Hi there! I’m Leanne, and I help you create workshops that absolutely kill.


About Leanne

I’m a speaker, facilitator and coach helping people to deliver amazing workshop experiences in their own contexts.

I can help you find new angles on your material, develop your confidence and write workshops you can’t wait to present. I love to shake up expectations and create unpredictable experiences. Let me help you be the speaker everybody talks about afterwards! 

I bring 12 years’ of experience across a variety of industries including mining, tourism, and vocational education and training. I’ve led presentation skills workshops, leadership and development programs, and on-boarding initiatives, most recently a frontline leadership course to a group of mining supervisors in Fort McMurray, Canada.

Available for live group workshops, one-to-one coaching or as a keynote speaker. Find my blog and podcast at firsttimefacilitator.com.



Brisbane: Wednesday 26 September 2018

I'll be a guest speaker at this amazing event, teaming up with the dynamic Petra Zink from ImpaCCCt and Majella McMahon from The Stylery Co.

We're going to run a workshop-style micro event where we cover the building blocks of brand, style, impact and influence.

>> Increase Your Impact - how to nail your personal brand for career success

Brisbane: Thursday 18 October 2018 (workshop) and Friday 19 October - Saturday 20 October (co-host)

Join us October 18 - 20 in Brisbane,to learn how to harness the power of conversations, how audio can change your business - and how you can amplify your message, increase your influence, and maximise your impact! 

I’ll be running a workshop called: ‘Scripted to unscripted: A beginner’s guide to interviewing’

>> We Are Podcast 2018

How do you want to play?

In person!

> Get me for a live group workshop at your workplace or your next company retreat.

> Ask me to coach you one-on-one to make your next presentation amazing.

> Have me as a MC at your conference, for maximum fun and minimal buzzwords.


> Listen to my podcast, where I interview great facilitators and ask them how they do it.

> Access my online courses and downloadable resources for creating workshops that kill.

> Check out my blog, where I collect awesome videos, tips and tricks from all around the internet.



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Just wanted to send a huge thank you for your podcast. I started listening a few days ago and am burning through them! I am a new facilitator with some lack of confidence in my new role as a Coach and Facilitator at the head office of a large Canadian retailer. It’s an incredible opportunity and I’m loving the learning experience, but often find myself thinking ‘why should they listen to ME?!’. Your podcast is the answer these thoughts and now I feel like I’m not alone! I love your interview style, the guests you bring in and making me feel like it’s okay to not know all the answers, but to remember to just be curious. So thank you, thank you!
— Andrea, Vancouver BC, Canada