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Barbara A. Kurz

Barbara Kurz

Barbara A. Kurz

Executive Development Consultant New York, New York (US) [email protected]

Professional Expertise

A highly accomplished human capital leader and certified executive coach, Barbara has advised senior clients and led teams at a diverse set of global organizations. Her extensive experience enables her to quickly assess workplace cultures and identify how best to partner with clients to navigate change.  Barbara collaborates with clients to build confidence, raise self-awareness, and focus on near-term objectives. She accomplishes this by understanding existing patterns of thinking, identifying fresh solutions that drive desired results and enhance leader growth. She employs a holistic style of coaching, guided by the unique professional and personal qualities of each person to bring about sustainable change.


Barbara has lived and worked in the US, Asia, and the UK. Each step of her career was pursued at market-leading organizations, iconic multinational brands including American Express, Booz, Citi and MetLife. She has worked at executive search consultancies such as London-based Whitehead Mann, which provided counsel to C-suite executives, transforming relationships from transactional to strategic partnerships. She has also partnered with non-profit organizations, coaching their executives, and has sat on several of their boards. She provides thought leadership to her clients and their teams to create differentiated organizational practices to include leadership capability, assessment and selection, accelerated development, career mobility and succession planning.


  • B.S.W. – Saint Francis University, Pennsylvania
  • Executive Coaching Certification – Georgetown University’s Institute of Transformational Leadership
  • Executive HR Management Certification – University of Michigan
  • Return on Character® Certified Provider
  • Certification in Hogan Suite of Psychometrics