Education & Training Testimonials

"I loved that the masterclass reinforced what I learnt from the book. I loved how Michelle managed to have our full attention for 2 days, the teaching strategies –use of music, and say how much fun it is, etc! I loved practicing what you taught us in pairs and in small groups, the workbook and actively taking notes to cement new concepts, the jokes, fun, how you remember small things about the attendees to build people up. I will use the analysis, design and delivery of concepts, 4Mat for sure. I am going to implement a lot into my teaching.”
Susan Brandt
Teacher & Lecturer, Brighton Secondary School
“I loved the energy and passion. I loved the well considered and thoughtful content – easy to apply. I also loved the time dedicated to really learning and practicing, and of course the feedback. I will use the Q&A, Persuasion Blueprint, sort out slides – all of it!”
Melanie Kinnaird
Partner – HR Consultant, Dott Group Pty Ltd
“It was a masterclass in a masterclass. I looked into the mirror and saw where I need to focus. You have gone deep and it’s in every minute of the session. Your generosity of spirit was the icing on the cake. I will use the 5 topics, the Persuasion Blueprint, the tips I observed you’re practicing in running the session – all of it!"    
Barbara McKee
Facilitator, Exec. Coach, Dott Group Pty Ltd
"Michelle is an amazingly talented facilitator. Highly recommended for anyone who has to tell their story - CEO, Marketing, Enrolments, Fundraising, Alumni. You think you speak well? Believe me you can learn far more and achieve your results by speaking with passion and engagement with your audience. I owe a great deal to Michelle!”
Neil McWhannell
CEO ADAPE Australasia
“Such a great course Michelle. You are a legend! I loved the energy and camaraderie created in the room. The hands on approach meant we were to apply the skills to our own projects and put them into practice after leaving the room. Expert facilitator! I will use everything! I will apply the method/formula to my pitches/presentations and email. I will pursue opportunities for what we might do with the students at Redlands."
Liz Green
Innovation & Entrepreneurial Learning Strategist, Redlands
“Michelle Bowden is a leader in the presentation field. Her magazine 'How to Present' is a gift every month for anyone who wishes to improve their presentation skills. The magazine has many incredible tips to help each and every one of us improve our presentation skills as well as articles that cover topics for anyone in business.”
Michele Tocci
Industry Educator, Chisholm Institute
“Michelle your 13 Steps are so sound and wonderful. I had to give a paper at an international conference in Dublin and I re-read your book, did the analysis, the 4MAT and even scripted out how I would deal with the Q&A. The presentation went as planned: icebreaker, pace, pace, pace, lead.... It was a great success!  I had the President of the USA-based organisation ask me to present at a conference in the US next year.  You are a little gem. Thank you again.”
Jacyl Shaw
Director, Culture & Community Development, Melbourne University
“I loved that there is a secret structure to giving a great speech and now I know it! Thanks so much. The program was wonderful and empowering.”
Evonne Miller
Associate Professor/ Director QUT Design Lab, Queensland University of Technology
“I immediately felt a tremendous rapport with Michelle as she was so bright and bubbly; not to mention oozing with enthusiasm for both her topic as well as presenting overall. Michelle has a wonderful ability to be professional and articulate whilst enabling her own lovely personality to shine through. She injects humour into whatever she does and despite her quite obvious skill; she is very much a human being. I thoroughly enjoyed her section of the course and can imagine her being a wonderful asset in any organisation.”
Emma Driscoll
Director – Human Resources Consultant / Organisational Strategies, Vouch
“Excellent!  I loved the energy in the room and Michelle’s approach; all the techniques and the moving around.”
Manuela Taboada
Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology

“I loved the challenge! How it built up over time – providing us the skills and confidence to learn and apply new skills. It is seriously a ‘master class’ – we are challenged, make mistakes, received personalised feedback – so we learn! The resources – videos, mouse mat, visuals, etc are all there for us to utilise. I will be pulling apart a presentation coming up I previously planned –to apply any learning AND to keep learning.”

Daniel Sandral, Head of Junior School, MLC School


“Oh Warwick, what can I say! I loved the way you taught the masterclass. You modelled everything you taught. You were so congruent. So energetic, so positive. There are so many things I will be using that I can’t list them all. I am going to use the Persuasion Blueprint next Tuesday for my 10-minute presentation on a research project. I’m not always going to use slides (something I’ve NEVER seen at QUT). I’m going to teach my PhD students bits of what I learnt, and I’m going to try to use some of the techniques for my Zoom classes next year to try to make them more interesting. Thank you.”

Dr. Marilyn Campbell, Professor, MAPS MCEDP, School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Ed, QUT


“Thanks so much, Warwick! There was a lot to love about this masterclass – your presenting style (very engaging), the workbook, 4MAT and the Persuasion Blueprint. I really appreciated how you created a safe and supportive environment for the group. I will definitely use the 5-step Analysis and the Persuasion Blueprint to plan and structure presentations/ meetings/ emails. I will also give more thought to how I speak/present (stagecraft elements). And remember that ‘less is more’.”

Mary Hurwood, Engagement and Development Manager, QUT

“A great program.  I loved seeing my colleagues grow and being given new tools to present.  I also loved getting feedback on my presentation.”
Janice Rieger
Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology

“I loved Michelle’s energy and experience, and that all the frameworks and linguistic patterns are grounded in research and proven to work.  I also loved that we had lots of practice and time to make the insights and frameworks practical to our presentations.  The workbook and use of textas is AWESOME!  Just brilliant.  Never a dull movement and each step was practical and so useful.”

Yvette Martin, Managing Director and Head, Team Dynamics


“I loved the activities, energy, and the flow. The techniques used were very clear. Lots of great resources I can use with small groups and one-on-one. I loved Michelle’s energy and passion for presenting. The program was engaging and has given me my confidence back.”

Edwina McCulloch, Trainer and Consultant, Auridian Training and Consulting


“A great program for tertiary contexts – it should be done by as many tertiary staff as possible (professional and academic staff).  Collaborative, informative, challenging and confidence building.”

Gillian Risdale, Engagement Program Coordinator/ Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology

“I loved Michelle – she is very good at what she does and directed us to the right resources.  A great experience.  I learned a valuable technique that I can use throughout my career.  The facility was not adequate for the workshop.  The room was like a fridge!  But other than that, we were taken very well care of with food and beverages etc.”
Muge Teixeira
Post-doc Research Fellow in Design Robots, Queensland University of Technology

“I loved the interaction and practice, and the tools to apply in every situation.”

Thea Blackler, Queensland University of Technology


“I loved the tips and understanding of non-verbal expression and the great knowledge of the background psychology to why we respond in the way that we do.  Good support through peers for learning.”

Professor Marissa Lindquist, Professor and Head of Discipline, Queensland University of Technology


“I loved getting a whole understanding of the meta-practices behind great and convincing presentations.  I felt challenged and indeed, writing the presentation on the first night put me out of my comfort zone.  But I like a challenge!”

Tiziana Ferrero-Regi, Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology

“Challenging, in depth, and rewarding.  Michelle is a great, knowledgeable teacher and this has been a fantastic learning experience. Can’t wait to put it into practice!”
Simon Harris
MWAC Operations Manager, UNSW

“An excellent program – would highly recommend! I loved the structure and interaction.”

Maria Iemma, Teacher, Caringbah High School


“I love that it was well paced and gave me exactly what I needed.  Michelle is the best presenter ever.  I will have the confidence to become the best leader and presenter that I wanted to be.  I’ll definitely use the 13 steps.  The best two day course I’ve been on.  Thanks Michelle – you inspired me.”

Glenn James, Finance Manager, Plain English Foundation


“I loved the 13 step structure, ability to love my own guts and POO.  Very engaging – learnt lots.  Love the music too – I’ve done quite a bit of learning with music and the brain and I use it a lot in my own work!”

Shona Henderson, Principal, Bees Creek Primary School

“I loved the structured approach, Michelle’s delivery, resources, practical application and humour.  Just great.  An awesome experience to learn from someone with such a strong history and deep experience.  It was informative, fun and something that can be used in a practical, real world environment.”
Kris Flegg
Designer and Director, Presentation Design Co.

“I loved the different techniques used; the high audience engagement and the opportunity to practice some of the skills learnt.  A fantastic learning experience – skills which will be used life-long.”

Sam Shrestha, Team Leader, Receivables & Revenue Accounting Sales, Monash University


“What a wonderful day indeed, thank you so much Warwick. The masterclass was entertaining and Warwick was so amazing to work with. I will use everything!  I can’t wait to put these skills into action!”

Brendan Cooper, Certificate II in Construction Pathways, NSW Department of Education


“I loved Warwick’s presenting style – his conviction is compelling. I loved that the content is valuable and innovative. I will use the 4Mat method. Thank you for today Warwick I have gotten so much out of it.”

Sara Morgan, Certificate III in Captive Animals, NSW Department of Education

“I loved the fast pace.  I get bored really easily so enjoyed being engaged the whole time.  I felt like the time went really fast.  It was really relevant to me, and my programs, and I will be able to incorporate what I’ve learnt into programming/presenting.  Your energy and enthusiasm, plus interest in all of us was engaging.  Well worth travelling so far!”
Tanya Dupagne
Founder/ Director, Camp Kulin

“I loved that the workshop was very well structured and interactive. I loved the relatable and fun activities. I will use the visual representation, connection techniques, and structuring stories.”

Oswald Herrmann, Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Trade), NSW Department of Education  


“Warwick was amazing. I loved that the workshop was very very informative in an interactive way. I will use absolutely everything. It was very very beneficial.”

Tarnisha Winsor, Marketing & Communications, NSW Department of Education


“I loved learning how to create a framework. I will use all of the content.”      

Sophia De Vries, Certificate III in Customer Engagement, NSW Department of Education   

“It was so practical and everything learnt can be put into practice.  I would highly recommend it, particularly for how to structure a presentation and all the ‘tricks’ in a good presentation.”
Jill Jansons
Director of Marketing & Community Relations, St Phillips College

“I loved the breakdown of the Persuasion Blueprint, the positive vibes, and the good energy – supportive energy. I will use the Persuasion Blueprint and need to read my book.”     

Kelly O’Gorman, Certificate III in Health Services Assistance, NSW Department of Education


“Very good!  I loved that it wasn’t a large number of participants; was very engaging; very practical; I learnt a lot and will be able to implement the knowledge and tools into my work.”

Vesna Taslak, Sourcing Manager, Monash University


“Most of all I loved the delivery of the course. Michelle managed to captivate us and keep us engaged for the whole two days.  I also loved the various techniques – 13 steps and POO in particular.  Very informative, skills you can practice daily in conversations, emails and presentations.”

Zendyn Lakdavavla, Strategic Sourcing Manager, Monash University

“I loved the techniques and tools provided to structure content for various presentations; the delivery by Michelle was impressive and polished; the music in between breaks and at start/end of day; the excellent food.  Thanks for the gifts. That is what I needed to learn way back in high school!  It ought to be mandatory training in schools – knowing how to create/structure content is a skill.”
Sam Solomons
Senior Finance Strategy Coordinator, Monash University

“Michelle delivered an innovative and information-packed workshop on “Influential Presentation Skills” that was actually fun to participate in.  During the workshop, Michelle shared her easy-to-follow, step-by-step process to planning, designing and delivering a message that will engage and persuade any audience.This workshop has something in it for everyone!”

Glenys Woolcock, General Manager Finance & Admin, UniSport Australia


“I loved the great learning techniques and practicing each step as we went.  The notes really reinforced the learning and the environment was very supportive.  The group worked well controlled by Michelle.  Loved it!  What a treat to spend 2 days with such a vibrant and enthusiastic presenter!  Thanks!” 

Jodie Lowe, Student Centre Manager/ Student Administrative Services, University of Sydney


“Wonderful energy from Michelle. Michelle’s obvious passion is for presenting and helping people become the best they can be. I loved the challenge and the different techniques utilised for educating.”

Valarie Close, Consultant, Toastmasters

“I loved the way the steps and strategies were broken down so well with memory aids.  Michelle modelled all the techniques herself so naturally.  So valuable in so many ways – in work, in life and in reflecting on the actual approach we take and striving to always be speaking in second position.”
Alice Payne
Senior Lecturer- Fashion, School of Design, Queensland University of Technology

“This is the first time I received formal instruction about presenting – I quickly became aware of how preparing is so powerful and can lift you to a new level.  Michelle’s energy levels are contagious!  So much fun even though there is serious content to learn.  Thank you Michelle!”

Lindy Burton, Master of Architecture Course Coordinator, Queensland University of Technology


“Excellent content.  I trust it will help me – I’ve got work to do!”

Cori Stewart, Major Bid Developer, Queensland University of Technology


“I loved the content, techniques, approach, energy and relevance to my work.  Amazing and valuable techniques are demonstrated and put into practice in a short time.  Michelle explained my understanding of WHY I was not delivering good presentations.”

Marianella Chamorro, Senior Lecturer- Leader of Design and Wellbeing Program, Queensland University of Technology

“I loved the focus and depth in content and the opportunity to apply the concepts throughout, to practice and embody the learning.  Fun, entertaining and overall very engaging.  Definitely challenging.   I enjoyed the stretch of my abilities.  Michelle reads the situation and learning very well and is highly responsive.  The workshop is designed and executed to scaffold your learning.  You are set up to be challenged, to learn and to succeed!”
Jen Seevinck
Senior Lecturer in Interactive and Visual Design, Queensland University of Technology

“I loved the 13 step process, guiding me in the right direction when developing content.  I also love all the principles.  I’m definitely a “mismatch” so was apprehensive about the two day course but I was pleasantly surprised in the amount I got out of it.”

Nathan Mitchell, Internal Communications, Monash University


“It built my confidence to be able to do a presentation in the future.  I loved the 13 steps format to use and all the extra resources to use going forward.  It was fun and I felt safe in the environment.”

Leonie Thomson, Tax Accountant, Monash University


“Enabled myself to review and reflect how I present and engage with people, other than myself.  I loved learning new skills that can be utilised within my work and my approach to life.”

Ben Norman, Acting Faculty Services Hub Manager/ Research & Revenue Accounting Services, Monash Uni

“Challenging and rewarding.  A very effective program with a very engaging leading approach.  I loved the focus on practical knowledge and the flipcharts.”
Markus Rittenbruch
Associate Professor in Interaction Design, Queensland University of Technology

“Michelle is a brilliant trainer. The methods taught are all simple but effective. I loved the interactiveness, the simple tools and the fantastic presenter.”

Ben Hogan, Manager- Payment and Logistic Services, Monash University


“Gave me an insight on how to structure my presentations.  I loved the informative tips on how to improve my presentation.  Enjoyed it very much.”

Roshana Nanayakkara, Deputy Executive Director, Monash University


“I loved 4Mat, getting out of my comfort zone and the structure.  Great inclusion of practice and repetition.”

Brendan McMahon, Stores Team  Leader, Monash University

“I loved the immersive nature of the 2 days.  I learned a lot of tips and hints about presenting, stagecraft and negotiating.  There are lots to love about this course!  A really well structured course with a knowledgeable presenter – well done Michelle.  I loved the in-depth content.”
Rafael Gomez
Subject Area Coordinator- Industrial Design, Queensland University of Technology

“It was very inspiring, simple and awesome.  Michelle, thank you.  The 13 steps will be shared across all my team.”

Filomena Colantuno, Acting, Purchasing Services Manager, Monash University


“I loved the theory, practical advice and constructive feedback.  Very engaging.”

Gary Van Der Staay, Senior Category Manager, Monash University


“I loved that it was structured, easy to follow, challenging yet doable and I also loved the materials.  Executed excellently and organised thoroughly.”

Khanh Bui, Manager, Payment Services and Logistics, Monash University

“What I love is how relaxed and positive the experience was.  I did consider myself a basic presenter and I have learnt so much on how to improve my presentation skills.  I will use the storyboard in all my presentations.”
Veronica Garcia-Hansen
Senior Lecturer in Architecture, Queensland University of Technology


“Thank you so much for the amazing Masterclass! I loved the mix of creativity and analytics that are synthesized in the development of the persuasion blueprint. Both really come through in the use of the persuasion blueprint. I’m generally not comfortable in my own skin. So, in my presentations, I generally go heavy duty on the slides, to take the focus off myself, and keeping the focus on my work. After this masterclass, I feel like I have learnt some techniques and skills to present myself along with my work, or rather, more comfortably present in my own skin.”

Prithi Yadav, PhD Candidate, QUT


“Thank you so much for a fantastic masterclass. I really feel this has set me up for some awesome success moving forward with my PhD and future presentations! I loved how the masterclass pushed me out of my comfort zone in a safe, supportive, and constructive environment and challenged my thinking and habits around presenting. I use everything from the session! But Actually, as an amateur presenter just starting off on my academic/presenting career, the most immediate application from this class I will be to use the blueprint to plan and prepare all presentations to make sure that I am an EAGLE!”

Philippa Amery, PhD Candidate, QUT


“Thank you! This has been a hugely valuable series of masterclasses. The strategies were clear, effective, and well communicated by our fabulous presenter, Warwick. I will be using the 4MAT and the 13 steps of the Persuasion Blueprint.”

Dr. Susan Cake, SFHEA,  Lecturer in Film, Screen & New Media, QUT


“I loved the safe environment that was created through Warwick’s care-full modelling that enabled a motley crew of adults, from super experienced professors to students, to feel valued as learners. The structure is clever. It helped us take steps towards a goal by enabling us to do small parts, get quick feedback, and immediately apply learning. The opportunity to prepare something for the real world kept it purposeful. The 4MAT brainstorm happening mid-way in session 1 had immediate positive impact which created a trust that there was more good value to come. The materials sent prior helped with the framing and creating the positive expectation. The gifts and coloured pens held promise. The strong framing prior to the meetings about being on time and respecting the commitment was helpful. Too often I don’t prioritise my own professional learning, so I said no to other people who wanted me to do things in this time because of the strong framing, and the knowledge that the faculty had funded me. It gave me reason to give myself permission to learn. The mouse mat and laminated sheet and booklet are multiple materials to reinforce the application going forward which means that the value proposition for the faculty of investing in this workshop is more likely to be realised. Seeing others present helped me hear and see the power of some ideas that I had not fully grasped at first. The engagement of Warwick in setting goals and giving personalised feedback in between meetings was great for accountability, learning and also trust building as we knew that he was investing in us. I will take time to do the pre-planning before I begin my slides, so I have clarity around my audience, purpose, and leading statement. I will use the Blueprint for longer presentations and the 4Mat for quick plans to help me stay on track and not overcomplicate the message which has been a tendency. I have traditionally gone through a process I did so often that I gave it a nickname – PTO – peel the onion – this is a better way – Decide on the strawberry I want people to savor and then dip it in chocolate. I will use this to help my PhD students structure presentations and be confident. I will extend myself to finish watching your video on OBS and set myself up with a more professional set up. My working context has been – have laptop can work anywhere – but it is exhausting. Having some kit and some confidence will mean I don’t have to spend so much of my energy to connect. I have some NLP cues that will do the work with less effort. Many thanks for an entertaining and helpful masterclass. It has given me some energy to help me finish the year.”

Jill Willis, PhD SFHEA, Associate Professor, QUT


“Warwick I loved your high-energy presentation, even when it would have been easy to become dragged into the tiredness that was sometimes apparent in the group. I also loved the way you anchored our learning with humour, interaction, stories and emotions. Anyone can look up a 13-step process, but it’s not the information that is valuable, it’s the information that has been internalised. Thank you for helping us internalise many valuable tools. I will be using the 4MAT way of remembering a presentation and the KISS principle. I already tried the POO on my professor and can vouch for it as well. You do a sterling job helping stuffy academics share their research.”

Kai-Stefanie Lorimer, Lecturer (Entrepreneurship & Education), QUT


“I loved the structure and content and Michelle’s teaching approach. There were lots of opportunities to learn and to cement learning. There was so much packed into the course but it was made easy to learn and understand. I really appreciated that you told us what to write in the gaps and encouraging us to use the felt pens – these all helped. I will use everything! It was great to learn about why we did things – e.g. standing up. I so appreciated all the help for my upcoming QUT Ted-X talk. It will really help me make a better presentation.”

Michelle Jeffries, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, QUT


“I loved the chance to practice with a world renowned expert in persuasive presentations. Michelle acknowledges everybody and the stage of the journey they are on and delivers so much positive growth in two days, it’s amazing! I will use the 4Mat.”

Brett Fyfield, Lecturer and Study Area Coordinator in Visual Communication, QUT


“The information and interaction was great! I will be using the 4Mat and steps to engage/deliver my research with audiences – especially for confirmation!”

Paula de la Rua Cordoba, PhD Candidate in the School of Design, QUT


“I loved it that we had the opportunity to have group feedback. I loved the practical info and all the extra material (books, videos, mail, social media). I will use this in my presentation asking for grants (I will do it!), my next book presentation, and in my first speech as a social activist.”

Adriana Meneses, Research Student in Master, QUT


“I loved the engaging content and really helpful information that was only made possible because of how Michelle delivered it! I was so captivated during the session and felt so comfortable/confident/supported!!! I loved it all! I will use Everything!  In particular I will use 4Mat, Pacing and Leading, POO, Storyboarding, and the Persuasion Blueprint.”

Dannielle Tarlinton, PhD Student, Sessional Academic, QUT


“I loved everything! Super practical, very applicable. FUN and informative. Lots of resources, support and guidance, and real outcomes. I will use the 4Mat and Storyboarding method a lot. I will also focus more on my messaging and less on my slides.”  

Sarah Johnstone, Senior Research Assistant/Post-Doc, QUT     


“Michelle is a master facilitator who inspires people to find their inner presenter while having fun. Research shows that people who enjoy their learning experiences are much more likely to translate this to real change in the workplace. Michelle guides people to make tangible change through her highly engaging and artful facilitation. I would recommend anyone to put Michelle at the top of their list when planning presentation skills training.”

Kay Hempsall, Associate Director Talent and Leadership Development, Western Sydney University


“Michelle Bowden is an extraordinarily gifted trainer. I have gained enormously from taking her workshop and reading her book. Feedback on my presentations in various settings – from small group to large – has become much more positive following Michelle’s coaching. She has a great way of helping people have powerful influence by becoming more true to themselves and embracing who they are. I’ve been recommending her to colleagues and will keep doing so. Michelle is a person of integrity. She is highly professional, and committed to excellence. Yet she carries it all lightly. She brings a lot of fun, joy, and warmth to her workshops and coaching sessions. Michelle Bowden is simply the best trainer in this field.”

Michael Mintrom, Professor of Public Sector Management, Monash University

“Very positive and empowering. Well-structured and paced. Fun, effective and gave me confidence.”

Liz Feillafe, Knowledge and Transfer Specialist, Monash University

“I felt at ease learning about a scary topic.  It was a big confidence booster.  I loved the practical examples, interaction and practice.  Totes fab!”

Narelle Hill, Project Manager, Monash University

“I loved the new information, practical application, humour and fun.  Michelle is an amazing trainer.  I had loads of fun and gained a lot of knowledge.  I now know how to persuade and deliver great presentations.”

Judy Chen, Deputy Manager- Research & Revenue Accounting Services, Monash University

“Michelle is an excellent presenter; very positive and supportive.  Her knowledge in presenting is outstanding.  A big thank you!”

Neil Harbottle, Manager- Research & Revenue Accounting Services, Monash University


“Exceptional and paradigm shifting. A must, for anyone in management who wants to facilitate success. I loved the amazing framework and use of structured, authentic, best practice techniques that deliver genuine results.”

Teena Thomas, Finance Manager, The Australian National University


“Michelle, you are an absolutely awesome, fantastic, professional, knowledgeable facilitator/trainer.  I loved your dynamic style and the way you included everyone in a positive way.  It’s so obvious that you care!! I loved the 13 steps and knowing this is a work in progress.  I loved the sharing of ideas and stories – good, and even the ones that didn’t go so well.  Having strategies to implement for the not-so-good situations is magic. Great job, loved it.  Thank you so much!!”

Suzy Alexander, Managing Director, Biz Trainers


“Michelle is amazing. I loved getting a toolbox. Fantastic.”

Jane Nikles, Senior Research Fellow, University of Queensland


“Really enjoyed it, thank you Michelle.  You had a great energy and made the 2 days go very fast. I loved all of the strategies and processes that can be applied to everyday life. I feel I can take them back to my workplace and have more impact!”

Georgina Clark, Lauch Coach/ Consultant, Les Mills Asia Pacific


“I loved the practical tips I can implement to improve my presentations.  Worth the time out of the office!”

Lauren Kirk, General Manager- Training & Consulting, Real+


“I loved everything and every moment.  Awesome program.  Thank you.”

Dalida Abi Chebli, Manager- Purchasing Services Team, Monash University

“I loved the 13 steps and the presenter who was knowledgeable and loveable.  It was practical and I can apply it straight away.”

George Ou, Manager- Financial Analysis, Monash University


“Michelle, you are amazing.  Excellent course and training.  I loved the build-up from nothing to some amazing techniques.  The 4Mat and POO stood out and even the very basic and simple things like posture.”

Sylvia Sakwa, Insurance Manager, Monash University


“I loved everything, but more specifically I liked the way it was structured.  I felt like small bits initially and loved the way it all came together at the end.  Loved it.”

Ranjani Dhananjay, Senior Management Accountant, Monash University


“Simply awesome!  Intense, but very rewarding.  Plenty of challenges which kept it interesting.”

David Knox, Business Partner- Budgeting & Reporting, Monash University


“I loved the simplicity, the usability and easy application, and Michelle.  10/10.  Awesome.  A blinding flash of the obvious!”

Dan Thearle, Vendor & Strategic Procurement Manager, Monash University


“I loved all of it!  It required a different way of thinking and was challenging in a good way.  Loved it!  I’m pumped and I WILL look at the book again.”

Helene O’Brien, Office Coordinator, Monash University


“Awesome, relevant, useful and empowering.  I loved the practical strategies and I loved having to take notes to reinforce!  Great take home tools.”

Jessica Lightfoot, Executive Director, Monash University

“Michelle is energetic and really engaging.  She made learning easy, fun and effective.  The program was well structured and well-paced.”

Mirko Guaralda, Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology


“I loved the quick pace; the wide range of techniques; the practicality of it all; the presentation style (very engaging); the chance to bond with colleagues I work with every day; and learning new skills that I can apply straight away.  Thank you so much!  One-on-one coaching for major presentations is a good option to be aware of!”

Oksana Zelenko, Director of research Engagement and Impact Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology


“Interactive and full on.  You didn’t have time to get bored or to let your brain check out.  This was great for a 2-day workshop.  A wonderful program.  So many helpful hints and tips.  I need to remind myself of many but overall it was great.”

Debra Cushing, Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, Queensland University of Technology


“It was excellent – we came so far in such a short amount of time.  I loved the strategies and the way they were taught, demonstrated, reinforced and implemented.  You have been so generous and supportive with your knowledge – thank you.  It’s has been the most effective training I have been to at QUT in 10 years!!”

Glenda Caldwell, Senior Lecturer in Architecture, Queensland University of Technology


“The program rocked! It was a benchmark training experience. The small group dynamics really enabled me to sink my teeth into all of the wonderful content. Michelle’s experience, knowledge and willingness to help us grow made this a ‘benchmark’ training session. The handouts and extras were unexpected and appreciated. Thanks so much.”

Shannon Cooper, Trainer

“This program is great! I loved the practiced steps for improving my presentations and how hands-on this experience is. Our team only did one day, and I would love to do the full 2 days!”

Tristan Webb, Tax Expert and Educator, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand


I loved Michelle’s passionate delivery, the practical tips and structured delivery. The opportunity to practice and get feedback was great! This is a great program, it is well structured and had a strong delivery. Thank you Michelle.” 

Alan Leung, Tax Expert and Educator,Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand


It was great how interactive and challenging (in a safe way) this program is! This is a highly useful reminder of what we should be doing.”

Gaye Proberts-Camp, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand


“I loved how energetic Michelle was. She was able to clearly communicate the learnings in such a short space of time. This program is fantastic!”

Sandra Semaan, Tax Expert and Educator, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand


“This program is wonderful. Michelle makes an effort to relate her technique to our materials and her ideas are practicable. Michelle is very good at immediate feedback that is workable.”

Peter McGinty, Tax Expert and Educator,Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand


“I loved Michelle’s enthusiasm and her expert guidance throughout the day”. 

Tracey Besters, Tax Expert and Educator, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand


“This program is fun and interactive. I loved the positive feedback on presenting which encouraged a great learning environment. I learnt new point and also good/useful to reuse previous learning. Thank you Michelle.”

Victoria Lakis, Tax Expert and Educator, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand


“Michelle has a great way of simplifying and communicating and distilling complex things and making them simple. This program is excellent!”

Andrew Martin Smith, Tax Expert and Educator, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand


“I love how useable, informative and relevant everything is. You obviouslyknow your stuff. I feel inspired – thank you!”

Frankie Brown, Tax Expert and Educator, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand


“I loved the techniques, storytelling and sharing of examples and knowledge from Michelle.  A great program that pushes people out of their comfort zones.”

Shruti Goyal, Audit Specialist, CAANZ