Ioana was one of the most supportive and clarifying experiences I have had. She patiently helped me shape and define the narrative that ultimately became my TEDx talk.

I believe we went through at least 10 versions and with each walk-through she enthusiastically guided me to sharpen and strengthen the story.

It is safe to say that my talk would never have been the wonderful experience it was, without Ioana. Her way of challenging and inviting for reflection was a pleasure to work with, and helped bring out the best in me.


Anna-Sophie Hartvigsen

Founder & Head of Female Invest

Ioana helped me prepare for my TEDx talk through multiple coaching sessions. She was not only an amazing coach who lifted my speech to another level, she was also a great support and made me believe in myself and helped me think outside of the box. I recommend her to anyone who wants to boost their own performance. And  to have fun in the process!


Lene Gammelgaard

Survivor of the 1996 Everest disaster

Ioana became my passionate and very dedicated co-innovator for perfecting my TEDxTalk. It was a rare and rewarding process to be in contact with Ioana 1-2 times per week for an extended period of time.
Ioana is a genius in supporting the person she works with and in uncovering the sharp and genuine message they want to share. In each session I felt re-motivated and understood. Ioana never tried to push my talk in any other direction that what truly was my intention.
Language wise, Ioana was also of great assistance in seeking more precise phrases and expressions to make the talk as powerful as possible within the framework.
I have worked with quite a number of editors. Only two have been a true source of betterment of my product. Ioana is the number 1 of those two. I have learned a lot from the prolonged commitment during the TEDxTalk process.
Ioana was compassionate without ever slacking commitment, month after month. She truly has been a professional gamechanger.
I can recommend Ioana to anyone who wishes to share their core message with a broader audience. Ioana will make sure you and your work will excel on stage!


Julia Evelyn Larsen

Co-founder of CryptoWomen CPH

Ioana carried me through to my TEDx Talk effortlessly. She perfectly merged her caring nature with a structured and constructive drive. I never felt like I was off track, and the end result sounded more like me than anything I could have done myself. She’s professional to the bone.


Dr. Poornima Luthra

Founder & Chief Consultant, TalentED
External lecturer, Copenhagen Business School
Co-founder, Plantier

I have had the privilege of having Ioana as my coach to help me prepare for my first Tedx talk. From the very first conversation with Ioana, even before the formal coaching sessions, there was an amazing positive energy I experienced with her. Ioana has the amazing ability to make you feel comfortable and calm.

During the coaching sessions, Ioana provided clear, concrete and encouraging suggestions and nudges. While I speak in front of audiences as part of my job all the time, Ioana was able to challenge me and push me to rethink how I structure my content to be even more effective at communicating to and engaging with my audience. I really looked forward to my weekly coaching session with her, and have missed them since.

What I have learnt from Ioana wasn’t just useful for the delivering my Tedx talk but they have become a part of my style of speaking. For anyone who needs some support to push them to be even more effective public speakers, I would highly recommend Ioana.


Sofie Woge

Founder & CEO, tendo

Once I learned that I had the opportunity to do a TEDxTalk, it felt a bit overwhelming - how the **** will I make it good enough for the red dot?

My first draft was all over the place without any clear storyline, but Ioana quickly picked out the extra valuable pieces and helped me to put the puzzle together into a new and more structured draft. It started to get an overall structure, but we both felt that it was lacking a  certain depth.

Ioana pushed me to dig deeper and challenged me in a way that was scary at first, but it resulted in a personal and beautiful talk – suited for the red dot. She was extremely supportive and gave me the courage to tell my real story! She was a challenger and supporter, and while she helped, she made sure that the talk was still my own words.

It would not have been the same talk without her!