Hi, I'm Kathi Barber

- Author
- Author Coach
- Publisher
- Grant Writer
. . . And Much More

I've spent more than 15 years using forward thinking creativity and a global perspective to help nonprofit organizations, government agencies and businesses reach their development, fundraising and communications goals.

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My Services

Each interaction I have with a current or potential client starts with one fundamental question “How can I help you today?” My core values of service, creativity and dependability drive me to provide services that help you reach your goals.

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Author Coaching

Structured guidance, support and critique on your completed manuscript or book idea.


Professional Writing

Targeted and tailored content for the busy entrepreneur and small business owner, from blogs and web content to annual reports and all things writing.


Empowerment Coach

Navigate through life goals, create a vision, tap into your inner strength and move beyond  internal and external barriers to a more fulfilling life.


Author Publishing

Become a published author in the genre you choose, own your copyright and begin receiving royalties.

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A bit about me...

Writer & Women's Empowerment Coach

Kathi Barber’s books, insights and business knowledge has inspired readers and entrepreneurs for over two decades.  She is the author of the classic Black Woman’s Guide to Breastfeeding: The Definitive Guide to Nursing for African American Mothers and Lactation Management: Strategies for Working with African American Moms. The 15-year anniversary edition will be released in Spring 2021! She’s also the author of Lactation Management: Strategies for Working with African American Moms. Her advocacy work on overcoming health disparities has been praised in The Washington Post, Ebony Magazine USA Today, the Chicago Tribune and on NPR’s All Things Considered and Tell Me More.  Kathi finds professional joy helping entrepreneurs get their ideas up and running, and guiding nonprofits to funding success.

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Small Businesses Assisted During Covid-19
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Designed for health professionals, Barber discusses:
The lower rate of breastfeeding and how prevalent diseases in the African-American community could be impacted by increased breastfeeding rates.
The history of African women brought to America and how slavery has impacted breastfeeding in this population.
The barriers to breastfeeding for the African-American mother.
She then describes how to:
– Successfully communicate with and counsel your African-American clients.
– Help African-American mothers return to work and continue to breastfeed.
– And reach out to the African-American community to get their help in supporting breastfeeding mothers.
This book is a must-read for everyone working with African-American pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

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“Kathi Barber carries a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all aspects of grant funding and organizational development.  We worked together on several critical projects and I found Kathi’s approach to organization, collaboration and her ability to locate solid funding opportunities key to our organization’s success”

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- Heather Tinelli

Economic and Tourism Development Director
Queen Anne’s County, MD

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