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storyteller , poet , Syndicated business columnist

Barbara Garro, Syndicated business columnist, storyteller, poet. CPCU. Advisory board Upper Merion CAble TeleVision, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 1987. Member Society CPCU, Association for Psychological Type, Society Children's Book Writers, International Women's Writing Guild, Hudson Valley Writers Guild, International Enneagram Association, Institute Noetic Sciences, American Society Psychical Research.


Garro, Barbara was born on February 3, 1943 in Camden, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Dominic and Mildred Barbara (Homiak) Garro.


Bachelor of Science, State University of New York, Albany, 1993. Master of Arts, State University of New York, Albany, 1996.


Sales, marketing assistant, Publickers Distillers Products, Inc., Philadelphia, 1961-1962;paralegal, LaBrum & Doak/ Rawle & Henderson/Miller, Pincus & Greenberg, Philadelphia, 1962-1967;business owner, Retail Sundries Store, Philadelphia, 1967-1972;various positions with public conglomarates, 1972-1978;free-lance writer, since 1978;tax consultant, Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 1980;corporation insurance administrator, Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., King of Prussia, 1980-1985;director risk management, Comcast Corporation, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, 1985-1987;vice president risk and insurance management services, United Kingdom&W Technology Resources, Ltd., Albany, New York, 1987-1989;Chief Executive Officer, Electric Envisions, Inc., Saratoga Springs, New York, since 1989. Speaker, workshop facilitator on personality understanding, emotionalintelligence and Enneagram. One-on-one executive coach.

Unique selling position coach Character Architectural Technology, trainer, speaker.


  • Achievements include patents in field.


  • Other Work

    • Newspaper columnist: Corp Talk, 1986—2001, Insurance Tips, 1990—2001, Communications Lines, 1993—2001, Business Talk, 1994—2001, Book Review, 1997—2002. Writer, producer performer (television series) Mother Goose & Gander. Author: Grow Yourself A Life You'll Love, From Jesus to Heaven with Love: A Parable Pilgrimage.

      Songwriter (with Margie Ward): albums Magic Night Music Civil Defense.


Chaplain Saratoga County Jail, New York, 2000—2003. Prayer line volunteer Peale Center Christian Living., Pawling, since 2000. Advisory board Upper Merion CAble TeleVision, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 1987.

Member of National Women's History Museum, National Museum Women in the Arts, International Women's Writing Guild, American Watercolor Society, Society Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: exploring human and animal nature, antique collecting andrestoring, student of life and love, music, theater.


Married James Edward Stephano, November 28, 1964 (divorced 1975). Children: Victoria Lynne, Karen Marie.

Dominic Garro

Mildred Barbara (Homiak) Garro

James Edward Stephano

Victoria Lynne Garro

Karen Marie Garro