Our Team

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Cort Worthington
Affiliated Trainer
Cort is on the faculty at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, teaching leadership, communication, and negotiation courses for MBA and executive MBA students. As a leadership consultant, his organizational client list includes Kaiser Permanente, Oracle, Yahoo!, the U.S. Army, Pixar Animation Studios, the U.S. Olympic Team, Stanford University, and the government of Saudi Arabia.

Prior to working with SpeechSkills, Cort was co-founder of the toy company Primordial, LLC, where he raised capital and served as director of operations. He also spent many years as an independent film producer, directing documentary crews around the world. 

Additional experiences include 14 seasons leading elite teams as a firefighter and parachuting smoke jumper for the U.S. Forest Service, which piqued his interest in improvisational principles as applied to leading within complex, dynamic systems. He also enjoyed the briefest of periods as an alfalfa sprout farmer.

Cort holds an MA in communication from Stanford University, an MBA from Columbia University Business School, and an MBA from the University of California Berkeley.
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Sasha Cox
Principal Trainer
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