The above comments are all direct quotes from senior leaders who hired me to help solve their problem. Whether through executive coaching, live workshops or virtual learning, I can help with your performance improvement and talent management efforts.
Some facilitators just cover content. My workshops are engaging, informative and fun. My coaching is focused, tangible, expansive and rewarding.

Enhancing Your Personal Brand

As one boss put it, “He looks like he just rolled out of bed. And he doesn’t exactly speak the King’s English.” Another said, “She always sounds hesitant – like she’s asking a question.” From attire, to conversation, to personal presence, we will focus on all the important aspects of building a powerful brand that can lead to better results now and a successful career later.

How to Lead From Your “CORE”

This workshop focuses on the skills effective leaders call upon every day to engage their reports, execute strategy, and refocus efforts toward the mission and vision. Participants will leave with a
heightened awareness of their strengths, and specific action steps to increase their capacity to lead others in the future. They will: connect their “who” to their “why” (C), enhance their outlook (O), reach out with credibility (R), and execute (E).

Conducting Difficult Conversations

Why spend thousands of dollars on one particular branded program when your team can learn best practices in conducting effective workplace conversations across all the well-known models of relationship-building? This program is designed to be a “highlight reel” of what works in communication when the stakes are high and emotions run strong.

Fearless Feedback

Wouldn’t it be great if all managers could give and receive constructive feedback? The kind that doesn’t sting or sound fake, but really helps individuals improve? Whether it’s the annual performance review or quarterly check-ins, this workshop will equip participants with the techniques to be better feedback providers.

Speaker Bootcamp

Whether you are a pro behind the podium or would rather have root canal than stand up and speak in public, every professional has some bad habits that inhibit their ability to grab and keep an audience’s
attention. Practice, performance, feedback, and discussion are the tools used to strengthen speaking skills. Strongly encouraged: videotaped feedback.

Secrets of High-performing Teams

Great places to work have great teams. It’s that simple. But it’s not easy to achieve. Attention must be paid. Unleash the strengths and spirit of your people by building great teams. We will focus on the
stages of a team, the key elements of great teams, and delve into what makes high-performing teams so essential to organizational success.


Management Essentials

This three-day workshop is designed to get your “peer today, boss tomorrow” managers up and running. Each day focuses on a key theme and provides ample time for discussion, road-testing and reflection. Participants go through two self-assessments to highlight strengths and blind spots, and spend significant time trying out new skills in a safe environment.


Dancing With Porcupines

Conflict management is one of the critical skills of the 21st century workplace. In addition, teams that can effectively problem-solve and maintain collegiality offer more to their organization’s bottom line. This workshop title comes from the book by Bob Phillips. The content is derived from the Thomas Kilmann Conflict Management model as well as Barbara’s experience in coaching teams through conflict.

Presenting to Your Boss

Many companies wisely invest in improving external presentations, but tend to neglect the internal ones. Countless managers complain that the presentations delivered by their direct reports are long-winded, circuitous and often require a secret code to find the critical information. Don’t tolerate poor presentation skills any longer.

High-stakes Team Presentations

Team presentations are challenging enough, but when the stakes are high, such as trying to outperform competitors to win the contract or convince the FDA to approve your plan, presenters need more than
the basics. This workshop is designed to equip teams with the tools, techniques, and self-awareness to deliver excellent presentations – no matter who is in the audience. Attention will be paid to best practice strategies for ensuring high-quality, team-based delivery.

For more information on any workshop, contact Barbara via email or phone.

Assertive Communication

Wouldn’t it be great if all managers could give and receive tangible feedback? The kind that doesn’t sting or sound flowery, but really helps individuals improve? That’s just one of the skills we cover in this workshop. Be more helpful and get what you need all at the same time!

Cultivating Your Personal Brand

As one boss put it, “He looks like he just rolled out of bed. And he talks likes he’s bored with life. I can’t send him out in the field.” Who wants to be that guy? We will focus on all the important aspects of powerful personal brands and why we all need an upgrade.

The Secrets of High-performing Teams

Now that you are clear on the stages of a team and key elements of great teams, we can delve deeper into what makes high-performing teams so effective and essential to organizational success.

Conducting Difficult Conversations

Why spend thousands of dollars on one particular branded program when your team can learn about best practices in workplace communication across all the well-known models of critical conversations. This program is designed to be a “highlight reel” of what works in communication when the stakes are high and emotions run strong.

How to Win Others Over (WOO)

Based on the work of Richard Shell and Mario Moussa at the Wharton School, “WOO” is the ability to win people over to your ideas without coercion, using relationship-based, emotionally intelligent persuasion. In this workshop you will learn the core skills of successful relationships with colleagues, clients and customers.

Situational Leadership

Ever hear the expression “use the right tool for the job?” The same is true for supervision. Learn the core skills and approaches to developing self-reliant achievers.

The Coach Approach to Managing Others

This two-day branded program from Corporate Coach U will help your managers communicate more effectively, promote innovation, and get results. Could your organization benefit from better bosses?

The New Manager’s Guide to the Universe

This three-day workshop is designed to get your “peer today, boss tomorrow” managers up and running.Each day focuses on a key theme and provides ample time for discussion, road-testing and reflection.

Speak With Confidence!

Jerry Seinfeld is famous for commenting that the average American fears public speaking more than death.He said, “That means we would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy!” Don’t let your key staff members be one of those people.