Speaking before an audience is a privilege;
to hold the ear of a crowd.

I fell into public speaking through the recognition that that I would have to launch my book eventually, so joined Toastmasters in 2009 to learn some skills. The discovery that I enjoyed speaking was a surprise and I joined the National Speakers Association and began to speak outside of Toastmasters. Today I speak regularly, and welcome your enquiries.

Choose presentations from:

  • – Yvonne Rust, QSM and the research and writing for her biography, Yvonne Rust:Maverick Spirit
  • – Yvonne Rust, the painter
  • – Yvonne Rust, and the use of New Zealand’s natural resources
  • – The biography experience
  • – Creative Writing
  • – Gratitude
  • – The impact of blame culture on us as individuals, and on the greater society


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Have you ever considered what the outcome
would be if no-one indulged in blame? 

Most likely there’d be no wars for a start, but imagine the impact on your bottom line. No-one would have any excuses because essentially that’s what blame is – an excuse. Without any excuses, your company can develop its full potential, and your staff take pride in contributing powerfully to your bottom line.

When staff excuse themselves, they deny their personal responsibility, and at the same time make themselves unwitting victims. Most people abdicate personal responsibility frequently. It’s ingrained in our society, hidden as a social norm. When our eyes are opened to our own unconscious victimhood and what it costs us personally, we shift to becoming pro-active go-getters.

Who Owns Your Success is a motivational and inspirational presentation which uncovers the socially-sanctioned victimhood most of us unconsciously engage in on a daily basis. The mindset which blame engenders is easily shifted, once people are made aware of it, by the use of a simple, easy to remember, enjoyable to use strategy.

  • Discover hidden socially-sanctioned victimhood attitudes
  • Learn the effects of blame
  • Learn the option to finger-pointing and become people who are trusted and valued
  • Stop the ‘passing-the-buck’ syndrome
  • Handle problems effectively
  • Raise your bottom line

Work with people whom other people trust, and who accept a problem as requiring addressing, rather than one requiring a search for someone to point the finger at. Who Owns Your Success opens eyes.


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