SJ Barakony ’98
THE Education SHERpa
H7 Network - Global Member Relations
Founders Live - City Leader                                                              Freelance Contract with Cultivate                                                    Community Ambassador - Economic Impact Catalyst                      The Entrepreneurial Leap - Collaborator                                                Strategic Partner - Elevate Capital Solutions                                          Day Job to Dream Job - Certified Speaker
Brand Ambassador, Web Strategy+
Super Connector, BeeKonnected
Independent Contractor / Consultant
Ohio SBDC ( Small Business Development Center )
Delaware, OH
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Preferred Method of Contact: Email

SJ Barakony is a lifelong Ohioan with a boundless appreciation for people, entrepreneurship, liberty, & learning.

He has ties to multiple business ventures: He started his own education business, SBSL: An Educational Solutions Provider, in late 2011; over the next 8+ years, he has been offered a number of opportunities to partner with other founders, inc. the H7 Network; StartUpSpace; BeeKonnected, & Web Strategy + / Social Media Enthusiasts.

He’s been described as a thought leader; futurist; guest blogger; super connector; speaker; historian; & soft skills specialist.

He would like to be involved and contacted regularly to help students who are in the Liberal Arts/Social Science Majors, Business, and students in athletics:

  • Speaking with a student virtually or on the phone
  • Presenting to a class in-person on soft skills, entrepreneurship, pursuing a calling vs. career, and the differences between networking and community/relationship building
  • Presenting to a student organization
  • Conducting a virtual webinar
  • Mentoring a student
  • Assisting OWU Alumni (recent Alumni, or Alumni in transition)
  • Participating in OWU events such as speed networking, mock interviewing, panels, etc.
  • Hosting a “Career Trek/visit” with a group of students & OWU staff.

SJ was an Economics/Management (EMAN) major at OWU, and he was involved on the Student Judicial Board, WSF as a Tour Guide, Academic Status Committee, and he ran for Student Class Trustee. He is still actively involved in the Central Ohio Alumni Leadership Board and the DEC at OWU.

He can indirectly support students in finding internship opportunities - his connections are deep and vast, and he often will request interns to help with his four entrepreneurial ventures.

SJ is very flexible with how to be contacted, and he’s equally glad to talk on the phone as he is to use IG/Instant messaging, LinkedIn, or WhatsApp.