Barbara Braham, Ph.D.

Barbara Braham, Ph.D.

Visiting Faculty

Executive Leadership Coach
Barbara Braham, an Executive Leadership Coach and organizational development consultant, has been coaching leaders for nearly two decades. She takes a developmental approach to her coaching, supporting clients to build capacity to effectively meet the demands they face. Her style is a unique blend of clarity and curiosity, wisdom and practicality. She is an adjunct faculty member in the Georgetown University Coaching Certificate Program and coaches in Notre Dame’s Executive Integral MBA program using The Leadership Circle 360. She is the author of eleven books including Finding Your Purpose which has been translated into seven languages.

Educational Background
Barbara holds a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Kansas and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Union Institute and University. She has done postgraduate work with Dr. Susanne Cook-Greuter in the field of adult development since 2005. She is certified to both score and debrief the MAP assessment, and is currently teaching a 17-month course to an international cohort on how to score the MAP with Dr. Cook-Greuter. Barbara also teaches courses on adult development to both leaders and coaches.

Barbara has earned the highest designation of the International Coach Federation, Master Certified Coach (MCC). She is also certified in a number of assessment tools including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Denison 360, Lominger Leadership Architect, The Leadership Circle Profile 360, the Maturity Assessment Profile (MAP) and the Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument.

Coaching Experience
Barbara works with clients across the country both in person and virtually. She is typically engaged to work with high potential leaders, leaders who have assumed a new position and are in transition, leaders who need to build developmental capacity to meet the demands of their current role and leaders at risk for derailment. Her clients usually hold positions at the Director level or above in not-for-profits, government, associations, higher education and corporations. Some of her clients include: AEP, American Heart Association, Bon Secours, Franklin University, MITRE, Nationwide Insurance, Ohio Supreme Court, O-I, Pfizer, and SACU.