Melissa Barker, Business Coach & Social Media Consultant

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

As a business coach, Melissa specializes in helping small business owners master marketing, sales and scale with total confidence. She is able to quickly immerse herself into a business, identify areas for growth, and provide actionable plans to move forward. She brings a decade of experience as a marketing strategist and sales trainer.

As a social media consultant, Melissa specializes in helping technology companies and small businesses drive demand, grow their brand and cultivate relationships with customers through social media. Melissa is 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 has also developed and currently teaches courses in social media marketing, educating the next generation of marketers.

Melissa has personally helped thousands of people grow their businesses through social media and other concise, proven marketing tactics, and set them up to expand with ease. She can help you, too.

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  • International speaker and corporate trainer
  • Expert social media strategist and business coach
  • 10+ years of marketing, sales and negotiation experience
  • Author of best-selling 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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Devin Lee, Business Manager

Devin supports Melissa Barker's day-to-day business operations, scheduling and project management. Working with Devin means that nothing slips through the cracks and you can feel confident in your business.
Learn about Devin's OBM services here.


Melanie Pagan, Writer & Editor

Melanie supports Melissa Barker's blogging and content creation efforts. Melanie is an independent writer and editor based in Portland, Oregon. She helps small businesses build their brand with quality content. Learn more about Melanie's writing services here.

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