Becoming The Story Midwife
Do you get really nervous about public speaking? I get it. That’s where I began my journey.
I’m an introvert. I can show you that you don’t have to be the loudest and most extroverted voice in the room to get where you want to be. I can help you feel empowered to share your authentic voice, to be heard and to step up, speak out and shine.
I would never have dreamed that a shy girl could become an international speaker and one of Australia’s leading public speaking and business storytelling coaches. This journey has led me to embrace the philosophy of getting comfortable being uncomfortable and, saying yes to every opportunity to speak.
I’ve helped leaders and organisations transform their speaking skills so they can move audiences to action. Your style of voice and gestures presented in a natural way is what we can work on together. I will guide you to a place where you are confident with your material, and charismatic in your delivery so that you will not only feel comfortable as you step up to the platform, you will embrace the opportunity.
I am known as The Story Midwife. A former Registered Midwife for over 20 years. I now help bring stories into the world.
Leaving my calling and finding my purpose
I trained as a specialist neonatal intensive care midwife. It was a dream job, my forever job, or so I thought. Then life sent me on a detour. A virus destroyed a significant amount of my hearing. I could no longer work in the challenging area of intensive care.
For the next couple of years I struggled, coming to terms with hearing loss, a change of career and a subsequent toxic workplace. My confidence and self-esteem plummeted and I became afraid to speak up.
A chance meeting with Professor Rajan led me to his research trial and I began to hear in a different way using a cochlear implant. It was in learning to use the device that I became interested in speaking, and I began my transformational journey.
I was determined to learn all I could about the art and science of speaking. I have been mentored by some of the best speakers in the world. As a Certified World Class Speaking and Storytelling Coach I work with professionals worldwide. I am a speaker coach for TEDx and I have helped hundreds of businesses deliver winning pitch presentations.
I specialise in showing executives and entrepreneurs how to harness the power of business storytelling to inspire and entertain their audiences.
Let me help you become the speaker you want to be.
Whether you want to be credible in the boardroom, charismatic at the podium, shine on stage, nail a keynote, or deliver a TEDx talk. I will help you stand out from the crowd.
When we work together you will feel self-assured in your ability to speak with authenticity and presence, so that your audience will want to listen.
Your coaching journey begins with a complimentary clarity session where I can find out more about you. As I am a storyteller at heart, our first conversation often involves the sharing of a story over a coffee either virtually or in person.
My greyhound Tom is never far from my side. I grew up in Walthamstow E17 near the largest greyhound track in London, where my grandfather worked. Greyhounds have had a significant impact on my life, but that’s a story for another time!