Presenting and Coaching From the Heart

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All great presentations, workshops, and coaching sessions weave threads of passion, presence, and practical skills. It’s not enough to know your content- teaching it well is essential.

For those who wish to bring out their presence in their presentations and classes, find their tender hearts at the heart of their work, and add practical clarity and zing to their events, this workshop is for you.

Transform your work with participants and clients. Move from

  • inner apology to inner authority;

  • performance to expression;

  • information to inspiration;

  • “paint-by-numbers” to true artistry.

This two-day immersion is for novice and experienced presenters, as well as coaches looking to promote and make the biggest difference in their work. You’ll learn some of the secrets that great presenters and coaches use to connect deeply with their audiences and clients. 

These skills include:

  • How to be authentic, even if you’re nervous and feeling vulnerable

  • How to start off a presentation or coaching session, and stay connected throughout

  • Front-of-the-room speaking skills:

    • Techniques for giving clear directions

    • Nonverbal signals and gestures and how to use them

    • Addressing the different learning styles of your participants

    • Handling tough questions and tough participants

    • Infusing humor into your talks

    • How to break up a lecture with brain-compatible active engagement strategies

  • Teaching and coaching from your center - How to access and share your love and kindness, as you do your service in the world

  • A road map for improving step by step after you leave the seminar

  • A road map for growing your business one step at a time

The experiences of being in front of a group can range from terror to wonder, and everything in between. By breaking things down into simple steps, this workshop makes use of these experiences as doorways into the tender heart, and uses the presence of the heart as a doorway into better presentation skills. As we drop deeper into ourselves, our impact on others increases. 

As we learn to hone and refine our presentation skills, our relaxed presence rises to the surface. Learning these skills can feel intimidating and overwhelming. This seminar breaks things down into simple steps, while remembering the tender heart.

If you don’t work with groups or clients, this workshop will still work for you.  It will address and affect all your communications, allowing your kind and authentic inner authority to shine through.


Presenting and Coaching from the Heart

April 23 & 24 2019
9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Ubud - To be announced

Cost: 3.6 million rupiah
Early bird: 3.1 million rupiah
Available before April 14

What Participants Have to Say

From Leaders of Facilitator Trainings:



Testimonial from Leyolah Antara, International Workshop Leader


“No matter your experience in facilitating groups, Rick will give you ways to improve that are easy to understand and simple to integrate. His approach is humorous and thoroughly detailed. Not one minute is wasted. Working with him has improved my ability to keep my students engaged and eager to seek their excellence. With his encouragement, sharp mind, and even sharper wit, you are guaranteed take-aways that will uplift your offerings, increase your presence, and bring you closer to mastery.”

— Anthony Abbagnano, founder, Alchemy of Breath

"Rick's refinement and mastery of guiding groups into heart opening territory is unparalleled. I've been leading and assisting yoga teacher trainings for over 10 years. Rick managed to condense what usually takes weeks of ice breakers, practice teaching, and philosophy of holding space into a highly packed experiential 2.5 hour segment. Through his highly skilled approach. I witnessed the group blossom, their confidence as teachers increase ten-fold, their posture in front of a room transform as they stood in their own center, all teaching authentically from the heart.

He was sensitive, funny, spontaneous, and kept them feeling supported while inviting them to lean into the uncomfortable territory of transformation. It was an honor to witness, I learned a lot myself which I will carry forward in all my teaching, and I will undoubtedly invite Rick back for my future trainings. I cannot overstate the positive effect his segment and presence had on individual and group dynamics. I highly recommend him for any training which teaches people how to hold space and teach/share from their authenticity."

- Greg Kaps,Yoga Instructor, Yoga Barn. Sacred Heart Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Barn

“Rick was a guest speaker at our month-long facilitator training. His work with voicing and presence was pivotal, both for me and for my students. His approach is simple, elegant, incisive and deeply human. In just a few short exercises, I was able to meet my core resistance and to find graceful, centered power to allow my natural radiance to shine in front of a group.”

— Samantha Sweetwater, founder of Dancing Freedom.


"Rick Smith is a world-class, expert educator. I brought him into my Breath of Bliss Facilitator Training program. My trainees were able to ask him specific questions about complex issues which arose during their first teaching experiences. He provided authentic, powerful and heartfelt methods to powerfully impact students in a much more profound way.

Every single trainee in my group said they got a profound benefit from his two-hour seminar, and wished that we had more time. Rick’s style is engaging, personal, and very participatory. It was extremely practical and hands-on.

Rick’s willingness to reveal his own challenges and learning experiences really helped normalize their challenges and inspired them to continue. He guided the facilitators into an embracing of the unknown, as a way into their own vulnerability and self-love, as well as into a deeper connection with their students. His focus on the continuum of “inner-apology” and “inner authority” helped put teaching into a simple framework, allowing facilitators access to practical tools for “exercising the muscle” of their own inner authority.

Finally, Rick offered simple steps that they could take to develop their breathwork businesses, avoiding the overwhelm and stress that often accompany starting such a new venture.

Rick also made himself available for private sessions, which many of my students booked and greatly benefitted from.

I am super grateful to Rick for this profound workshop and hope you will consider taking advantage of his mind-blowing, heart-expanding expertise."

— Christabel Zamor, founder, Breath of Bliss

From Participants:

"As Rick promises in his introduction, this class is full of “stuff you can use!” You’ll walk away not only with tips for holding space and how to rock at public speaking, but with an embodied knowing of your unique gift to the world – that allows you to express yourself with ease and magic. This class is a must for anyone who wants to teach, speak, share, or shine in an extraordinary way."

— Robin Sparks


"I attended Rick's presentation workshop yesterday and found it extremely helpful. I am an experienced facilitator/coach/presenter and I immediately came home and adjusted my material for what now feels like a much more authentic and flowing piece. Rick's experience and ability to hold such a safe and welcoming space made it easy to push myself just outside my comfort zone and learn SO MUCH more. Thank you Rick. I LOVE your work."

— Dean Powell


"Rick creates a safe and exciting space. He embodies so wholeheartedly what he shares. Rick managed to ignite both an individual and a group dynamic that paved the way for a strong transmission. His talent at combining powerful techniques and anecdotes with gentle situational exercises made it a memorable and transformative experience for me. Thank you so much Rick."

— Julien Desmers


"It was an absolute pleasure taking Rick’s workshop. He gracefully embodied his teachings with humility, professionalism, and compassion. Rick is devoted to providing a content rich and engaging experience for all. I walked away with a multitude of practical strategies to enhance my facilitation with groups. I highly recommend his teachings."

— Tracey Abbott


"I'm utterly grateful for Rick's presenting workshop. Not only did I learn LOADS of useful tools to improve my presenting skills, I felt really safe to be open, which enabled me to absorb as much wisdom as possible. I would highly recommend his work if you'd like to up your presenting game, as Rick is full of practical knowledge that will help your clients/audience to get the most out of you."

— Zia Nichols


"The workshop was and is invaluable. It’s going to be easier to present from an inner authority now that I feel a keener sense and acceptance of that which is me. Thank you- an amazing experience and education!"

— Sarah Gajek