Testimonials

Over the past decade, Steve has worked with a diverse range of teams within Cengage Learning Australia with a particular focus on our sales teams. Steve brings to the table a unique blend of skills training and experiences in an engaging and entertaining format. Steve understands the link between strategy and motivating the people in an organisation to execute it. We have always found his feedback direct and honest and his intention is to work on improving the business and the people in it.
Paul Petrulis, General Manager Higher Education, Cengage Learning Australia December 2016
During a 21 year career at ANZ as a senior operational manager I worked closely with Steve for more than 10 years, utilising his services as a corporate trainer for my operational management teams. Steve provided energetic and targeted leadership courses which were always well received. If you are looking for your leadership team to develop and grow, I would highly recommend Steve.
Nigel Smith, Mobile Lending Manager, ANZ October 2016
I have worked closely with Steve for 8 years both as a presenter and as a business owner. He is a highly infectious individual who specialises in getting the most out of individuals. Personally, Steve has helped mentor me as a presenter and assisted me to be recognised as one of the leading technical presenters in the Microsoft community. He has also assisted, developed and grown our consulting and sales teams by enabling them with the confidence to deal with various scenarios. This has been measurable in their improved performance and ongoing customer satisfaction. Steve truly knows how to develop individuals and teams by enabling them to perform at their peak.
Peter Ward, Managing Director, Wardy IT July 2016
Steve's confidence, enthusiasm and clear strategies for development have been incredibly well received by leaders at all levels in my organisation. Anyone who attends a program run by Steve is sure to build his/her skills in sales, leadership, coaching and above all come out motivated, humoured and excited about achieving their goals. Thanks Steve - I'm a big supporter of what you do!
Jennifer Todd-Wilson, Regional Human Resources Manager - Oceania & Japan, Xylem Water Solutions Australia Limited May 2016
The Leading for Success workshop was a lovely mix of theory and practical. Warm presenter and overall very empowering
Kristina Platt, The Fred Hollows Foundation May 2016
Steve is a fantastic presenter, enthusiastic, engaging and makes all of the subjects interesting. The Leading for Success program was informative and interesting.
Tegan Purcell, Avondale Golf Club May 2016
I was engaged 100% during the Presenting with Confidence workshop. I'm not sure that has EVER happened in my whole life.
Megan Sinclair, Cengage May 2016
I really enjoyed the Presenting with Confidence workshop. It certainly took me out of my comfort zone and took me to a place of confidence.
Phoebe White, The Big Issue May 2016
Hi Steve, I just wanted to shoot you a quick email and thank you for the Presentation Skills Workshop you delivered to Tru-Test last month in Caloundra. After you finished I realised that what I was delivering the following morning was not going to cut it – so that night I started from scratch and worked through till 2am. As my presentation was delivering the introduction of a CRM we are rolling out, I knew I only had one chance to get it right and needed all the strength we could muster in getting buy in from the team.

And it was a success.

In my 16 years in sales and marketing I’ve attended quite a lot of training, development and team building presentations along the way – and I would have to say this was by far my favourite and also the one that gave me immediate and quantifiable takeaways from the day.

So many thanks, and I look forward to working with you again in the future!
Neil Silvester, National Marketing & Account Manager, Tru-Test April 2016
We worked with Steve to provide a leadership program for key staff. Our aim was to build knowledge, skills and capability around some core topics. The sessions were an interactive workshop format, full of energy helping the group to share experiences and to enhance team cohesion.
It is anticipated that Steve will be included in the future GMA NSW educational programme. The short, practical sessions can be delivered as part of a conference programme and/or in a workshop format for your business.
Cathy Neagle, General Manager, Elanora Country Club February 2016
Steve is extremely professional and an excellent coach / facilitator.
Paul Paterson, Chief Executive Office, Avondale Golf Club February 2016
The Presenting with Confidence course provided by Steve is a great learning experience for anyone looking to improve the way they communicate in front of a large group or even on an individual basis. The course provides both strategic and practical techniques that can be adopted for immediate use. Thanks again Steve for yet another fantastic session!
Jayson Owens, General Manager - Floorcare Australia & NZ, Techtronic Industries Australia Pty Limited February 2015
The program was fantastic. Steve was very positive and encouraging in a way that made you want to embrace it and improve yourself.
Jim van Leent, Sales and Marketing, Wardy IT October 2014
Steve was upbeat and kept things moving and interesting. The workshop on Coaching was very professional and a good overall course. David Smiddy, Xylem September 2014
I just wanted to say thank you for our morning session yesterday Steve. It was inspiring and absolutely got everyone up and about.
Shaizeen Contractor, Director of Sales and Distribution, TFE Hotels August 2014
Steve’s sales training is a great reminder of the things we know but have packed away. He is energetic, fast moving and has some great yet simple hints to get you going –- the group loved him. He reminded us that we can all sell, just follow the process.
Pat Skalsky, Executive Coach, Altus Q February 2014