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Pamela Barnum Former Undercover Police Officer & Federal Prosecuting Attorney Trust Strategist & Nonverbal Communication Expert
Imagine what it would be like to live as a different person with a different name, identity, and background. For months at a time, you’re living with a false identity, and your success depends on building trust and detecting deception with some of the most dangerous people imaginable. That’s precisely what Pamela Barnum did for years working undercover in the Drug Enforcement Section. She learned real-world techniques for building trust and interpreting body language.
When Pamela graduated from law school, she left policing and accepted a position as a federal prosecuting attorney. She spent countless hours in the courtroom, perfecting her proficiency as a trust strategist and body language expert.
Following a successful 20-year career in the criminal justice system, Pamela studied corporate
negotiations in graduate school. Now, she shares her expertise with others, teaching them how to
improve their communication skills to increase trust inside corporations, associations, and law
As a body language expert and trust strategist, Pamela delivers techniques once thought of like a “secret
second language” that participants can begin using immediately.
Take decades of experience, including working deep undercover in narcotics, followed by a rewarding
legal career, and you get real-world strategies that help participants crack the code on trust and improve
professional relationships using proven field-tested techniques.
Pamela shares her experience, research, and expertise with humor, candor, and energy, blending
actionable strategies with memorable stories.
She is also a featured expert and contributor in print media, radio and television news programs in
Canada and the United States. She has appeared in person in front of audiences ranging from 50 -
12,000 and on countless virtual stages.