Accelerated development for individual and group leadership


Through leadership development cohorts, I partner with purpose-driven leaders to develop the vital mental, emotional and relational skills needed to deepen their impact.

These advanced abilities of mind and heart make them more effective, wise, and authentic, empowering them to lead successfully through complexity, uncertainty and rapid change.

I draw upon an approach and system successfully used in some of the largest multinational corporations, as well as mid-market companies, nonprofits and government agencies.

The Leadership System™, combined with 20+ years of leadership development expertise, enables me to support multiple cohorts of leaders simultaneously - in a cost-effective way for organizations - to accomplish significant development.


Integrated components for synergy and deep change


The Leadership System consists of interlocking components that reinforce each other and cultivate deeper, faster development with leaders than any single-component approach.

This system draws upon the power of a robust 360 assessment, leadership effectiveness workshops, peer coaching, regular mini-surveys of peers regarding performance improvements, and one-on-one coaching.

The longitudinal design of these cohort programs, combined with immediate application of content to leaders’ most important work, ensures strong uptake and retention of the key concepts.

"Barrett's unique combination of deep knowledge expertise, thoughtful design, effective facilitation, and caring heart come together to provide exceptional value. I've collaborated with him on a variety of projects over the past 10+ years and appreciate his consistent ability to develop leaders, executive teams, and whole organizations. His future-focus orientation helps leaders anticipate the moves required now in order to thrive in increasingly complex environments. I highly recommend working with Barrett."

— Adam Leonard, Leadership & Organization Development, Google


Breakthrough projects


I complement The Leadership System with a focus on breakthrough projects for leaders. These are high-impact, high-value initiatives that each leader - or a group of leaders - focuses on and uses as the platform for their transformation.

When leaders make a true breakthrough on a tough strategic or operational issue, they build considerable confidence.

Such projects also tend to drive significant benefits to the organization as well in the form of impact, reputation, profitability and new opportunities.

The breakthrough project methodology I use was developed by my long-time collaborator, Dana Carman. It is field-tested and has consistently supported teams to deliver systemic, strategic change around critical initiatives.


One-on-one coaching


The value and payback of coaching - leaders are willing to engage fully - is always worth the investment. The combination of one-on-one coaching with peer coaching in the Leader to Leader sessions is catalytic, and rapidly accelerates their development.

As part of these programs, I and a cadre of other coaches versed in vertical development work with each leader. Our regular sessions support and challenge leaders to upgrade their inner game in service of the outer-world impact they envision.


“Barrett delivered extraordinary and incredibly impressive results and leadership for us. He blazed many new trails and leader development programs and was one of our top presenters.”

— Ken Wilber, Author of A Theory of Everything, Founder, Integral Life