Melissa Barker

Melissa Barker

Keynote Speaker, Marketing Consultant, Business Coach

Melissa has a unique ability to explain the most complex concepts in an easy-to-follow manner and operationalize strategy into clear directives to help consulting clients and coaching 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 development. She genuinely cares about her clients and gets invested in their success. Bringing a decade of marketing, operations, sales and negotiation experience to her clients, Melissa is able to help business owners unlock their potential.

As a digital marketing consultant, Melissa specializes in helping technology companies drive demand, grow their brand and cultivate relationships with customers using 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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