Are you a professional running a small business?

If the information that keeps your professional practice or coaching business running is trapped inside your head, or scattered around various hard drives...it’s time to change that.

It's time to turn your knowedge into powerful, well structured learning content.

  • If you need to deliver strong, effective presentations and training to your clients in an efficient, useful, actionable way…
  • If you’d like your courses, workshops and resources to consistently leave people feeling educated and empowered, instead of more overwhelmed than a chameleon in a bag of Skittles…
  • If you have reams and reams of great content buried in your hard drives (and your head), but you have no idea how to extract it or create something useful out of it...
  • If you know you need better systems for organising your content so you don't have to keep re-inventing the wheel...
  • If you're sick of repeating yourself , saying the same things again and again to each new client...
  • If you know it's time to move away from a solely 1-to-1 model, so that you can leverage your time and create a recurring income stream...and
  • you want to do it right, the first time, creating a suite of learning products that you're proud of and KNOW help you cement your authority as the go-to-expert in your niche...

I can help.

Consider this your official permission to stop hitting your head against a brick wall and to finally let your content shine.

I get it - that sometimes passion just isn't enough, that you've got so many ideas, and are so keen to get it all out there but organising it into a cohesive whole and making sure it's an experience that will leave your clients raving about you, isn't as easy as it sounds. You've tried. You're overwhelmed, you're a bit frustrated, and you're losing love for the work you're passionate about - and that's just not right. 

Let’s take the knowledge and information that makes your professional practice great right now, and develop learning tools to help ensure it’s going to be great in the long term - even if your hard drives crash.

And how about we do it in a way that’s not going to feel like a time-consuming, soul-killing headache? Hmm?

Hi, I'm Maria Doyle, an education and training consultant.

I help professionals running consultancies or small businesses, with systemising and digitalising their expertise. Or, in other terms: I help you get knowledge and information out of your head and hard drive, and to the people who need it - in an efficient, effective, sustainable and scale-able way. Even if you're not sure where to start, or don’t consider yourself a natural born teacher.

I've been in this industry for 20 years, am Masters qualified, have worked in 10 countries and had 13 overseas postings involving teaching, teacher training and curriculum development - for both online and offline learning materials.

I've worked for schools, universities, vocational colleges, small businesses, and government departments, but the one thing that has never changed is my passion for learning, and helping professionals create quality learning experiences that create real change in the lives of their learners.

In short, learning and education lights me up - and I want you to feel confident about it too.

Find out more about my background here.
For a full set of qualifications and work experience details, click here.
Hear what my clients say about working with me, here.

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Here's what we can create together:

quizzes and opt-ins to find your ideal client

goals oriented, outcomes based lessons

presentations, tutorials, webinars or video training

trust building articles and books

workbooks, tape-scripts and audio-recordings

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Not sure what that means? Or what it would look like for your organisation? Let me explain.

There are three main stages to creating quality learning resources (plus one bonus stage when they're done).

We’ll work together - from wherever you’re at - to ensure the project is completed on time, on budget, and does exactly the job you need it to.

  • Stage 1: Design Your Product

    What product are you going to create?

    How does it work?

    How is it delivered?

    What can your clients expect?

    Are you catering for different learning styles?

    Do you have a complete user experience plan?

  • Stage 2: Write your Curriculum

    What are you going to cover in terms of outcomes, theory, examples, activities? 

    How much content do you have and can you find it all easily?

    Why do they need this content? How will it change their business or lives?

    How will you motivate them to complete the learning content?

  • Stage 3: Build Your Resources

    How are you going to create the presentations, workbooks, activity resources, tapescripts, audios, videos?

    Do you know how to structure materials for maximum engagement?

    Are your teaching skills best practice for adult learning?

    Do you want to avoid death by powerpoint?

  • Stage 4: Review your Content

    Are you improving your content every time it's delivered? 

    Are you collecting feedback before, during and after the learning experience?

    Do you know how and when to process and address the suggestions you receive? 

    Do you have content that needs a complete overhaul?

What happens in each stage? Here's what we'll do together ...

Still not sure what stage you’re at, or why it’s important to go through all of them?

I totally get the urge to skip ahead and get to the fun part (making money, seeing people loving your content, resources easy to find and distribute).

Having worked with stacks of organisations looking to get their content out of where it's being stored, and into a quality set of leveraged, engaging learning experiences, here’s the answers to a few questions I’m sure you have about 'why you’ve got to eat your vegetables first'.

Check them out below...

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Yvonne Hilzs

"Legendary...she has blown my mind"

I have spoken about the PURE GENIUS of Maria Doyle before ... but I am doing it again. SERIOUSLY ... check her out if you are building your programs and courses. She is a NINJA at ensuring there are clear student outcomes and learning achieved.

I have spent the last 2 weeks practically every day writing content, brainstorming ideas, getting honest feedback with her. EPIC. This is an awesome program that is now AWESOME!!! ... and already sold to some major corporates.

If you nail your structure and your students learn and achieve what you desire ... they will be your biggest raving fans and promote you ...

PS. I don't profit or receive and monies for this ... am just a raving fan who has smashed out some incredible content and a maaaaajor project and Maria has been legendary at helping me upgrade. I have been training and speaking for years and she has seriously blown my mind with some of the tweaks and upgrades.

Yvonne Hilsz

International Sales Strategist, Speaker and Coach

What do you get when you work with me?

  • Personalised Action Plan

    For moving forward with your content and task planning and creation. No more confusion, overwhelm and stress regarding what to do next, or how to go about creating a learning experience that you KNOW is going to change lives.

  • A mentor who cares

    Creating Quality Learning Experiences, and helping others OUT of their overwhelm and into a calm, organised, RELIEVED headspace, is what I excel at - my clients refer to me as a cheerleader for content creation - I'm there every step of the way - especially when the going gets tough!

  • A team of professionals

    I've spent the past 5 years building a team of professionals I know, like and trust, so whether you need copy-editing, graphic design or web development, I have professionals I will work with, to get your project done RIGHT the first time.

  • Relief

    You get to hand all the organising and systemising over  to someone who (nerd alert!) loves doing that stuff and know that it's going to come back as a cohesive learning experience that produces raving clients.

  • Confidence

    Know your learning materials are 5 star quality. Know you have the skills to deliver it well. Start falling back in love with what you do - the content, how it can change lives, and getting that message out there to the people who need it the most. 

  • Focus

    Stop second guessing yourself and stressing out about what you should be doing next. Start focusing on creating awesome content (which you're best at doing anyway).

What's it like to work with me?

Well, I call a spade a shovel and I'm not into fluffing around or telling you what you want to hear. I am good at listening though, and will help YOU create the experience YOU want - not what I THINK you should have. Your circus, your monkeys.

I focus on results, and know that life comes and goes and things don't always go to plan. Most importantly, meltdowns are fine, direction changes are welcomed, and my job is done when YOU'RE happy and confident to keep working on your own.

Not sure I've worked on a project like yours?

Here are some recent projects I have worked on with government, private and not for profit organisations:

  • Creating an 8 part animated educational video series from a 25 page policy document.
  • Curating the IP from several departments into a range of online educational products for a not-for-profit organisation.
  • Developing a tired, face to face workshop, into two new restructured products: an online self study, blended learning format (online course materials with community support and weekly coaching calls), and the completely revamped face to face workshop materials including presentations, learner workbooks, supplementary reading materials and facilitator guides.
  • Developing a 45 question quiz, that helped build an educational sequence that delivered personalised responses in only the areas the clients self-identified as having. Need an example?

 

Who I've worked with

I've worked with a number of corporate organisations, universities and government departments but who I love working with the most are small business professionals making a difference at a grass roots level. Here are some of the most recent projects I've been working on:

  • a suite of health and wellness programs with a naturopath,
  • workshops and online training for small business accounting basics and a new book-keeping app,
  • a consultant working with families who own businesses and their succession planning,
  • media professionals helping small businesses get featured in radio, TV and print,
  • a tech coach creating online courses for those new to using business software,
  • home renovation and building 101 courses with an architect,
  • coaching manuals, flying exercise syllabi and learning materials for competition skydiving, yes, skydiving.

Check out my Praise page, where you'll find a raft of testimonials from a range of industry experts and small businesses owners. I've also presented workshops and presentations at the following co-working spaces and special events:

  • BubDesk, Joodalup, AUSTRALIA
  • BubDesk, Perth, AUSTRALIA
  • Hubud, Bali, INDONESIA
  • Spacecubed, Perth, AUSTRALIA
  • Take Flight Series, Perth, AUSTRALIA
  • Virtual Legal, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
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If you're adverse to giggle snorting, skip ahead to the next section...

A client once told me that working with me was like getting your legs waxed for the first time. You know you want to do it, but you put it off and put it off because you know it's gonna hurt, and while you're doing it, it's intense and hurts like hell but when you come out the other side and the feeling is SOO good, you wonder why on God's green earth you didn't do it years ago. Ha!

Getting an idea of what it's like to work with me yet?

Want to hear from a happy client?

I initially worked with Nikki to transform her coaching program into an online course. She  went on to pilot, review and completely revamp her program, and I've since helped her work through ideas for a book and other ways to extend her range of offerings.

Nikki Smith

"The return on investment is guaranteed"

I’ve recently converted my 1 on 1 career change coaching program to a home study online course. Who would have thought creating an online course would be such a roller coaster?

In the beginning I had some concerns and wanted to ensure that the online course participants get the best results possible. So, I had a 2 hour strategy session with Maria. I went from feeling excited but overwhelmed to clear and confident.

Maria gave me a structure to follow that minimised all the second guessing. Her marketing and content structure document helped me to realise that I had under-estimated the power of what I was creating. She helped me to identify deep and useful outcomes beyond what I had identified myself. Plus, Maria shared her wisdom of what to do and what not to do to ensure engagement.

I highly recommend Maria and know that the return on investment is guaranteed.

Nikki Smith - Psychologist and Career/Business Coach

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Ready to get started?

Let’s talk practicalities and pricing (because I know that’s the bottom line). You can work with me on any of the 4 stages of learning materials development, and I have a few levels of support I can provide.

It's like having an L&D expert on call, without having to go through the rigmarole of employing someone on a long term basis. Packages (samples below) can be created to suit your specific organisation’s needs; we can work on any or all of the following stages intensively, or at your own speed.

Power start

$1495 AUD/month
  • 1 half day session
  • Weekly half hour follow up sessions
  • Full access to online Library of professional development resources
  • Current Clients Content Creation Community for extra Q&A, group learning, regular live tutorials, tips and tricks

Steady support

$2195 AUD/month
  • 2 half day sessions
  • Weekly half hour follow up sessions
  • Full access to online Library of professional development resources
  • Current Clients Content Creation Community for extra Q&A, group learning, regular live tutorials, tips and tricks

Full throttle

$3595 AUD/month
  • 4 half day sessions
  • Weekly half hour follow up sessions
  • Full access to online Library of professional development resources
  • Current Clients Content Creation Community for extra Q&A, group learning, regular live tutorials, tips and tricks

Not sure what happens in each stage?

If you skipped past the four stages of developing learning resources above, I've put them here again for you to have a quick look through.  They’ll help you understand what happens in every stage, and exactly how much support you're going to need.

  • Stage 1: Design Your Product

    What are you going to create, and what can your clients expect? Do you have a complete user experience plan?

  • Stage 2: Write your Curriculum

    What are you going to cover in terms of outcomes, theory, examples, activities? How much content do you have and can you find it all easily?

  • Stage 3: Build Your Resources

    How are you going to create the presentations, workbooks, activity resources, tapescripts, audios, videos? Will they be best practice for adult learning?

  • Stage 4: Review your Content

    Are you improving your content every time it's delivered? Do you have content that needs a complete overhaul?

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"Blown away with how well the techniques and strategies worked"

Maria! Just wanted to let you know how the workshop went ... IT WAS AWESOME!!!! ..... They took notes! They asked questions! They talked to me and each other! They gathered together in the morning tea break and chatted to each other about their projects! They all thanked me individually as they left. Then they posted a string of amazing testimonials for me on social media and the website ...  Woooohoooo!!!  So now, of course, my brain is exploding with 'what's next'.

Thank you thank you thank you thank you .... just so glad I did this with you - it seriously made all the difference. To the content, to the benefit they got, to how I felt. The one thing I really felt from the workshop was just how amazing the interaction was....  I was blown away by how well the techniques and strategies you'd taught me worked, how much better and more confident it made me at delivering the workshop - and how much it improved attendee experience. I also love the butt kicks you gave me a long the way, and how our time together helped keep me accountable to creating this workshop methodically and intentionally (rather than last minute and in a panic!) Love your work!

 

Inspired? Listen to her success story, here. (Yep, she's working with celebrities now!)

On working with me overall, Amelia had this to say: 

"Working with Maria gave me a focussed, supportive accountability framework, and overhauled both my online course, and created the in-person workshop related to it. To get that perspective, and insight to create the content for my workshop, totally simplified preparing for it. What would ordinarily be a ridiculously nerve-wracking experience for me to prepare for my first workshop, became a planned, methodical and accountable way of extracting the best of me and my content, into a massively useful presentation. And on the day, that meant I only had to focus on delivering it - no second guessing what I was presenting at all. The workshop has received brilliant feedback and is a great conversion tool for my business. Maria's work in reviewing my online program has also totally next-levelled it. I'm just about to implement all of our changes, and can't wait to see the amazing results it gets because I know my members are going to LOVE it.
 
All in all, Maria has been an integral part of my team this year, and helped me, and my business, keep going from strength to strength. Can't recommend her highly enough.

Amelia Lee - Founder and Architect - Undercover Architect

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Got questions about the packages?

It's a big step. You have questions. It's only natural!

Know this: I love working with professionals and organisations who are ready to invest in their learning content, to ensure it's of the highest quality, and created as quickly and efficiently as possible; after all, it is the core of your business, the product that will herald you as the expert in your field, the resources that are going to create such positive change in the lives of your clients that they spread the (good) word about you - it's worth the investment right?

FAQs are below - if you have any that aren't answered here, hit me up for a 15 minute chat here.

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Not sure what you need?

All good. Some times you just need a few hours of strategic planning, sometimes you need a short term consultant to manage a project. I hear you. Book your Complimentary 15 minute Strategy Session so I  can help you move forward with your content and delivery plans. Every client is different, every solution is different.

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Jules and Maria both needed keynotes created quickly...

Jules had brainstormed the kind of information she wanted to get across, jotted down some bullet points but needed some help to get it across the line. This is what she had to say about the one hour session it took to bring the keynote into a cohesive whole.

The next testimonial is from Maria who had some slides put together but was unsure of how to pull it into a presentation that would really connect with her audience. Read about her success after Jules'!

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"Working with Maria was the best move ever"

I had a 20 minute keynote presentation coming up, and I knew what I wanted to say... but not how to say it in a way that was effective. In just one hour of coaching, Maria extracted all the ideas out of my head, put them into an order that made sense, and even injected some humour to make the speech more "human." Working with Maria was the best move ever - I ended up with a killer keynote, and loads of confidence going into the presentation... and it was a winner on the day too! 

Jules Galloway - Naturopath

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Maria Golding

'Your help made all the difference!'

Maria! I'm sooo happy with how my presentation went! The audience really engaged and interacted with me, and even came down to my stall to reconnect with me afterwards! They joined in the experiential part, and the group sharing went really well! So happy with this presentation in terms of being able to position myself and my services. THANKYOU for your help - it made ALL the difference!

Maria Golding - Motherhood Science

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Another client, who started with the online courses then upgraded to a coaching bundle.

We are now working on not just her presentations, but the full suite of learning materials that are going to make up her educational sequence, 20 Step Bookkeeping Freedom Challenge, and online learning material bank for her book keeping clients.

Donna Vincent

"Energetic, genuine and makes the learning process fun"

I have been working with Maria on the presentations and workbooks I'm creating for the online training I'll be running. She's taught me how to structure my presentation and deliver it in an engaging and interactive way so that I know my audience have participated in, and not just slept through, my workshops.

I love that I have check lists for delivery techniques and visual aids so that I can refer to and duplicate the same professional standard for my next presentations.

I finally bit the bullet and signed up for the 'Full Throttle' package and in one week I have been blown away with the progress I have made towards systemising my knowledge and content in order to turn it into a series of help videos/blogs. If you want professional results, you need to talk to a professional!

Maria is energetic and genuine and makes the learning process fun.

Donna Vincent - Solo Accounts

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"The way you can take complex information... and turn it into a structure that makes sense is phenomenal"

Maria, thank you! Working with you has been so much fun and so productive! 
 
The way your brain can take complex information (also known as the 20 years of theory and experience in my head!) and turn it into a structure that makes total sense, is phenomenal. That you can then turn this into a visual blows my mind! Oh and you did this in what, three sessions? Amazing! 
 
Through what you’ve taught me, I’ve been able to nail a structure for my coaching practice and the online programs I’m creating. I feel incredibly confident now that I’ll be able to share my knowledge and experience in a way that will truly inspire and help others. 
 
Thank you, with all of my heart! You are brilliant and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to do your online courses and work one-to-one with you. 

 

Christie Clements-Shepherd - Founder and Director, The Joy Society

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Interested, but not quite ready yet?

My Content Creation Quiz can help.

The Content Creation Quiz takes you through the myriad of different things you need to consider BEFORE you start creating content, so you save yourself time, energy and effort doing things the right way, the first time.

It's just one of many resources I've got for clients like you, in The Library; which is packed full of lessons, tutorials, worksheets and templates designed to solve the problems that my clients have experienced while working through the content creation process with me.

Have great content, but don't have a course yet?

These resources will give you the blueprint to get started!

Made it to the bottom of this page? Hello! I get the feeling you *might* be fairly interested in getting started...

Book your Complimentary 15 minute Strategy Session so we can find out whether we're the right fit to be helping you move forward with your content and delivery plans.

Maria Doyle

Founder and Director
SELECT Consultants Pty Ltd trading as Create Real Change
ABN: 46 161 932 305

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