Wide-ranging Experience for Impactful Coaching

Over a thirteen-year teaching career, I logged more than 11,000 hours in the classroom capturing the imaginations of middle school and high school students. I went on to lead workshops for Duarte, Inc., the global leader in presentation development and design. At Duarte, I immersed myself in the crafts of content development, storytelling and visual design. I coached and trained teams and individuals from over 100 companies such as Apple, Capital One, Kaiser, Nestlé, Eli Lilly, and Viacom.


Despite a great experience, I noticed that clients regularly complained that they were interrupted while presenting to senior executives. I advised them to tweak their process, but it eventually became clear to me that I was just giving them band-aids, not a cure. With the help of Danny Slomoff, a fantastic speaking coach with a psychology background, I realized that the problem is in the paradigm. Aspects of the current presentation paradigm simply do not fit our brain’s design.


Now I am on a mission to free others from the constraints of the old paradigm. And my purpose is serving my clients so that they can grow to be the leaders and influencers they want to be.

Giving Back

I give time, expertise and a portion of my profits to Positive Coaching Alliance, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform the youth sports culture into a Development Zone® where all youth and high school athletes have a positive, character-building experience that results in Better Athletes, Better People. By working with me, you are supporting them.


If you care as much as I do about their mission, please consider donating to the PCA.


© 2019 by Scott Stiefvater,

(anti) Presentation Coach


Tel: 925-586-3517

San Francisco Bay Area


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