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Kim Barbero, Principal of Carah Worldwide Consulting, Inc., is recognized for getting things done. Known for her engaging personality, sound business judgment and communications expertise, Kim is a highly organized and energetic project manager and trainer who delivers results that exceed expectations and enhance brand value.

Throughout her 20-year career within the non-profit, corporate and consulting environments, Kim has led award-winning teams and developed programs to raise awareness, increase customer satisfaction, and strengthen the reputation of local and international organizations and clients.

Focusing primarily on issues management, Kim has become a trusted advisor to her clients in the area of crisis and media management, bringing to the table her experience as the crisis communications and public affairs lead for one of the world’s largest marine midstream companies. She also develops and delivers on brand, marketing and business strategies that improve organizational effectiveness to enhance brand value. Kim is a master at identifying the information needs of an organization’s constituents and develops stakeholder communications programs that generate support for and contribute to bottom line business results.

Kim is a journalism graduate who worked as a general beat reporter in the late 80’s. Since then, she has worked for leading organizations in the real estate, pharmaceutical, shipping and oil and gas sectors.

Kim was designated an Accredited Business Communicator by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) in 2002 and is a long-standing member of the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS). In 2008, Kim was named a recipient of the IABC Silver Leaf Award for crisis communications and issues management.

Kim is a graduate of the University of Cambridge’s Anatomy of Shipping program and serves on the Public Relations Advisory Board for INTERTANKO (the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners), which provides leadership in the development of international maritime safety and environmental protection standards and regulations.

"Kim is a rare combination of creativity and strategic thinking.  She is results focused and masterful at connecting the pieces and generating support for and alignment towards an end goal. Kim approaches each opportunity with the same passion and enthusiasm inherent with her personality."

Bjorn Moller, President & CEO, Teekay Corporation