Frankly Group

It’s hard to narrow down what we do to a few words - because there is a lot we can do. We know our stuff and we love helping people find their story and craft their message.

We know how to find those out of the box thinkers and tinkerers - and offer something different and unique for what you might be looking for. If you need a great speaker for your event - we can help you curate your content. Not only do we consult with the leading speaker bureaux across Australia, we are skilled at sourcing ideas for speakers who you wouldn’t expect and this is the important bit - where our skills are key - we can help them get stage ready.

If you are doing a talk in public somewhere (anywhere), we can help you prepare (writing, scripting, structure, rehearsing). If you have a colleague who needs a hand (whether they think they need it or not) in getting their message across on stage or speaking to the media, we can really help. If you produce a podcast and it needs some creative tweaking, we can help. Our connections are vast and we have a network of amazing people who we can call on to help you - whatever you need. And finally - because we are gluttons for punishment, we put on our own events! More on that soon..

Event curation and creation, storytelling and public speaking masterclasses, public speaking skills and prep, content creation, creative consultants and public speaking training is just the tip of it.

We are Frankly. We amplify stories everywhere and accelerate your events. Let us help you find your voice. Let’s chat. We love a chat (within reason of course!).



Fenella Kernebone
Director & Founder


Kirsty de Garis
Producer + Editor


What we do

  • Speaker and event curation

  • Creative Consultancy

  • Public speaker training

  • Storytelling masterclasses

  • Source talent for your event

  • Podcast & video production

  • Bringer together of ideas

  • Keynote prep

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Fenella Kernebone

As the Head of Curation for TEDxSydney for the past three years, Fenella Kernebone, programs one of the biggest and most acclaimed TEDx events in the world - with 5000 people attending the day each year at ICC Sydney. She is is also the external curator and MC for Xerocon Brisbane and is the host of a wonderful podcast all about storytelling called Lumina, through AFTRS.

Starting out in television and radio as a presenter and producer (ABC TV, Triple J, Radio National and SBS TV), Fenella is now a sought after MC, moderator and keynote speaker with extensive experience with all kinds of events. Plus she has also hosted a tonne of awards nights - and has the black tie outfits to prove it!

More recently she has channeled her passion for speaking, by helping other people get their message across - through public speaking masterclasses, training, storytelling workshops and as a creative consultant for numerous events. Amongst many other clients, she works regularly with the University of Sydney with academics as they prepare for their Raising the Bar talks or Sydney Ideas events.

If you are interested in having Fenella appear as a speaker or MC at your event, please get in touch or contact Claxton Speakers.


Kirsty de Garis

Kirsty de Garis is the Deputy Head of Curation at TEDxSydney.

Kirsty studied in Sydney and London and worked as a journalist at The Observer newspaper in London for several years before returning to Australia as an interviewer at The Australians at War Film Archive.

Kirsty then wrote, directed and produced a feature documentary about Vanity Fair columnist Dominick Dunne, which screened at festivals, in cinemas and on television in more than 30 territories worldwide. She has worked in documentary and print journalism for many years in Europe, the USA and Australia.

Kirsty continues to write and edits books and magazines, has tremendous grammar skills and like Fenella, can produce a speaker like the sun lights the day - so that they are ready to stand on stage to deliver a talk in front of a gazillion humans.