Acting Classes & Coaching in Portland Oregon Public Speaking Coaching and Workshops in Portland Oregon

In one hour I learned more from you than I did with the three day workshop on public speaking they made us attend at work.”
S. Miller, ‎Global Digital Brand Director, Nike Golf

If you are looking for a 5 star professional public speaking coach, acting coach or classes in the Portland, Oregon area, welcome. Barbara Kite has been coaching top professionals, major corporations, and actors in Portland since 1990.     

“Your coaching is helping me find my authentic voice, so I can communicate effectively, using language, tone and style of speech that fit my personality.  I’ve noticed a direct impact from our training sessions in my on-camera work, helping me develop as a professional. I would highly recommend working with you to anyone who can!” – Katrina Sarson, Oregon Art Beat co-host, OPB 

To discuss options, goals, and how you’d like to develop your skills, call (503) 423-7437 ‎ or send an email to

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Great Speakers Workshop


The next Intro to Great Speakers Ongoing Class will be held on

February 19, 2020

10AM TO 12PM

TaborSpace in the Artspace Room



Dill Ward attended the Great Speakers event and had these wonderful things to say about it:

“Wow! You don’t know what you don’t know. Barbara has a lifetime of experience and knowledge on the subject and it was very obvious she is passionate about helping others achieve their goals. Her approach is what you would expect from a coach, challenging you not coddling you. Making you reach inside yourself to see if you really have what it takes to be great. Her content is so dense, in just a few hours with Barbara and you will have a month of practice material and a whole new outlook on how you approach public speaking. I highly recommend anyone looking for a great teacher & coach contact Barbara!”


The Monday evening Mastery of Acting class is held at Katie O’Grady Fields’ The NW Studio on NW Glisan St.

1633 NW Glisan St, Portland OR 97209


A Showcase of Select Shorts

Take a peek at what the members of the Mastery of Acting Workshop presented to industry members, family, and friends.


Listen to Barbara’s interview on KBOO-FM

Barbara Kite appeared on KBOO’s the Bread and Roses program – BE WELL WITH DELLA.

Della Rae and Barbara discuss the topic: “WHY WE HIDE”

You can check out the program here: WHY WE HIDE [from the KBOO Program Archive]

Actor’s Scene and Monologue Video

Watch scene and monologue work performed by actors from Barbara’s on-going Mastery of Acting Workshop. [view Monologues]

Which Speakers Do You Admire?

They share traits we all have, but many overlook. What it takes to be a Great Speaker might already be in your wheelhouse. Click a picture below to discover more.