Barb has thirty years of experience providing consulting and coaching to help organizations manage change, increase leadership capacity, and build teams. As a manager in four organizations, Barb knows first hand about the day-to-day realities and pressures experienced by managers. Thus, her recommendations are both theoretically sound and pragmatic.
Barb’s keen insights into human behavior and her ability to give honest feedback helps her clients accelerate their growth. She is consistently recognized for her ability to develop trust, listen and customize her expertise to specific individual and organizational cultural uniqueness.
She combines her passion in neuroscience with her understanding of human behavior, leadership and team development to optimize personal, team and organizational effectiveness. She focuses on increasing the three bottom lines: employee satisfaction, customer satisfaction and shareholder value.
Barb was selected to spearhead a three-year, $2.5 million, cutting-edge action research project sponsored by the Ford Foundation on culture change and Work-Life Integration. As a result of this project, Barb authored ReInventing Work: Relinking Life and Livelihood to Benefit Business and Staff. This workbook has been translated into Japanese and Hebrew.
Barbara has a Master's Degree in Management Science and Women Studies from George Washington University. She has taught organizational theory, leadership, team development and change management at UC Berkeley Extension, the University of San Francisco's Master's Degree program and at Dominican University.
Barb can be reached by email and you can view her website at: ArtemisManagement.com.
Her blog can be found at: barbemiller.wordpress.com.
“Barbara has truly had a profound impact on our team. I strongly recommend her as resource to assist with any team's organizational effectiveness need.”
~ Tony Williams, Director, Pacific Gas & Electric
Paula Radloff - VP, Retail HR, Nike Inc.
“Deborah provided invaluable thought leadership to the Retail leadership team to elevate new capabilities. Additionally she was critical in driving an enterprise-wide Digital offense across three businesses – digital commerce, digital marketing and digital product. Much of the work was groundbreaking, involved multiple layers of leadership and required her to filter through several dimensions to deliver decision-ready outcomes and activation plans. Deborah has an ease in operating both strategically and tactically to address the right requirements at the right altitude to progress solutions. She brought good diagnostic questions to the table, challenged appropriately and ultimately influenced others along the way. Not only does she deliver results, she also provides deliberate coaching on the "how" which oftentimes becomes the most critical aspect of a strategic plan."
Joann Russell - VP, Org Effectiveness & HR Planning, Nike Inc.
“Deborah delivered measurable results (e.g. global standards for org structure and headcount across 12 global functions, benchmark metrics, a focus on data-based decision-making and instilling discipline to ensure Nike’s financial model). Throughout this work Deborah provided consistent quality consulting, strategic and business acumen and the demonstrated ability to ensure tactical execution. Deborah kept it strategic and was willing to get her hands in it!"
Sharon Singerman - Director, Executive Development, GAP Inc.
“One of the significant projects Deborah led here was to help senior leaders in re-conceptualizing and redesigning the product pipeline to be more effective. This work took significant organizational skills, executive presence, listening skills and ultimately influencing skills. As a result, Deborah became known for her strength as a change and OE consultant within the company."
Rosie Rock Rogers - Sr. Director of HR, Nike Inc.
“Deborah and I collaborated on how to evolve the North America HR organization and the story we needed to tell to get the rest of the leadership team to see it. Not only were we successful in our pitch, but the work along the way was fun and productive! Deborah has great storytelling capabilities, is very skilled at formulating solutions to complex issues and all in all, is a fantastic partner."