Barbara is a seasoned HR executive and certified executive coach with over 25 years of experience in a variety of industries including e-commerce, software and medical devices.
Her experience includes being the top HR executive on the senior leadership team for a number of high profile organizations in the Pacific Northwest, several of whom were start-up organizations that experienced high growth. Her experience at both Cardiac Science and Expedia has also given her invaluable experience with a global workforce, an increasingly important element for many organizations.
As a certified executive coach, Barbara provides skilled confidential coaching to senior leaders to help them achieve their objectives, which might include enhancing performance, communication skills, job relationships or simply becoming more aware of their impact on their stakeholders. Barbara’s education, training and extensive experience in industry has provided her with insight and skills to help executives reach their goals.
Barbara is a strong generalist who has led all key HR functions in multiple organizations, including talent acquisition, leadership/talent development, succession planning, compensation and benefits. This experience enables her to not only provide a broad range of HR consulting services, but to also provide coaching for HR leaders when needed. Most recently, she was able to increase the productivity of a talent acquisition team by 100%, resulting in 400 new hires in one year.
Barbara also has extensive experience with developing and implementing leadership development programs and providing executive coaching at all levels of the organization. She is known for her strong business acumen and ability to develop strong, trusted relationships with key leaders at all levels of the organization. This is particularly helpful when providing guidance for difficult organizational issues such as reorganizations and downsizing.
University of Washington, Michael G. Foster School of Business
- Master of Business Administration (MBA), 1994 – 1996
University of Northern Iowa University of Northern Iowa
- BA, Business and Marketing, 1974 – 1978
Executive Coaching, Hudson Institute of Coaching
- Starting June 2012
ICF Executive Coach, International Coaching Federation Belgium
- Starting October 2015