Barrie brings deep expertise and passion for results in designing and leading organization effectiveness solutions which include:
Barrie offers a unique blend of internal executive leadership and consulting experience with start-up to Fortune 50 global companies including Cisco, NetApp, VMware and MCI (now Verizon).
When she’s not helping leaders design and implement effective organizational strategies, Barrie loves to hit the road. She has lived abroad and traveled to over 40 countries. She donates her time and expertise to a variety of non-profit organizations in the Bay Area.
“Barrie's knowledge of change management, organization design, and leadership alignment are best in class as are her diagnostic and consulting skills, and her ability to coach leaders for results.”
~ Joe Pinto - SVP Global Technical Services, Cisco
Maria Olson - VP Global Channels & Alliances, NetApp
“Thanks to Barrie, our strategic leadership off-site was successful in so many ways. The feedback I have received from the team has been outstanding. Barrie's expertise in both the design and facilitation were pivotal to our successful outcomes. In addition to getting our strategy nailed down and designing a new organization around it; the trust-building and connection part has made some significant walls come tumbling down. Barrie made this the most outstanding off-site I have ever participated in!"
Joe Pinto - SVP Global Technical Services, Cisco
“Barrie led the design and implementation of a large, very complex transformation of our multi-billion dollar technical services business. Her knowledge and skills in this area resulted in our ability to transform and grow the business to meet new market challenges and at the same time to raise margins and customer satisfaction. Barrie led the design team through every phase of the project from identifying why and how we needed to change, through the actual re-design of our 6,000 employee business and the successful implementation of the design.
Her knowledge of change management, organization design, and leadership alignment are best in class as are her diagnostic and consulting skills, and her ability to coach leaders for results.”
Julie Parrish - SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, NetApp
“Barrie is excellent at developing tailored solutions; she has so much experience that she can put a lot of options on the table and discuss the pros/cons of various approaches to get to the right answer. This built credibility with me immediately. Barrie listens extremely well and asks good clarifying questions to be sure she has the problem statement correct. In this line of work it can be tricky to understand the problem statement. Left to my own devices, I would not have solved the right problems. Barrie's combination of listening and clarifying helped get to the right issues quickly. She is also very focused on the right outcomes and understands that in OD work – the point is solve the problem as quickly as possible so that you can get to a high performing organization. She has a very nice balance of providing options, yet having a point of view about the ones that she feels will have the best outcome.”