Barbara Turino is a professional facilitator, trainer, consultant and corporate business coach with over thirty years of experience in business and more than twenty-five years of in acting experience. Achieving success in her acting career has had a direct correlation to her success as a management consultant.
In Getting Your Act Together Barbara shares personal stories to illustrate how she has integrated her acting skills into her business. She believes anyone can learn to apply the skills of the thespian to reach professional and personal goals, earn rave reviews and standing ovations, and have fun doing it.
Barbara’s company, Progressive Organizational Services (PROS), delivers customized training programs to many industries. Her training programs encompass customer service, process improvement, sales and management skills, communication skill development, team building and organizational development. In addition, Barbara has developed informative, engaging and fun workshops based on the concepts in Getting Your Act Together.
Her years of combining business and acting experience make Barbara the right person to write this book. She has performed onstage and worked behind the scenes in numerous theater productions. Throughout the years Barbara has had many dramatic as well as comedic leading roles and has earned numerous awards for her acting.
Barbara finds it exciting to use her acting and people skills to coach business clients in developing their potential and meeting their professional and personal goals -- and she believes that anyone can learn and use these skills.
An enjoyable path, this book is a must read for anyone venturing outside of their comfort zone or reaching outside of their old
paradigms. We are all entertainers on some level, and Barbara has shared all the best of her experiences in both the entertainment and
business worlds to help guide us down an easy- to-follow path to our own full potential. She has put them together in a very eloquent,yet fun and easy-to-read manner. What a gift she offers us—a logical
life guide whether our stage is in a theatre or in the corporate world. Going from the New York stage myself to Screen Actors Guild
member to business owner and operator to running multiple automotive franchises, I know firsthand that the “Turino Method”
works! My successes were enhanced because of my stage training and acting abilities. What has spoken to me from Barbara’s work is
that this method not only guides one’s transition into business but can be applied to all stages of one’s personal life. What is your stage?
Automotive General Manager
CEO/DVS Fence Company, Inc
Sr. Relationship Manager/
Capital One Auto Finance
As a wedding photographer, I need to “perform” for my clients on one of the most important days of their lives. Having spent many years working in community theater, I am able to use the skills I learned onstage to make my clients feel at ease, or give them a small taste of the theatrical themselves——letting them take center stage for their big day. Even if you’ve never performed onstage before,Barbara’s book details how you, too, can use the magic of the theater to enhance your interactions with your clients and take your business to a whole new level of performance.
Ready For Your Close Up
Photographer, Davis, CA
If you want an Oscar-winning performance in life or in your career,then this is the book for you! Barbara Turino is no act. She's the real deal, with tons of tips and techniques that can put you on the red carpet to success and fulfillment.
Senior Professional in Human Resources
Author of Get Weird and
Weirdos in the Workplace
Getting Your Act Together is a must-read book for those who want to embrace and experience life with a sense of passion, purpose,
and productivity in their personal as well as their professional lives.
Tom McQueen, PhD
President, American Family Foundation, Inc.
Author of Letters to Ethan
Barbara’s book is intelligent and inspirational. A must-read for actors
transitioning into the business world. The notion that the role is YOU and your stage is anywhere and everywhere will make perfect
sense to any actor and will help take the fear out of redirecting their career.
Actor (performed the role of
“Jean Valjean” in Les Miserables
on Broadway, national tours,
and regional theatres)
A good teacher must be animated, illuminating, and entertaining. A
successful politician or lawyer must be captivating and charismatic. Now with the creative and artful guidance of Barbara Turino's Getting Your Act Together, anyone can be motivating, achieving,and productive by putting the actor's performance techniques into one's professional and personal life. A truly eye-opening account of how to put the “show” into business.
Ellen Wagner, MA
Educational Therapist RST, LH
Owner of The A Team & Study Buddies
Having enjoyed and performed in theater since I can remember, I definitely can attest some of the learned theater skills to my current
knowledge of business today. For me, I would attribute the ability to speak and perform in front of others without getting nervous as
invaluable. Barbara Turino knows how to take these learned theater skills and apply them in business. She has helped my company,
Crescent Solutions, understand many of our shortcomings and showed us ways in which to improve them. I recommend her and this book to anyone looking to improve their personal or business acumen!
Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Solutions
Member YPO and Gennext
Founder of The Society and Captiv8