Barbara A. Kurz

    Executive Development Consultant

    barbara kurz

    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 understand different operating cultures, unpack business objectives rapidly, and identify how her role can impact the bottom line. Barbara collaborates with clients to build confidence, raise self-awareness, and focus on near-term objectives by changing patterns of thinking to find new solutions that drive results.


    Barbara has lived and worked in the US, Asia, and the UK. Each step of her career was pursued at market-leading companies, iconic supranational brands including American Express, Booz, Chemical Bank, Citi & MetLife. She has also worked at executive search consultancies such as London-based Whitehead Mann, which provided advice and counsel to C-suite and Board level executives, transforming relationships from transactional to strategic partnerships. She provides thought leadership to senior executives and their teams to create differentiated organizational practices to include leadership capability, assessment & selection, accelerated development, career mobility and succession planning.

    • Executive Coaching Certification – Georgetown University’s Institute of Transformational Leadership
    • Executive HR Management Certification – University of Michigan
    • B.S.W. – Saint Francis University - Pennsylvania