experienced business experts
Pregame advisors, trainers, and facilitators are working professionals with a wealth of experience, insight, and connections. We partner with people who are have a true passion for what they do and an authentic desire to help others achieve their goals.
Guest Speakers & Coaches
Ciara Pressler, Founder
Ciara's mission is to help people figure out what they want and create a Game Plan to move forward. She is the creator of Pregame, author of Game Plan: Achieve Your Goals in Life, Career, and Business, founder and editor of Pregame Magazine, creator and host of webseries The Audience, business contributor to The Huffington Post, guest speaker at conferences and universities, and a frequent media guest expert.
Ciara has worked with entrepreneurs, corporate teams, creative professionals, event producers, and organizations throughout the United States as well as in Europe and Asia. Her network spans continents with connections to innovators in multiple fields.
After 14 years in New York City working with innovative businesses in entertainment, media, real estate, tech, finance, fitness, lifestyle, and beyond, Ciara returned to her hometown of Portland to launch Pregame. In New York, her firm Pressler Collaborative advised entrepreneurs and established organizations on marketing, communications, and development strategy. Previously, Ciara led marketing and membership for Gen Art, a national organization supporting emerging artists in fashion, film, art, and music, where partners included Acura, American Express, Diageo, Equinox, New York magazine, Time Warner Cable, and many more. She has facilitated custom team training programs for Conde Nast, Hearst, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, MTV, A&E Networks, and nonprofit organizations.