Pamela Barnum is a former undercover police officer and federal prosecutor who helps organizations increase trust, strengthen motivational strategies, and improve negotiation outcomes using insider nonverbal communication skills. As a body language expert and trust strategist, Pamela delivers techniques once thought of as a “secret second language” that participants can begin using immediately.
Imagine what it would be like to live as a different person with a different name, identity, and background. Working for months at a time with criminals and drug dealers, and your success depended on establishing trust... that’s precisely what Pamela Barnum did for years working undercover in the Drug Enforcement Section. She learned real-world techniques for building trust and interpreting body language. When Pamela left policing she accepted a position as a federal prosecuting attorney, spending countless hours in the courtroom, perfecting her nonverbal communication and trust-building techniques.
Following a successful 20-year career in the criminal justice system, Pamela studied corporate negotiations in graduate school. Now, she shares her expertise with others, teaching them invaluable communication skills that increase trust, improve relationships, and decode nonverbal cues. Pamela has been a featured trust strategist and body language expert, contributing to print media, radio, and television news programs. Her TEDx Talk, “What Drug Dealers Taught Me About Trust,” was viewed more than 400,000 times in the first year.
Pamela is a sought-after speaker for both live and virtual events.