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Helping people wow on stage and turn their fear into excitement

“Up to 75% of the population has a fear of public speaking”

My Story

I was crippled with fear when I first started presenting and this not only affected my confidence, but my ability to effectively do my job and progress in my career. After years spent learning and perfecting the art of public speaking, I not only found my confidence, but an ability to engage, inspire and captivate an audience along the way. I now help others crush their public speaking fears and wow up on stage. This fills me with energy and joy, every single day!

1:1 Coaching
Group Coaching
Group Workshops
Speaking Engagements
Online Masterclasses

Public speaking is not a skill someone is born with, it’s a skill to be learnt and improved upon

My Purpose

I want to free as many people as possible from their fear of public speaking, help them find their voice and share their expertise with the world! I want to show people how they too can engage, influence and inspire an audience and become a sought-after speaker.

I completed a Degree in Pure Mathematics and a Masters in Information Security and then subsequently worked in Technology and Security roles for ~15 years. As such, I love transforming highly detailed, structured and potentially introverted people into speakers who can communicate in a compelling and interesting way. I know how much this can change someone’s life because it’s totally changed mine!

I want to free as many people as possible from their fear of public speaking, help them find their voice and share their expertise with the world! I want to show people how they too can engage, influence and inspire an audience and become a sought-after speaker.

I completed a Degree in Pure Mathematics and a Masters in Information Security and then subsequently worked in Technology and Security roles for ~15 years. As such, I love transforming highly detailed, structured and potentially introverted people into speakers who can communicate in a compelling and interesting way. I know how much this can change someone’s life because it’s totally changed mine!

My Qualifications

I am a Toastmasters Competent Communicator and a Toastmasters Advanced Storyteller.

I am currently completing my 10547NAT Certificate IV in Business and Personal Coaching.

Companies I’ve worked with

Testimonials

“While I had some prior experience with public speaking, I had never spoken to an audience at a major security conference.

Practicing the entire talk helped me understand what a “good” presentation might feel like on the day and what I was looking to accomplish. Emily also gave tangible feedback on everything from tone of voice to slide layouts.

Instead of feeling worried about mistakes or things I should have said during my talk, I left the room and the conference feeling confident in my performance. Even now, when talking about my research with colleagues and members of the press, my discussions with Emily on how to word and explain what I did have proved immensely valuable in developing a concrete and clear narrative that I can give to any audience – be it one person or hundreds.”

James (PhD Student & Security Researcher), Black Hat USA Conference Coaching | Jul 2019

“I was invited to present to 70+ technology executives at Australian CIO Summit on gender diversity in ICT sector. I wanted to be prepared very well and incorporate my personal experience into the speech by using storytelling techniques.

Emily was amazing! She helped me to structure the speech, find supporting statistics as well as bring the whole speech together. Emily gave great advice on visuals and feedback on my tone of voice and body position.

I was fully prepared, felt very empowered and much more confident to present in front of senior leaders and executives, who mostly were men. After my presentation, I received a lot of positive feedback and other professional opportunities.”

Maria (Founder & CEO), 90-Day 1:1 Coaching Package Client | July 2019

“Emily has been an incredible coach to me over the past couple of months.

I had a fear of public speaking and would shy away from any engagements due to this. I now feel more confident in my content and to be less nervous leading up to events. She has taught me some great techniques and I feel inspired to do great talks with lots of story telling!

I realised that public speaking coaching really does help, and I wanted others to have the same opportunity I have had with her. She is now helping women in cyber find their voice through our joint initiative with AWSN and #womenspeak cyber – Project Friedman.”

Jacqui (Head Security Behaviours & Influence), Public Speaking 1:1 Client | May 2019

“The art of storytelling is a critical skill for effective stakeholder engagement.

I asked Emily to weave her magic with my students at Swinburne Uni. She received a unanimous vote of thanks for her tips on structuring and delivering stories that influence or change behaviour.

If you want to improve the adoption rate of your reports and recommendations, speak to Emily.”

John (Chief Information Security Officer), Storytelling Speaking Engagement | April 2019

“Emily is full of energy and very passionate about story telling.

Her pace is easy to follow, well-structured and the half day session is engaging.

Our leadership team has definitely benefited from the practical story telling workshop and we are now more confident articulating our vision and bringing our people on the journey with us.”

Ilia (Business Execution & Strategy Manager), 3HR Storytelling Workshop | April 2019

The biggest thing was the help Emily provided in terms of assisting to boost confidence.

I guess this stood out the most as that’s something that I struggled the most with – I struggled with believing that what I was saying was valuable and also having the ability to actually present my research to a large audience. I had (and yes I’m using past tense now!) a HUGE fear of public speaking…I think it was worse than most peoples fear of this.

What helped me get past this was having help structuring what I was going to say, actually getting to practice and getting that feedback from Emily on how to do it better, how to actually engage the audience and also seeing the other lightening talk speakers going from being scared to doing absolutely amazing presentations!

Steph (Security Consultant), BSides Melbourne Coaching | March 2019

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