Cara Barrineau has an extensive background in communications, business, and the arts. She brings 11 years of coaching experience and 23 years of professional acting experience to her role as a trainer and coach. She is passionate about creating a supportive and challenging environment to help each participant build awareness and take risks.
Cara has worked extensively with a wide range of business segments, including technology, entertainment, government, and the financial industry. Select clients include: Executive Education Programs of Harvard & Columbia, Federal Reserve Bank, US Government, American Express, Citibank, IBM, Oliver Wyman, Johnson & Johnson, Hearst, Proctor & Gamble, Disney, Time Warner.
Cara’s business background dates back to 1995 with Nextel, where she developed a training program for 11 indirect sales companies. She later moved to New York City where she continued her career in training and became an executive coach.
- Played leading role of Marj Saint in the 2005 feature film End of the Spear. Film won the Grand Prize for Best Dramatic Feature at the 2005 Heartland Film Festival
- Played supporting role of Jane in the 2000 Miramax film Takedown
- Playing leading role in world premiere of the play Carrin Beginning in 1999
Education and Credentials
- B.A. in Dramatic Arts & Speech Communication from the University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill
- Virtual Facilitator Trainer Certification from NetSpeed Learning Solutions
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Certification from the Myers & Briggs Foundation
Sample Coaching Assignments
- Worked with Managing Director responsible for regulatory compliance and risk management at major financial services organization to improve presence and storytelling.
- Coached Vice President of Human Resources at a large private university on improving presence skills for televised events.
- Coached C-level leaders at a large pharmaceutical company for storytelling events
- Coached CEO of an international nonprofit organization on presence, storytelling, and relationship building