Barbara White is a senior consultant and draws on 30 years of professional experience in multiple industries and disciplines as she works with clients to achieve outcomes of enduring value.
Barbara brings specific expertise in individual and team coaching, and in leadership development. She is especially adept at coaching clients during major personal or business transitions, and has a sub-specialty geared toward new leaders during the critical early stages of post-hire assimilation. Her unique model enables a seamless transition from recruitment to early wins; by ensuring leaders have the right tools, information, and support to ramp up quickly, achieve initial goals, and get on a trajectory for continued success.
Barbara’s skills in human resources, organizational development, coaching and business are broad and deep. Most recently she was the Vice President of Human Resources, North America, for Dun & Bradstreet, and served as the primary architect of their 12-month comprehensive Leadership Development Program.
Barbara spent eight years in the pharmaceutical industry in several roles, including North American Human Resources Vice President for Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, and as a Senior Director on the Worldwide Organizational Effectiveness and Consulting Services team for Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals.
Prior to that Barbara was with Prudential Healthcare where she was responsible for Diversity and Executive Recruiting, and was the Chief Financial Officer of Group Systems before transitioning into human resources.
In addition, Barbara’s finance career included serving as Chief Financial Officer of Teach for America, multiple finance and accounting roles with Digital Equipment Corporation, and as an auditor with KPMG.
Barbara has a MS in Organizational Development from American University, received a BA in Accounting from Rutgers University, and is an “in-active” CPA licensed by the State of New Jersey. She is also a Coach Core Essentials Graduate of Coach U.