An author, communications consultant and professional speaker, Barbara Sherf created CommunicationsPro in September 1996 with a mission to help clients develop and communicate clear and consistent messages. The firm is certified as a women-owned business in the areas of speech and executive coaching, business writing, public relations, social marketing, video production and community outreach programs.  Barbara conducts PR and Public Speaking Boot Camps, Team Building classes based on her book, and a host of soft skills and storytelling workshops. In 2009, Barb founded Capture Life Stories to help families Capture Life Stories in print and DVD.

Barb has been telling stories since she was little girl and continues to entertain and engage audiences from all walks of life.  She uses her expertise as a print and broadcast journalist to tell stories on behalf of her clients.

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Four First Place Award from the Associated Press Broadcasters Association for in-depth reporting on an array of subjects.

My Life Reflection:

Yes, I have put together some of the details of my life.  It’s a great exercise.

Barbara L. Sherf passed  on XXXX, XX, 20XX of XXXX.

Ms. Sherf, who was born March 19, 1962 and raised in Philadelphia and Bucks County before moving to Flourtown, Montgomery County for a marriage to Brad R. Shapiro in 1988.  Mr. Shapiro was/is a cinematographer who started Location Lighting, a grip and lighting company, and Location Camera and eventually sold both businesses to semi-retire; taking photographs and making travel films with his wife later in life.

The couple had no children, but helped raise three nieces and three nephews and rescued many golden retrievers over the years from the Montgomery County SPCA, Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue ( and Golden Retriever Rescue, Education and Training ( [… to read more, click here]