Barbara A. Kerr, Ph.D.
With more than fifteen years experience as a consultant, facilitator, and executive coach, Barbara Kerr has developed a finely tuned sense for discovering where an organization is on the spectrum from “dissonance” to “resonance” and for assisting teams and organizations in achieving their mission and goals. Her experience in working with boards and executive teams for strategic planning, executive hiring, and organizational assessments has provided her with an understanding of why some organizations and their employees seem to be under a constant cloud of doom, gloom, and low morale, while others see problems as interesting challenges, feel empowered to be creative in envisioning and implementing a successful organization, and enjoy their work together.
Having identified the skills of emotional intelligence as highly significant to the success of individuals, teams, and organizations, Barbara has provided workshops, online courses, and presentations in emotional intelligence for people in business, education, healthcare, and non-profits. Her work with leadership teams led her to develop an experiential computer-based game, Creating an Emotionally Intelligent World, published and distributed by HRDQ. She is also the author of Read All Your Life: A Subject Guide to Fiction and co-author of You Can Choose Your Own Life with psychologist Barry Sommer.
In addition to earning her doctorate in English, Barbara has completed a post-graduate training course as a Master Certified Executive Coach and is a certified administrator of the EQ-i, an emotional intelligence inventory, as well as a number of other assessments to assist individuals, teams, and organizations in moving forward to fulfill their vision.
Barbara is a volunteer/consultant for the Charter for Compassion International.