has thirty years of experience consulting to private, public, and nonprofit organizations. She has worked successfully in such varied cultures as The U.S. House of Representatives, financial institutions, health care systems, high-technology, rapidly growing entrepreneurial companies, public sector agencies, educational institutions, and grassroots nonprofit agencies. She has extensive experience working at all levels in an organization: CEO, mid-level manager, and individual contributors. Her clients include: Stanford University, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Juniper Networks, HSBC, Accenture, Hewlett-Packard, U.C. Berkeley, Agilent Technologies, the Ford Foundation, Lucas Digital, Intel, Advanced Micro Devices, and Applied Materials.
Ms. Miller specializes in leadership development, executive and managerial coaching, and organization change strategies. Barbara's consulting work has included helping organizations to plan strategically, manage change, build teamwork, and reorganize workflow and reporting relationships to improve productivity, downsize, and merge. Barbara has coached leaders at all levels in Fortune 500 companies.
Barbara is able to bring a unique perspective to her clients because she has been a manager in four organizations. She knows firsthand about the day-to-day realities and pressures experienced by managers. Thus, her recommendations are both theoretically sound and pragmatic.
She has also designed and conducted seminars on leadership, managing change, communication skills, behavioral interviewing, performance management, women in management, career development, conflict resolution, empowerment, self-managing teams and managing individual differences, and work-life harmony. Barb brings her passion about new research in neuroscience and how it impacts leadership and team development.
Barbara has a Master's Degree in Management Science and Women Studies from The George Washington University. She has taught organizational theory and change management at the University of San Francisco's Master's Degree program in Organization Development and Human Resources, UC Berkeley Extension, and Dominican University.