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Katharine Collins

One of the top fears in the world is the fear of public speaking – it is right up there with death and flying. 


As the founder of Baily Consulting (my corporate consultancy business) and the director of SpeakOut Schools, I have had the pleasure of helping hundreds of people overcome this fear and reach their speaking potential.


I have worked with people who speak professionally for a living right through to those whose career progression has been limited due to a fear of public speaking.  


I am delighted to now be helping students to learn the key skills involved in public speaking, increase their self-confidence and reduce their anxiety. 

SpeakOut Schools

SpeakOut Schools main objective is to help students boost their self-confidence, self-esteem, and learn new skills that they can use for life. 


We run school holiday public speaking workshops for students from year 3 to year 12.  In addition to this we also run teacher workshops and parent seminars to ensure that there is a common language and approach when it comes to helping your child excel at public speaking.

As  a TEDx speaker coach, a qualified counsellor, a professional facilitator, and a keynote speaker, I am passionate about helping people realise that to be a great speaker takes skill, not talent – and skills can always be learnt.  

Marty Wilson, TEDx speaker, comedian

I’ve been a professional speaker for 9 years, and before that I was a full-time Stand Up Comic in the UK for a decade, so when I signed up to do a TEDTalk my rampant ego had me thinking I wouldn't really need any “coaching". What an idiot. A mere 10 minutes into my first session with Katharine Collins, I realised I was working with someone of the absolute highest calibre and I needed to be quiet and learn. 

Kat has the calm, good-humoured demeanour that would fill even a novice speaker with confidence. 

Ridiculously good at what she does, Kat is the ideal speaker coach for anyone - from seasoned professional to total novice.



We have worked with the following organisations. Get in touch today to discuss how we can help you.

SpeakOut Schools Pty Ltd

PO Box 122, Cremorne NSW 2090