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Peter Cook Actor Director Screenwriter Teacher


Perform at your full potential

I coach CEOs, actors, journalists, business people, students, public servants - anyone who has to speak in public or who just wants to increase their confidence, to understand and reach their full potential.

Through work that has been described as “life changing”,  I create a learning environment that challenges you to experience personal breakthroughs, by confronting the fears and anxieties associated with communicating in front of an audience.

My workshops are fun, engaging and results driven. I strive to have participants complete each course with a sense of achievement and growth.

My teaching is kinaesthetic - students learn from the experience of doing. The result is an autonomous performer or communicator capable of preparing themselves independently.

My nurturing process will take you beyond who you think you are and what you think you can do. My philosophy is that each of us has the right to express ourselves creatively and to be heard, understood and acknowledged.

Human beings need to communicate, express themselves and tell stories. On stage, on set, delivering a speech, or presenting in the board room, we are all story tellers.
From remote communities to boardrooms above Sydney Harbour, I teach people of all ages and backgrounds, recognising our shared humanity, to draw out the best in everyone I work with.

The course was interactive, engaging, hands on and provided me with great resources. I really valued how Peter helped me and my fellow participants in finding our own strengths and
tailored the course to help us each individually reach our
full potential.

Stefanie Ferguson,

Peter Cook Talk It up Public Speaking

[Pete] brings the best out of all of his students and everyone around him.

Yolanda Lowatta, Actor and Dancer

breaking the castle

2020 one man show,
The Street theatre, Canberra

I had the great good fortune to have been supported by The Street Theatre, Canberra early in 2020 (back when 2020 was actually a functioning thing!) to develop and perform my one man show, 'breaking the castle'.

Driven by the overwhelming need to examine three questions:

How do we make a place for ourselves in this world?

How does a man deal with overcoming trauma?

How does Australia deal with trauma?

I set out to light my own journey through addiction, trauma and memory and create a play that I hope will resonate with all audiences, especially those who may recognise their own experiences and not shy from them.

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Breaking the castle one man show The Street theatre
Pete Cook public speaking workshops TalkItUp

Skills for the workplace of the future

The workforce of the future will be unrecognisable. Already technology is replacing a number of manual tasks, and increasingly artificial intelligence will reorient the nature of workplaces. The knowledge and gig economies will be joined by the emotional economy because it is the so-called “soft skills” that will become the critical skill sets in future…


Story telling is an art form. We can all learn the skills and tools necessary to perform with clarity, honesty, authenticity and passion.

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