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Your Employees Did WHAT?
7 Strategies for Driving Workplace Performance

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What people are saying about the book:

“Barbara Walters is the Mario Andretti of driving employee performance. Using driving as a metaphor, the author puts the reader behind the wheel and navigates the road bumps of lackluster results and lost productivity. Fueled with 7 strategies, several case studies, and key takeaways in every chapter, the book gives new and seasoned managers the keys to turbo charge team performance. This easy-to-read format is a user’s guide for solving any employee challenge.”

- Diane DiResta, author of Knockout Presentations

A Short Parable About Coaching

“People often ask what’s the difference between coaching, consulting and therapy.  Here’s a short parable that clears up the mystery.”

A grown man, who had never learned how, decided that it was time to learn how to ride a bike.

Being a businessman himself, he first turned to a consultant.  The consultant explained the dynamics of balancing on a bike and how the gears worked.  But the man left unsure about how he was going to coordinate this technology and be able to ride a bike without hurting himself.

Next, he consulted a therapist.  The therapist wanted to explore his childhood and figure out what happened in his past to prevent him from learning how to ride a bike.  While he agreed that exploring his fears might be helpful, the man didn’t think it would teach him how to actually ride a bike.

Lastly, the man went to a coach who put him on a bike and gave him a running start.  The coach ran alongside the bike as well. Every time the man fell off the bike, the coach got him back on it.  This off and on continued until the man no longer fell off the bike and was riding on his own.

Meet with Us

Barbara is available to meet and work with you as:

Executive Coach

Providing the C-Suite with qualitative and quantitative feedback leading to self-awareness and lasting change—an effective method for developing leaders and potential future leaders.


Building skills and business competencies that provide a measurable return in productivity and performance improvement, revenue generation, and cost reduction.


Presenting keynote and motivational speeches, engaging and utilizing audience participation in addition to smaller group breakout sessions and workshops.


Helping businesses get through particularly busy times or times of change with a focus on the people involved.  Succession planning.

Motivational Quotes

“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

-Will Rogers

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”

-Dwight Eisenhower

“The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.”

-Roy L. Smith

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”

- Wayne Gretzky

“Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them more.”

-Oscar Wilde

“Hire character. Train skill.”

-Peter Schultz

A calm sea does not make a skilled sailor.”


“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

-Charles Darwin

“People are best convinced by things they themselves discover.”

-Ben Franklin

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”

-Bill Gates

“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.”

-Marilyn vos Savant

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they
gave up.”

-Thomas Edison