Coaching - Presenting / Public Speaking

“Sonya listens. Sonya puts at ease. And Sonya knows. 

The upwards trajectory I’ve been on since engaging her to help me become the public speaker I’ve always dreamed has been nothing short of amazing.  

At the time I reached out to her for help, I had one booking. Since that first presentation which together we both carefully crafted and structured, I’ve since gone on to do ten talks with more bookings in the pipeline. All this in just a matter of weeks.

The fears I had were removed by one to one advice, upfront honesty and helping me break down the task ahead into small manageable chunks. I was held accountable but also encouraged every step of the way.

 I’d highly recommend Sonya, not only to anyone looking to step up and improve their public presentation skills but also on how to  perfect their pitch in smaller meetings. This is a woman who has been in our shoes in the real world of business – and it shows. Bravo, eternally grateful for you believing in me”

Clare Freeman, ASFB Productions

Speech Writing

“I signed up for some assistance from Sonya after being in the audience of one of her talks on Public Speaking.  We set out a plan to create a series of speeches that could be adapted to appeal to different audiences, whilst keeping the core message intact.

With some stills from a video, plus financial data, testimonials and inspirational messages, I had all the pieces of the jigsaw, I just needed to bring them all together in a cohesive, vibrant and memorable way.

Sonya created a set of slides for me which brought these aspects into play, whilst also helping me develop the wording that would help put my message across with engagement and impact.  I was delighted with the final product and have used the whole package several times since.  I feel Sonya listened to what I had to say and instinctively understood my business ethos, translating it into content that I could use with confidence”

Dominic Baldwin, CEO Xentum

Group Training

“As a team bound by lots and lots of legislation, we found we had very specific training needs for our staff.  Sonya and Steve were great in listening to what we required, devising courses especially for our needs and delivered each course in an easy-going, informative and engaging manner.

The feedback from staff has been great, all enjoyed the content and pace of each course and were so pleased there was no role play! They are already starting to use the techniques discussed, and indeed the very next day after our ‘soft sales’ course, one of our ‘non sales’ members of staff upsold by over 250%!

I would recommend Stratus training to anyone looking to learn new skills as well as hone existing skills of their team and am already thinking about what training we can look at next.

Thank you!”

Julie Hadfield, Cheshire East Council – Superintendent Registrar