Felicity H Barber


I’m a communications consultant specializing in thought leadership, storytelling and speechwriting. I have particular expertise in B2B, finance, insurance and tech.

Do you need a speech, a blog post, an op-ed, brochure text or case studies? You’re in the right place. I love turning technical, complex content into accessible, user-friendly communications.

Maybe you’re not sure what you need; I can do a strategic review of your marketing collateral and give you a plan for action, tailored to your business audience.

Do you want to improve your business storytelling or writing skills? I run workshops and individual coaching sessions for anyone who needs their communications to hook their audience in and keep them coming back for more.

Fun fact: I wrote a book presented as a gift to HM The Queen.

What I Do

  • Writing

    I have written numerous speeches and prepared business leaders for presentations all around the world. I also write blogs, brochures and case studies and have been published by Forbes, Mashable and Time.

  • Strategic Communications

    I love using storytelling and thought leadership to build a corporate or a personal brand. Let me review your communications and create a plan that grows your target audience.

  • Workshops

    My storytelling workshops always score top marks from attendees. One described my method for structuring a story as 'pure gold'. I work with both individuals and groups to develop this essential skill.



"I have worked with Felicity on a number of projects; most recently a complete rewrite of our corporate literature to coincide with our brand relaunch. Felicity did an exceptional job at understanding what we needed, understanding the complexities of our business and our offering, working with a number of senior stakeholders to identify and agree a way forward and at delivering to a high standard. We were all really happy with the output, Felicity's writing skills are excellent. Felicity is also lovely, so it was a pleasure to work with her!"
- Zoë, Head of Marketing, JCRA
"Felicity is a talented communications professional. She set up our communications infrastructure, launched our blog, established our social media presence, designed creative campaigns, and tracked everything through to user conversion. I was particularly impressed with her ability to work with our scientists and use their voices to establish Neurotrack as a thought leader in the space. I highly recommend Felicity."
- Caitlyn Krebs, COO, Neurotrack
"Felicity provided indispensable support to the Sage Group and our Marketers that Matter® program, helping us tell compelling success stories from across our community. She is a very gifted writer with a keen sense of narrative and a talent for business storytelling. Felicity always went the extra mile to accommodate last minute requests and was a pleasure to work with. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her. "
- Cara France, CEO, The Sage Group
"Felicity helped me to focus on what I am most passionate about achieving in my role as an executive leader."
- Charlie Lane, Senior Vice President and COO, University of Florida
"Felicity has been incredibly valuable to our marketing efforts at Globiana from the very first conversation we had. She is a clear thinker and talented writer, with a deep understanding of how content marketing can be leveraged to build brand and awareness. Her writing is crisp and engaging – in fact everything she has delivered has been consistently excellent."
- Roopa Mangalmurti McNealis, Chief Marketing Officer, Globiana
"Although I am an accomplished leader in my profession and business owner, I have struggled for years to effectively express the value I provide and translate my skills and abilities in a way that resonates with the people I want to make a difference with. Seriously, in a few meetings with Felicity, I felt like a discovered a new language that helped me communicate in a way that my target market could understand me. She taught me how to craft a powerful message through the art of storytelling. The business impact is that potential customers can better connect to what I do, why I do it and how it will help them, which of course leads to more sales with ideal customers."
- Rodney Mueller, MBA, PCC, SLT Coaching
"Felicity has written numerous speeches and speaking notes for me and I have always been impressed by the quality of her work and her ability to capture my voice. She is able to make complex topics like insurance and reinsurance accessible, interesting and even humorous when the situation calls for it. Her speeches on issues like diversity and inclusion convey real passion and have certainly changed hearts and minds in the industry."
- Inga Beale, CEO, Lloyd’s of London
"Felicity was an indispensable asset when I needed an impactful speech to be produced in a short timeframe. I found her to be both enthusiastic and detail oriented from conception all the way through to completion. Her expertise was particularly evident in the creative choices of language and structure that were appropriate to my unique project. Committed to honing the essence of my story, she was also affably accommodating to my numerous change requests and clarification of specifics. I look forward to working with her again in the future."
- Jason 'Singer' Smith, Speaker, Climber, Adventurer
"Felicity and I first worked together on a book to be presented to HM The Queen by the Chairman of Lloyd’s and we were given 96 hours. With no time to spare, it was vital that Felicity could both help create and understand a working structure as well as write to a very exact word count. However, not only did she posess these qualities, she was intelligent and flexible enough to adjust her copy as the preliminary structure morphed into the real book and diplomatic enough to handle the different constituencies and their demands whilst retaining a strong single voice throughout the book. That it has been reprinted without any text changes is testament to her work. "
- Francis Atterbury, Artisan Book
"In my role as General representative for Lloyd’s in Germany, I had a very intensive working experience with Felicity as a speech writer and I can say, that she is very capable in hitting the right spot in her speeches especially regarding to cultural differences and sensitivities. It was really a very positive experience to work with Felicity!"
- Jan Blumenthal, General Representative, Germany, Lloyd’s


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Contact info
San Francisco, CA94110 +1 415 283 8142 felicity@thoughtfulspeech.com