Melissa Barker

Melissa Barker

Keynote Speaker & Business Coach

Melissa has a unique ability to explain complex concepts in an easy-to-follow manner and operationalize strategy into clear directives to help her clients thrive in business.

As a business growth coach, Melissa is able to quickly immerse herself into a business and pinpoint areas for growth and refinement. She brings a decade of experience as a marketing strategist and sales trainer to her clients.

As a digital marketing consultant, Melissa specializes in helping technology companies drive demand, grow their brand and cultivate relationships with customers through social media and powerful storytelling. Melissa in a trailblazer in the field of social media marketing, as the author of the first (and international best-selling) college textbook on social media marketing. She also developed and teaches courses in social media marketing, educating the next generation of marketers.


  • International speaker and corporate trainer
  • Expert social media strategist and business growth coach
  • 10 years of marketing, sales and negotiation experience
  • Author of international textbook, "Social Media Marketing: A Strategic Approach"


  • Willamette University (2016) M.B.A. with an emphasis in negotiation
  • Gonzaga University (2010) B.A. in public relations and advertising


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