Barbara H. Smith is called a “dynamic trainer” and with good reason. With more than 20 years of serving corporate clients in banking, defense, and consumer products industries, she is an energetic, dedicated international trainer.
She is a leader who commands the platform with ease. Barbara’s captivating style transforms audiences with humor, knowledge, and content. She facilitates in a way that shares her wealth of knowledge and leaves audiences satisfied with the value provided. Her pleasant personality and easy-going demeanor give class participants a sense of already knowing her; she immediately puts her audience at ease.
Barbara earned her associate’s degree from ECPI in computer electronics, her bachelor’s degree from St. Leo University in computer information, and her master’s degree in management from Troy State University. Barbara owns and operates BHS Consulting, LLC, a consulting organization that provides customized training to small, medium, and large corporations.
Barbara has worked in many industries, including information technology, academia, construction, hotel management, transportation and sales. She coaches individuals and small businesses and shares her vast knowledge and experience to help others grow in their lives and in their businesses.
She is certified in Microsoft Office Productivity products (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), is a graduate of the National Speakers Association Speaker Academy, and is SWaM Certified.
In her spare time, Barbara serves as the clerk of her church, assists non-profit organizations, and improves her craft as an actor. You can find her working on movie sets with different projects in the local area. She is involved in the community as an advocate for women and children. Having overcome obstacles in her own life, she pays it forward by actively serving on the board of directors at Natasha House, Inc., a transitional home for women and children. She also serves on the board of directors as the education chair for the Peninsula Women’s Network. She mentors young women by providing workshops for She’Matters Girls, Inc., the Girls Club of Hampton Roads, and the Hampton Roads Community Action Program’s Project Discovery.
Barbara is talented at using a combination of storytelling and acting skills to bring any content to life.
Her smile is infectious, and when she enters a room, “It’s like all of the Christmas trees in New York City light up!” She has a deep attraction for unusual sunglasses, amazing jewelry, and dark chocolate. You can always contact her to speak at your event. She believes in providing superior customer service and consistently delivers more value than promised. Whether it’s a training facilitation, a keynote speech, or an inspirational mistress of ceremony occasion, you’ll be happy you contacted her.
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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! “
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.
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! “
Digital Lifestyle Sustainment Engineer