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Karenthia A. Barber

CEO, Renowned Thought Leader & Consultant and Strategist, President of Professional Development Associates, LLC.

CEO, Renowned Thought Leader & Consultant and Strategist, President of Professional Development Associates, LLC.

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Karenthia A. Barber Biography

Karenthia A. Barber is a distinguished and influential speaker, renowned thought leader, consultant, strategist, and coach whose expertise lies at the crossroads of business, education, and politics. With an impressive career spanning over two decades, she has left an indelible mark on the lives of more than 300,000 individuals and organizations through her impactful programs and services.

Currently holding key positions as a Commissioner, adjunct faculty member, board chair, and president of Professional Development Associates, LLC, Barber leads this consulting practice that specializes in management consulting, diversity, equity, and inclusion, organizational development, training, and government relations services.

Throughout her career, Barber has garnered recognition for her deep insights and proficiency in leadership, motivation, supervision, communication, conflict management, diversity, equity and inclusion, customer service, community engagement, and workplace violence mitigation. Her contributions extend to academia, where she has served as an adjunct faculty member at both university and community college levels.

Barber's influence extends beyond the academic realm. With a unique blend of experience in both appointed and elected positions, she has earned the respect and trust of corporate executives, elected officials, and public figures, who often seek her guidance and advice.

Her academic journey includes an undergraduate education at the University of Pittsburgh, followed by graduate studies at Penn State University. She is an alumna of Leadership Maryland and Coach University, reflecting her commitment to personal and professional growth.

Among her numerous achievements, Barber made history as the first woman Chair of the Board of Trustees of Maryland Automobile Insurance, where she provided steadfast governance and leadership to the 100-million-dollar insurance carrier. In a testament to her expertise and reputation, Maryland Governor Wes Moore appointed her to the prestigious Port Commission of Maryland in 2023.

Outside her professional commitments, Ms. Barber is deeply engaged in community initiatives. She holds the position of Chair on the Board of Baltimore Votes and contributes as a member of the Morgan State University President’s Committee for the Morgan State Choir.

Recognized for her exceptional contributions, Barber has received numerous accolades, including The Maryland Daily Record's Top 100 Women in Maryland in both 2016 and 2022. Her achievements also include the Gold Leadership Award from Leadership Maryland and the Living Legend Award from the National Association of Negro Professional and Business Women’s Clubs. She proudly maintains her affiliation as a life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Baltimore (MD) Links.

With an unwavering commitment to excellence and a passion for fostering positive change, Barber continues to shape and elevate the realms of business, education, and politics through her impactful speaking engagements, strategic insights, and transformative coaching.

Karenthia A. Barber Speaking Topics

  • Communicate So Others Will Listen

    Communications is a two-way process that seems simple yet is fraught with difficulties. Oftentimes, miscommunication, misunderstandings and interpersonal difficulties arise from the communication process

    Although the communication process can be challenging, , one way to positively impact how others view you in terms of your professionalism and effectiveness is by having excellent communications skills.

    Effective communication is the Key To Personal and Professional Effectiveness. Effective communication is not only about conveying a message that you want to say. It is about conveying the message so that other people understand and respond to it.

    This engaging and high energy presentation will provide specific strategies to communicate more effectively.

    Attendees will be able to:

    • Better understand the communication process
    • Learn the 7 C’s To Effective Communication.
    • Identify specific actions to improve your communication skills.

  • Prospering Post Pandemic

    We have all been impacted by the Covid-19 Global Pandemic. The uncertainty of school, work, and community; coupled with economic, job and personal loss has created a range of individual and organizational challenges. We must seize the opportunity before us by taking actions that will lead to more effective and efficient days ahead.

    This high impact presentation will help attendees to:

    • Recognize the importance of mindset.
    • Identify growth opportunities for greater success.
    • Learn strategies to thrive through the uncertain times.

  • Embracing A Mindset For Innovation, Transformation and Disruption The world is ever evolving, and change is inevitable. This thought provoking presentation highlights the role, value and impact of each individual to the growth and success of an organization.

    Attendees should be able to:

    • To Identify Opportunities For Innovation
    • Understand the Value of Transformation
    • To Thrive Amid Disruption
    • To Identify Growth Opportunities.

  • Leading By Example

    Effective Leadership is important to organizational effectiveness. Now more than ever leaders need to understand human behavior, changing employee expectations, and be able to connect with others in a meaningful way.

    This presentation will help attendees self-reflect and identify ways to enhance their leadership skills, individual contributions and leadership impact. Attendees will learn how to effectively manage their mindset, behavior and interpersonal interactions to enhance their leadership impact.

    Attendees should be able to:

    • Identify the different types of leadership.
    • Identify your leadership qualities.
    • Learn ways to expand your leadership impact.

  • Creating A Culture of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

    Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging are four concepts that work together to enhance organizational effectiveness, team dynamics and innovation. With Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at the core of your organizational mission, you ensure that every employee feels valued, included, and has access to equal opportunities. Creating, leading, and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment requires a strategic approach and takes time, ongoing attention, and consistent effort. When embraced and implemented effectively, DEIB is a business differentiator that reflects total alignment between what you say and what you do as an employer.

    This powerful presentation will provide attendees with a blueprint for assessing their current organizational environment and strategies to create the culture they desire.

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  • What topics does Karenthia A. Barber speak about?

    Karenthia A. Barber is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Business Leaders, Communication, Disruptive Thinking, Diversity, Innovation, Leadership, Motivational, Teamwork and Teambuilding, Thought Leadership, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Karenthia A. Barber travel from?

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Karenthia A. Barber is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Communicate So Others Will Listen, Prospering Post Pandemic, , Leading By Example and Creating A Culture of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. The estimated speaking fee range to book Karenthia A. Barber for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Karenthia A. Barber generally travels from Baltimore, MD, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Cynthia Marshall, Nicole Yeary, Jenn Lim, Marilyn Tam and Jason Young. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Karenthia A. Barber for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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