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 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.

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