About Us

Since 2007 we have been consulting to both professional speakers and professionals who speak, and it’s taught us a thing or two.
  • There’s never ‘one right way’ to speak.
  • The best speakers don’t necessarily follow the rules – they own their voice.
  • Articulate authenticity overrides form. Every. Single. Time.
  • You already know how to connect with your audience on a daily basis – you just need help remembering how to do it when the pressure’s on.
  • A small percentage of our clients make their living as professional speakers. But the majority of our clients work with us to develop their vocal presence so they can connect with and inspire others on a daily basis.
And we’re guessing that’s what you want too?

Meet the Team

The team at The Voice Practice translate the trusted techniques of performance professionals to help their clients across the business and education sectors access peak performance when speaking. We walk the talk.
Kirstie O’Sullivan

Kirstie O’Sullivan

director & lead consultant

Kirstie has long been fascinated by the power of the human voice to engage minds, influence hearts and incite action.

She is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most sought after specialists on the speaking voice for business professionals. 

After in-depth personal practice and extensive training in the art and science of voice & performance Kirstie created The Voice Practice upon returning to New Zealand in 2007. 

Since then she has consulted across multiple sectors including corporate, education, creative industries, not-for-profit and start up. 

As a consultant and facilitator Kirstie designs and delivers solutions to help organisations develop the voice of their people.

As a coach Kirstie is an expert at equipping business speakers to succeed in high performance speaking environments through a flexible, focused and – dare we say it – fun process.

Forget formulas – find freedom.



Cameron Rhodes

Cameron Rhodes

voice & performance consultant

With more than 28 years’ experience as a professional actor (including over 85 stage productions as a performer, 20 as a director and 15 feature film roles) Cameron knows the business of clear communication, performance development and the effective use of body language and the spoken voice.

Cameron was a Voice and Communication coach for TVNZ from 2005 –2008. His clients included Senior Account Managers and reporters from Business, One News, One Sport, Good Morning and Fair Go.

His communication skills clients include Senior Partners from Kensington Swan, Hesketh Henry, Sutton and Associates, Reporters from 3 News and Sunrise, and Senior Managers across a range of industries.

Cameron’s goal is for you to realise your potential as a clear, confident communicator.

He gives immediate, clear, constructive feedback that is practical and effective. 

We Love To See Our Clients Win

Working with The Voice Practice was fantastic. The training was engaging, fast-paced and fun. I was impressed by how the workshop was customized to fit our specific requirements. We are looking forward to having The Voice Practice back in the near future.

Irina Filonova

PhD, Postdoctoral Development Specialist, Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology (OIST)

Cameron brought a lot of passion, energy and skill to helping our onscreen talent. He was an important part of building confidence for our news team…an important job that Cameron performed with great professionalism and understanding.

John Gillespie

Head of TVNZ News and Current Affairs

Kirstie’s knowledge and experience is extensive and she tailored my programme to address my needs. The improvement from start to finish was marked. I only wish I had made contact with Kirstie earlier and would highly recommend her.

Bernice Mene

MNZM, Pinnacle Programme Manager, Hyundai NZ

Cameron is a great coach. His stage experience and work in broadcasting mean he can turn his hand to any situation, giving advice on how the spoken word can be used to greatest impact.

Ali Ikram

Manukau Institute of Technology, Senior Communications Manager

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