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  • " Working with ECI, I was able to better articulate and promote my personal brand and clearly demonstrate my leadership style." -Todd Fritz
    Explore Information Services,
    LLC Business Development Executive

  • " Barb took time to get to know me personally, which helped greatly in her ability to provide meaningful coaching." -Bob Schilmoeller
    Business and Technology Leader

  • " Barb has been excellent to work with. She has so much enthusiasm, and it is contagious. Her positive outlook helped me to remain positive and see the possibilities." -Anne Sweet
    Finance Consultant

  • " Barb has a great appreciation and understanding for the Twin Cities labor market. Her network can make great things happen for her clients." -Buckley Brinkman
    Executive Director/CEO
    Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, WMEP

  • " Being part of Barb’s network is like being part of a special club!" -Steve Yockey
    Client Management Executive
    Distribution Alternatives, Inc.
    Lino Lakes, MN

  • " Barb provides an uplifting and endless supply of positive energy that is helpful in re-framing your point of view, and refocusing your efforts to be more strategic." -Kevin Gerdes
    Brigadier General
    Minnesota National Guard

  • "Barb helped me with negotiating skills to realize a higher salary and other benefits for a higher compensation package in my new role." -Greg Keup
    CFO and Treasurer
    APi Group, Inc.

  • "Barb was a tremendous coach in a period of transition. She approached my search with both strategic and tactical insight - supporting and challenging me along the way.” -Kevin Hogan
    Stylmark, Inc.

  • “Barbara achieves success with a warm smile combined with a laser like focus. Having Barbara in your career corner is a big plus!” -Neil Anderson
    The Courage Group, Inc.

  • “Barb’s impeccable character, keen insight, and executive coaching experience enables her to quickly develop a client-focused action plan that generates results.” -George Glaros
    Marketing Ventures, Inc.

  • "Barb truly understands the marketplace and uses that knowledge to help her clients build and manage positive relationships with all career stakeholders." -Thom Telfer
    Chandler Group Executive Search

  • "Barb’s strategic focus, contagious energy, positive attitude and dedication to the success of her clients are innate gifts which empower others to achieve success through her coaching." -Diane Nanstad
    Business Project Manager

  • "When my knees get wobbly, Barb has been there as a true wing woman understanding the uncertainty of it all and courageously asking more of me." -Mark Faris
    Speaker & Author

  • "Barb is very outcomes-based in how she partners with her executive clients and displays great empathy, understanding and commitment to their success." -Susan Fiscus
    Right Management
    Vice President, Strategic Business Development Consultant

  • "Barb provided critical insight to help me succeed in a competitive, selective job market." -Scott A. Bybee
    Sr. Products Launch Program Manager, NetApp
    Boulder, Colorado

Executive Career Coaching

October 2019 ECI Fall Social

At OffiCenters in Minnetonka, MN

December 2018 ECI Winter Social

At OffiCenters in Minnetonka, MN 

July 2018 ECI/ExecuNet Summer Social

At OffiCenters in Minnetonka, MN

December 2017 ECI/ExecuNet Holiday Social

OffiCenters in Minnetonka, MN

August 2017 ECI/ExecuNet Summer Social

OffiCenters in Minnetonka, MN 

December 2016 ECI/ExecuNet Holiday Social

OffiCenters in Minnetonka, MN. 

August 2016 ECI/ExecuNet Summer Alumni Social

Northland Plaza in Bloomington, MN. 

Over 70 registered and 60% were employed and came back to "give back" to our executives in transition.  A special "THANK YOU" to anyone employed who offered to help connect anyone looking for their next opportunity.

May 2016 ECI/ExecuNet Networking Event with Guest Speaker Marcia Ballinger

Centennial Lakes Office Park in Edina

March 2016 ECI/ExecuNet Networking Event

Having Fun and Networking On St. Patrick's Day!  
 Centennial Lakes Office Park in Edina, MN 

December 2015 ECI Holiday Open House

Northland Plaza in Bloomington, MN. 


Surprise Visit From Santa Sharing His Brand! 

October 2015 John Maxwell Live2Lead Event

Grace Church in Eden Prairie. 

" The Live2Lead event was a tremendous reminder for me that living an Intentional Life is an essential ingredient to success in all things personal and professional.  I found each speaker both confirming and enlightening.  Their passion and energy came thru in more than just words and their commitment to the message they delivered will leave a profound impression on me.  I'd recommend this event to anyone and everyone!" ~ Senior Operations Leader



Centennial Lakes Office Park in Edina. 

“Scott’s positive energy is contagious.  His optimistic outlook on life and overcoming objections is encouraging for anyone trying to achieve realistic goals.  I would highly recommend reading his book, Outperform the Norm.  The information is relevant and spot on with all the every-day challenges we are facing as a society.  Scott’s innovative strategies will help you be the best version of yourself while focusing on the process that leads to better outcomes.” ~ Human Resources Executive



Centennial Lakes Office Park in Edina, December 2014

Celebrating 10 Years of success facilitating for ExecuNet with Guest Speaker CEO, Chuck Feltz

The Westin Edina Galleria, September 2014

Winter Evening Holiday Social

Embassy Suites Bloomington, January 2014

2nd Summer Alumni Social with over 90 people!

Santorini’s Restaurant, August 2013

3rd Holiday Alumni Social

Embassy Suites Bloomington, December 2012

Official Launch of ECI & 1st Summer Social!

Lake Minnetonka, August 2012

“CelebrityPair Up” at the 2nd Holiday Social

Embassy Suites Bloomington, December 2011

Monthly ExecuNet Breakfast Meeting celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!

Centennial Lakes Office Park in Edina, March 2011

1st Alumni Holiday Social with over 60 people!

Mediterranean Cruise, December 2010