Barbara is a person on my list of “People that greatly shaped my career”. She is a very effective facilitator and guided our leadership team through a variety of challenges, ultimately getting a group of strong willed individuals to rally around each other and the process. The benefits of the content were obvious and I implemented some of the strategies she taught immediately and with great success.
The most valuable lesson I learned from Barbara wasn’t in the material. It was her own leadership. At that point in my career, I had not witnessed an effective leader or have a leader care about my success as much as Barbara did. Witnessing Barbara model a leadership style of candor and compassion inspired me and others on our team. It is something I carry with me today.