Lisa Braithwaite is a public speaking coach and trainer based in Santa Barbara, California, who mentors entrepreneurs and professionals to grow their businesses through public speaking.

Before launching her coaching, speaking and training business, she worked in the nonprofit sector in Santa Barbara for sixteen years as an advocate, educator and trainer, creating and implementing programs, curricula, and training materials for nonprofit organizations. Lisa has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Men's Health Magazine, Santa Barbara News-Press, and on Inc.com. Her blog, Speak Schmeak, is recognized by Alltop.com as one of the top public speaking blogs on the Web.

For more information and public speaking tips, visit www.coachlisab.com or the Speak Schmeak blog: http://www.speakschmeak.com.