An Independent Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker with Maxwell Leadership Certified Team.

About Barry Edwards

As a Maxwell Leadership Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker, I can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods. Working together, I will move you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals.

I joined The John Maxwell Team in 2011 as a founding partner after selling my very successful business of 20 years, Creative Presentations, Inc. Now I'm using my experience and knowledge to help organizations and individuals grow and succeed through business coaching and leadership training.

Having studied and taught the John Maxwell material since 1999. I have the passion to see others take the same principles I've successfully used to the next level and fulfill their dreams.

My specialties and business experience includes:

  • Recruiting team members
  • Developing leadership within organizations
  • Team building
  • Teaching management skills
  • Creating and communicating vision
  • Mission and value statements
  • Analyzing financial statements
  • Designing marketing ideas that work
  • Building corporate culture and environments that motivate
  • Negotiating banking arrangements
  • Creating operational procedures and processes
  • Managing fast growth
  • Navigating downturns
  • Creating government contracts
  • Developing branch offices
  • Negotiating mergers and acquisitions

Honors and Awards:

  • Inc 500’s 5000 Fastest Growing US Companies (#3859) 2010
  • Inc 500’s 5000 Fastest Growing US Companies (#2880) 2009
  • Top 100 Private Companies in New Orleans 2000-2010
  • American Business Ethics Award winner 2005
  • The Gambit Weekly’s Top 40 under 40 Recipient 2002
  • US Small Business Administration in Washington D.C. - Small Businessperson of the Year for Louisiana in 2000
  • JEDCO (Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission) "Charlet" Small Business Award 2001
  • Entrepreneur in Residence Award, University of New Orleans 2001
  • Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award Finalist in Louisiana 1996 and 1999
  • ASTD Employer of the Year for New Orleans 2000
  • Citybusiness “Top 40 under 40” in the 2000 Power Generation
  • Chamber of Commerce “1995 Small Business Champion” Award
  • Citybusiness Who’s Who of New Orleans
  • USA Triathlon 7x All-American
  • Ironman World Championship 7x Qualifier


Contact Me. I am looking forward to assisting you on your journey to increased personal growth and greater leadership success.