Barbara has been honored with the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Boards of Directors of The Gestalt Center for Organization and Systems Development. In addition to deep experience in leadership coaching, organization consulting, and single parenting, Barbara is an author, photographer, artist, and poet. To the best of her ability, she seeks to holistically combine her unique gifts in a 22 volume / 500-page work entitled Kaleidoscope Lenses. Additionally, in A Kaleidoscope of Haiku, she sends out 17-syllable stories by email each day.
Professionally, Barbara has focused on executive leadership coaching for decades particularly in the area of emotional intelligence. People who work with her find themselves having nourishing and rewarding experiences. A significant amount of Barbara’s coaching is virtual. She has a passion for global community and for transforming our online experiences from transactions into deeper connections. Virtual coaching also reinforces that geography is no longer a barrier. She has coached several hundred business leaders in over thirty-five countries from Argentina to Russia, from Vietnam to Belgium, from the US to South Africa. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Barbara for a free exploratory conversation.
Barbara has a long history of working in organizations. She started her organization consulting business more than 35 years ago and has had the privilege of working with several global organizations including Medtronic, Cargill, General Mills, Honeywell, and American Express as well as The United Nations and USAID in Africa.
Personally, Barbara is touched by how the commonest of these life experiences are also the most exotic. Take parenting for example. Barbara is a single parent. She adopted her son, Michael, in Peru when he was just ten weeks old. Parenting has been a precious gift and powerful learning adventure into such emotional intelligence skills as patience, humility, kindness, and creativity.