Chiara Motley is a Seattle-based actress and producer. She has produced and collaborated on a number of projects, including Violet Machine (The Casualty Process’s first US music video), And, Apart (an immersive transmedia film project about grief in the Pacific Northwest), and a series of short video portraits of young spoken word poets for Urban Word NYC.
All Souls, a web series which she produced and starred in opposite Michael Potts, won the Gold Award for a Digital Series at DC Webfest in 2020 and the audience award at FLICKFAIR On Demand in 2021. Chiara also co-produced the 2020 web series The Corps, which screened at the American Black Film Festival and Urbanworld 2021.
Chiara received her B.A. in drama from Stanford University, where she was awarded the Evelyn M. Draper Award for performance, and her MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver, CO. She has performed on stages across the country including ACT, Seattle Repertory Theatre, DC Shakespeare Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage and more. Her voice can be heard on the Her Interactive series of Nancy Drew video games.
Chiara is a Lead Executive Coach with GK Training. She trains executives and directors from major corporations around the country, including New York’s top financial and accounting firms, international law firms, leading health care and pharmaceutical companies. Chiara uses her experience as a performer to help clients improve their vocal and physical presence and execute with consistency, spontaneity and authenticity. She is a popular speaker, and has been the keynote speaker for The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association annual conference. She recently joined the TEDxSeattle speaker coaching team. Chiara finds it most rewarding to help women find their own voices and speak with power whether it be in the boardroom, on stage, or anywhere else.