Expertise and Coaching Approach
Barbara designs and delivers coaching and development solutions that unleash a leader’s potential and recognizes their whole self. She helps those leaders build teams that not only produce results, but are passionate about and committed to their mission. Her clients experience transformational change in the way they think about their purpose, the meaning of their work and how to engage others in pursuit of their vision. Her practical and pragmatic approach draws upon a long career in industry as well as from the latest leadership research. Working with leaders from the inside out, she helps them become the leader they dream of being.
Barbara was a core team member of Korn Ferry’s Leadership Development practice. Her work included leadership coaching and executive assessment as well as designing bespoke leadership development programs that expand an executive’s world. Barbara was also a member of Korn Ferry’s Diversity and Inclusion practice.
She has worked with hundreds of leaders globally in organizations such as AstraZeneca, Abbott, AbbVie, B&W, Capital One, Deloitte, Flowserve, Genmab, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Indivior, John Deere, Murphy USA, Nike, Pioneer Natural Resources and USPS.
Barbara’s experience is global and she has worked through the Americas, Europe and India. Prior to joining Korn Ferry, she had her own consulting firm and had a long career as an executive herself, starting with United States Steel.
Education and Credentials
Barbara earned her certificate in Executive Coaching from the University of Texas Jindal School of Business and her BA in Liberal Arts from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a certified professional coach through the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
When she is not doing the work she loves, you will likely find Barbara cooking and baking for family and friends, pulling skiers on her boat, teaching English as a Second Language, listening to a rather eclectic playlist, adding another country to her list of those visited (working on countries 37-40 in 2021) and adding yet another book to her Kindle. She’s currently on Kindle #5, due to her penchant for leaving them in airplane seat pockets and hotel rooms.