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SJ Barakony
Area of Expertise: Business Development
Service Area: Central Ohio
SJ Barakony

SJ is a CMA (Consultant, Mentor, & Advisor), as well as the founder of SBSL, Service Before Self Leadership, an Educational Solutions Provider.

His business includes designing &/or implementing customizable solutions for business owners ( inc. Franchisees, small offices, solopreneurs) & freelancers to help them address three deep, fundamental challenges with the traditional approach in the K-12, college/university, &  graduate tracks of education in America, which impacts them directly, or indirectly.

He is presently involved (or has been actively involved) in the following mentorship and/or advising programs / organizations:

He is a National Steering Committee member – click here  for more information.

He serves his alma mater, Ohio Wesleyan (OWU) on the Central Ohio Alumni Leadership Board & is also an active member of a non profit board ( ChefVet )

He is a member of the Delaware County Chamber, BNI’s Delco Profit Builders Chapter, & a Managing Director of H7, a cutting edge business development organization with groups in 6 metro areas.

His favorite pastimes are: traveling; reading ( 220+ paper & audio books in the past six+ years’ time ); listening & watching inspirational content; connecting people who may not otherwise have met in the course of time; and being a futurist/visionary when it comes to organically transforming the education system for the Gig Economy age/era in which we now find ourselves.

Please visit SBSL’s website – – for additional information and/or to connect with him on social media, via email, or to arrange an opportunity to meet at a local networking event.
SJ works out of Central Ohio and is available to meet at your office or at any local meeting spot to chat.


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