About Barbara H. Smith

About Barbara H. Smith

The Speak Coach Train Story

The company started with a vision. Barbara H. Smith, known as “The Masterful Presenter”, used more than 20 years of speaking, coaching, and training corporate clients in banking, defense, and consumer products industries, to launch the Speak Coach Train brand.  

The company trains leaders who want to command the platform with ease.  The Speak Coach Train methods captivate audiences with humor, knowledge, and content.  The facilitation style is taught in a way that leaves audiences satisfied with the value provided. Customer’s recognize the pleasant personalities and easy-going demeanors of the trainers in this organization, provide each class participant with confidence and a sense of ease.

The CEO, Barbara H. Smith creates a culture of inclusion and diversity. The mission is S.T.E.A.L.T.H Success, Truth, Excellence, Achievement, Longevity, Talent, Harmony.

The organization trains, facilitates, and serves industries like: information technology, academia, construction, hotel management, transportation, and sales.

Speak, Coach, Train has coached C-Level Executives, Generals in the Military, and small business owners. We are members of SHRM (Society of Human Resources Management), are Microsoft Office Specialists, and SWaM (Small, Women, and Minority) certified. 


We actively assist with education in non-profit organizations including  Natasha House, Inc., a transitional home for women and children, the National Black MasterMinds Group, She’Matters Girls, Inc., the Girls Club of Hampton Roads, and the Hampton Roads Community Action Program’s Project Discovery.

We believe in the talent in the Speak Coach Train family where customer service is the norm instead of the exception and we consistently deliver more value than promised.

We hope the next time your looking for training facilitation, keynote speakers, or executive coaches, you would consider us.  You’ll be happy you did.

Feedback & Reviews

What people are saying about Barbara…

“After my first coaching session with Barbara a renewed sense of purpose and confidence has come over me. Her advice not only addressed key elements for public speaking but resources and encouragement that addressed my personal needs as well. I am looking forward to my next encounter with Barbara! “

Bell N.

Teacher at Virginia Beach Public Schools

” I have known and worked with Barbara professionally at the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI). She is astute and meticulous while performing her work in an outstanding manner. Barbara’s hard work led to NMCI gaining Authority to Operate in minimum time and helped launch this $6.8B program – the largest outsourcing ever by the United States Government. Barbara is an “achiever” that sets high goals and then accomplishes them. These goals led to her attaining a Masters Degree and stretching her educational and professional endeavors even higher. Barbara is simply “tops” and a true pleasure to work with in a team environment.

Jim B.

Network Innovation Architect

” I was a little skeptical at first and nervous, thinking it would be challenging to produce a transforming brand that quickly. The techniques were easy to follow and the session was fun. I also learned additional tips which will enable me to develop believable content in a short amount of time. This is so worth the investment!  “

Donna G.

Digital Lifestyle Sustainment Engineer

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