Short Form Bio #1 - Cara Hale AlterRelying on 20 years of research, Cara has a deep understanding of how nonverbal communication shapes the perception of leadership presence. As the founder of SpeechSkills and the author of the critically acclaimed book The Credibility Code, she has provided training to numerous Fortune 100 companies around the globe. In addition, she’s lectured at Harvard, Stanford, and UC Berkeley, appeared in countless media outlets including Forbes.com and USA Today, and won national awards for public speaking. An advocate for diversity and inclusion, Cara has served on the board of the National Association of Women Business Owners and is currently featured on the Lean In website with her video series Taming Adrenaline.Short Form Bio #2 - Cara Hale AlterCara Hale Alter is an international keynote speaker, author, and the founder of SpeechSkills. She literally wrote the book on projecting credibility and confidence: the critically acclaimed The Credibility Code. She’s delivered more than a thousand keynotes, seminars, and workshops on leadership presence to audiences around the globe. In addition to providing training to clients such as Google, Pixar, Intel, Pinterest, Schwab, Kaiser Permanente, and numerous top-100 law firms, Cara has been a guest lecturer at Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley and UCLA School of Law. Long Form Bio - Cara Hale AlterRelying on 20 years of research, Cara has a deep understanding of how nonverbal communication shapes the perception of leadership presence. She literally wrote the book on projecting credibility and confidence: the critically acclaimed The Credibility Code. In workshops, she’s known for delivering precision feedback with warmth and humor. On stage, she’s an energetic and compelling presenter, having won numerous national awards for public speaking.As the founder of SpeechSkills, Cara has provided training to some of the world’s best-known companies, including Caterpillar, Google, PayPal, Pixar, Pinterest, Kaiser, Schwab and Facebook. A guest lecturer at UC Berkeley, Harvard, Stanford, and UC Hastings College of Law, Cara has also worked with numerous top-100 law firms. She is a frequent media resource, appearing in Forbes.com, The Globe and Mail, USA Today, and countless other media outlets. A past board member of NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners), Cara has had the pleasure of speaking at more than 500 conferences, in 20 different countries. She’s currently a featured expert on the Lean In website with her video series Taming Adrenaline. With a BA in speech communication and an MFA in theatre, Cara’s early career includes professional work as a voice-over artist and commercial actress. However, perhaps her best preparation for a career as a keynote speaker has been her years spent as a camp counselor for the YMCA. When she’s not working, Cara enjoys cooking, hiking, and playing board games with her husband and two grown children in their hometown of San Francisco.
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