I have spent over 18 years training, facilitating and mentoring the leaders of today and tomorrow, honing my public speaking coaching skills. My public speaking career started with Flight Centre, a well-known Australian brand where I became a senior sales and leadership mentor. At Flight Centre I was responsible for executing and facilitating a business leadership program across the organisation that took leaders through the skills and disciples ( including public speaking) needed to run a successful retail business.
During my work, I learnt that it was imperative that they were not just observers during the program, but rather engaged participants who felt inspired to act when back in the workplace. That’s when I became intrigued by the power of effective public speaking, because there is no such thing as a boring presentation, just a boring presenter. In order to galvanise people into action, it was imperative that the person speaking in public displayed confidence and enthusiasm.
This is when I decided to focus my skills and act as a public speaking coach, to guide leaders in the ability to engage and influence their audience.
Whilst coaching leadership I witnessed both the importance to leaders in having the ability to present and communicate effectively but also what an enormous hurdle public speaking presented for most people in general.
I quickly realised that my training process was helping speakers to overcome fear and show them how to take a public speaking idea from concept to delivery. I now use this methodology and passion to help business leaders across many industries develop and improve their presentation skills to enable them to deliver excellent speeches that connect with others in a clear, compelling and heartfelt way.