But, for so many of us, our power isn’t what stands up with us on stage when we open our mouths to speak to an audience.
Public speaking can bring up insecurities, nervousness, stress, fear, stories about who you are and who you’re not that usually don’t serve you, and anxiety.
When you lack confidence, you can’t own the room.
When you’re overtaken by nerves, you can’t own the room.
When you don’t own your power, you can’t own the room.
When you do own your power, you can hold an audience in the palm of your hand – and get results.
It’s an exquisite experience.
I want that for you.
I do my best work empowering women to access their authentic power, confidence, voice and presence, so they can become powerful speakers and leaders.
You’re invited to discover your power
There are more doors open to you than ever. So why aren’t you walking through them?
There are more seats at the table. So why aren’t you claiming yours?
There are audiences hungry for your expertise, intelligence, and wisdom. So why aren’t you owning that stage and speaking?
I do this work because you have something to say and do. It matters.
The world needs more women to stand up and speak. The world needs more women who can lead with their values and integrity. The world needs more people invested in helping others to gain power, rather than trying to have power over them.
That’s why I do this work.
I’m here to help you:
- Discover genuine, innate self-confidence
- Become more courageous – and visible
- Speak powerfully – in presentations, meetings and conversations
- Create a useful relationship with your “Chief Doubting Officer”
- Develop and hone your leadership communication skills
- Deepen your self-awareness and mindfulness
- Cultivate a more powerful and genuine leadership presence
My career began nearly 25 years ago when I landed my first job as a commercial radio news journalist.
Known first and foremost for my voice, I worked as a prime time TV news presenter, voice artist, news director, and corporate communications adviser and presentation skills trainer.
I know what it takes to get your message heard. I know exactly what’s required to ensure your audiences take action. My media career set me up exceptionally well to help you express yourself with authority, be a captivating storyteller, and make an impact.
As an executive coach, I combine my powerful speaking prowess with the tools to help you unlock the message that’s yours to share, as well as transform the internal road blocks that have held you back, so you can become a compelling speaker who makes a difference with her words.
My approach is unapologetically from the inside out. The work we do together is transformative and sacred. You can learn all the techniques in the world, but if you can’t own your power, they won’t help you much.
My clients are women who are committed to their professional and personal development, and understand that working from the inside out promises the type of change that not only makes them more effective, but allows them to live and work in ways that are aligned with their values, meaning, and purpose.
My clients work in a broad range of careers, and include Olympic sports stars, thought leaders, CEOs, small business owners, politicians, corporate managers, teachers and marketers.
I’m known for my firm – and fun – approach. My commitment to holding you to your greatness. My ability to create safe, supportive and connected workshop environments for women. My voice, and the compelling way I use it. My ability to help women access genuine self-confidence that impacts on what they say, and the way they say it, in every area of their life. The way I challenge, inspire and motivate. My warmth and generosity.
I’ve worked with hundreds of people, and presented to hundreds of thousands more.
Participants in my workshops often tell me – and others – that the experience was life-changing.
I love writing, and am a much happier and kinder person when I write regularly. I produce fresh articles for my blog once a week, and write a love letter to my subscribers weekly.
I’m the author of two books: “Own It: Powerful Speaking for Powerful Women”, which was a number one bestseller on Amazon, and “Media Talk”. The joy of a book, for me, is more in the creation than the final result.
Maintaining my sanity hinges on daily meditation, walking through the parklands while listening to my favourite music, and Qigong. Ideas for my articles tend to arise while I’m Holding the Sun and the Moon, or Parting the Clouds (I love the names of the Qigong exercises!).
I live in Australia with my nine year-old daughter. She’s fiery, smart, kind and wise. As well as being my heart’s delight, she’s often inspiration for my writing. She was born to perform, pounces on any chance to be on stage, and doesn’t know how to equate public speaking with nervousness. I hope that doesn’t change. What would your life be like if it were that way for you, too?
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