Dr Barbara G


Barbara has coached individuals from over sixty nations across the world.   Her experience covers multiple industries including non-governmental organizations and international organisations.  She has been an associate of the Center for Creative Leadership since 1985, working in CCL campuses worldwide.  She was the CEO of VIMA International—The Leadership Group for twelve years where she was responsible for all line functions of staffing, finances, marketing, customer service, as well as delivery of leadership programs and simulations worldwide.  Previously, Barbara was a university professor of business and political science.  She worked as a manager at the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) in Alaska and for the Hay Consultants in Washington, D.C.


Barbara's experience inside corporations provides her with a clear understanding of organizational politics and business dynamics, while her academic background provides the theoretical underpinnings for her work. Barbara is the author of a business bestseller, Light Bulbs for Leaders:  A Guide Book for Team Learning (Wiley: 1996). She has written three books and numerous chapters and articles, published in periodicals throughout the English-speaking world.  She has given professional speeches and appeared on radio and television on four continents. 

Coaching style

Barbara is recognised for challenging individuals and teams to reflect on the impact of their own behavior while influencing the behavior of others. Through her coaching experiences, she has observed the ability of individuals to recognise the impact of their behavior and to make changes that directly impact the success and profitability of their teams and organizations. 


Master Certified Coach, International Coach Federation
Executive Coach, Center for Creative Leadership
Ph. D. from the University of Oklahoma (USA) in political science
Masters Degree from the University of Oklahoma (USA) in human relations

Coaching philosophy

Barbara believes that people can learn about leadership, can increase their emotional intelligence, and can change behavior through their increased self-awareness.  The key is in their openness to look at themselves and to accept feedback.  Her philosophy is one that relies on the individual to be introspective, to acknowledge the benefits of behavior change, and to be responsible and open about strengths and weaknesses.  She believes in the complete confidentiality of the coaching relationship.


Download our FREE BROCHURE

We are Gcologists

Find out more
GC Index.
 Caitlin has made a real difference to my confidence and to the way I approach my business on a day to day basis.
John Baker, Regional Director, The Jockey Club
 It (coaching) unearthed a depth of confidence that I was beginning to question and enabled me to make a significant change within myself and my work.
Luke Joy-Smith, Managing Director - Somerset Social Enterprise
 I connected with my coach on our very first call and I believe that made the whole difference for me. I wish I could dig deeper on some of my remaining issues but unfortunately all good things have to end. I will definitely recommend coaching and have been already doing it for while. It definitely changed my life.
Stephanie Malka, Director NOC Service Engineering – EMEA
 Great to see that there has been a positive outcome from this.
Simon Gosney, Head of Learning and Development
 Tim has provided some high quality coaching support to me through a time of transition both in terms of job, career and organisational changes. He is a skilled and experienced executive coach who facilitated just the right mix of reflection, future visioning, challenge, compassion and stretch. I’d strongly recommend working with him if you are going through a career or organisation transition. Fun to work with, I always left my sessions with him feeling significantly clearer and more content with my overall direction of travel and next steps.
Neil Savage, Director of Organisational Development 2gether NHS Foundation Trust
 “I selected my coach on the basis that she had a completely different approach to my structured way of thinking. Katherine challenged me and took me way out of my comfort zone – scary and uncomfortable at times but eye-opening. These coaching sessions enabled me to see things from a very different perspective, gave me the time and space to reflect on my practice and provided practical tips and approaches as to how I can develop my performance.”
Zenobia Daar, Head of People, Governance & Performance
 Please continue with the programme. For a guy, like Paul, who does not use the word 'fantastic', who then uses it..it must be really good!
Marissa Bartlett, Head of Organisational Development - Mid Sussex District Council
 Everyone learnt a lot about themselves and others. It was the first training in English that one of my mentors had done and it was really successful for him. We have all come away feeling more confident. I have been on many development programmes and I have to say it has been one of the best I have ever attended.
Radka Lankasova, HR Manager, DENSO MANUFACTURING CZECH s. r. o.
 Steve Delivered a professional, relaxed and engaging session. Relevance, interest and clarity of delivering allowed for a very productive outcome.
Andy Castle, VP of Network Operations and Engineering, EMEA
 I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent with Steve. He encouraged me to look at how I view myself and my actions, to actively seek positive outcomes to every day situations. My perception of myself has certainly changed due to my conversations with Steve and I would highly recommend coaching sessions with Unlimited Potential.
Rik Roberts, Team Leader