About

About Kerry Barrett

I faced my fear so I can help you face yours

With more years of experience than seem possible for someone so young-looking (oh, go on…), I’ve become known for overcoming a massive and debilitating fear of public speaking and using that experience to help clients break through mindset issues and cultivate their video X-factor, or what I call Video IQ (VIQ).

About that Fear

My fear of public speaking wasn’t a rational fear. It crippled me — sending me into the proverbial fetal position, paralyzed by anxiety and insecurity. So, how did I end up with a 20+ year career in the news business, speaking to an audience of millions every day and even winning an Emmy®?

It started with a childhood spent overseas. I was always interested in learning about other people — their cultures, how they lived and their personal stories. This influenced not only my career path in communications, but also my innate ability to recognize interesting stories in others. Basically, when you go to school for Speech and Communication Studies, you have no choice but to face your public-speaking phobia.

Over time, with a lot of hard work and a large splash of self-confidence, I didn’t just kick that once crippling fear to the curb, I turned it into one of my core strengths.

MY PASSION &

The Reason I Do This

My clients often say that I’m the cheerleader they need (without the pom-poms) and my relationships with them are the reason I get out of bed in the morning, well…that and my 4 year-old needing breakfast.

Some of my proudest moments as a media trainer and video coach are:

  • When a client broke through their obstacles as a video creator and saw revenue grow by 50%
  • Pivoting during the pandemic to a business model of helping clients introduce themselves through video, and without knowing what “P&L” or “scaling a business” even meant 

Awards

I earned my video “degree” via trial by fire working in front of the camera for internationally renowned media institutions like NBC, ABC and Fox TV stations. I’ve also received notable accolades, including a first-place award with the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), an Emmy® Award in Breaking News, an RTNDA Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence and more.  

I earned my real degree, a BA in Communications from Clemson (Go Tigers!) and an MA in Telecommunications from the University of Florida (Go Gators!). 

I live in Sparta, NJ with my husband, three children, and our very old dog, and when I’m not helping my clients become video rockstars, you can find me outside, hiding from my children. Or drinking at the local bar (these are kind of the same thing).

TESTIMONIALS

The reviews are in!

Clients love working with Kerry

If you’re looking to elevate your brand's digital presence and optimize your video content creation, Kerry Barrett Consulting is the company for you. Kerry is an award-winning storyteller and can help any business succeed with both video strategy and video content
— Manuela S., Skills Productions LIC

I was totally out of my depth when I approached Kerry about my business brand video idea. I had a vague vision but no experience on camera. I was nervous! Kerry created a masterpiece that brought my story to life, providing me with essential coaching for my video, public speaking and 1-on-1 interactions.
— Rosie K., Shattered Pencil Studios

Working with Kerry has been life-changing and transformative. I feel prepared to speak on camera and mic'd up for podcasts. She took the time to learn my strengths so I can play to them on (and off!) camera.
— Monica D., MD, Inc.

Kerry Barrett is energy, professionalism and communication personified. She continues to inspire me by how well she surmounts any challenge. Her technical arsenal, editing know-how, camera readiness, and charisma have benefited my TV work and will be a gift to whomever she works with.
— Rev. Noelle K., Host of "Chaos to Calm"

After our first two sessions, I noticed significant changes in my videos – from presentation to graphics, even audio! You name it Kerry changed it…for the better! If you’re uncomfortable in front of the camera, need help script writing, public speaking, or with digital media, Kerry is your professional! I couldn’t imagine where I’d be without her!
— Nick M.

I’ve always wanted to use video to promote my business but I was scared, Kerry and her team help me out to make it happen. She’s freaking great at what she does. If you want help with sales and biz dev, she’s your gal
— Jean O.

Kerry Barrett is energy, professionalism and communication personified. She continues to inspire me by how well she surmounts any challenge. Her technical arsenal, editing know-how, camera readiness, and charisma have benefited my TV work and will be a gift to whomever she works with.
— Rev. Noelle K., Host of "Chaos to Calm"

After our first two sessions, I noticed significant changes in my videos – from presentation to graphics, even audio! You name it Kerry changed it…for the better! If you’re uncomfortable in front of the camera, need help script writing, public speaking, or with digital media, Kerry is your professional! I couldn’t imagine where I’d be without her!
— Nick M.

I’ve always wanted to use video to promote my business but I was scared, Kerry and her team help me out to make it happen. She’s freaking great at what she does. If you want help with sales and biz dev, she’s your gal
— Jean O.

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