Barbara counsels and coaches attorneys who seek new opportunities. She has a direct and honest approach and offers intuitive, empathetic feedback that encourages clients to share their challenges and aspirations. Barbara’s record of success results from the trust she works hard to inspire as a coach.
Before joining Preferred Transition Resources, Barbara worked for 23 years with a large international law firm. There she held a number of professional development positions, ultimately as Legal Director for several departments. She worked closely with department chairs and partners on hiring, performance evaluations, messaging, training, headcounts and promotion decisions. Barbara used active listening and tailored messaging to manage difficult and sensitive conversations about career development. Her passion became mentoring and advising lawyers as they advance in their careers.
Barbara also worked at a boutique real estate law firm and in the legal department of a national apparel company. She received her B.A. in Liberal Arts with a major in Education from American University in Washington, D.C.