Barbara McAllister, M.S., MCC

Focus: Conflict Resolution, Navigating Change, Government, Work/Life Balance

Executive Coach/Facilitator

Arden Coaching

“As my executive coach for the last 4 years, Barb has helped me grow my business from 30 to 100 employees and grow my revenue over 150% She has helped me become a better leader, coach, husband and father.”

— A.P., Vice President, Construction

Barb worked for twenty-six years in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in increasingly responsible management and leadership positions on both a National and Regional level. She won EPA’s Excellence in Management Award and was selected into the Senior Executive Service.

Since retiring from her government career and becoming a certified coach, Barb has applied her expertise to helping organizations navigate change and work through long standing conflicts. With a degree in psychology, and many tools in her tool kit to work with clients, Barb is a guiding hand that can facilitate the most challenging conflicts and conversations with grace, diplomacy and courage. She has a unique ability to get individuals to shift from what they don’t want or like, to creating what they do want and achieving a win/win.

Barb has coached over 150 individuals in business and life. She has vast experience with executive clients, especially individuals in a midlife career transition, those who want to improve work/life balance, and ‘up and coming’ managers being groomed for higher leadership positions. She also coaches management teams leading change in business and government.

Barb enjoys hiking, yoga, and meditation. One of her most transformative life experiences was back-packing solo 500 miles on the Camino.

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Education and Certification

International Coach Federation, Master Certified Coach (MCC) 

Certified in multiple tools including DISC, EQ-I 2.0 (emotional intelligence), Myers-Briggs, Leadership Circle Profile, The Empowerment Dynamic and mediation. 

M.S.; Special Studies 

B.A.; Psychology