"Barb has a great appreciation and understanding for the Twin Cities labor market. Her network can make great things happen for her clients."
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
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
“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
Vice President, Strategic Business Development Consultant
"Barb’s counsel and insight have yielded tangible dividends. I navigated the recruitment process with a more strategic approach and the results were successful within six months."-Bobbi Kochevar
North Memorial Medical Center
Director of Diagnostics
"Barb provided critical insight to help me succeed in a competitive, selective job market."-Scott A. Bybee
Sr. Products Launch Program Manager, NetApp
Barb Adams OffiCenters September Innovator
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Barbara is an energetic, social individual. As an executive coach, a key value for Barbara is building trusting, respected relationships with her clients. Barbara focuses on a collaborative effort to help her clients discern and discover wisdom to gain results. Barbara’s enthusiasm is contagious which brings a positive energy to her coaching, facilitation, and training.
Barbara is a Human Resource Development (HRD) executive with over 25 years of combined experience in training and development, organizational development, leadership development, and career management. Barbara is Founder & President of Executive Coaching Insight, Inc.
Barbara has been coaching C-Level and executives from diverse industries for the past 14 years. Prior to starting Executive Coaching Insight in 2011, Barbara joined Right Management Consultants in 1999, a global HR consulting firm to follow her passion of coaching professionals and executives focusing on executive career transition and leadership development. Her clients are located throughout the US market.
Barbara understands the critical success factors required for developing a good leader. Barbara believes leadership is influence and the ability to influence is the result of adding value to others. Barbara has implemented best practices around providing customized solutions to meet the business needs of organizations for companies in both the global and North American marketplace.
Barbara has combined her professional experience with her passion in Health & Wellness and supporting the military by increasing awareness through community involvement. She held an executive position on the Board of Directors in the cooperative world within the natural–food industry.
Barbara has appeared on Minnesota public television as an On-Air Host for authors in the ecumenical community and in Health & Wellness. Through the MN National Guard, Barbara has been a speaker in the Wounded Warrior Program and is an advocate for the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Program. Barbara served the last three years as a mentor with the Menttium100 executive-mentoring program. She is an active member in the Minnesota Coaches Association.
Barbara holds a Master’s degree in HRD (now called Organizational Learning and Development) from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul MN.