Coaching & Events

Coaching

Performance Coaching

Trained by the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) and The Arvon Foundation, I am an Accredited Performance Coach with a specialised focus on coaching writers.
I also do emceeing, panel moderation and media training.
Please feel free to email me at mjc@michellejanachan.com.


Events

Travel writing course at Moniack Mhor, Scotland
September 18th-23rd, 2017

I am teaching a week-long travel writing course later this year at Moniack Mhor, Scotland's Creative Writing Centre.

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The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show -- ExCel, London
February 14th, 2016

On top of the world: up to the 78th parallel north.
The BBC’s Global Guide and the Telegraph’s Action Packed columnist, Michelle Jana Chan reflects on a snowmobiling and dog-sledding trip up to Svalbard.


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The Telegraph Travel Show -- ExCel, London
January 8th, 2016

Trekking through the Nepal earthquake.
The BBC’s Global Guide and the Telegraph’s Action Packed columnist, Michelle Jana Chan reflects on a hike in the Lamjung region when the April 25 earthquake hit. Plus, ‘Drilling holes in my toothbrush’ — travelling light when you need gear for every eventuality.


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SEVEN Talk, Morehead-Cain Alumni Forum 2015
October 10th, 2015

Michelle Jana Chan, Morehead-Cain Class of 1996, delivers her SEVEN Talk at the Morehead-Cain Alumni Forum 2015, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.
Perspectives from travels around the world. Travel. Talk to the world around you. Listen to the world around you.


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St Barths Bucket Regatta
March 19th-22nd, 2015

Let me know if you’ll be there! Am checking out new openings for Conde Nast Traveller….


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The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show -- ExCel, London
February 12th-15th, 2015

This is the UK’s largest exhibition for adventurous people. Whether you’re passionate about travelling, photography, climbing, watersports, exploring the British countryside or you’re in the market for some new gear – you’re sure to find everything you need.

I’ll be speaking on tracking and filming tigers in India, and mountain gorillas in Uganda -- on Saturday February 15th at 4.30pm.


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British Guild of Travel Awards dinner
November 2nd, 2014

The 18th Annual Awards Dinner takes place at The Savoy, London. I nominated this year’s charity, TUSK (www.tusk.org) and will be presenting the raffle.

In addition, I nominated the ‘Shark and Manta Sanctuary, Raja Ampat, Indonesia’ for a Tourism Award in the ‘Best Wider World Project’ category. It has already secured ‘Highly Commended’ status but I hope it may top the shortlist.


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The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show -- ExCel, London
February 13th-16th, 2014

This is the UK’s largest exhibition for adventurous people. Whether you’re passionate about travelling, photography, climbing, watersports, exploring the British countryside or you’re in the market for some new gear – you’re sure to find everything you need.
I’ll be speaking about my experience on the Peking to Paris rally on Saturday February 15th at 3pm-4pm.


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Tweeting from the Monaco Yacht Show
September 25th-28th, 2013

The Monaco Yacht Show is held every year in Port Hercule, surrounded by the magical mediterranean hills of Monaco's City. Hundreds of thousands flock to Monaco Yacht Show every year to see the Superyachts that are for sale and available for charter.


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Peking to Paris Motor Challenge 2013
May 28th - June 29th, 2013

This is one of the longest and toughest challenges undertaken in a classic car. Beginning in China. Traversing the Great Wall. The Gobi Desert. Crossing the Mongolian grasslands. The Russian Steppes. Over the Urals. Into Eastern Europe. Winding through the Alps. To Paris. I'll be teaming up with car designer Mike Reeves in a 1940 Ford Coupe called SHINER.


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Impressions of Myanmar
March 1st, 2012 - 6.30pm

This week I'll be speaking about my trip to Myanmar at the Palm House, Clifton Nurseries in London. Also speaking about their experiences in the country will be fellow freelance journalist Harriet O'Brien, as well as James Jayasundera and Mark Wright from Ampersand Travel who are hosting the evening. I'll be sharing my own travel experiences as well as addressing the very personal decision of whether to visit Myanmar at this time.

Where: Clifton Nurseries, 5a Clifton Villas, London W9 2PH.
RSVP Ampersand Travel at info@ampersandtravel.com or 020 7289 6100.

Live webchat on south-east Asia
December 7th, 2011 - 1pm

Telegraph Travel hosted a live webchat on visiting south-east Asia -- with myself and fellow travel journalist Tom Vater.


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British Travel Press Awards
November 28th, 2011

A prestigious national awards programme created to recognise excellence and achievement within the fields of travel writing, photography and broadcasting.
Michelle Jana Chan was shortlisted for the 2011 Broadcast Travel Writer of the Year.
Insider Guide was shortlisted for 2011 Broadcast Travel Programme of the Year.

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PURE Life Experiences, Marrakesh
November 1st-4th, 2011

"Operating strictly on a by invitation only basis, PURE Life Experiences is the world’s leading networking platform and market place for the Experiential and Transformational Travel economy."
I'll be scouting for compelling story ideas -- please connect with me there.

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Exploring Photography & Travel Day at the Royal Geographical Society, London
September 25th, 2011 - 09.30-16.30

Title: River Deep, Mountain High -- Michelle Jana Chan
Room: Ondaatje Theatre
Time: 09.30 - 10.30
Title: Women in Travel
Room: Education Centre
Time: 11.30 - 12.30
Speakers: Michelle Jana Chan, Amanda Marks & Emma Thomson
Other talks include:
- Travelling Wild - Award winning photographer, Steve Bloom, talks about his work as a travel & wildlife photographer.
- Addicted to Light - Lighting expert Jeremy Hoare shows you how to use light to get the most from your images.
- You Should Have Been Here Yesterday! - Advertising & travel photographer, Philip Lee Harvey, explores the the world of travel photography in both stills & HD video.
- Stretch - Panoramic photographer, Nick Meers, takes you on a tour of the fascinating world of panoramic photography which will change the way you think about time & light.
- The Antarctic Experience - Julian Paren talks about photography in this amazing continent.
- Hiram Bingham & the Camera: The Rediscovery of Machu Picchu - Charles Chadwyck-Healey celebrates the centenary of that epic expedition.
- Sustainable Travel: Why It Matters - Amanda Marks on travel, people & environment.
- Digital image manipulation workshops - Richard West shows you how to get to grips with image retouching, creating B&W images & printing your own images.


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The Daily Telegraph Adventure Travel Live - Royal Horticultural Halls, London
January 29th, 2011

Ultimate Highs & Lows
Climbing the triple peaks of Mount Kenya, Kilimanjaro and Blanc with Michelle Jana Chan.

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