Barbara Burgess

Barbara Burgess

Chicago, IL


  • US Mid-West

Barbara is a successful executive, consultant, and executive coach with over 20 years of experience across a wide range of industries and disciplines including operations, finance, HR, marketing, sales, training, and education.

A corporate consultant, coach, program developer, trainer, and specialist in the areas of transformational leadership, transformative education, social intelligence, emotional intelligence, and employee empowerment, Barbara has over 25 years of experience in a broad range of industries, including non-profit, healthcare, industrial supplies, association management, technology, financial services, and consumer goods.

Barbara brings her varied experiences in marketing, sales, operations, finances, and people to bear with executives at all levels from CEOs and other C-Suite executives to emerging leaders and their teams. Barbara is a dynamic leader who combines vision with pragmatism in fierce dedication and service to her clients, partners, and employees. Barbara delights in helping executives and organizations deliver better outcomes with less stress and more satisfaction. Barbara visions win/win outcomes in challenging situations with ease and grace.

Before launching her own consulting and coaching practice, Barbara was COO and Chief Vision Realization Officer for the Wright Foundation. She also served as Director of Internet Marketing for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.


  • BA, University of Iowa, Major in French, Minor in Business

Practice Areas

  • 360-Degree Feedback
  • Business Consulting
  • Communications Coaching
  • Conflict Facilitation
  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Development
  • Team Development
  • Group Facilitation
  • Meeting & Program Facilitation
  • Visioning & Strategic Planning
  • Social Emotional Intelligence
  • Women’s Leadership Training & Development
  • Lifestyle & Wellness