About Liz Paine

Liz Paine | Lead Coach
The Occasional Speaker

Liz Paine is a people development specialist with over 30 years experience in teaching and training in presentation skills, public speaking, and elocution.

Liz began her career as a speech and drama teacher. Today she applies this creative background to her training so her workshops are always full of interesting activities. Her enthusiasm for participatory style workshops, plus her ability to ensure there are always successful outcomes, make her a sought after communication consultant and speaking coach.

Liz is equally at home working with young people planning their wedding speeches as she is coaching senior executive staff keen to improve their public speaking and business communication skills. Liz is lead coach at “The Occasional Speaker” where she offers private and group coaching in speech and voice training, communication, and public speaking.

Liz’s says she gets the biggest buzz from tapping into the potential of others and helping her clients develop a clear communication style, accent and articulation, and speech patterns that engage an audience without detracting from the message.


Industry associations, both large and small private enterprise, government departments. Liz has developed and delivered training programs for organisations such as The Marina Industries Association of NSW, The NSW Boating Industry Association, Marine Queensland, Toyota Motor Corporation, The National Safety Council of Australia, Granville Principals Association, various schools, Port Macquarie-Hastings Customer Care Program; various Councils; St Joseph’s Family Services; various schools, TAFE and international training colleges; National Parks and Wildlife; the Willing & Able Foundation; the Attorney General’s Dept… to name just a few.


  • Licentiate Diploma in Speech and Drama Australia, (Teaching) – Ministry of Education
  • Associate Diploma in Speech and Drama Australia (Teaching) – Ministry of Education
  • Associate Diploma Trinity College London – Speech and Drama
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
    Graduate Diploma in Vocational Education and Training
  • Bachelor of Social Science – Majors in Human Resources Development and Organisational Studies and Communication
  • Graduate Certificate in Communication
  • Certificate IV in Occupational Health & Safety
  • Certificate IV in Business (Sales)