Barbara is passionate about people and working in roles that empower others to achieve their personal and professional goals. Barbara is currently a Senior Director of Learning & Development and has been working in the technology space for 15  years, including facebook (Meta), LinkedIn, Quantcast and Coupa Software. She acts as an internal coach and has helped to embed coaching cultures and promote inclusive leadership.  One of her ambitions is to make coaching accessible to as many people as possible.

Barbara is a  life-long learner, and earned an MBA, BA in Human Resources, Diploma in Business, Certificate in Positive Psychology as well as becoming an accredited coach. She is currently pursuing her PCC (Professional Certified Coach). Barbara has also been accredited with various personality assessments including EQi, Insights Discovery, The Leadership Circle and Enneagram. She recently completed a Diploma in Broadcasting and Podcasting and hopes to use these newly acquired skills to good use in the coming year.

In her spare time Barbara loves travelling, the outdoors and keeping fit. She is (still) learning to play guitar, enjoys singing and takes the occasional acting class.