Melissa Anthony

CEO, Anthony Barnum

"I’m known for being direct and analytical. Our sessions always create value for me personally, and my business. I’ve attended sessions with speakers that inspired instant change in the way I approach an issue or a facet of my business. I’ve been challenged to my core and received incredible insights. The value is enormous."

Acquiring valuable frameworks from seasoned CEOs


I am the founder and CEO of a national public relations and social media firm headquartered in Austin, TX. We serve complex B2B companies, including global leaders and high-growth mid-market companies in the technology, healthcare, legal, professional services and real estate sectors. My vision has been to re-engineer the traditional public relations business model; create methodologies that produce greater ROI for clients; and sculpt a powerful, valuable brand identity.


When I started the process of reinvesting aggressively into my firm two years ago, I was searching for new models and ways to link my vision to the systems required for scaling


I’ve discovered several of these with Helm, including the Business Model Canvas. During a Retreat with the founder of Business Models Inc., along with other Helm CEOs, I broke my business model into nine simple components and discovered how changing them could create greater differentiation and value. The exercise inspired me, and I kept returning to it to further define the model. I made many important, game-changing realizations in this process.

My group at Helm is comprised of an extraordinary set of entrepreneurs and business leaders who face dynamic markets. Every session they bring the authenticity of their diverse experiences. I’ve been a part of other local chapters of entrepreneurs, but Helm brings together a unique group – experienced, analytical and creative.