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Sally Mabelle – The Voice of Leadership Specialist

Sally Mabelle – The Voice of Leadership Specialist


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  • Qualifications: B.A., M.Ed. Spiritual Psychology, Registered NZ Teacher, Certified Leader of the Dances of Universal Peace
  • Pricing: Private and semi-private sessions available by arrangement for you or your team/ organisation - contact Sally for a brief, complimentary conversation to clarify your coaching goals.
  • Styles: SaMa Activation Method (Singing/Acting/ Movement/ Awareness) - Authentic Voice, Vocal Empowerment, Overcoming shyness, expanding expression
  • Suitability: Teens and adults


Sally Mabelle has spent the last 25+ years developing her unique method of SaMa activation…to free your authentic voice and self-expression and to develop your presence, influence, and creative confidence. Combining her professional background in Song and Dance, Communication, Education, Psychology, and Acting, she now promotes and teaches the essential skills of voice projection, emotional connection, and presence to help you step up and speak up or sing out with confidence.

She is based in West Auckland at the Sturges West Community Centre.

Sally’s coaching style is positive, fun, and empowering, She is an award-winning inspirational speaker and author of the book ‘The Voice of Leadership: Six Keys to Presence, Influence, and Creative Confidence.

Teaching Info

During your coaching session, you can expect to enter a fun, nurturing environment, where you will be given specific, easy to learn singing and movement exercises to empower your most natural voice and expressiveness. Sally uses simple songs with natural movement to free your breathing, improve your tone, rhythm, and expressive qualities.

She works with simple songs and rounds, pop, folk, and world music chants and rounds which best facilitate a natural style of singing and self-expression.

Sally adds the essence and quality of the soul, which took my experience beyond skill into expressing from my heart.

Former student from Sally's US-based voice and presence classes

I am extremely grateful to have been connected with Sally when searching out a coach to help me build my personal presence. Over seven months I learned so much more than expected - as we traversed the skill sets of Voice, Presence, Vision, Values, Veneration and how these could be applied to current issues at work and home. Sally’s skills in acting, singing, coaching, spiritual psychology, education, result in a unique combination which I found fascinating, uplifting and empowering. The world needs more people with the skills Sally brings - I wish her all the best as a cultural change agent.

Adrienne Darling, Head of Economic Regulation and Pricing, Auckland International Airport Ltd.

Working with Sally was extremely rewarding. She is fun, energetic and so passionate and expressive. Sally set up a safe environment and allowed me to explore and experiment with my expression. I left each session with my muscles stretched and a little more confidence in my ability. I was shown powerful exercises that helped widen my expression in addition to new processes and structures which allowed me to craft keynote speeches. I was not even aware that my voice could make some of the sounds that it did. Before I started I was really unsure of how Sally could help, I was uncomfortable with how I sounded and knew that my voice was a bit dull. My speeches lacked that engagement I was trying to achieve. I thought voice coaching was for singers and actors only. By the end of the sessions, I was more aware of what I could do and achieve, more confident and comfortable in trying new things and had a real appreciation of the power of my voice and what it could do with the support of a great coach. The three biggest benefits I gained from working with Sally were the ability to be expressive and be dynamic in front of an audience, the confidence to try new things and the knowledge of how to structure and craft a keynote or workshop. Sally the most rewarding part which was a true bonus, is I now really enjoy reading my son stories out loud, he is engaged and hanging off each word, he even cried the other day when I was reading a very sad part of a story, because he thought I was genuinely sad. I have been given a glimpse of what can be achieved, now I have the rest of my life to play and grow expressively. Sally I would recommend you to people that are committed to growing their leadership voice. Thank you.

Steve Wooderson, Executive GM, Siemens

A coach of Sally’s calibre knows just the right exercises for body-work/movement, breath and mental focus to bring the changes that get us back in touch with our potential. In a supportive environment, she demystifies the process; helps us to explore and enjoy the process of uncovering our own voices. She works with sensitivity at a pace all can share and where we co-carry the excitement for one another’s progress as well as our own.

Gaylene Denford-Wood, Former Program Director, Teacher Education, Auckland University of Technology
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