Projecting Credibility and Confidence:

Credibility. Leadership presence. Personal power. We know these qualities when we see them, but what are the cues that create these impressions?


Speaker and Workshop Facilitator (San Francisco)

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.

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Speaker and Workshop Facilitator (Palo Alto)

Principal Trainer, SpeechSkills

Sasha brings over a decade of experience in team-building, leadership coaching, and facilitation to her role as a SpeechSkills trainer, delivering the firm’s signature workshops to Bay Area clients in industries from education to high tech. Before coming to SpeechSkills, Sasha designed and facilitated team-building events for corporate clients throughout the USA.

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Speaker and Workshop Facilitator (New York)

Brenne Rimberg, Principal Trainer, Speechskills

Based in New York, Brenne delivers the firm’s signature workshops to some of the East Coast’s most innovative companies. A graduate of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama, Brenne has significant experience as a professional actor, including a recent year-long Broadway National Tour.

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Speaker and Workshop Facilitator (Seattle)

Kore Koubourlis, Founder, The Essential Group, LLC

Kore is a leadership coach focused on identifying and creating the habits, systems, and frameworks that support humans living at their greatest potential. As founder of The Essential Group, Kore’s purpose and passion is to help individuals and organizations discover and act from what really matters – the essentials – so that they can truly thrive while achieving remarkable results.

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