Barron is the current VP of Partnership Development for a National Non-Profit organization. He has extensive knowledge in the area of volunteerism, recruitment, philanthropy, and partnership development and has trained thousands of volunteers during his professional career. Barron has been a featured guest on several TV and radio shows discussing topics related to youth development and philanthropy.
Barron is currently one of the Managing Partners of the Business of Life Coaching and Consulting and former Franchisee of a well known Regional company. Their company won small business of the year for their region.
Barron is a graduate of the University of South Carolina in Columbia where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Psychology and a Master’s degree in Business Management from Webster University. He is a Certified Non-Profit Consultant and a Certified Non-Profit Consultant through the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives .
Advocate means to speak, plead, or argue in favor of. For the past few years Barron has been reading, studying and trying to learn new tips and strategies to help his family and friends spend more time traveling while spending lest money. His family has created a Travel for Free Lifestyle. That simply means using vacation and travel as a way to enjoy, enhance, and experience life in a greater way. Whether you traveling out of the country or a state park in your State taking vacations can have a significant impact on your over all emotional and physical health. In other words travel matters.
Last year more, than 705 million vacation days went unused. January is National Plan Your Vacation Day. This day is designed to help people commit to planning their vacations in advance to make sure they are taking time off and using their vacation days. Regardless of travel style, our country offers something for everyone. The most effective remedy for American workers who want to use more vacation days is better planning. People who plan are more likely to use all their vacation, take longer breaks and report greater happiness. Join us as advocates to travel and vacation. #planyourvacation
Barron has been naturally coaching and leading people for success for several years and recently has obtained his coaching certification from The Center of Congregational Health. Barron is also certified through the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and is a member of ICF International and ICF Raleigh. He has several clients that he works with on a regular basis to help them reach their desired goals and outcomes. Organizations also hire Barron to coach their employees around leadership development, strategy, and professional growth.
Barron recently added travel coaching to his practice. He noticed, while teaching his travel class, that people needed additional support beyond the class, in relation to saving money and reaching their travel goals.
Barron’s goal is to uncover the motivations they have for travel and how to achieve their personal travel goals. Once these motivations are established, Barron works with his clients to research destinations and activities to attain their goals.
While he may make recommendations and suggestions, it is up to the client to research destinations, activities and industry suppliers. They are responsible for making the final decisions—this empowers the client to take charge of their life, which is at the core of coaching.
Philanthropy is one of the most beautiful words in the English language. Not because of the phonetics but because of the meaning. Several years ago, I discovered that I was a philanthropist too…. Not just wealthy or famous people or even large corporations. Philanthropist are people like my wife and I and people like you. People who have the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes. In addition to money, its also Time and Talent.
Barron co-founded an award winning Giving Circle called A Legacy of Tradition (ALOT). He has served on the National Board of Directors for the Community Investment Network (CIN), a national grassroots organization that teaches people how to pool their resources together for greater impact. He has also served on committees for local foundations that give away hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. Barron and his wife, Dr. Katrina Damon, started the BK Damon Fund, which is a Donor Advised Fund. They give away money to local non-profits as well as scholarship to local Seniors in High School through their Making A Difference Scholarship. Barron enjoys teaching and sharing with others on the impact of giving back to their communities. We Are Philanthropists!
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