Goldfish have better memories than people.

Memorable words get you massive results.

20+ years.
200+ clients.

Claxon was born out of our founder’s obsession with two things:

  1. The power of words
  2. Making the world a better place

Erica Barnhart put those two things together and has been helping leaders and teams grow their organizations, achieve their goals, advance their mission, and increase their impact ever since.

About Erica

Erica Barnhart is a communication expert, speaker, author, and coach. She is Founder & CEO of Claxon, a company focused on teaching companies and leaders how to use words to change workplaces and the world. Erica also serves as an Associate Teaching Professor at the University of Washington. She now calls Seattle, Washington home, but a piece of her heart will always be in Vancouver, Canada, where she was born.

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Things Erica has done:


at huge conferences and intimate leadership trainings. Learn about Erica’s speaking here.


with clients like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Impact, Microsoft, LifeScience Washington, Group Health Research Institute, and dozens more. To learn more visit the consulting page.


The Wordifier, The Claxon Method, The 1, 2, 3 Marketing Tree


to France, Cambodia, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, England, Ireland, Mexico and Brunei.


in Canada to American parents so she’s Camerican.

The Claxon Team

Sophie Gagnaire

Sophie makes sure Claxon’s clients have an exceptional experience and takes care of all the behind-the-scenes things that makes a business hum along. She has traveled all over the world and currently calls New York City home.

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Do you communicate as effectively as you think?


Do you communicate as effectively as you think?