Barbara Burgess

Barbara Burgess

Barbara Burgess is a corporate consultant, coach, program developer, trainer and specialist in the areas of transformational leadership, social and emotional intelligence, women’s leadership and employee empowerment. She has over 30 years of experience in a broad range of industries, including nonprofit, healthcare, industrial supplies, association management, financial services and consumer goods.

Barbara founded Corluma, a consulting and executive coaching practice based in Chicago. As the former COO at the Wright Foundation, Barbara spent 22 years overseeing operations, finances, HR, marketing and sales, while co-leading a consulting division. Prior to consulting and nonprofit management, Barbara served as the director of internet marketing for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and an internet commerce brand manager for W.W. Grainger industrial supplies.

Barbara is a dynamic leader and executive who combines vision with pragmatism in fierce dedication and service to her clients, partners and employees. Whether she is delivering a keynote address, facilitating difficult conversations with varied stakeholders or coaching C-level executives, she’s an inspiring leader who “walks the talk.”

Barbara delights in helping executives and organizations deliver better outcomes with less stress and more satisfaction.


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