Public Speaking Private Coaching and Mentoring

Hey there, my entrepreneurial friends, and others who know you need to speak to build your business…

Lisa Braithwaite - Public Speaking Coach, Trainer, Author

I’d love to help you with your speaking goals! My favorite kind of client to work with is:

An accomplished, successful professional who needs to step up her game because of a high-stakes or otherwise important presentation

A presenter whose speaking mostly takes place in the board room, the conference room, or the breakout room

Someone who’s creating or remodeling your signature speech, your workshop, your webinar program, your video series, or another business-building speaking opportunity and you want teaching, support and guidance from an expert who’s been in the trenches for more than 25 years

A speaker who wants focused, hands-on, caring and customized guidance in order to create a powerful, engaging, meaningful and memorable presentation

Someone seeking accountability to guarantee you succeed at meeting your goals

A speaker who’s tired of procrastinating, trying to piece together presentations with no idea of what actually works, or putting in a lot of work only to receive a lukewarm response from your audience

Someone who enjoys speaking (or at least don’t hate it) and you know you have the ability and desire to make a bigger impact on your audiences and get bigger results

Transform your stage presence from standard to standout!

Transform your presentation from prosaic to powerful!

lorraine“Lisa’s coaching services were fabulous. I’m an experienced speaker, but lean towards the professorial approach—which is not necessarily engaging. I reached out to Lisa when I was given an opportunity to do a Stanford MedX Ignite talk this year.

Lisa taught me to transform some esoteric concepts into a compelling story that pulled my audience along.

I would highly recommend working with Lisa if you have an important speech.”

Lorraine Johnson, JD, MBA
CEO, LymeDisease.org

** Please note: All coaching packages require a 30-minute free consultation. I want to make sure that…

1. We’re a good fit: We’re in sync, we hit it off, and we’ll be able to work together like two peas in a pod.

2. You’re committed to investing in yourself to achieve the next level of speaking success (whatever that looks like for you).

3. You’re ready to take action and implement what you learn during our sessions.

All coaching takes place via phone, videoconference, OR *live* in-person in Ojai, California.


If this sounds good to you, review the packages below to get started! At the bottom, you’ll find a link to my consultation questionnaire, the first step in scheduling our consultation!


speaknow

SpeakNOW Strategic Support 90-Day Package includes:

    • Six 45-minute sessions by phone, Skype, Zoom or in person (ideally scheduled every other week to maintain momentum and focus)
    • One debrief call after your presentation to talk about your experience, successes and learning
    • Your personalized StrengthsFinderⓇ Top 5 Assessment and 1-hour coaching session, which we’ll use to determine how you’re applying your personal strengths to your speaking
    • E-mail access in between sessions
    • A copy of my book, Presenting for Humans: Insights for Speakers on Ditching Perfection and Creating Connection
    • Complementary spot in my Strategic Speaking Visioning Retreat
    • Presentation Readiness and Presentation Tools checklists, as well as my full checklist bundle
    • Presentation Preparation Worksheets
    • A private client resource page with additional materials, bonus webinars and audios
    • Presentation review, personal introductions and other resources as needed

What we might work on together:

  • Building your live or virtual presentation from scratch, which may include the following:
      • Audience research
      • Creating objectives for you and for your audience
      • Clarifying and crystallizing your core message and ideas
      • Crafting a strong opening and memorable closing
      • Structuring your presentation for ideal flow, persuasion and meaning
      • Building in audience interaction and engagement techniques
      • Preparing for objections or hostile feedback
  • Live practice on Skype, Zoom or in person, or via video that you upload to YouTube or Vimeo privately
  • Creating a plan for you to research and submit speaking or training proposals
  • Strengthening and improving your visuals
  • Developing physical and mental preparation rituals and practices to get you in the right mindset for presenting
  • Preparing to speak on or moderate a panel
  • Refreshing a tired or outdated presentation
  • Other topics as needed!

This is a general outline of what we might cover in our sessions. Your sessions may differ based on your needs at the time we meet.

Total coaching investment: $2400

Payment plan available.

Please allow at least 12 weeks for completion of our sessions before your speaking engagement. I want to ensure that you and I both have enough time in our schedules to fully invest in the coaching process!

Public Speaking Coach Lisa Braithwaite: Public Speaking Private Coaching and Mentoring“In 2014 I made the decision to put some effort into improving my presentation skills.

After a couple of Dale Carnegie courses 10 years prior and several hundred presentations, I had slipped into a bit of a rut.

I knew I was weak with humor and analogies and hoped to find someone who could help in those areas.

I found Lisa via a Google search and sometimes you just get lucky. We spent a few hours on the phone during the winter of 2014 and did another shorter version of training in later months.

Beyond some pointers on humor and analogies, Lisa helped me recognize the importance of audience engagement.

Another area of improvement that I didn’t expect came in formatting much better PowerPoint slides. PowerPoint plays a big part in presenting my material, and freshening up the look has improved both my presentations and confidence.

Even for the seasoned speaker, I strongly recommend a few hours with Lisa to hone your skill. Thank you, Lisa!”

Steve Knuth
Owner, AgWest Commodities

Click the button to fill out my consultation questionnaire, and we’ll go from there!


Emergency presentation landed on your calendar and you can’t fit in the 90-day package?

SpeakNOW 90-Minute Package includes:

    • Three 30-minute sessions by phone, Skype/Zoom or in person—to be used within 90 days
    • One debrief call after your presentation to talk about your experience, successes and learning
    • E-mail access for one month, starting on the day you purchase the package
    • Presentation Readiness and Presentation Tools checklists
    • Presentation Preparation Worksheets
    • A private client resource page with additional materials, bonus webinars and audios
    • Additional materials, presentation review, personal contacts and other resources as needed

This is a coaching intensive to help you fast-track the completion of your presentation. We’ll spend our time together working on topics listed above that are relevant to your immediate needs.

Total coaching investment: $800

Payment plan not available.

LisaWeinstein“I was completely overwhelmed and nervous when asked to speak in front of 1500 of my peers for the very first time. A brief consultation with Lisa and I knew everything was going to be okay.

In less than 3 weeks, Lisa worked with me until I felt 100% comfortable with my outline and 100% confident and ready.

I couldn’t believe it, that in such a small amount of time, I was 100% ready and I nailed it. Best part: I cannot wait to do it again!”

Lisa B. Weinstein, Esq.
Senior Counsel
www.injuryfrombirth.com

Do you need to work on your vision and your plan for your speaking?

The Strategic Speaking Visioning Retreat provides an intimate environment for achieving clarity and direction in your speaking.

You will leave the retreat with a clear vision for the next 6-12 months of your speaking, and a clear purpose and plan.

Stuck on a topic? Torn between niches? Need feedback on your slides or your content? Trying to decide which conferences to apply for and how to apply? Whatever you need, we’ll hammer it out in this half-day session.

Half-day Strategic Speaking Private Visioning Retreat includes:

    • A half-day meeting in person in Ojai, California, where we’ll create your vision and plan for the next 6-12 months of your speaking
    • Your personalized StrengthsFinderⓇ Top 5 Assessment and 1-hour coaching session (scheduled before your visioning retreat), which we’ll use to determine how you’re applying your personal strengths to your speaking
    • Two follow-up calls, 30 minutes each, for accountability and action-taking
    • A copy of my book, Presenting for Humans: Insights for Speakers on Ditching Perfection and Creating Connection
    • Whatever materials, bonus webinars and audios, presentation review, personal introductions and other resources we determine to be necessary to achieve your vision
    • A tasty lunch to complete our work and to celebrate your future success!

We’ll spend the first half of our session on your vision. What do you need to do and who do you need to be to make your vision a reality? You’ll think bigger than you ever have before!

We’ll spend the second half of our session on your challenges. We’ll brainstorm and solve your biggest speaking dilemma or problem that’s keeping you from moving forward with your vision.

We’ll end our session with a delicious lunch to celebrate our work!

Total coaching investment: $1,200


Would you like to have regular ongoing access to my coaching services in one convenient package?

SpeakNOW Strategic Mentoring Package includes:

    • 26 30-minute sessions per year: Use them as a bi-weekly check-in and structured coaching time, or save them for when you need to prep for those high-stakes presentations
    • Your personalized StrengthsFinderⓇ Top 5 Assessment and 1-hour coaching session, which we’ll use to determine how you’re applying your personal strengths to your speaking
    • Half-day private visioning retreat where we create your vision and plan for the next 6-12 months of your speaking
    • A copy of my book, Presenting for Humans: Insights for Speakers on Ditching Perfection and Creating Connection
    • Access to free bonus webinars and audios on topics from PowerPoint design to creating webinars, and more.
    • A private client resource page with additional materials
    • Deeply discounted ticket to my annual Shake Up Your Speaking Retreat and discounted rates to other live and virtual events
    • E-mail access in between sessions
    • Presentation Readiness and Presentation Tools checklists, and full checklist bundle
    • Presentation Preparation Worksheets
    • Additional materials, presentation review, personal introductions and other resources as needed

This package allows the greatest flexibility in developing long-term goals, and scheduling, planning and creating your presentations.

Total coaching investment: $7,000

Payment plan available: 12 monthly payments of $641


Click the button to fill out my consultation questionnaire, and we’ll go from there!


Please consider your goals and intentions carefully. These packages are NOT for you if …

    • You’re unclear about your purpose for speaking
    • You’re not coachable
    • You’re not willing to question your current practices and mindset
    • You’re not open to trying new things that might be uncomfortable
    • You’re not willing or able to invest time outside of our coaching sessions for homework, preparation and practice
    • You’re not willing or able to come to sessions prepared
    • You’re not willing or able to implement and take action on what you’re learning
    • Your primary focus is on just “surviving” your next presentation and not on developing a lasting proficiency as a speaker