“Communication isn’t rocket science. Simple shifts in the words you use can create cultures where people feel included and inspired!”

- Erica Mills Barnhart, Communications Expert & Speaker

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

She put those two things together and has been speaking, writing, and advising about the revolutionary power of words ever since.

About Erica

Erica Mills Barnhart is a communication expert, speaker, and author. She is Founder & CEO of Claxon and also an Associate Teach Professor at the University of Washington.

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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?