Don Barden is the Managing Partner and CEO of GeorgiaXtracts, a global bioscience company delivering pure, tested, and proven wellness products to the world. Their reach includes Agriculture, Chemical, and pharmaceutical consumer based products under various brands such as Botanif, Dragonfly and ProFit.
A successful serial tech entrepreneur, he is a classically trained economist who is internationally recognized as an expert in leadership and the decision-making process. With an M.B.A. in Global Technology Management and International Business, an undergraduate B.B.A. in Economics and Finance, and ABD with a Ph.D. in Behavioral Economics, he has guest lectured around the world, including Oxford University in the UK.
A proponent of Servant Leadership, Don founded The Perfect Plan to challenge and motivate people to think deeply about their beliefs. As an author, speaker, advisor, and corporate executive, Don Barden’s counsel is highly sought after by some of the world’s most successful businesses. A popular keynote who speaks on how to consistently achieve maximum leadership in communication, sales, and management, his “unfair advantage” theories are revolutionary in today’s economy, deconstructing the myth of modern leadership and communication techniques. His experience with cultural change and record-setting growth have drawn him to corporate and political leaders who want to tap into his real-world experience in order to move their organization to higher levels of achievement and invigorate innovation.
Don’s books are published in 39 countries around the world and he is a frequent guest on TV, Media and podcasts.
Don was recently named one of the Top 30 Most “Transformational leaders in North America” by John Maxwell, and was awarded the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. In 2020, he was named the YMCA Volunteer of the Year for Metro Atlanta.
Personally, he provides over 100 annual scholarships to children of the US Army's 1st Ranger Battalion. He also guarantees mental health treatment for over 1,000 teenagers in Atlanta Georgia.