J éneen Barlow is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Barlow Enterprises (BE) and of Freedom Brokers International (FBI). She is a national speaker, consultant, life strategist, and the author of Don’t BE Scared. BEspeak!: How to Prepare, Present and Inspire your Audience to Take Action. She is also the co-author of the #1 Amazon Best Seller, Don’t Be Scared. Live on Purpose! with the forward written by Dr. Willie Jolley.
Barlow Enterprises (BE), a consulting and motivational speaking company, provides the business and education sectors, students, families and individuals with the processes they need to “Work. Love. Live. BE More Excellent.™” While both Jéneen and her husband speak, train and conduct professional development on various topics at universities, non-profit organizations and businesses nationally, BE is most well-known for its Destiny Statement ™ Institute (DSI). The Institutes trains and commissions BE Life Scholars annually. This is an elite network of individuals who know their mission in life and who are committed to serving, through those missions, as global agents of social change.
Through Freedom Brokers International (FBI), Jéneen teaches and develops diverse teams of leaders nationally and provides a system whereby they can experience business ownership, create generational wealth, live in abundance, and fund their dreams! To date she has helped over 300 individuals across the nation start part-time businesses of their own.
Jéneen is an alumna of Rider University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. From Eastern University she earned her Master’s of Science degree in International & Urban Economic Development. Jéneen is an expert in team building, writing curricula and in program development.
A few topics on which she presents are: leadership, diversity and inclusion, team building, strategic planning, discovering purpose and vision, parenting, spirituality, relationships, and overcoming fear. Articulate and mild, yet poignant in her approach, Jéneen is skilled at searching out the audience’s needs and providing them with the information, inspiration, and interaction they need to become instant agents of change. Whatever the need, she is a creative and engaging expert who unquestionably and consistently delivers more than her clients ask or imagine.
Her passions for education, inclusion and diversity are further evidenced in her role as the founding Director of Eastern University’s Eastern in the City (EIC) and in her role as Affiliate Faculty at Eastern University. As a leader in both the worlds of education and business, Jéneen has proven her ability to bring diverse teams of people together in ways that surpass their differences and pool their resources to fulfill the missions at hand.
When Jéneen is not conducting seminars or teaching, she delights in spending time with her three young children and her Prince, Omar Barlow. Jéneen describes her husband as a “Prince and a scholar.” She most appreciates him for his integrity, his passion for helping others, and his efficacious zest for living. Jéneen also loves to dance and paint, read and write, and travel. Life for the Barlows is continually becoming more excellent each day!
Omar Barlow believes that every person has a purpose to fulfill. As a gifted teacher, motivator, and leader Omar seeks to assist as many people as possible to discover purpose and maximize their full potential. He often quotes, “The richest place in the world is the cemetery.” He believes the issue this quote pinpoints is that many die without ever discovering who they really are. Consequently, they take all that they are to contribute to the world — to the graveyard. In light of this truth, Omar is committed to “dying empty.”
A few of the topics on which he presents include: School Leadership in the 21st Century, Student Success, Passion Based Education, Male Development, How to Maximize Your Potential.
While attending his alma mater, West Chester University, Omar also served as the President of the Black Student Union; Senator of Student Government; as a Residence Life Assistant; and as a lecturer along the east coast. As a former English teacher at North Penn High School and as an adjunct faculty member teaching English at Eastern University, Omar’s teaching style transcends traditional approaches. He uses literature and storytelling as a vehicle to teach students life-lessons. Omar contends that learning should be challenging, but in order for students to fulfill their full potential he also believes that learning must be fun, relevant, interactive, and interesting. In addition to the B.S. in English and the M.Ed. in Multicultural Education, Omar holds an Educational Leadership Certification.
He also serves as the founding CEO and Principal of Eastern University Academy Charter School, A Big Picture Inspired School and Early College High School which opened in the fall of 2009.
For two years straight he was one of four in the nation to be selected as a Steve Harvey Finalist for Best Community Leader and Omar won the Black Male Engagement (BMe) Leadership Award in 2013.
When Omar is not conducting seminars or teaching, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, whom he calls his Princess; his daughter, “Amazing” Grace; and his brilliant sons, Joshua and Nathanael. Omar considers his wife to be a very special gem in his life, a person that has definitely multiplied his life’s purpose. They have a home filled with love, joy, and peace. Omar also loves reading and visiting family and friends. Life for the Barlows is continually becoming more excellent each day.