Barbara Walsh

Managing Director l Strategic Leadership Consultant l Leadership Team and Organizational Culture Optimization Specialist

As a Strategic Leadership Consultant and Master Coach to Executives, Leadership Teams and Boards, I bring the combination of 15 years of client experience, academic study and extensive practitioner training to my work. My ongoing self-development and network of leading global authorities in the field of leadership and organizational development ensure that I am informed by the latest thinking.

My clients are leadership teams and individual leaders in many parts of the world, for whom success depends on their ability to navigate systemic complexity, thrive through rapid change, and collaborate at multiple levels. I have an in-depth knowledge of what it takes to plan strategically in the face of an uncertain future, to partner across stakeholder groups in service of a common purpose, and to overcome conflict to become more than the sum of their parts.

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Barbara is a systemic thinker, with the ability to question what is seemingly unconnected, allowing new connections and insights to emerge. Challenging and direct, yet empathetic and supportive, her coaching style is best suited to clients with the courage to grow exponentially, the readiness to co-create unusual possibilities and commitment both towards their own development and increasing the value they bring to their multiple stakeholders.

What I love about my work is the opportunity to positively impact the lives and work of others – when I do this work with people who themselves have a positive impact on society, the value is exponentially increased. It’s why the opportunity to contribute within the EthicalCoach and WILD network partnership immediately appealed to me!

I have an MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change, am a Master Practitioner in Systemic Team Coaching and am registered by the South African Board for People Practices as a Master HR Practitioner: Learning and Development.

I am also a qualified coach trainer, focusing on the training and development of accredited internal coaches within organisations and the Systemic Team Coaching programs for leaders and coaches.