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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.


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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+ years
Industry Experience
Linkedin Recommendations
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.

- Jenna DownesThis course was an absolute game-changer

Sarah’s teaching style and knowledge was second to none. The class size was perfect, everyone was so encouraging and supportive of each other.

I highly recommend Sarah’s classes if you are not only a nervous public speaker but also if you just want to improve/nail your delivery.

This course was an absolute game changer to me, I can’t thank you enough! 

- 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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