‘Own the space’ – project confidence, competence and professionalism

Good public speaking and presenting is multi-faceted. It takes clear thinking, energy and the right skills. You need authenticity and conversational style, but with elements of deliberate intention and mastery. 

And depending on what level you’re at, you may not be getting solid, professional or entirely truthful feedback about your speaking skills. This is where working with me, who’s immersed in this world every day, will really help. 

I’ve been doing this work professionally for 12 years, as a speaking and presentation skills coach, consultant and trainer. Long before that too, I learnt how to prepare and be on stage – spotlit and having to step up 100% – in my original career as a classical pianist. 

And my other training as a life and business coach has given me additional skills to support you.

Let’s design a plan around your presentation skills together.

I’ll help you to step into your presentations with real clarity, frameworks and concrete plans. You’ll be re-energised – or energised for the first time – about the possibilities for your speaking skills.

We’ll look at what limits you, and work to eliminate any blocks that are holding you back. Whether your goal is to enjoy giving presentations, or to appear authoritative…through to stepping into a whole new role or career – no limits apply during our coaching. My goal is that you achieve what you’re looking for. And if you’re not sure what that is, we’ll explore it.

What happens:

  • Beginning with where you are now, we’ll look at your strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and options. 
  • We’ll then come up with a plan that gives you energy and momentum around your speaking goals
  • We’ll get clear on the key ‘dominos’ that will knock over your goals and make your public speaking and presentation life easier, more efficient, less draining and more energised
  • We’ll add and subtract whatever you personally need to be at your best during presentation creation, preparation and delivery

Before I met Sarah I had actively avoided any opportunity to present to more than a handful of people and only then under duress. Sarah was highly effective in building my confidence and helping me to let go of my inner (sabotaging) belief that I cannot be a good speaker (with time, focus and practice). I have learnt so much from Sarah about how to manage my nerves and prepare myself psychologically for delivering engaging presentations. I’ve also learnt how to structure my presentations so they are clear for the listener, use vocal variety effectively, how to practice effectively, stand and use gestures. Sarah is an amazing teacher and I can’t recommend her coaching – and course – highly enough.

Melanie FrokChange Management & Employee Engagement Strategist

Sarah is a true professional in her chosen field. Upon first meeting with Sarah, my wife and I who were looking for quality one-on-one coaching to help improve our public speaking skills, were blown away by Sarah’s calming nature. Quickly identifying what areas we need to improve on and providing excellent advice and guidance to ensure our skills dramatically improved and our desired information and content delivered effectively to our audience. We recommend Sarah and her services and will continue to use her expertise and guidance in the future. Thank you Sarah.

Andrew SamuelIndependent Consultants for Arbonne International

The Accelerated Speaking Program gives you completely tailored and personalised guidance, plus a high level of access to me.

  • Before our first session, I’ll evaluate your current goals and challenges, along with examples of videos of your presentations if you have them available 
  • In our first session we’ll plan what’s needed to get you to where you want to be, along with exercises and tools to get you started
  • We’ll work together usually every 2 weeks (in person, or online) and continue to add/subtract elements and skills. This also ensures that you stay on track 
  • We’ll take a detailed look at your presentations or speeches, and I’ll give you comprehensive feedback 
  • You’ll have free access to my resources, containing valuable videos, PDF’s and other resources
  • You can contact me between our calls via phone or email if questions or concerns come up

Your investment in the Accelerated Speaking Program is $1,980 including GST for a 3 month program (longer gaps between sessions can be agreed if required) and instalments are available.

Why work with me in the Accelerated Speaking Program?

After years of struggling with performance and public speaking anxiety, I’ve learned what’s needed to prepare and perform at your best in front of an audience. 

I originally trained as a professional Classical pianist, which – believe me – hones your skills on stage in front of audiences of any size. Appear unprofessional – whether that’s playing wrong notes, being unprepared, or not connecting with your audience – and your reputation and career nose-dive. So it’s the perfect learning ground for a public speaker!

And I struggled massively with public speaking. But ironically that was my vehicle to learning how to be on stage performing again. And eventually led me to become passionate about helping others to communicate well in front of groups or in social situations which made them nervous, such as networking events or client meetings. (More detail on the About page.) 

I’d really like to help you become the authentic presenter you’d love to be.

You’ll gain personalised new knowledge and skills that suit you and your style. 

The power of coaching and mentoring is well-documented. It’s powerful to have someone there supporting your skills and growth over a period of time. 

Please take a few minutes to give me some details by filling in the enquiry form you’ll access via the “click here” button below. I’ll then contact you to arrange a time for us to connect and have a conversation about you and your speaking goals – and whether the Accelerated Speaking Program is right for you.

'9 Boxes' Planning & Structure Template for an Impactful Presentation

Includes: Content 'type' suggestions / Walkthrough of my own example / Empty grid for your own use ______________________________________________ “Sarah has developed some very practical tools to help people learn and develop presentation skills. As someone who appreciates structure, having a template structure to work from and adapt is very helpful indeed.” - Chad Irons, GM, ACC International Relief

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