Barbara is a voice coach, singer/songwriter, keynote speaker, and author who merges lessons from 12 years in organization development with the transformational power of sound.
Her book, Full Voice: The Art & Practice of Vocal Presence (Berrett-Koehler Publishers) was a #1 Amazon bestseller in Business Communication. The book is based on her 25 years as a voice coach, supporting people from many professions in learning how to access the full power and expression of the voice in service to their work and relationships.
Barbara’s musical keynotes blend practical content, sophisticated humor, and thought-provoking questions on topics including voice, leadership, and engagement.
She was “the band” for Margaret Wheatley’s Women’s Leadership Revival Tour, which visited 15 North American cities. She also appears with author Peter Block.
Barbara has produced seven CD's of mostly original music and is founder of the Morning Star Singers, a volunteer hospice choir in the Twin Cities.
She lives across the street from the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Barbara offers a unique blend of skills: many years as a consultant, superb singer/songwriter, and voice coach. It's her mix of talents and perspectives that makes her so good! In our work together, I've observed how much she offers to people and groups. Barbara invites us to the edge -- and does so gently, confidently, and with great skill.
Margaret J. Wheatley, Ed.D.
Author of Leadership and the New Science, Perseverance, and So Far From Home
Barbara is a poet, teacher, songwriter and fabulous speaker.
She brings a quality to thinking and the speaking that is fresh and accessible. Few others have so integrated organizational insight and profound speech. Barbara gives great care to all she does.
Author of Community: A Structure for Belonging, The Answer to How is Yes, and Stewardship