Performance Coaching

MB Performance Consulting (MBPC) was established in 1997 and provides originally designed training programs to support individuals and groups with the preparation and delivery of written and verbal public communications. MBPC helps people find truth, strength and confidence in their individual expression. MPBC works with a wide variety of clients in various fields and organizations, including corporate, professional, creative, students and disadvantaged persons.

Confidential Support In 3 Key Areas


Clarify, select, structure, edit & polish written material.

For: Speeches, presentations, proposals, lectures, talks, pitches, articles, fiction/non-fiction writing


Personal feedback, technical skills, performance development, practical rehearsals…

For: Live, televised or recorded public communications, interviews, launches, awards, proposals, speeches…

Pre-performance Preparation

Tools to cope with performance anxiety.

I.e. Vocal, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual preparation.

Working specifically with personal obstacles to help increase confidence.

Completely confidential.


To create an inspiring and supportive environment in which to develop skills, enhance strengths and manage personal obstacles in order to achieve progress, satisfaction and ultimately enjoyment with the preparation and delivery of public communications.


‘To Thine Own Self Be True’, (Shakespeare), is the MBPC motto. MBPC does not impose any ‘one-size-fits-all’ formulas. Rather, we seek to enhance individual inherent strengths and to gently and confidentially help clients effectively manage personal obstacles which free them to present their best. Some formula-based courses may create an exciting initial hype but the information and ‘high’ may not be practical for all participants or sustainable for many in the long term. It is this willingness and ability to pay particular attention to individual needs that has satisfied clients who expect their investment to provide useful, rewarding, sustainable results.

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  • Reliable systems for preparation
  • Succinct, effective, accurate communication
  • Focused and polished delivery
  • Reduced performance anxiety
  • Increased inspiration and confidence
  • Enjoyment in presenting
  • Powerful, credible impact
  • Sustainable, reliable performance outcomes

Director – Melissa Bruce, has extensive experience consulting, coaching, directing, teaching, editing and writing. Melissa draws on technical knowledge and experience gained from professional theatre directing, teaching and coaching for over twenty years. She has completed a Diploma in Directing (NIDA), a Bachelor of Education (Victoria College) and an MA in Professional Writing (UTS). She has taught graduate & postgraduate writing at UTS & writing for adults at Sydney University CCE & NSW Writers’ Centre. She also teaches Public Speaking & Debating in schools (Inc. Kambala, Redlands, Masada…) Melissa has published an award winning novel, articles, fiction & poetry and has produced stage & radio drama. Melissa has an innate ability to perceive individual needs, strengths and obstacles. She combines this with a talent for designing and facilitating challenging, relevant, enjoyable and successful training programs for groups and individuals.

Clients Include

ABC TV, Bloom Cosmetics, Coca Cola Amatil, Commonwealth Bank, Henry Davis York, Perpetual Investments, Smith Kline Beecham, Hunter Hall, FIIG, Lifestyle Channel – Shine TV, BSP Executive Search, HGL, Web Essentials, Masada College, Kambala, Redlands. Plus a wide variety of individual clientele including University & School Students, Artists, Authors, Actors, TV Presenters, Marketing Directors, CEO’S, Engineers, Doctors, Politicians, Architects, Barristers, IT specialists & Disadvantaged Members of the Community.

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Course Design


After an introductory interview, a plan will be devised to suit specific requirements and achieve individual or company objectives. Content and duration of training depends on personal requirements, pace of learning & budget.


Various methods relevant to particular clients are selected and combined to achieve sustainable results. These may include:   Information seminars, written content clarification and preparation (select, structure, polish), specific skills development training, technical exercises, constructive feedback, role-play, discussion, practical rehearsals…

Private Courses

Private Coaching Sessions

Regular Session = 60 mins

Extended Session = 90 mins

Comprehensive Skills Development Course = 12 sessions

Specific Skills Development Course = 6 sessions

Introductory Skills Development Course = 3 Sessions

Casual Pre-Performance Focus & Polish = 1 Session

Group Courses

Group Workshops/Seminars/Classes

Courses may include a combination of educational seminars, practical group workshops and private consultations offering personal feedback. 
Courses are originally designed to suit specific company needs. Course sizes vary depending on company requirements.