Become a confident, engaging and influential speaker in every situation

Are you ready to build your speaking, influencing or presenting skills?

Whether you’re starting out, moving into a new role, or already in a leadership position, I can work with you to build or refine your skills. You may be leading yourself, a team, or organisation.

Every part of the coaching process works to maintain your authenticity and natural strengths, and your vision and goals are always respected.

You’ll never be forced into a structure or box which isn’t “you” – you can, however, be encouraged into one if that’s what you’re looking for!

You’ll be supported to learn the skills that you need: from beginning confidence-building, right up to high-level, consistent confidence and influence (through my Speakers Confluence™ program).

I’m always positive and encouraging, but will also give you clear feedback that cuts through directly to what you need.

I’ve been coaching, consulting and mentoring in public speaking and presentation skills for 12 years. Plus many years on stage as a classical pianist before that.

One of my commented-upon skills is bringing out the extroverted aspect of introverted clients when they need to present. 

Another is the ability to take the roughest form of a presentation or talk and organise its structure, content and delivery into something coherent, flowing and dynamic for my clients.

I’ve worked with clients in organisations from the UN to Deutsche Bank. And individuals from an astrophysicist to a paralympian.

Learn more about each program through the links below.

You can also book a free 20 minute Discovery Conversation where we explore your goals and challenges, and if/how I can support you.

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Private Coaching Options: see below.

Prefer to learn and practise confidence and engagement skills in a small, safe, group course? 

Complete Presentation Skills Course – 5 weeks

Come to my small group course in Melbourne and learn every foundational skill you’ll need, AND positively change how you feel about public speaking.

This ‘fundamentals’ course will give you different, proven tools to manage any speaking fears, as well as all the basics of great presenting.

The course runs over 5 weeks to truly embed the tools and techniques in front of others. And you present twice every week: impromptu and prepared.

You’ll leave the course with more confidence, clarity and ability to engage any audience in any situation.


1:1 Coaching Options Comparison. I also offer one session if you want to experience working with me before choosing a package. 

NFP / student pricing available, contact me for details


Methodology and Framework - What Can be Covered:

I developed this staircase to model the different levels of speaking skills, strength and mastery you can learn.

You can stand confidently in front of others, knowing that what you’re doing will work. From content structure and through-line, key messaging, Q and A, right through to slides, impact and influence techniques.

Where do you sit on this staircase?

Staircase graphic showing the 5 levels of Speaking Skills from Confidence to Impact and Influence

I hope that you’ve found an option on this page which suits your needs for individual coaching and consulting in public speaking and presentation skills. To find out more about my background and story, visit the About page, or my LinkedIn profile.

'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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