Teen Talk International
Teen Talk International was founded in 2007 by author, educator and speaker Sharon Witt when she decided to write her first book for young people, Teen Talk- Become a Teen with Passion and Purpose.
Little did she know that she would go on to produce the best selling Teen Talk series of books with now over 80,000 in print. Teen Talk International was established to equip, empower and help educate teenagers during the often turbulent years of adolescence by providing resources and programs that would reach the very heart of young people. It also provides seminars and resources for parents in helping their children navigate their adolescent journey.
Sharon is an energetic and vibrant speaker, a gifted communicator, who shares her passion and heart with her audience. It is easy to see Sharon's passion and enthusiasm for young people and the issues they are dealing with in their world. Sharon gave us a snapshot of 'Girl World' and provided practical suggestions for us as leaders in how we can help teenagers nevigate these important years. I would reccommend Sharon as a speaker to Youth Workers, teens and pre teens alike.
Girls Brigade Victoria
“Sharon recently ran the ‘No Body’s Perfect’ seminar with our Year 6 girls.
The students really thrived in the relaxed atmosphere of the sessions with the opportunity to be themselves and learn that it is okay to be who they are and love the body that God had given them. The students particularly enjoyed creating covers fro their personal journals- each one was unique and beautiful, just like the girls themselves. Thanks so much for coming. It was a great day!
Year Six teacher
Waverley Christian College, Melbourne
“Sharon is a phenomenal guest speaker. She has facilitated a variety of sessions for our youth organisation, and always does a fantastic job! Her sessions are fun, interactive, and relevant and the young girls love them! Sharon’s heart and passion for empowering young girls is an inspiration. I highly recommend Sharon for any girls’ session”
Bridge Builders Organisation
“For the past 3 years, Sharon Witt has been the guest speaker for our school's grade 5/6 Mother/Daughter evening. Her natural ability to engage with her audience and hold their attention and interest is a real gift. Families really appreciate her down to earth approach and the practical strategies she suggests. It is so refreshing to listen to someone so passionate and enthusiastic about encouraging and empowering our young girls. These positive messages need to be heard by this generation of young people. May God continue to bless this important and timely ministry.”
(Primary School Chaplain)
Sharon Witt is passionate about promoting growth and change in young people. She recently presented her Bully Busters programme to our year 7-9 students. Sharon’s presentation was full of interaction (including power point, short DVDs, handouts and role plays) and she continually encouraged student feedback and participation.
Sharon demonstrated her ability to engage with students and at times, literally have them hanging off her every word. Sharon aims to equip young people with skills in dealing positively with real life issues.
Nicole Laursen, Melton Christian College
Sharon’s dynamic presentation captivated the attention of our children! Her unique approach offered practical advice and allowed children to move out of their comfort zone and express themselves openly. What an inspirational day for us all!
Grade 7 Teacher
Our Lady of the Rosary School
‘It is rare to find a person with both a clear understanding of today’s teen issues and also the ability to effectively communicate that knowledge to teens and their parents. Sharon is that person! Through her books and spoken presentations, she has touched the lives of many thousands of teens, offering clarity and hope, and real life strategies to help navigate through an increasingly complex world. ‘
Pastor Tony Knight
Event coordinator- CHOSEN
National Teen Leaders Convention
Sharon’s workshops with my Year 7 group was nothing short of brilliant, her ability to engage and communicate with teens is a gift, that she uses so well in tackling real issues facing our teens such as self esteem, understanding goal setting, cyber bullying and safety and surviving high school. Her workshops are engaging, creative and informative for both students and teachers.
Year 5-7 Coordinator
Melton Christian College
“Thank you so much for coming and sharing your experiences with us about high school. It was especially valuable coming from a teacher’s point of view. It definitely made me feel a lot better about going to High School.”
Kallam, age 12
“Thanks Sharon so much for coming to our school to talk about High School. You really opened our eyes as to what is in store for us next year. Because I am going to a much larger secondary school I was feeling quite nervous about finding my way around, but you reminded us that “Other people might be feeling confused too and that’s okay.”
Breanna- age 13
“I appreciated your advice about preparing for High School such as sleeping well, eating healthy, how to get organised and making time for fun! Thank you again for coming to our school. We learnt a lot from you!”
“Thank you so much Sharon for coming to speak at our High School transition day. I loved hearing you speak from a secondary teacher’s point of view. You gave us great tips on sleep, exercise, healthy eating, homework and coping with stress. I love how you encouraged us to share our questions.
Many thanks again”
“As a teenage girl it was good to see what society makes us want to look like and that it is completely fake! Teenage girls are led to believe if we aren’t like what the media tells us, we don’t matter. You showed us that we need to be happy in the skin we’re in!”
“I loved the stories that you shared with us. It shows that people have the power to change their own life”
Kasenya, age 14
“My favourite part of Sharon’s talk was where we got to see how much models are air brushed before the images go to print in magazines. It was really mind blowing! From now on, whenever I see someone in a magazine I will understand that the images are fake. I hate that they have to do that!!
Hannah, age 13
“I loved making the personal journals and learning all about digital retouching in magazines.”
Katherine, age 13
“Today I learnt that the beautiful girls in magazines are actually not perfect. My favourite thing about today was positively decorating our journals with Sharon- it was so much fun!