Coaching and Consulting

Barbara has more than 30 years experience in executive coaching, leadership development, and organization effectiveness.  Most of those years have been devoted to working in large US corporations including American Express, Cargill, General Mills, and Medtronic. Her areas of focus in her coaching and consulting are:

  • Developing leadership capacity
  • Learning, leading, and working at a distance
  • Increasing organizational effectiveness
  • Building relationships and teams
  • Creating a global orientation
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Leveraging change and transitions

Over the last decade Barbara has found a new passion for deepening our abilities to work at a distance and in helping others work effectively at a distance through technology-enabled processes. Barbara also has lived and worked in Africa, The Middle East, The Caribbean, and Europe while working in the fields of international relief and development and education. She and her work are featured in Who We Could Be At Work by Margaret Lulic and Merchants of Vision by Jim Leibig.

A fundamental theme throughout Barbara’s life has been global community and global citizenship.  She has been at the leading edge of the exploration of global sustainability and social responsibility.  She served on the Board of Directors for The World Business Academy. She also is author of Leadership in a Challenging World and co-author in several books including The New Business of Business and Leadership in a New Era.

Her love of writing has recently come to the foreground once again.  Over the last year she has written several hundred very short stories on topics ranging from her time living and working in Somalia to global sustainability to childhood memories to coaching global leaders.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership Development
  • Virtual Team Development
  • Virtual Applied Learning
  • Executive Coaching
  • Change Leadership
  • Organization Effectiveness
  • Writing and Speaking

Industry and Sector Experience

  • Professional Service Firms
  • Financial Services
  • Trading
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Research and Development
  • Health Care
  • Government
  • Education
  • NGOs and UNHCR

Professional Development

  • CTI Co-Active Coaching
  • Hay Emotional Intelligence Certification
  • Hogan Assessments Certification
  • Theory U & Global Presencing Classroom
  • NTL Consultation Skills
  • NTL Teambuilding & Process Consultation
  • MBTI Certification
  • Earth Wisdom Teachings
  • Coaching for Excellence
  • Human Dynamics
  • Leadership & Mastery
  • Quality Circles Certification
  • Empowerment Workshop

Professional Excellence Awards

  • Organizational Impact, MN ASTD & ODN
  • OD Practitioner of the Year, MN ODN


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