Cara Hale Alter

Founder and President, SpeechSkills

As founder and president of SpeechSkills, Cara has provided training to some of the world’s best-known companies, including Allianz, Caterpillar, eBay, Gap Inc., Google, IDEO, and Williams-Sonoma. A guest lecturer at UC Berkeley, Harvard University, Stanford University, and UC Hastings College of Law, Cara has also worked with numerous top-100 law firms, including DLA Piper, Morgan Lewis, O’Melveny & Myers, and White & Case. She is a frequent media resource, with appearances in, The Globe and Mail, USA Today, and countless other media outlets. In addition to penning The Credibility Code: How to Project Confidence and Competence When It Matters Most, Cara has produced award-winning educational videos on public speaking and managing nervousness.


“Cara does something in this book I have never seen before: she demystifies the most elusive quality of business success: credibility. She dares ask the essential communications question we’re all afraid of: ‘Does anyone actually believe in me?’ And then she shows us how to make sure the answer is always ‘Yes.’” —Dan Roam, International best-selling author of The Back of the Napkin and Blah Blah Blah

“When it comes to credibility, Cara Hale Alter is the only expert I’ve ever seen who can define it, demonstrate it, and make it actionable.”—Lynda Ziegler, Executive Vice President, Southern California Edison

“A true master of public speaking, Cara Hale Alter is not just compelling and captivating; she shows you how to be compelling and captivating. She is the closest thing to a magic pill that transforms you into a leader.” —Jeannine Yoo Sano, Partner, Howrey LLP, Intellectual Property Litigation