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The Project Cheetah - All Levels Of Assistance For Your Entrepreneurial Goals


130 Words Per Minute Accurate Typing Speed
Website Building
Software Guru
Social Media Guru
Desktop Publishing

Work History


The Project Cheetah - and - TruVoice Communications

From January 2014

Virtual Assistance from writing/editing, to financial assistance; from database entry to web design. From video/audio editing to desktop publishing. 130 Words Per Minute typing speed, accurately!

Speaker Training, Authenticity Coaching, and BlogTalkRadio show "TruVoice, True Message".



August 2012 - August 2012

Speaking to high school Juniors and Seniors about the transition from high school to various careers, while including information about the fashion industry and how it applies to all high school subjects - from French to Economics, from Politics to Mathematics.


Oakland Center for Spiritual Living

From January 2011

Singing for OCSL is an honor and a delight. For those Wednesday night and Sunday morning services that I am invited to perform, I choose songs of transformation, empowerment, truth and positive uplift.

Integration Assistant


February 2011 - November 2011

As Contractor and Database Assistant for the Real Estate Department, I support two professionals who are managing transportation of foods nationwide. It is a fast-paced and fascinating position that will last from 6-18 months.


Academy of Art University

January 2011 - January 2011

Speaker Trainer

Experience Unlimited

January 2010 - January 2010

I trained out-of-work adults in the art of interviewing.

Actor - Role Play for Leadership Training

Ecstasis Consulting LLC

October 2009 - October 2009

Cisco Systems regularly brings in a small number of actors to use improvisational skills with business managers to help improve their communication and emotional intelligence skills. It is a twice-a-year, day-long exercise in which the actors push the leaders to their growing edge, and subsequently provide educational feedback. The leaders go on to continue their training for a number of days without the actors, and a lot of the work that they do reflects back on what they learn on that role play day.

Speaker - Interview & Resume Skills

San Mateo County Central Labor Council

January 2006 - January 2006

I educated older students - 30 and up - about interview and resume skills to help with a successful job hunt.

H.R. Coordinator & Jr. Recruiter

Novartis Corporation

April 2005 - October 2007

I handled the recruiting coordinating and recruiting for Chiron Corporation during its change in ownership to Novartis Corporation. I was the liaison between the Sr. V.P. Hiring Managers, and was singled out for praise by the one with the most clout: without my help, she said, her department would not have survived.

I also sourced, did background checks, interviewed, trained in interviewing techniques, created new forms, effected travel planning, and more. That is my strength: handling what the company needs.

H.R. Coordinator, Jr. Recruiter

Novartis Corporation

April 2005 - October 2007

Sole H.R. Coordinator and Jr. Recruiter for multi-million American division of BioPharma during 8 months of change of ownership from Chiron to Novartis. Interviewed, sourced, performed background checks, was candidates' initial phone contact, took job requests directly from VP Hiring Managers and filled them, handled travel plans, escorted candidates, created forms/maps for the new process.

Executive Assistant

Chiron Corporation

January 2005 - January 2006

Supported the Vice President of H.R. BioPharma - database management (SAP) for performance grades, cash accounts management, meeting setup, special events setup.

Motivational Speaker (Taking the Stage), Actor, Singer, Artist

Lori Kirstein Communications a.k.a. Taking the Stage

From January 2002

Motivational Trainings and Keynote Speeches designed to break the business professional or personal growth student out of self-imposed communication limitations.

One-on-one meetings face-to-face or on Skype, Workshops, and Keynotes. I am a 20-year+ professional actor and singer, and I teach Authenticity, Emotional Connectivity, and Audience Impact.

Audiences and individuals report greater freedom, self-confidence, and pleasure in their Performances, Public Speaking events and interpersonal communications.

SAMPLE SUBJECTS: (1) Creating and Presenting a Compelling Presentation; (2) Upping Your Comfortability Quotient; (3) Knowing That You Are Enough Just As You Are; (4) Verbal and Physical Power Tips and Tricks for Effective Communication; (5) Actors' Presentation Secrets for the Non-Actor; and (6) Personality Secrets of Successful Speakers. And more, of course!

Contact me for a free consultation to focus your Impact efforts in business and/or life.

Past clients include San Francisco Concierge Association, San Mateo County Labor Council, Skyline College, Jazz Vocalists, Actors, Filmmakers.

Executive Assistant

Clopay Corporation

August 1998 - January 2000

I supported the Vice President of Treasury, the Risk Manager, the Cash Manager, and the Tax Department. Daily cash management of multiple bank accounts, form creation, filing processes, meeting setup, presentation creation, correspondence.



From January 1992

Television, Film, Theatre work. I am a character actress with a flair for dialects, and both comedy and tragedy. My favorite dialects are American: Southern (I come from Ohio, so I come by that naturally), and any dialect from New York (my mother was from the Bronx, so that one comes naturally as well). Also: British, French (I speak French), German (can speak the language because I studied it, but am not fluent).

PROJECT WORK: Software Coach, Document Designer, Web Designer, Artist

Lori Kirstein - Virtual Project Assistant

January 1991 - May 2012

Because I create order out of chaos, I never stand still, and I bring a global eye to all missions, I have done all sorts of project work when I have not been in a long-term or permanent position. I have transcribed audio and video, edited manuscripts, designed brochures and flyers, done Coordinator work, technical writing, document and presentation design, web design and more.

Owner / Designer

Whimsical Arts

January 1981 - January 2011

I am an artist who licenses her art for use on products like mugs, aprons, etc.


2014 Resume


Presenting Yourself!

As an online introduction to who I am as a Breakout Self-Expression Speaker and Coach, I recently did my first Conference Call and Presentation.

One of the things that I spoke about that seems to have made the biggest splash is the concept of "From Strength to Strength". If you have ever struggled against the things, the beliefs, the feelings that you feel are holding you back (and who hasn't?!), the revolutionary idea of acknowledging those things but not focusing on them - and the ways to not focus on them - is one that holds a great deal of appeal.

Learning to focus on our strengths, and first of course identifying them (!), is a profound step in being a powerful and comfortable presence in one's own world, whether that is face-to-face with one other person, or is on a stage in front of hundreds of people!

I want you to have that information, and so much more, as an introduction to who I am and what I do, so please head over to my website and sign up! The Presentation, I am giving you right here, but if you want to know what it sounds like to speak with confidence, and you want the details to this visual presentation, you'll want to come over to and sign up.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Be well, and be you! There's nothing more powerful than authenticity.

~ Lori

Keeping You Going!

When it comes to getting your life or your business moving in a smooth direction, you just can't always do it alone.

That's where a really good Virtual Assistant or Project Assistant comes into play, being that third arm you wish you had - that second brain that you wish you could just put over there on the desk and let it do its thing!

That's where I come in!

My name is Lori Kirstein, and I worked in cubicles for 30 years. I could have done without the cubicles, but I will give it this: I learned EVERYTHING about the behind-the-scenes work that goes in to maintaining a business, and really making it shine.

And then I added in my creative flair and now I can do virtually everything, virtually! From anywhere.

Get your hideously long list of names and addresses into computer files without a hitch, and in record time (130 Words Per Minute, baby!)

Help you brand who YOU are in your business - that's where all of my performer and niching experience come into play!

Create a website to get you positioned to play out there in the world.

Design Social Media headers for your Facebook pages.

Research that topic you need for the blog you're writing!

WRITE that blog that you want to be writing!

You name it.

So, don't hold back! Ask me if it can be done, and I'll probably say YES!

I'll keep you going...and then you'll feel all happy and at ease...just like the song I just posted here for you (yep! that's me singing!)

Qualifications & Certifications

Train the Trainer Training - Peak Potentials

Train the Trainer Training - Peak Potentials


University of Cincinnati


Marlboro College

Walnut Hills

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