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Start of Your Story

Nola Sharp DTM

Nola has a passion in the domain of Youth Leadership. In this session you will hear how engaging with young people using Toastmaster core values and methods can enable a new generation of Story Tellers and confident leaders. 

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Share & Publish Your Story

Kaylene Ledgar PRA, DTM

Kaylene believes we all have stories to share. In this interactive session, you will learn how to package your stories to share with the world and have a road map to publish your stories.

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Nola joined Toastmasters in February 2006 at the invitation of Judy Murphy DTM - and she recalls her icebreaker was 'Families'. She attained her DTM whilst a member of Lilydale Toastmasters.


Nola's self confessed addiction is hugs...

Nola is married to Les, in whom she is most pleased. Three kids, five grandchildren complete their family, and Nola is the current matriarch of her hard-working farming families.
The Yarra Valley where she lives, no matter what home she has shared with family, she describes proudly as “paradise”.
Nola is still a member of Lilydale, and sponsor of two other Clubs, Wandin CFA D13 and Charter President of Wandin Toastmasters.


Toastmasters has been the catalyst for positive adventures experiences and achievement in her adult life. 
Awards are awesome and you feel absolutely, euphoric for 10 mins, but for me it is friends you meet along the way that mean more.
Current District 73 Outstanding Toastmaster the most surprising and humbling award thus far. 
The Youth Leadership Program is what I so often describe as the “jewel in the Toastmaster crown”. Being the District 73 YLP Coordinator for the past two years has been a humbling and amazing experience. 
Fun, and connecting to impressive, kind mentors and leaders has been a joy and they are to be found in every Toastmasters Club I visit. 

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Kaylene, joined Toastmasters in Canberra, in 2003 after completing a speechcraft course. She was drawn to Toastmasters to overcome her fear of speaking in front of 2 people. Her fear was crippling her career opportunities, thanks to Toastmasters Kaylene overcome her fear and spent most of her 26-year in the Australian Public Service in leadership roles.

Kaylene's Toastmaster achievements include: Division Governor of the Year, Distinguished District 70 Governor, District 70 Evaluation Champion and a three time Distinguished Toastmaster.

Kaylene is the first member from District 73 to be appointed Region Advisor. Kaylene supported the District leaders from Region 12 which includes eight Districts with members across seven countries; Australia, Brunei, East Malaysia, Fiji, Indonesia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. 

Originally from Victoria, Kaylene returned 3 years ago after 16 years in Canberra/NSW. Kaylene is a member of Berwick Toastmasters Club, currently serving as Vice President Education.

Kaylene is passionate about the member experience and developing future leaders and speakers.

Kaylene, is mum of a 17 year old black cat called Magic.



  • Retired from APS after 26 to start my own coaching business.

  • Certified Holistic Life and Career Coach,
    including advanced imagery and NLP

  • Certified World Class Speaking Coach

  • Published author of two books including:

•    Speaking, It’s NOT Worse Than Death
•    From the Heart with Tears, Plan and Delivery a Heartfelt Eulogy


  • 2022-2023 Vice President Education Berwick Toastmasters Club

  • 2022-2023 Past Region Advisor Council member

  • 2020-2022 Region 12 Advisor

  • 2016 District 70 Evaluation Contest Champion.

  • 2011-2012 District 70 Governor - Distinguished

  • 2008 Division Governor of the Year, District 70

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