Here are some of the speakers I’m proud to have coached to find the unique key message they want to share with the world and build an engaging talk that delights their audience.

General Manager at Granny Smith Gold Mine Andrew Bywater manages to blend compassion, humour and compelling logic. He shows an audience of 550 at the Women in Mining WA 2016 summit how good culture is good for business.

Chair of Tradeup WA Nicole O’Keefe has the crowd in fits of laughter as she describes going back to school as an apprentice electrician where the average age of her (all male) fellow students is 18. Women overheard at a table nearby: “Nicole was fantastic”.

Cailli Knievel is an engineer who hasn’t followed a typical career path. She describes the scrapes she got into working in Iran, Argentina and Andalucia at the Women in Mining WA Summit 2015 – and what that taught her about the fine line between seizing opportunity and questionable decision-making.

Carina Hoang’s moving TEDx Perth talk about arriving in Australia by boat as a child refugee receives a standing ovation.

Innovative games maker and diversity champion Kate Raynes-Goldie shows the audience at TEDx Perth 2013 how games can change the way we interact with the world.