Testimonials

David Koutsoukis

No-holds-barred coaching sessions with Leanne Christie helped me shape my main message and speaking performance into a product that the market will buy.

David Koutsoukis
Yossi Ghinsberg

Being coached by Leanne has made a huge difference in my professional life. I can now operate as a ‘talent’ as opposed to a self-promoter. In my experience no one knows the business better including the marketing, fees, travel, commissions and administrative aspects of the business. Leanne’s insight and understanding of the speaking industry, integrity of conduct, total dedication, long term commitment and easy working relationship has made her coaching invaluable to me. Highly recommended.

Yossi Ghinsberg
Laws of the Jungle
Peter Sheahan

There is no one in Australia that knows the speaking business better than Leanne Christie.   You are talking three decades with Ovations and pioneering the Ode Speakers new management style.

If you want to know how to market, position, and run your speaking business like a business, then Leanne is the person for you! She has been instrumental in building my business in both Asia and North America and I cannot personally recommend her enough.

Peter Sheahan
Best selling Author and Speaker
David Thomas

Leanne Christie is an inspiration in the speaking industry. She is the ‘go to’ person for speakers at all levels. I am thrilled to be her friend.

David Thomas
Speaker
Catherine De Vyre

Leanne practices what she preaches – always raising the bar. Wish I’d heard some of these things 20 years ago.

Catherine De Vyre
Speaker & Author
David Penglase

I loved the way the program was structured to include all levels. The Ovations team have always been such a joy to work with.

David Penglase
Speaker
Dr Catriona Wallace

Leanne Christie is one of the world’s most experienced Speaker Experts. Leanne’s expertise is second to none in this field and she has demonstrated the ability to identify, coach and create some of the world’s best speakers.

Dr Catriona Wallace
Al Specialist & Speaker
Michael McQueen

There are few individuals who have had as significant an influence on my speaking career as Leanne Christie. Leanne is a tireless giver and has a unique capacity for seeing the best in speakers while courageously asking the questions and giving the honest advice that bring that best out.

Michael McQueen
Best selling Author and Speaker
Adam Ferrier

Leanne is a brilliant speaker agent, loads of energy, hustle and ideas. I’ve been with Ode for 4 years and love working with her and her team. Thanks too for the encouragement with my latest book.

Adam Ferrier
Speaker
Karen Maher

I love working with you, it’s seriously so nice to be taught new things, and in an honest and awesome way. I appreciate your time and effort. I took away so much.

Karen Maher
Speaker
Penny Burke

It has been invaluable to get feedback from someone who so obviously knows their stuff—clear, consistent and really really passionate about making me the best speaker I can be.

Penny Burke
Rob Edwards

Your time was valued and is influencing my work both short and long term. One of the key values of the chat was your critical pull apart — it’s very easy to stay the same when audiences keep saying what you do is great. In fact, most of my business life has had a lot on the “if it ain’t broke — break it” philosophy. Indeed you’ve kicked me along a neat quality improvement path.

Rob Edwards