Professional summary

Amber Barnes helps maximize leader performance. She's on a mission to re-humanize the workplace (and beyond). She provides leadership development including: leadership coaching, leadership training, facilitation and consulting.

Amber has worked with companies like Adobe, MetLife, Microsoft, Symantec, Patagonia, and Intuit. She also works with fast growing small to medium sized businesses, universities, and non-profits. Amber is the co-author of Rising Above the Glass Ceiling, which was featured in T&D Magazine in January 2013. She was selected to speak at the 2013 International ASTD Conference.

Her formal education includes a Master of Science in Organization Development and a Bachelor of Science in Education. Amber received her coaching

Engagement overview

We'll begin with a complimentary consultation to explore needs, desired outcomes and potential  solutions. If we're a good fit, I will put together a proposal. Upon approval we finalize our agreement with a statement of work. My professional services fees depend on the size and scope of the project.


I've worked with the following organization via my own business or via strategic partnerships with other consulting professionals:
• Intuit
• MetLife
• Adobe
• Microsoft
• Symantec
• Patagonia
• SoulCycle
• Century21 Stores
• MGM Resorts


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