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About the Founder

Founder & CEO

 Executive & Career Coach

Maxine Barnett is the Founder and Principal Coach of Soft Skills Services…an organization dedicated to helping leaders hone their soft or ‘power’ skills to achieve their leadership goals, whether they are seasoned C-Suite Executives or budding Entrepreneurs.


A former corporate executive, whose career spans the airline, energy, security, media, central banking and financial services sectors, she has spent over two decades in talent acquisition, management training and development, organization and personal transformation. She has transposed this expertise and diverse human skills background to coaching and training individuals in large corporations, small businesses, academia, government, and the diplomatic sector whether they are seeking to prepare for upward mobility, lead a team, upskill, transition or do business across borders.




























The holder of a Masters Degree in Organization Development, Leadership and Transformation and a Bachelors Degree (Hons) in Language and Education Psychology, she is an Executive Coach trained by Cambridge University, a Trainer and Consultant certified by the NTL Institute of Behavioral Sciences and a Protocol Consultant trained and certified by the Protocol School of Washington (USA) and the International Etiquette and Protocol Academy (UK). 


Maxine Barnett collaborates with industry experts across disciplines as she creates transformative coaching interventions and training programs. This brings a realistic approach to the customized in-person or virtual experience for her clients who are seeking to maximize their visual, verbal, behavioral and cultural markers as part of their brand. Maxine believes that the application of soft skills in human interaction is a winning formula and the key to establishing powerful connections and building  trusted relationships.

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Photo Gallery

Caribbean American Heritage Month-Legislative Week

Caribbean American Heritage Month-Legislative Week: Maxine Barnett at the Whitehouse

Caribbean American Heritage Month

Caribbean American Heritage Month-Legislative Week: Maxine Barnett on Capitol Hill (Rayburn Building)

Caribbean American Heritage Month

Caribbean American Heritage Month-Legislative Week: Maxine Barnett at at the Inter American Development Bank(IDB) with Mr Robert Le Hunte Executive Director(Caribbean)

Maxine Barnett facilitating CDPH Retreat
Maxine Barnett and Dr Erin Epson,Department Head ( HAI)  of the California Department Public Health

Mrs. Maxine Barnett being interviewed by media at the HRMATT Legacy Awards

Legacy Honoree, Maxine Barnett presents the award in her name to Alana Beaubrun


Maxine Barnett, Trinidad and Tobago Representative on the Caribbean American Heritage Awards Committee and H.E. Brigadier General (Retired) Anthony Phillips Spencer, Trinidad and Tobago Ambassador to the United States at the CARAH gala awards in Washington DC


Maxine Barnett meets with the Ambassador and his wife at the Ambassador's residence to discuss Caribbean American matters

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Protocol duties: Maxine Barnett escorts Minister in the Ministry of Economic affairs & Investment,Barbados out off the Rayburn Building Capitol Hill after she speaks at the Legislative Forum


Maxine Barnett invited to tour the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Nertherlands in DC by Joselin Croes, Minister Plenipotentiary of Aruba to the United States


Mrs. Manning, Former Minister of Education presented with a floral tribute by Maxine Barnett on behalf of Caribbean Women Honors and Empowerment (CWHE) organisation


A private moment with the Former Minister of Education, Mrs. Manning.

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