“Bella St John is simply one of the best coaches out there. As an executive, I had a wide range of issues to tackle; Bella’s equally wide range of expertise and experience helped cut them down to size. She also does what a good coach should: tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear, and hold you to your commitments … so only hire her if you actually want to get something done!”

Mike Russell, Board Member, C-Level Executive Leader

“Bella St John is truly an achievement alchemist who has created the best and most profound approach to professional development I have seen in forty years. I highly recommend her as an executive coach. I highly recommend implementing any professional development program she has created. Based upon a deep understanding of human psychology and motivation her programs are focused on actions and results. Her approach to Peer Mentoring is unequaled and may well change the nature of all professional development in the coming years for anyone lucky enough to encounter her programs. It is not surprising that she is one of the few people in the development arena to provide an ROI guarantee.”

Thomas Meloche, Entrepreneur, Agile Coach, Speaker

bose“You truly are an inspiration to people who want to aspire to excellence…and you have taught me that I have the answers to my own questions.”

Bindy Marshall, Bose

web-cover“I have wanted to write and publish a book since I can’t remember when and to be honest, I didn’t think I could do it. You not only helped me through the whole process, and even helped me come up with the title, but when I felt like giving up, you gave me the kick in the backside I needed and inspired me to keep going. Thanks to you, I not only finished the book AND it became a best-seller on Amazon – but the Kindle version of my book also stayed in the TOP 10 for FIVE MONTHS! That’s crazy! You’re so cool and I know I couldn’t have done this without you. Thank you.”

Melissa Hudson, Author

wit“The [Mentoring] kit is fabulous. The board can ONLY be impressed – by the style, innovation and intelligence of what you have included – and the way you built in various media and IT elements from steaming video and audio to stand-alone websites – you exceeded our every expectation. THANK YOU…I absolutely appreciate your support and professionalism.”

Sonja Bernhardt, Founder and Ambassador, WIT (Women in Information Technology)

workcover-2“…an exceptional presenter. I am very impressed by her ability to impart knowledge, communicate ideas, get results from the group and keep us focused. Her energy and enthusiasm is great to have. Excellent!!!!!”

Workcover Corporation

banner“WOW!!! You’ve done an awesome job on our websites and the stats are amazing! YOU are amazing!!! Thank you!”

Megan Mathis, Publisher NV Senior Guide

Versace-Logo-276x166“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you for your contribution as Master of Ceremonies at Women In Tourism events. Your professionalism and behind the scenes efforts in ensuring the smooth running of the event, whilst maintaining a high level of interest amongst guests, shows a commitment to your chosen profession which can only be admired.”

Maxine Tod, Business Development Manager, Palazzo VERSACE

qbe“Great program! Absolutely innovative in challenging comfort zones to challenge ourselves.”

QBE Insurance Group

kings-college“Congratulations on the publication of “The Achievement Alchemist” (Discovering Your Passion). As a single operator you are so far ahead of many who for years struggle to make a difference. It is obvious to me that you have a clearly defined model for success, and in particular apply that to your own personal development and your journey, which I can only imagine on many occasions is quite challenging. Many thanks and congratulations!”

John Braithwaite, Development Manager, King’s College

“I have listened to a lot of speakers over the past 15 years or so and it’s not often they hold my attention for more than a few minutes. However you kept my interest and challenged me to explore my personal goals and ambitions in an affirmative and meaningful way.”

Jann Stuckey, Kaleidoscope Speakers

nutrimetics“Because the book is presented in journal style, I found it extremely effective in getting my Sales Managers to ‘activate’ the learnings themselves, as well as using some of the exercises to encourage their teams to improve their performance …it is an easy read and quite visual… Many training programs cover ‘what’ has to be learned but very few instill ‘how’ the activities have to be performed to get the best results. This journal does this and adds a little inspiration for good measure.”

Maureen Mulligan, State Sales Manager, Nutri Metics

“I would love to say I have read your book, but I took it home and haven’t seen it since! My son borrowed it and loved it, so when he was finished with it he loaned it to his girlfriend, who loved it so much she asked if she could loan it to her sister, who has since loaned it to a young girl she is mentoring. What I can say is thank you for writing a book that transcends age, status, occupation, and for giving me the gift of a totally transformed son. I am yet to learn what he learned in your book but he is a different young man as a result. For the first time he is focused and happy and I thank you. Whatever you wrote in your book really reached him in a way that no one else has been able to.”

Clara West, Mother of three

variety-club“I congratulate you and thank you for your assistance and enthusiasm”

Bill Cooper, Variety Club Bash Chairman

“I enjoyed reading your writing tremendously…you have learned to work through the obstacles that are presented to you in a format called ‘life’… you honor yourself, and women everywhere…thank you.”

Jacquie D, Artists and Writers

qut“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for your involvement in the 11th National Women’s Professional Development Conference. I am happy to say we received overwhelmingly positive feedback.”

Tiah Miller, Conference & Special Event Management Officer, QUT

lisas-lacies“Your presentation was Fantastic…thank you”

Lisa’s Lacies, (Award Winning Fashion House)

helensvale-high“Thank you! The mentoring and support you provided to the students was exceptional.”

Vanessa Rebgetz, Head of Department, Business Studies, Helensvale High School

gold-fm“Not only is she an excellent presenter, but she is extremely flexible and available to assist in a variety of ways to promote the event or program. Her enthusiasm is contagious.”

Kate McFarlane, Sales Manager, GC Radio Centre

“I was delighted with how much of what I said to you when we first discussed the program was incorporated into your presentation and how well you seemed to have picked up on what we are all about. Your enthusiasm and positive attitude are a joy to experience. Thank you again for a most professional and appropriate presentation.”

Alison J Katona, Manager, Library & Information Access Services

kilvington“She is passionate about the individual’s self-esteem…She has the ability of making young people feel that they can achieve, and deal with any obstacles that they may feel are in their way”

Grace Kinch, Senior School Curriculum Coordinator, Kilvington Girls’ Grammar

“Role models are an essential ingredient of (our) course and the participants found you most inspiring”

Alison Roberts, Training Coordinator, The Women’s Development Corporation

QBE Logo_Horizontal_Full-Colour_CMYK_Comparison“This course has increased my confidence a great deal. Thank you.” QBE Insurance Group

“When I saw her book was out, I had to pick up a copy. Working through this book gave me great insights into what is important to me. This is not a book to sit and read in an evening. She walks you through a series of exercises so that you can explore and describe what you are passionate about. Everything comes together so well to inspire creative thought – the exercises, quotes, and examples. The only thing better would be to have her sitting by your side coaching you personally each step of the way. Her book is the closest you can get to that experience in a book format.”

performance-driving“Her professional presentation skills combined with a wealth of business experience give her credibility as a keynote speaker on a variety of topics. She is a truly dynamic lady with an engaging personality.”

Russell White, General Manager, Performance Driving Center

“Many thanks for being one of our guest speakers. You were very inspirational.”

Andrea McCall, Parliamentary Secretary for Law & Order/Community Safety /Consumer Affairs

workcover-2“You made the day interesting and fun!”

Workcover Corporation

“The feedback from the teachers was very positive and I feel that the outcomes achieved were very worthwhile. We should now be able to move forward with our project and put the feedback received into practice.”

Barb Vines, Logan Vocational Education & Training Coordinator

“I would like to thank you for the sessions that you delivered in the Foundations in Aged Care Course. Personally I have appreciated your support”

Judy Turton, Aged Care Coordinator, SkillShare Capricornia

“Thanks for your wisdom and support throughout the course”

Noel Sharpe, Sport & Recreation

“You have a drive and level of commitment that are to be commended”

Lorraine White, Manager, Enterprise Centre

“…thank you for the outstanding job you did in conducting a two part seminar on business planning…your enthusiasm gives people hope, and the knowledge you shared was followed up by words of encouragement. You make people see they can do it”

Melissa D’Souza, Managing Director, Global Solutions

chisholm“The willingness to contribute beyond the requirements of her contract, for the benefit of her students, has been greatly appreciated”

Lynette Leigh, Course Coordinator, Chisholm Institute

workcover-2“Most informative! The program was challenging, innovative and empowering and produced benefits far in excess of anything we were anticipating.”

Workcover Corporation

aust-post“I cannot fully express my appreciation to you and your team for imparting of your wealth of knowledge and experience…I have truly benefited from the program. These past few months my fellow employees and superiors have noticed a dramatic improvement in the way I ‘managed’ the floor. [For] all my new skills I am humbly indebted.”

Fennelly Lemusu, Australia Post

wit“I cannot thank you enough for the INCREDIBLE job you did as compere of the WIT/Unisys Scholarship Awards Night! Everyone remarked on what a lovely time they had. You were professional, funny, yet elegant – just what the night called for!!! Thank you!”

Sonja Bernhardt, Founder and Ambassador, WIT (Women in Information Technology)

“I wish to thank you for your valuable assistance in the lead up to the first Queensland Leaders in Careers forum and for your professional management and facilitation of the event.”

Dr Peter Whitney, State Manager, Department of Education, Science and Training

“I would like to thank you most sincerely for the outstanding job you did as MC at our annual Conference. As always your professionalism was superb and you conducted the day’s activities with style. We value your contribution to our association and we certainly hope your involvement will continue for many years to come..”

Sue Holloway, President, Women in Tourism

qut“Thank you for your assistance in chairing the Hypothetical Pitch session at short notice. Your professional approach, enthusiasm and abilities contributed to the success of ‘Kids on Screen’.”

Dr Sue-Anne Wallace, Director, QUT Cultural Precinct

“Thank you for the wonderful job you did as Event Manager and MC for the NEEF Symposium. You were entertaining, inspiring and, thanks to you, we surpassed all our objectives.”

Dr Anne Feeney, National Education and Employment Foundation (NEEF)

“If you are seeking your passion, I highly recommend you get a copy of this book and plan to spend serious time really working through it. You will get so much more than what you put into it.”

Geri Winters, realizeyourbusiness.com

“You wonderful book is a shining light and constant inspiration. Thank you for your gifts from the heart. You have touched more lives than you will ever know!”

Liza Foster, Managing Director of Soul Direction

revivalife“Congratulations! Your powerful awakening to passion as the guiding light in your life is inspirational, bloody brilliant in fact!”

Samantha Backman, CEO of health researcher, Revivalife

“You were FANTASTIC as compere of the Great Debate! Yet again you did a superb job!!! You had continual high energy, you were humorous, you related to what was happening, you had researched the audience… The event was a resounding success. Thank you!”

Sonja Bernhardt, Founder WIT (Women in Information Technology)

Unisys“Leigh (Bella) St John was our compere at the recent WIT/Unisys Scholarship Awards night. This is not an easy role given the number of awards and the diversity of the audience which included senior Industry representatives as well as senior Federal and State Government officials. With her abundant energy she was able to make the evening a delightful one to remember. I would recommend her services without reservation, and am happy to be contacted as an enthusiastic advocate.”

John JC Vickers, Partner and Regional Manager, UNISYS