“We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves to be like other people.”  (Arthur Schopenhauer, German Philosopher)

“I do not believe in the ‘one size fits all’ approach.” (Carmel Liertz, International Performance Coach)


  • Personal one-to-one Coaching for Performance / Presentation
  • Group Workshops
  • Talk / Presentation with Q and A
  • Coaching to Overcome Burnout, Chronic Fatigue, Injuries.


‘Getting in the Zone’

Stretching before Performance



  • Solutions for personal challenges and a personal plan
  • Building on personal strengths, overcoming weaknesses
  • A developmental path for personal goals and dreams
  • Renewed self-belief, motivation and focus for positive work-life outcomes.
The many clients I have coached over the last 17 years have discovered that my unique holistic strategies approach establishes a foundation for positive, confident practice and lead-up to performance or presentation, while simultaneously developing a healthy lifestyle and positive mindset. Clients are genuinely surprised at their successful outcomes demonstrating confident performance or presentation.

Coaching One-to-One Hourly Fees (for 1 or 3 sessions) can be viewed on BUY PAGE (underneath Book purchase.)
For Group Coaching, Talks and Presentation Fees please CONTACT CARMEL.
Coaching and Presentations occur locally or on-site anywhere, also at a distance, nationally and internationally.
“Walk through obstacles to get where you want to be!”  Contact Carmel

Carmel Liertz is an internationally recognised Performance Confidence Coach.
Her ground-breaking thesis, “Developing Performance Confidence: A Holistic Training Strategies Program for Managing Practice and Performance in Music” (2002) applies mind-body enhancing strategies from Sport Psychology and Sport Nutrition, to provide natural solutions for performance stress and anxiety. Liertz’s Program has also been used in B.Ed. coursework, and for assisting to overcome burnout, chronic fatigue and injuries. The practical book and ebook “Performance Confidence: A Training Program for Musicians” ( 2009 ; 2012) include updates on Performance Nutrition and Performance Health Maintenance. Buy the book.


‘Carmel’s strategies opened my eyes to many areas of performance practice I had either neglected, or had not been exposed to. Her emphasis on nutrition and physical activity has helped me immeasurably.’

(Daniel McKay, prize-winning Australian classical guitarist, Musica Viva artist, Melbourne)

Professional Development Workshop (Coffs Harbour and Grafton Conservatoriums)
‘A well-organised, well-communicated presentation’, ‘thought -provoking’, ‘a great philosophy’, ‘a very inspiring afternoon!’

(Teachers’ comments)

‘I was often skipping meals or snacks, pushing sleep hours, not exercising, and practicing too long. It was hard to break out of those things when there was a constant mountain of things to get through.  But I actually performed all three of my last recitals without a drop of caffeine, I was fully in control before it and I was able to prepare much more confidently and efficiently because of the well-rounded and thorough care and attention to every detail that Carmel’s sessions and book afforded me.’

(Mary Chalaby, pianist/performer, piano teacher, music arranger, event-co-ordinator, Brisbane QLD.)