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My clients share their experiences of working with me

I just wanted to say another HUGE thank you for the help you have provided! I cannot express just how much the techniques you have taught me have affected my personal and professional relationships in such a positive way. I can say without any doubt that the rest of the team also thinks the same! Thank you for also saying you will provide a further assistance in the future if we need it.You are amazing, and I hope that keep helping people and making the world a much better place!


Consents Planner, Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana

Since attending Steph’s workshops – I’ve been more courageous in speaking out, and have felt my confidence grow – even if I didn’t get it right first time.   I stepped out of my comfort zone and said “yes” when asked to speak at two conferences,  where I was able to be prepared, confident and present with sureness that I was the topic expert and now I have my dream job!   I look back and can see that I am more confident and with the skills that Steph has taught me can speak up with conviction and seek out new opportunities.  


Before I attended the public speaking course, I was absolutely terrified of speaking in front of people. By the end of the course I was able to confidently speak in front of a group of strangers It was during the public speech course that I was approached with an offer which I ended up getting. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to improve their overall communication skills or to be more comfortable speaking in front of a group. Thanks for all your help Steffi.


Not only was Speaking Up with Confidence the highlight of my week for the duration of the course, it has also been the most valuable training course that I’ve ever undertaken anywhere in 26 years of working life. 

I’ve really appreciated that the course has been more than public speaking, but a way to inject self-belief and positivity into day-to-day routine. I’m conscious that I’m approaching life as a whole a little differently to how I did before the course. 

Thanks again.


Senior Policy Analyst, Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana

In my opinion your course really helped make this happen, it challenged me to think differently and beyond the usual “oh that won’t work” attitude I normally have.

I can’t wait, bring it on!

Thanks for helping me to make the impossible possible.  


Speak Up with Confidence was a great refresher on what makes a speaker look competent, confident, and stand out. I want to thank Steffi for her excellent advice throughout the course, which helped me grow in confidence immensely. As a result, I have since taken up my first public speaking opportunity.


I knew I needed your help with preparing for my talk as I was so nervous and in desperate need of some coaching.

I am so pleased to say that I delivered my talk with confidence and can't thank you enough for all your encouragement, support and great practical tips.


Thanks so much for everything. I came into this with an open mind but filled with fear! Your tuition was fantastic. Through your unique way of coaching we all grew. I learnt some hugely important skills and have already received great feedback from my peers.I can’t thank you enough. Keep up the great work!


Steffi, thank you so much for yesterday again: it was a revelation last night.

We both did the test and (obviously) realized we have a different love language, we had good and upfront conversations and acknowledged each other feels. We are starting a new chapter together,

I’ll always be super grateful for the life changing meeting we had.


Thanks again for your support and for the good vibes you transmit to others. Ilena


This course was fantastic! A safe environment full of encouragement to get me out of my comfort zone and prepared to speak confidently in any situation, at any time with any audience.

Steffi’s incredible passion for communicating efficiently or never missing an opportunity to do so comes across 110% in all her teachings. Thank you Steffi for helping me realise my potential for speaking up with confidence where I didn’t believe I could do so before!


Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana

Honestly you have changed my life.  I believe in the universe guiding and I believe I was meant to see and hear you speak on that day at the Salvation Army.  I look back now and my life is so different, I am now living the life I have always wanted.  I am just me now and it feels so amazing to finally just be me.

I was raised by a really negative and narcissistic parent, it has taken me a long time to break away from that.  You have helped me so much. 

Thank you again for teaching me that just being me is ok.


 I just wanted to say THANK YOU!!  My nana passed away last week, and I was asked if I would like to speak at her funeral. If it hadn’t of been for you and the speaking with confidence course I would have said no, but I did it!!   It was one of the hardest things I have done in my life, but I thought of everything that you have taught me and I did it!! After the service I got so many comments about how amazing I spoke, I am so proud of myself and so glad that I did it!!  



Steffi August is a hugely talented and empowering mentor/coach. She has a unique ability to 'hear' between the lines of what you say, so she can help you dive deeper into finding the ideal solution for your problems. And she doesn't stop until she knows you have got to the root of the problem. She won't let you 'escape' with an easy way out. This ensures you receive your 'ah-ha' moment and everything clicks into place, to be cleared and room made for the new. It's amazing - the results are profound and they stick!

Steffi is born to be a mentor/coach and I know she's helped hundreds of other people besides me to clear old patterns that were keeping us stuck. She's a blessing to us all. I highly recommend her, you won't find anyone better!


I undertook a series of coaching sessions with Steffi recently and it changed my perspective on my life - in so many ways. 

I couldn't have got through this latest challenge without your coaching sessions. You've definitely armed me with the right mindset to stay calm before choosing how to react to situations out of my control. Steffi is a very highly skilled coach who comes from a genuine place of integrity, trust and care. I would highly recommend


Steffi's coaching experience to anyone and everyone. In order to achieve dreams, eliminate unhelpful thought patterns and to feel 'enough'. 


I recently completed Steffi’s six week ‘Speaking up with confidence’ course.

Prior to enrolling in the course, I had put my hand up to speak at my sisters wedding. Being a confident, people’s person - friends were surprised to hear that I was nervous about speaking in front of a large group of people.

I can genuinely say when I finished the wedding speech, I was super proud of myself and the confidence I felt. This was all thanks to Steffi and everything she shared with us. We were not only learning the tools for public speaking, but mostly how to speak up with absolute confidence.Steffi’s enthusiasm and authenticity is addictive. She is an energy to be around and the world needs more of her in it!


Collab Realty

When Steffi first suggested that we should start our own Landscaping Business, we didn't believe we could. With Steffi's coaching expertise, she identified that our beliefs needed to change in order for our dreams to come true. Steffi helped break down our fears and set goals. We set up the business within 8 weeks and we're still going strong after 2 and 1/2 years.


The business has been extremely successful and we have Steffi to thank.


Our positive mindset, vision and growth came about from Steffi's business coaching skills.

With Steffi at your side, anything is possible and great things happen


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