Barbara Rozgonyi is a future-chasing digital marketing and PR thought leader, an inspiring speaker, and an intrepid coach.
She is the CEO and founder of CoryWest Media, a creative agency that offers consulting, coaching, and training services. Named to honor two imaginative storytellers, Barbara’s mother [Cory] and grandmother [West], Cory and West, CoryWest opened in 1990 as a marketing communications firm.
As an innovative creative engine for its clients, today CoryWest Media empowers businesses and individuals to light up their 4D PR presence to engage key relationships, grow thought leadership, and accelerate success.
Barbara’s diverse expertise in marketing, communications, and technology equips her as a trusted advisor for organizations ranging from Fortune 50 companies to the Federal Reserve to global small businesses via the International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations.
One of the world’s original social media thought leaders, Barbara’s social media presence goes back to 2005. Her award-winning blog, wiredPRworks.com launched in 2006 and houses over 1200 marketing, communications, and PR articles.
In 2008, Barbara founded Social Media Club Chicago, which grew to be the third-largest club in the world. Nokia chose Barbara as one of two social media experts to represent the U.S. at Social Media Week Berlin. Her third podcast, “Growing Social Now,” features interviews with Barbara’s friends in high places about what’s going on now and what’s next in digital communication.
In 2023, she completed Positive Intelligence PQ coach training. Barbara is passionate about showing individuals and teams how to integrate mental fitness into life’s many challenging applications by installing a new operating system.
An author, Barbara contributed the LinkedIn chapter to “Success Secrets of the Social Media Marketing Superstars,” and the PR chapter to “Success Secrets of the Online Marketing Superstars.”
A former award-winning sales rep, Barbara’s training experience encompasses a wide range of programming, including sales training for Dun & Bradstreet and Blue Cross Blue Shield subsidiaries, insurance companies, associations, as well as corporate, and financial services account executive teams.
An international speaker and global sales trainer, Barbara presents live and virtual programs to teams in Asia, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and throughout the United States. Barbara lives in Charlotte, NC where loves getting away to hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains, swim in the Atlantic Ocean, and soak up nature on her backyard trails with her dog, Holly Wood. An avid photographer and adventurous naturalist, Barbara loves capturing everyday life in pictures.