A captivating motivator and coach, I'm passionate about helping leaders achieve their highest level of performance in delivering the spoken word.
As a senior executive, accomplished in automotive Sales, Marketing, Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Customer Relationship Management, Public Relations, and Coaching, I leverage my energy and contagious leadership to help executives achieve their best.
I'm a graduate from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Administration degree. An active supporter of numerous charities, I have sat a variety of Boards including, the Canadian Medic Alert Foundation, the Traffic Injury Foundation, as well as the Grandview Children's Foundation, and the Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery.
Industry Expertise (8)
Training and Development
Media - Broadcast
Public Relations and Communications
Areas of Expertise (6)
Customer Relations Management
University of Saskatchewan: Bachelor of Business Administration, Sales, Marketing and Communications
Niagara Institute: Executive Development Program
University of Illinois: Executive Development Program
- Black Isle Group
- Black Isle Consultants
- Executive Search Networks
- Public Speaking Network
Michael Croxon, President & CEO | New Roads Automotive Group
“Barry's approach to teaching public speaking - whether for presentations to a large group, small group or one-on-one was extremely effective. He provided our team with key strategies to instantly improve their ability to communicate with more confidence and talent. His approach made everyone feel comfortable, but also very quickly through the use of role-play, video-taping and review unleashed the potential that everyone has to be an effective communicator at all levels.”
Barbara Morris, President | Elevate Organizational Consulting
“Barry is an energetic and charismatic expert in verbal communication who shares his instructional content in a fun and engaging way. In just a few sessions, my presentations skills were improved greatly. I believe he has what it takes to turn potentially anybody into a great speaker. I look forward to future sessions with Barry!"
John Carmichael, Conservative Member of Parliament, Don Valley West | Federal Conservative Party
“I have had the opportunity to work with Barry and found his work ethic and skill in assisting me in my training and skill development to be of the highest level. I recommend Barry for anybody in need of media and presentation skill development.”
Rick McCullough, Fire Chief, City of Regina | City of Regina
“In a very short time Barry brings out the natural, raw communication talent that is present in each of us. Using the simple tools and techniques he shares, quickly built the confidence necessary for me to comfortably converse with my listeners. ‘Speaking with Impact’ is valuable training for anyone who is expected to communicate effectively in front of an audience."
Robert Ridge, President & CEO | The Canadian Medic Alert Foundation
"Barry guided me through Black Isle's Speaking with Impact program. He was extraordinary!
I have never had so many 'aha' moments in such a short period of time. Not only did I learn a great deal but Barry made it fun and enjoyable.
If you are interested in becoming a more confident and impactful speaker, I would highly recommend Barry's work at Black Isle."
Deborah Nixon, President | Trust Learning Solutions
"Barry transformed my presentation but more importantly, Barry transformed me. He took my material, which I had been delivering in what I thought was an effective way, and brought it to another level. He has a unique vision and an ability to see what is possible- even when I couldn't. He is patient, encouraging, and really knew how to help me to connect with my audience. The feedback I received was beyond my expectations. My audience said they were pumped, motivated, empowered- and wanted more!
The ultimate compliment I could pay Barry is that my audience wants me back and couldn't get enough. Barry was instrumental in making that happen."
- Workshop Leader
- Corporate Training