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Barbara brings over 20 years of broad global experience across diverse industry sectors to her work as a Talent & Career Development Leader, ICF certified executive coach, strategic business consultant, and master-level facilitator.
As an innovative and accomplished strategic partner, Barbara’s passion for optimizing leadership impact and helping leaders achieve their leadership and career goals is paired with a solid track record of building long-term collaborative relationships with C-level executives, senior leaders, executive teams, and other key stakeholders. As a thought leader and trusted advisor, she is recognized for her content expertise, knowledge, and strategic delivery that spans the continuum of talent development and career transition solutions. As an ICF certified executive coach with her ACC designation, she coaches and advises leaders on complex talent, career and leadership issues and challenges them to think outside the box and consider alternate perspectives to help them achieve success.
In her current role at Optimum Talent as Vice-President, Career Transition, Barbara’s focus is providing coaching support to executives and senior leaders throughout their career transition process. Previously, Barbara held senior positions as Vice-President and Talent Development Practice Leader for a global talent consulting firm, Principal for a large global human capital consulting firm, and Director of Organizational Effectiveness for one of Canada’s largest financial institutions. She has also operated her own consulting and coaching practice.
As a graduate of the University of Toronto, she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy, a master’s degree in Industrial Relations, and a Certificate in Organizational Development. She is an ACC certified ICF Executive Coach.
Born and raised in Toronto, Barbara is an avid movie and theatre attendee and regularly practices yoga.