About Us

Paul Barton works with business professionals and others who are going places and don’t want public speaking to be the reason they are held back in their careers. Paul helps you gain the confidence to speak up and the skills to stand out so that you can command an audience. Paul also is a sought-after speaker on a variety of business communication topics, and he is a top-rated public speaking and business communication adjunct instructor at The Art Institute of Phoenix and Estrella Mountain Community College. He has helped hundreds of people achieve their public speaking goals.

With a long history in the corporate world and as a current entrepreneur, Paul understands the everyday big and small business challenges you face. Before launching his own company, he had a successful 20-year career leading internal communication teams at six fast-growing Fortune 500 corporations including APS, Phelps Dodge Mining Company, America West Airlines, PetSmart, Hawaiian Airlines, and Avnet. Those experiences led him to write what is now the No. 1 book on internal communication on Amazon. Paul also is accredited by the International Association of Business Communicators and he is a member of the National Speakers Association of Arizona. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Iowa State University and a Master’s degree in Communication from Hawaii Pacific University.


Phoenix Public Speaking Maribel BartonMaribel Barton keeps the place running by handling much of our administrative work. She also brings several unique perspectives to our offerings. Maribel has extensive retail experience, having worked for such big-name brands as Macy’s Saks Fifth Avenue and Fry’s (the Kroger Company), and she provides a unique frontline employee perspective.

Having been born and raised in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines, Maribel also provides some cultural perspectives to our content and delivery.

Although English is not her native language, Maribel also a top-notch proofreader.

Maribel is fluent in Tagalog and her native language is the Waray-Waray dialect. She earned a Bachelor of Secondary Education degree from Leyte Normal University.

Paul and Maribel look forward to helping you achieve speaking success!