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Presentation Skills, Public Speaking and Influence Coaching


Hi, I’m Sarah Denholm – speech coach, trainer and consultant. I work with professionals on their public speaking, influencing and presentation skills. People who care about their audience, their messaging and their impact.

If you or your organisation aren’t getting the results you need, it’s because either the content, structure or delivery isn’t ideally positioned.

Together, we’ll ensure you can:

Think and speak coherently, competently and professionally

Overcome fear and resistance in front of groups, large or small

Engage and influence any audience – even unmotivated ones – using easily implementable techniques

Prepare easily in less time with clear, easy-to-use systems

Make impromptu speaking a natural event, not an ordeal

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Trusted by leading organisations such as:

Trusted by leading organisations such as:

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I’ve spent 15 years helping clients develop the skills to show up fully with Speakers Confluence®, my unique fusion of confidence, engagement and influence that’s the hallmark of an accomplished speaker and presenter.

Located in Australia, I offer face-to-face public speaking, influencing and presentation skills training, courses and coaching in Melbourne and nationally. I also coach and mentor people globally, and provide organisations with training, workshops and executive coaching.

Recent 1:1 work in 2024 includes preparing clients for:

International conferences as keynote speaker.

A National Press Club Address.

Successful school principal and healthcare executive interviews.

I highly recommend Sarah’s course to anyone who wants to improve their communication techniques. The course provided me with a range of tools for structuring, presenting and dealing with nerves and anxiety associated with public speaking. The safe and supportive environment was perfect for practicing and refining my communication and presentation skills.

Karen Conradi System and Technology Project Manager - Bureau of Meteorology


The Speakers Confluence® Model for confident, impactful communication:

Pendant graphic showing the 5 pillars of Speakers Confluence® - Consistent Confidence, Adaptable Authenticity, Real-time Resilience, Dynamic Delivery and Intentional Influence

Speakers Confluence®. All good speakers have it, and it’s what I teach in my individual coaching programs, and training with organisations.

  • Maybe your confidence wavers – you find it hard to speak up. 
  • Perhaps your audience drifts or disengages when you speak.
  • You might struggle to influence others when you need to.

Speakers confluence® will change everything for you.

Training and Coaching Options

Public Courses

Small group courses held in Melbourne.

Private Coaching for Individuals

Personal lasered coaching

Workshop Training

Live in-house training for organisations

8 results to expect when you upgrade
your speaking skills with me

A high-level edge, through my Speakers Confluence® program

Researched techniques, including deep knowledge of public speaking anxiety

Ability to say ‘YES’ to future speaking opportunities

If introverted or shy, increased willingness to step up and be visible

If extroverted or confident, ensure relate-ability for every audience member!

Positive confidence and communication spin-offs into other areas

A skill for life, no matter what you’re doing

Friendly, respectful and enjoyable environment

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Industry Experience
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Satisfied Clients
5 Star Google Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

- Liam KillenSarah is a phenomenal coach!

Sarah is a phenomenal coach. She understands her subject matter deeply and takes time with each of her students. Her courses are highly recommended for those looking to improve their public speaking or influencing skills.

Dr Carrie-Ann McKenzieDirector Limestone Coast Regional Training Hub, Flinders Rural & Remote Health SA

Our team engaged Sarah Denholm to deliver her program to our medical workforce.  Clinicians and practice staff, particularly in a rural setting, are often placed in leadership positions without the skills to deliver their message effectively.

Sarah’s presentation was perfectly delivered to everyone that attended, whether they were a practice manager, nurse, doctor in training or specialist clinician.  Her calm, approachable manner allowed all of us to feel at ease and practice our new skills.  I would strongly recommend her for any organisation wishing to help their workforce around leadership and public speaking.

- Kelsey ShiOne of the best decisions you can make for your own personal and professional development.

Sarah takes you through the entire journey in a supportive and interactive environment. Sarah uses contemporary, researched models in her teaching and gives you constructive feedback with tips and tricks every week.

I cannot thank Sarah enough, and it is one of the best decisions you can make for your own personal and professional development.

- Marty ConnelSarah has an uncanny knack of diagnosing and presenting an immediate solution

Sarah has so much to offer with her range of courses, and as a coach. I found Sarah to have an uncanny knack of diagnosing the problem and presenting an immediate solution. Sarah was professional, responsive, calm, patient, and understanding. If you are hesitant in pursuing a public speaking course, please don’t be with Improve your Public Speaking! Thank you, Sarah! 

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