Don't just take our word for it...

Everyone loves a compliment - including us.

So here are a few nice things our clients have had to say.


Sonya CrosbyManager Marketing & Operations

“Russell has provided business support for several different businesses that I've been involved with. He is an exceptional coach who understands how to work with different individual styles - from introverts to extroverts - and has a knack for bringing out the best in them. Recently Russell facilitated a major conference for us which had a very ambitious timetable and lots of moving parts including creative workshops, team building and multiple presenters to manage. Results were spectacular and we have Russell to thank for this. I would not hesitate to recommend Russell and am happy to be contacted as a referee anytime.”


Melissa DaviesHR Design & Delivery Manager

“The transformation in skills was remarkable over the two days Russell spent with our team. On comparing their first presentation at the start of the course, with their final presentation at the end, it was as if years of instruction and coaching had passed in between the two. In fact, it had only been two days. All of the skills for excellence in presentation had been imbedded. But the acid test is of course how these skills are applied to the work place. Over the weeks that followed, the transformation was remarkable. Participants were positively glowing with how well their presentations were now being received. Presentations are now embraced and not dreaded, by the audience and presenter alike.”

Coca-Cola Amatil

Lee BossonOrganisational Development

“SpeakEasy has facilitated our Presentation Skills workshops over many years and participants have rated Russell as outstanding. With the programme design and Russell’s professional and engaging style, participants can improve significantly in presentation technique, personal confidence and real impact. The SpeakEasy programme is a “must-have” in our learning curriculum.”

Office Max

Adam SandsOrganisational Development

“When at OfficeMax we needed someone who would inspire our key people. Not some 'guru' type who swans about at the front of the class showing off, but someone whose main focus was helping the participants be the best they could be. Someone who was expert, not just in their subject, but also in engaging people and helping them improve their skills, to a point where we could see the positive commercial impact. Russell not only met these expectations, but far exceeded them.”

Generator Talent Group

Glen PetersenCEO

“Russell has worked with us in our highly successful "Accelerating Executive Presence (AEP)" program, and he's been an integral part of our coaching faculty. He's superlative in what he does, bringing real insight and great impact in working with executives on their communication and presentation skills.”


Chris MacdonaldBusiness Manager

"If you’ve got a big presentation or pitch to do, you need to get Russell in. Regardless how good you think you are Mr Fancypants Advertising Guy, Russell will make you even better. In the times that I’ve worked with Russell, he’s shown a great ability to both put you at ease and call you to a higher standard. He focuses on what you’re already doing well, and helps you hone it even more. I’ve seen even the most terrified speakers deliver with confidence after just a few sessions with Russell. He’s a great story teller and can teach you how to do the same. I would wholeheartedly recommend Russell to help you win that next piece of business. "

Mighty River Power

Graeme HillInfrastructure Manager

“Russell's business presentation programme really hits the mark in quick time. An engaging style and concise practical course material makes for a rewarding learning experience. Newfound knowledge on pulling together succinct well structured presentations can be put to immediate use. Great messaging tips and structuring templates that suit all sorts of topics including complex technical issues. Thoroughly enjoyable.”

Woods Engineering

John GardinerSenior Partner

“We cannot speak more highly of SpeakEasy. Russell worked with a nervous group of our staff – all of whom were inexperienced presenters – for 2 days and the difference in our confidence, knowledge and skills after his coaching was nothing short of miraculous…The course paid for itself.”

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