Performance Ready

Want a brilliant, authentic, story filled keynote, presentation, speech, or book?

Book in for 'Performance Ready' with story and speech coach Kate Lawrence

Do you have a deadline or a dream?

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Photo by Vítor Santos on Unsplash

Is it swirling around in your mind?


Sitting at the end of your to do list?


Do you have a procrastinators desk, fridge or safety pin collection?


Are you struggling because...

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Photo by Adi Goldstein on Unsplash

Every time you think about it you get a pit in your belly?


You don't know how to wrestle everything you know or have done into a speech or book?


You just can’t find the time you need to really get into it? 


...Working with an experienced speech and story coach, talking through all your ideas, the length and purpose of your speech, the audience, your hopes and fears, your message and your stories, and then getting to work.

This coaching package is available in two formats, a two day intensive retreat, or a series of sessions over two weeks to three months, the choice is yours. In either case we'll look at your: 

  • Topic
  • Controlling idea or message
  • Key points
  • Supports
  • How you begin and your introduction
  • How you conclude and the ending.
  • Stories
  • Structure
  • Style
  • Delivery
  • Confidence
  • The audience
  • Time frame
  • Purpose.

We’ll take it all into account and and keep it in mind as you refine and distill what you know into what your audience needs to hear. 

Throughout the program Kate Lawrence will be on hand to discuss, support, coach, feedback, mentor, guide, encourage, cheer or just listen - whatever you need. 

This is a bespoke program, so we start where you are at, with your speech, your topic, what you want to work on and be supported with and we go from there.  You’ll have plenty of time to write and think, read and research, practise and polish.

At the end of this program, you will have the structure of a brilliant speech, complete with stories, key points, logical flow and a compelling beginning and ending, that you can practice and polish, reduce and refine, until you can sit at ease in the saddle of your words. And you'll learn a heap of skills you can apply next time you need to give a speech.

 Two Delivery Options

Two-Day Retreat

This residential retreat is available in either Brunswick or Macedon. 

Package includes:

  • Up to one hour Skype session with Kate Lawrence, two weeks before the retreat, to plan and prepare
  • 2 or 3 nights accomodation in either Brunswick or Macedon.  Check out the options below
  • Breakfast provisions
  • Lunch and snacks
  • NBN WiFi
  • Coaching with Kate Lawrence between 10am and 4pm on 2 days
  • Up to one hour follow up session with Kate to check in on progress and the final the speech

There are a limited number of these retreats that I can run each year.

Investment: $2900

Work from Home

This option involves working at your pace, from home or work, over two weeks or up to three months.

Package includes:

  • Up to 16 hours individual coaching with Kate Lawrence, made up from:
    • 60 - 90 minute sessions.
    • Where possible one x 2 hour in-person session
    • Presentation day support, if requested 
    • Post presentation day session to de breif

Investment: $2900


Why work with Kate Lawrence?


Nearly two decades in law, listening, presenting and persuading; two decades creating logic out of a mess, creating flow and order where there was none, shaping stories to persuade and make sense, are all available to you when you work with Kate to craft your story or talk.  

Add to that the last seven years in story - telling, listening, coaching and hosting and you have a coach with a keen sense of audience engagement, connection and story, as well as message and persuasion.  And she really listens to you, to find who you are and what you want to say.

Venue Options


 Sunny, chimney-pot skyline, inner city pad.  Central location to restaurants and cafes on Sydney Road for your dinner, (or you can cook), and acres of ovals and gardens to stretch your legs and clear your mind. Few minutes walk to train or tram.  The Eyrie.

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A relaxing hour-long country train ride to a modern bush cottage, with a north facing balcony, mountain peak views and green as far as the eye can see, you can even bring your dog.  You can walk, think, write, talk, practice and get really clear on what you need to say and how you will say it. A good walk into the village of Macedon and there’s wood fire pizza, a wine bar and a more formal restaurant, for dinner options, or you can cook.  Elfie's House.

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Call now for a free session to discuss your options and get a sense of how Kate works and if you are a good fit for each other.

The Story Wise 'Performance Ready' Program cost is $2900